Meet our dedicated team!

Charlotte Shelton - EYFS Manager

Trudie Iles - Deputy Manager/Room Leader

I am a level 3 practitioner with many years experience. I enjoy working with children and observing their progress by playing and having fun. I am lucky to be part of a team who are passionate, motivated and committed to providing a rich and stimulating environment based on a child's individual interest. 

Jess Newton - Room Leader

I have worked at Congresbury Pre-school for 7 years, but started my career with children over 20 years ago. I really enjoy meeting all the children we care for and their families, and it gives me great pleasure seeing all of the children flourish as they learn new skills in their early years. I live at home with my 2 daughters who also attended the preschool. 

Beverley Hankin - Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Congresbury Pre-school for 8 years and have seen lots of children come and go. It's a very rewarding job, seeing how much the children progress during their time with us. The best thing is when they laugh as there is nothing more satisfying than the sound of children laughing! I live locally with my husband, 22 year old daughter, a dog and two guinea pigs. 

Karen Scully - Early Years Practitioner/INNCO

I am a Level 3 Practitioner and have worked at the preschool for the last 5 years. I have always loved working with young children and have many years experience of helping in toddler groups and children's clubs. I enjoy building relationships with the children and helping them to grow emotionally and physically and seeing their personalities develop over their time with us. 

Jennifer Pope - Early Years Practitioner

I am a Level 4 Practitioner. I enjoy working with children, watching them grow, using my knowledge and training to encourage them to build relationships, help them develop and learn through play and having fun. 

Rachel Sims - Room Leader/ Early Years Practitioner


Sarah Ball - Early Years Practitioner

I love spending time with children, helping them learn through play and watching them grow and develop. I like getting out in the garden and getting the children involved in a range of activities. I am Level 2 qualified and studying for my Level 3.

Dejaun Dry - Level 3 Apprentice


Lisa Hull - Business Manager

I have been at the preschool since 2018. I have 3 children who have all attended here. I enjoy being part of such a great team and love the challenge of helping a charity preschool to thrive. 

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