Pre School – Sacred Heart

Here at Sacred Heart Pre-school, we are proud of our fantastic staff to children ratios which more than meets the Safeguarding  and Welfare Requirements. We also welcome students who are studying at Blackpool and the Fylde College to complete their placement hours with us.

This helps us to:

  • Give quality time and attention to each child
  • Help children to fully enjoy the experience and benefit from all activities provided
  • Allow the children to explore and be adventurous safely within our care

Please see below a link to our website:-

https://www.sacredheartpreschoolthornton.co.uk/

doc iconSacred Heart Pre School Ofsted Report November 2018

 

All staff and students within the pre-school hold an up to date DBS certificate and are fully trained in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Food Hygiene. Additionally, all practitioners attend regular training to ensure knowledge is refreshed, expanded and remains in line with current frameworks.

Chelsea Porter (Auntie Chelsea)

Co-Manager / Language Lead / DSL

Auntie Chelsea co-manages pre-school alongside Auntie Hannah and has been working at pre-school since 2019 – after volunteering while training for 3 years previously. Auntie Chelsea’s key group is called ‘Super Strawberries’ 🍓

She has a full level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Chelsea is also our settings Language Lead and one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).

Co-Manager

Auntie Hannah co-manages pre-school alongside Auntie Chelsea. She dedicated six years to working at pre-school before taking a hiatus. She rejoined our team in October 2023. Auntie Hannah’s key group is called ‘Bright Bananas’ 🍌

She has a full Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Clare Hansford (Auntie Clare)

Practitioner/SENCO

Auntie Clare is our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) and has worked at pre-school for over twenty years, her daughter also attended pre-school. Auntie Clare’s key group is called ‘Brilliant Blueberries’ 🫐

She has a full NVQ Level 4 qualification in Childcare.

Melissa Ball (Auntie Mel)

Early Years Practitioner / DSL

Auntie Mel is an Early Years Practitioner and has worked at Pre-School since 2017 – however she has been a part of the pre-school family for longer as all of her children attended pre-school. Auntie Mel’s key group is called ‘Clever Carrots’ 🥕

She has a full Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Mel is also one of our settings Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).

Julie Dickinson (Auntie Julie)

Early Years Practitioner/FSO/HSO

Auntie Julie is an Early Years Practitioner and has worked at preschool since September 2023, after volunteering for a year previously, her daughter also attended pre-school. Auntie Julie’s key group is called ‘Marvellous Mangos’ 🥭

She has a full Level 3 qualification in Childcare.

Julie is also our Fire Safety Officer and Health and Safety Officer.