Our Staff

All My First Word staff are DBS checked and First Aid Trained.

All staff are level 3 trained or above or working towards.

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

Lisa Southon

About

Lisa is the owner and manager of My First Word. She has worked in childcare for 23 years and holds an NVQ level 3 in early years and education and is a level 3 forest school leader. 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 for a BA (Hons) degree working with children and young people at Brighton University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling, music and spending time with her family.

Tara

Deputy Manager

Tara

About

Tara is our Deputy Manager and SENCO; she has worked in childcare for 4 years and holds an NVQ level 3 in early years and childcare. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dog.

Helen

Helen

About

Helen is our Early Years Teacher; she has worked in childcare for 33 years. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and swimming in the sea.

Megan

Level 2

Megan

About

Megan holds a level 2 qualification and is training towards her level 3 in early years and education and Forest School leadership. She is available to babysit if needed. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends.

Lucy_

Level 2

Lucy_

About

Lucy holds a level 2 qualification and is training towards her level 3 in early years and education. She is available to babysit if needed. In her spare time, she enjoys being around children, animals and loves the outdoors.

Kayley

Kayley

About

Kayley is training towards her level 2 in early years and education. In her spare time, she likes to bake and go on walks with her family.

Lizbeth

Lizbeth

About

Lizbeth is training towards her level 2 qualification in early years and education. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her children and to visit new places.

Jade

Jade

About

Jade is training towards her level 2 qualification in early years and education. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her children, reading and long walks.