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Our Team














 Sarah Robbins

Pre-school Leader

I joined Grove Pre-school Fundraising Committee as treasurer when my daughters were at pre-school and was soon asked to become a member of the pre-school staff. I want on to become   Assistant leader a few years later and Leader in 1999. I completed the pre-school learning Alliance diploma when I first started at Grove and updated it with an NVQ level 3 in childcare in 2005. I am also the designated safeguarding officer. I have completed the Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection training. I have seen lots of changes over the years at Grove Pre-school the introduction of an outside play area,  garden and our own entrance being the most notable in recent years.  I love the variety of the job – not so keen on the paperwork! 















Louise Luffman


I worked in Financial Services for 9 years before leaving to have my 2 children. While I was a stay at home mum I trained and did voluntary family support work for a charity, Home Start North Somerset. This gave me an insight into working with children. When my youngest started in reception class I retrained and qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Early Years Pathway.

I started at Grove Pre School in 2013. I enjoy my job (Much more fun than office work). It’s nice to wake up and look forward to going to work/play. 














Kerrie  Sherreard

Assistant Leader

I joined the team in 2014 after completing a B A Honours degree in Physical education and a National Diploma in sports science. I am the Home Learning Environment lead. Since starting I have undertaken many courses relating to childcare such as, level 3 Teaching Assistant, safeguarding, Paediatric first aid, Behaviour Management,  and Physical Development 0-5. I am dedicated and passionate about improving outcomes for children. As a team we work to ensure children progress and their knowledge and understanding in a fun and stimulating environment. In 2018 I completed my FAQ level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Childcare (Early years Educator).I have completed the Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection training














Lisa Needham


I previously worked as an auditor for the local authority for 16 years, before leaving to have my family.  When my eldest daughter attended the preschool in 2006 I was a member of the fundraising committee and also a parent volunteer, my youngest daughter also attended the preschool. 

I have been a member of the team since 2013 and re-trained obtaining a Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce qualification.  I enjoy my job its always busy but we have so much fun and I love being a small part of the children's learning journey, watching them flourish and grow.  I have completed the Advanced Inter Agency Child Protection training and deputize for the leader and assistant leader 














Nikki Ferguson


I  started working at Grove Preschool as a member of staff  in 2016, after working as a volunteer. Prior to that I have been working as a receptionist,  I have  completed a PGCE in early years education. My 2 girls have both attended Grove Preschool in the last few years so it was the perfect place to go when they started school and I decided I wanted to renew my experience in early years education and return to childcare. I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.














Bryony Kemp


I  joined Grove Pre-school in 2016 after a few years of staying at home to look after my 3 children. My children all attended Grove.

I have a NVQ level 2 in Children's Care , Learning and Development and have had previous experience in nursery settings and as a child minder. I am very much enjoying my time here and it’s great to get back to what I love. I hope to work towards level 3 Early Years Educator in the near furture.














Caroline Reynolds


I starteded volunteering at Grove preschool when my youngest daughter started attending. I was warmly welcomed by all the staff and really enjoyed spending time with the children, especially in the great outdoor space we have.

I've always had a keen interest in child development and early years education so I was really pleased when the opportunity arrose to join the team in September 2017 as a preschool assistant, with the added bonus of preschool gardener! I've  qualified in paediatric first aid and am currently working towards my level 3 Early years Educator. and will be attending SENCo training in the Autumn term 2019 with the aim of becoming the settings Innco.