Our Staff

All the staff at the setting are DBS checked and First Aid Trained.

All staff are level 3 trained, I member of staff is an Early Years Professional.

Babysitting

We understand that you may need a babysitter from time to time and as your child knows the staff at the setting well it would make sense to use them. Although we are happy for staff to be caring for your child in your own home we would like to make it clear that out of hours care is not the responsibility of the preschool and will be a private contract between you and the person.

Lisa Southon

Owner & Manager

About

Lisa is the owner and manager of My First Word. She has worked in childcare for 19 years and holds an NVQ level 3 in early years care and education. She began her career as a childminder and was graded an ‘outstanding’ independent childcare provider. She has lots of experience with children aged 0-5 and an excellent understanding of the statutory framework. She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Brighton.

Jess

Deputy Manager

About

Jess is the deputy manager at our Portslade setting and has been working for My First Word… grows Up for 7 years now. Jess began her career with us as a trainee, working her way through a level 2 and also level 3. She has lots of experience working with children aged from 0-5 and an excellent understanding of the early years foundation stage and the statutory framework.

Kirstine

Level 5

About

Kirstine has worked in childcare for 14 years and holds an NVQ Level 5 in early years and education. She has lots of experience working with children and an excellent understanding of the statutory framework.

Fai

About

Fai has worked in childcare for 10 years and holds a level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing. She has lots of experience working with children and an excellent understanding of the statutory framework.

Frances

Level 2

About

Frances has worked in childcare for over 20 years and holds a level 2 in early years and education. She has lots of experience working with children and an excellent understanding of the statutory framework.