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 22 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.

Chelsea

Level 3

Chelsea

About

Chelsea is our Deputy Manager and has worked in childcare for 14 years and holds a level 3 qualification in early years and education. She is currently training towards her Level 5. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family.

SENCO

SENCO

About

SENCO

Lucy

Lucy

About

Lucy has worked in childcare for 24 years. She is training towards her level 3 Forest School leadership and has lots of experience working with children 0-5. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, beach holidays and the odd slice of cake.

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.