Our Staff

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Our team have made early years child care their passion and love to see your little ones nurture and grow. 
Lauren - Manager

Hi I’m Lauren. I have worked in Early Years since 2014 and have always had a passion for making a difference to little peoples lives. I enjoy challenging myself with new learning; I completed a 4 year BA Honours Degree, with a 4 year old, then pregnant whilst working full-time and achieved a First Class Grade! I am very proud of this. I strive to achieve the best I can in everything I do. I have been the Manager of Pre-school since January 2022. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys; mainly watching the boys at football!


FUN FACT: I have a phobia of any flying animal/insect including butterflies!


Hi I’m Emma. I hold a level 3 Childcare and Early Years Development. I have worked in Early Years since 2001. I enjoy walking, swimming and reading in my spare time. I have one daughter and two cats.

FUN FACT: I’m petrified of frogs!

Deb - Deputy Manager and Room Leader

Hi I’m Deb. I started working in Early Years Education in 2002. I joined Willington Pre-school in January 2015, became Room Leader of the Older Room in 2016 and I am now Deputy Manager. I am married with 3 grown up children. In my leisure time I enjoy long walks in the countyside. Shopping, reading and meals out with family & friends.

FUN FACT: I’ve done the Three Peaks Challenge – not in 24 hours though; it took me 3 years!

Lara - Room Leader

Hi I’m Lara. I am the Room Leader of the Younger room. I have worked at Pre-school for almost 14 years and have lived in the village for 26 years! I have two children and have been married for 23 years.

FUN FACT: I like family holidays and keeping fit.


Hi I'm Laura and I started work in child care in 2004 in a large nursery in Derby where I gained my NVQ level 3 in early years care and education. 

After a short break from childcare I began to work at Willington Pre-School in 2015. 

I live locally with my husband, 2 boys and our cat. I my spare time I enjoy reading, baking and have recently started line dancing. 


Hi I’m Nic. I’m a qualified KS1 Teacher and work in the Older room. I’m also Pre-schools SENCO. I have 5 children and 2 dogs which all keep me busy. I love being outdoors and going out and about. I enjoy going out for nice meals, the theatre and spending time with my family.

FUN FACT: I live insects! I’m the person everyone calls when they want spiders or bugs moving!


Hi I’m Teresa. I have a little boy and have lived in the village for 8 years. I love going out for family walks and camping trips. As well as going on walks I like going to the gym and I also love baking cakes and other treats!

FUN FACT: I love reading and have four cats at home; Fizzy, Piffy, Snorlax & Pip!

Designated Safeguarding Lead : Lauren (Manager)
Deputy Safeguarding Officer : Deb (Deputy)
Safeguarding Officer : Lara (Room Leader)

Health & Safety co-ordinator : Deb (Deputy)

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) : Nic & Deb.

Data Protection Officer : Lauren (Manager)

All Staff are Paediatric First Aid trained.