Meet the Team

Meet our wonderful team at Stock Pre-School.

IMG_0729Lisa White – Manager – Level 4 

Lisa is the Pre-School Manager and has been with us for over 14 years.  Lisa is the Senior Safeguarding Officer and Health & Safety Officer as well as being First Aid trained.  Lisa is passionate about the Pre-School always striving to enhance our provision by constantly researching new ideas and initiatives. She describes the team as, ‘like a family, our individual strengths all complimenting each other to make a wonderful learning and nurturing experience for all the children’ Lisa also plays an active role within the Fund Raising Committee.

Suzanne Edwards – Risers Supervisor – Level 4 IMG_0737

Suzanne is our Riser’s Supervisor and has been with the Pre-School for over 12 years.  Suzanne is  First Aid trained and our Transition Officer. Suzanne is also responsible for bringing to life the wonderful festivals and events we celebrate at the Pre-School. Being a mum of 5 and a granny she has a wealth of experience and has developed a fantastic relationship with the local Primary school. She has a special interest in ensuring the transition from Pre-School to Primary is as seamless as can be. Suzanne is also a star at Fund Raising always offering her help.

Bev Armishaw – Deputy Manager – Level 3IMG_0751

Bev is the Deputy Manager at the Pre-School and has worked with us for over 14 years.  Bev is our  SENCO, First Aid trained, Behaviour Co-Ordinator &  Deputy Child Protection Officer. Bev is very passionate about her role as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and is constantly researching strategies & putting together action plans to ensure each and every child is given the best opportunity to learn. She has a special interest in supporting children with language delay and has recently gained a Level 4 Award in Supporting Children & Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Bev’s other passion is Yoga, which she now teaches to the children at Pre-School.


IMG_0732Louise Dodge – Pre-School Assistant – Level 3

Louise is a Pre-School Assistant and is our Designated First Aid and Fire Coordinator and .  Louise joined the Pre-School team in 2015 and enjoys all parts of Pre-School activities but especially enjoys singing with the children and reading stories. Louise’s gentle caring nature always shines through in all she does.


Natalie Posthuma – Pre-School Assistant – Level 3 

Natalie joined the Pre-School in 2015 as a Pre-School Assistant and is now a qualified level 3 practitioner. Natalie is  First Aid trained and is one of the Health and Hygiene Co-Ordinators. Natalie is the talent behind our wonderful garden introducing the children to the responsibility of looking and caring for the Pre-School garden as well as growing their own vegetables to eat for a snack. Natalie has a love for all things furry so we often have visitors to the Pre-School  – Guinea Pigs 🙂


Jen Turner – Pre-School Assistant – Level 3

Jen is an experienced level 3 practitioner, First Aid trained and our ENCO – Equality Named Co-ordinator alongside being our Under 3’s Coordinator.  Jen exudes happiness and jollity and the children absolutely adore her.  She always throws herself 100% into everything at Pre-School including World Book day when Jen dressed up as the beautiful Butterfly from Hungry Caterpillar. We cant wait to see what you might be this year Jen.


Sharon Hill – Pre-School Relief Assistant -Level 3 

Sharon is a Level 3 trained Pre-School Assistant who has been part of the team for over 10 years. Sharon recently retired, however, has decided to stay on as Bank staff as she can’t bear to leave for good.    Sharon’s forte is developing learning in the outdoor area. She has a wonderful way of creating amazing spaces and developing imagination.


Carly Probert –  Pre School Assistant – Level 3 

Carly joined the Pre-School in 2017 and is a level 3 trained practitioner. Carly is a much-loved member of staff, being a professional singer and Drama teacher she brings a fabulous musicality to the Pre-School.  Carly’s two young children also attended the Pre-School so she can really help settle new parent nerves. Carly is a much-welcomed addition to our family.


Nicola Deackes – Pre-School Administrator

Nicola joined us in June 2019. With a background in finance and administration, she manages our office on a day to day basis. Nicola is the person to contact if you want to find out about funding eligibility, book sessions, make payments, order uniform or if you have any questions she will always be happy to help.