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 15 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. Jackie is Paediatric First Aid trained and our Lead Safeguarding Officer. Jackie is also trained in Supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Early Years. She is SENCO for our setting. 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.  

Jane Hornsby – Deputy Manager

Jane holds a Cache Level 3 in Early Years Education. She is paediatric First Aid trained and is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and joint Senco with Jackie. 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 Brize Norton Village Preschool as a member of the parent committee. Jane is passionate about giving the children every opportunity possible to learn, thrive and express themselves.

Barbie Thorne – Language Lead

Barbie helped to set up the preschool in 1994. She is a level 3 practitioner with a BTEC in Childcare and Education with over 25 years’ experience. Barbie has undertaken many courses and training seminars to enhance her professional development. Barbie is our settings Language Lead and leads our Wellcomm Communication assessment program. She has Behaviour Management certificates and is Paediatric 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 17 years. She has 3 children, all of whom attended the preschool. Anoushka has NVQ level 2 & 3 in Child Care Learning and Development. She is Paediatric 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 10 years. She holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children and Food Hygiene. 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.

Charlotte Leroux – Practitioner

Charlotte holds a Cache Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Education. She has previously worked with children from birth to preschool age so has breadth of experience. She holds a qualification in safeguarding. Charlotte believes in the children getting outdoors to explore the world around them. She has two children of her own and lives in Carterton.

Tracey Ormond – Preschool Practitioner

Tracey holds a Cache level 2 qualification in Children’s Learning and Education. Tracey is trained in Safeguarding children, Paediatric First Aid, the Early Years Foundation Stage and Children’s mental health. Tracey has years of experience  working in preschools . Tracey loves to play a part in the early development of children watching them thrive and grow as little people. Tracey has three children of her own and lives in Carterton

Jodie Haining – Preschool Practitioner

Jodie holds a level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and Education. She also has a degree in Healthcare Play specialism. She has worked in a hospital environment supporting children in their play and learning. She also has experience as a child minder. Jodie knows and can use British Sign Language. Jodie loves to watch the children develop and learn through their play to achieve new things. Jodie lives in Brize Norton and has two children of her own.

Kelly Adams – Preschool Practitioner
Kelly has worked in childcare for the past 24 years so comes to us with lots of experience in nurseries and as a child minder. Kelly is trained in Safeguarding Children and First Aid. Kelly lives in Bampton and has one child of her own. Kelly is passionate about allowing children to reach their full potential.

Helen Townsend – Preschool Assistant

Helen has completed Early Years Safeguarding training, Food hygiene, and Prevent training. She has three children, two of which have attended our preschool. She lives in the village of Brize Norton. Helen has an extremely calming and approachable nature which makes her perfect for the role of preschool assistant.