Our Staff

All the staff at the setting 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

About

Lisa is the owner and manager of My First Word. She has worked in childcare for 20 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 for a BA (Hons) Working with children and young people at Brighton University.

Kirstine

Level 5

About

Kirstine is one of My First Word deputies, she has worked in childcare for 15 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.

Mikki

Level 4

About

Mikki is one of My First Word deputies and she has worked in childcare for 17 years. She holds a level 4 in early years care and education and has lots of experience working with children aged 0-5.

Lucy

About

Lucy has worked in childcare for 22 years. She holds a early years professional status and has lots of experience working with children aged 0-5.

Megan

Level 2

About

Megan holds a level 2 qualification and is training towards her level 3. Enjoys babysitting in her spare time.

Leah

Level 2

About

Leah holds a level 2 qualification and is training towards her level 3. Enjoys babysitting in her spare time.

Rowena

About

Rowena is our SENCO, she has worked in early years for over 10 years.