About Us

We have a wonderful team here at the Preschool, with many staff having been with us for a very long time. Please see a little bit of information on each of our amazing staff members below.

Jackie Hampson – Manager

Jackie has worked at Brize Norton Village Preschool for the past 10 years. She lives in the village and has two children, both of whom attended the preschool. She has NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development. She is Paediatric First Aid trained. Jackie is also trained in Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Early Years. She has undertaken Promoting positive behaviour training. She has attended outdoor training at Hill End and firmly believes in giving each child the opportunity to be; active, healthy, explore, experiment, and learn in the natural world around them.  Jackie and all the staff are trained in Safeguarding children as well as food hygiene.

Barbie Thorne – Deputy Manager

Barbie helped to set up the preschool in 1994. She is a level 3 practitioner with a BTEC in Childcare and Education with over 20 years’ experience. Barbie has undertaken many courses and training seminars to enhance her professional development. She has Behaviour Management certificates and is Pediatric First Aid trained. She lives in the village of Brize Norton and runs the village Brownies.

Anoushka Haslam – Senior Practitioner

Anoushka lives in Brize Norton village. She has worked at the preschool for the past 11years. She has 3 children, all of whom attended the preschool. Anoushka has NVQ level 2 & 3 in Child Care Learning and Development. She is Pediatric First Aid trained and has attended courses on the Early Years Foundation Stage and Observation and assessments. She believes in all children being individual and unique in their own way.

Julie Jewell – Practitioner

Julie has CACHE level 2 in Children and young people’s development. She has been part of the preschool team for the past 8 years. She holds qualifications in Pediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children and Food Hygiene.  She has also completed an SEN course and is our settings SENCO. Julie has two children and lives in Carterton. She believes all children are different and tailors their developmental journey accordingly, in preparation for their transition to primary school and beyond.

Tracy Heffer – Practitioner

Tracy is qualified in CACHE Level 3 in Early Years Education. She started life at our preschool as a member of the committee but made the transition to a member of staff 4 years ago.  She lives in the village and has three children whom attended our preschool. She is Pediatric First Aid trained and has also attended courses in ‘Boys writing’, Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding children.

Jane Hornsby – Practitioner

Jane is studying for her CACHE Level 3 in Early Years Education. She lives in Brize Norton and has a son who attended our preschool. Jane worked at our preschool during 2014 and we are delighted that she has returned to join our team. Jane also started her time at the preschool as part of the parent committee.

Emma Upton – Preschool Assistant

Emma comes to us from a teaching assistant background having worked at a local primary school as a teaching assistant within the Early Years. She holds a level 3 qualification. She is truly committed to the children in her care and has a desire to see them flourish. Emma has two daughters both of whom attended our preschool.