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 13  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,  Disability in the Early Years. She is joint  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.  .

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 25 years’ experience. Barbie has undertaken many courses and training seminars to enhance her professional development. 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 14 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 8 years. She holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children and Food Hygiene.  She has also completed an SEN course and is joint SENCO with Jackie. 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 Paediatric First Aid trained and has also attended courses in ‘Boys writing’, Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding children.

Jane Hornsby – Practitioner

Jane holds a 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.  She holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children and Food Hygiene. Jane also started her time at the preschool as part of the parent committee.

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.

Clair Belson -Preschool Assistant

Clair holds a qualification in Early Years Safeguarding and the Early Years Foundation stage. She is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification in the Early Years Workforce. Clair is Paediatric First Aid trained. Clair has two children of her own, both of whom attended our preschool. She enjoys being outside with the children and encouraging their curious minds.

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