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 Jodie and I have worked in childcare since 2005 and gained my experience with children aged 0-5 within local authority and private settings before joining Willington Pre-School in September 2015. 

Since joining as the setting Manager I have loved my role and am so proud of our team, and what we have achieved. 


When at home I live with my partner and 3 beautiful girls. We love spending time outdoors and often take trips to the beach, go for long walks and on camping trips with our dog Gracie.      


Hi I'm Emma and I have worked in early years childcare since 2001 and have an NVQ level 3 in early years childcare and development.


I started working for Willington Pre-School in February '19 and am really enjoying my role within the setting. 

My hobbies are catching up with friends, shopping, going to the theater and spending time with my daughter.  


Hi I'm Nic and I am a qualified teacher and hold a G.G.C.E. Before I worked at Willington Pre-School I worked in a school and taught year one. 

I have worked at Willington Pre-School since 2006, taking time out to have my children. 

I have 5 children and 2 dogs who keep me very busy when i'm not at work. 

Deb - Room Leader

Hi I'm Deb and I have worked in early years education since 2002 and have been at Willington Pre-School since 2013. 

I have children and young peoples workforce level 3 diploma, and am the permanent room leader of the older pre-school room. 

I am married with 3 grown up children. I enjoy long walks in the countryside with my dog, shopping trips with my daughters and meeting up with friends. 


Hi I'm Lara and I have worked in childcare since 2008, spending this time at Willington Pre-School. It is here where I achieved my NVQ level 3.

I live in Willington with my husband and 2 children, and in my spare time I like to walk, cycle and swim. 


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 Kerry and I have worked with Children since I was 15, first as a swimming teacher. I began working in child care at a local nursery before working as a private nanny for over 4 years. 

I then worked as a swimming teacher before joining the Pre-School in 2020. 


In my spare time I am a mummy of 2 boys and  we are always out having adventures on our bikes, hikes and swimming. We also have a dog, cat and bunny, so love spending time with them when at home. 


Hi I'm Teresa