Meet the Windmills Team
Everyday our teaching team create opportunities for exploration and learning by establishing engaging environments where children feel safe, comfortable, and confident. They work hard to maintain a family friendly atmosphere for both the children,parents and carers alike. We have an amazing teaching staff who are caring, enthusiastic, and dedicated to helping children thrive - read some of their stories below.
Preschool Manager (SENDCo)
I started my career in childcare in 2004 by working at the Creche on the RAF base. I then became Deputy at Speen pre-School in 2007 before becoming Leader in 2011. I have two grown up daughters - one of whom is aiming to become a Fashion Journalist and the other is hoping to pursue her love of football (currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers). I enjoy gardening, geocaching and, of course, watching football.
Qualifications/Training: Foundation Degree Early Years (Level 5), Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer. Paediatric First Aider. SENDCo.
Deputy Preschool Manager
Hello, I’m Angela. I have many years’ experience in childcare, working in a day nursery before joining Windmills in November 2009. I’ve an amazing daughter at home and a very active dog who enjoys long walks in the countryside. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and socialising with my friends and family.
Qualifications/Training: Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). Paediatric First Aider. Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer. Health & Safety Lead. Fire Safety Lead. Behaviour Management Lead.
Early Years Practitioner
Hello! My name is Rosie and I have been working in different areas of the childcare sector since 2011. I live in a nearby town with my husband and two dogs, getting out and about with them as much as possible. I love going to watch live music and socialising with my friends. I love spontaneous adventures, and how much the children at Windmills keep me on my toes since I joined in 2017!
Qualifications/Training: Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Deputy SENDCo. Paediatric First Aider. Safeguarding & Prevent.
Hello, I’m Aruni. I’m from Sri Lanka. Since 2012 I have worked as a Childminder and Preschool Assistant, before joining Windmills in April 2019. I love working with children of all ages. I especially like being creative and making things, for example, I really enjoy sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening and cooking different cultural foods in my spare time.
Qualifications/Training: Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare (Level 3). Safeguarding and Prevent trained.
I'm passionate about helping this lovely voluntary-run preschool thrive and work closely with the staff to ensure that the children are gaining as much as they can from their time at Windmills. I joined the Management committee for two years in 2017 , and was appointed to provide business support services in February 2019.
Qualifications/Training: – BSc (Hons) Management Sciences, Food Hygiene and Safety (Level2), GDPR, Safeguarding & Prevent Duty.
Our Management Committee
The Management Committee members are jointly responsible for the effective running of the preschool and making decisions regarding the management of the charity in order to achieve its aims. The Committee have an overriding duty to act lawfully and in the best interests of the preschool and its beneficiaries – the children.
Natasha Kann – Chairperson and Fundraising Lead
Jacqui Cudd – Treasurer
Laura Chapman– Secretary, Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead
Charlotte Peters – Health and Safety Lead
Amy Bird – Member
Zak Gollop – Member
We hold our Annual General Meeting in October each year, where we elect new members to our Committee, if you would like to get involved, please contact our Chairperson, Natasha Kann.
Early Years Practitioner
Hi, I’m Sue. After qualifying with NNEB Level 3 in Childcare in 1999, I have continued to work alongside young children 0-5 including my own business in children’s musical entertainment. Within my career I used to work here at Windmills and is lovely to be back! I have three children 17,10 and 8 along with a dog called buddy and a cat bubbles. I like to bake cakes and spend time with my family.
Qualifications/Training: Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). Food Hygiene Lead.