INTRODUCING THE TEAM at New Life Pre - School and Nursery (Wakefield)

Lisa Oldroyd - Manager

Lisa began work in the pre-school and nursery in September 2000 and is an early years professional. Lisa has a BA in early years and is the special educational needs co-ordinator, behaviour manager and safeguarding officer.  Lisa holds a current First Aid Certificate, Health and Safety in the Workplace Certificate, Food Safety Level 2 and Level 3 in Safeguarding. Lisa is a practicing Christian and a member of NLCC.

Rachel Parker - Deputy Manager

Rachel joined the Pre-School in July 2013, she has a Degree in Childhood Studies, a current First Aid Certificate and Food Safety Level 2.  Rachel has previous experience of working with children between 0-5 years and is the ECAT Co-ordinator. Rachel is the designated Safeguarding Officer when Lisa is absent and has a Level 3 Safeguarding Certificate.

Kelsey Easton - Room Leader (2-5 room)

Kelsey recently joined the team and has a Level 3 in Childcare, First Aid Certificate, Food Safety Certificate and has completed safeguarding training.

Kelly Reid - Pre-School and Nursery Assistant.

Kelly has worked as a Pre-School Assistant since June 2009 and has a Level 2 in Childcare and Education. Kelly holds a current First Aid Certificate, Food Safety Certificate and Managing Safe Medicines Certificate.

Sarah Wood - Pre-School Assistant 

Sarah joined the Pre-School in November 2014 although she was a student with us first for 18 months. Sarah has a Level 3 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce and holds a Food Safety Certificate and current First Aid Certificate.

Shannon O'Driscoll - Pre-School Assistant

Shannon joined us in April 2015, she has a Level 3 in Childcare, a Food Safety Level 2 Certificate, Safeguarding Certificate and First Aid.

Kimberley Yates - Pre School Assistant

Kimberley joined the setting in October 2016, she has a BA Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies, a Food Safety Level 2 Certificate, Safeguarding Cerfiticate and First Aid.

Hayley Gaunt -  Baby Room Leader

Hayley is an experienced Nursery Nurse and has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare, she has a current First Aid Certificate and Food Safety Certificate as well as Safeguarding.

Amy Smith - Nursery Assistant - Baby room

Amy is new to our setting but comes with experience, she has a Degree in Early Years.

Amber Turner - Support Assistant/Pre-School Assistant

Amber works as a support assistant when needed and now has key children.  Amber has previous experience in this job role and has a Level 2 in Children and Young People Certificate and a current First Aid Certificate.

Svetlana O'Brien

Svetlana works as a Pre-School Assistant and is also working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.

John Fowley - Finance Administrator

John joined the setting in November 2015, he has a wealth of experience in Finance with suitable qualifications.

Cook - Katharine Whitehead

Katharine is our children's cook, she has many years experience working within catering and care homes cooking for young children and the elderly. Katharine has a Level 2 Food Safety Certificate and catering qualifications as well as First Aid.

All practitioners receive 'Safeguarding' training in line with the EYFS. Practitioners also recieve Continuous Professional Development through in house training and online modules to further their skills and knowledge. Several practitioner's are trained in Jolly Phonics.  All staff are trained in Safeguarding and Prevent Duty.


 Church Employees:

Kevin Foster

Senior Pastor and Chairperson of the Pre-School

Jonathan Robinson

Associate Pastor and Schools Worker

David Wareham

Finance Administrator




Tel: 01924 375060        Email:
New Life Pre-School and Nursery, 42 George Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1DL
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