The staff and The Committee


We pride ourselves on our high ratio of adults to children which ensures individual attention to the needs and development of each child.

Listed below is our dedicated team of qualified Early Years Practitioners, we have two team members who oversee our SEND children, a Designated Safeguarding Lead and 3 Deputies. All our staff hold valied Pediatric First Aid Certificates.  Between us we have accumlated over a century of work experience in the sector and we feel we have a good balance between young new inovaters and mature experienced

Alison Vickers – General Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Hannah Marsh – Deputy Manager, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Claire Whiteley – Curriculum Lead and SENCO, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Alison Vickers           Manager + DSL – level 3
Hannah Marsh          Deputy Manager  +DDSL  – level 6
Claire Whiteley         Curriculum Leader and SENCO+DDSL – Early Years QTS
Claire Hobson          Early Years Practitioner – QTS
Sue Howard             Early Years Practitioner – QTS
Diana Smith             Early Years Practitioner – level 3
Georgia Evans          Early Years Practitioner  – level 3
Lauren Heppenstall  Apprentice Early Years Practitioner – level 2, working towards level 3
Danielle Marples      Senior Early Years Practitioner, Head of over 2’s room – level 3
Kirstina Parton          Early Years Practitioner – level 3
Helen Hodgkinson    Early Years Practitioner and SENCO + DDSL – level 3
Emma Caterer           Early Years Practitioner – level 3
Veronika Polackova   Early Years Practitioner – level 2
Brad Darwin              Early Years Practitioner – level 6
Khaing Bashir           Early Years Practitioner – level 5
Tara Woolley            Senior Early Years Practitioner, Head of under 2’s room –  Level 3
Clare Wiggett          Bookeeper and administrator
Tracey O’Brien         Playworker

The Committee.

As a charity, not for profit organisation, Wizz Kids is governed by a committee made up primarily of our parents, which is responsible under the Charity Commission’s governing document for controlling the management and administration of the nursery.   We are also affiliated to the Early Years Alliance and are bound by their constitution.

We are always looking for new people to join the committee.  If you are interested, please ask a member of staff or drop us an email –  for more information.

Committee Members:

Amy Wright – Chair and Committee Safeguarding Lead

Alison Vickers – Manager of Nursery

Kim Stilwell – Treasurer

Helen Heath – Secretary

Joe Bawden

Sophie Barthram

Claire Grindrod

Sofie Mobbs

For any one wishing to contact the committee we have set up a dedicated email account, the address is