The Team

Our staff are committed and passionate about their role in caring for the children and providing an excellent environment for them to develop and grow. Our staff are well qualified to degree level, Early Years Professional status, foundation degrees, level 3’s and some currently training on our apprenticeship programme.

All staff benefit from continued professional development including everyone trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and Makaton.

Staff retention is very high which enables them to provide continuity for the children to develop effective relationships particularly in their personal, social and emotional development.

Lyn Jackson


Hi, I’m Lyn and the Manager of the Nursery. I have over 18 years experience in the early years and love this age group. Every day is different and full of excitement and fun. I consider myself to be very lucky to have a job I love. I have a first-class honours degree in Early Childhood and also Early Years Professional status.
I Live at home with my husband; I have two grown up children a son who lives in Australia and a daughter who also works in early years. Out of nursery I enjoy shopping, going out for meals, cinema, theatre, and holidays.

Sophie Jackson

Assistant Manager Nursery

Hi I’m Sophie, I’m 25 and live with my partner, Daughter, Step Daughter and Dog Buster. I have worked at Tarvin Pre-school for 8 Years, I am Level 4 Qualified and studying towards my Degree. In my spare time I enjoy long dog walks, days out with my family and shopping.

Katy Perry

Assistant Manager Admin

Hi I’m Katy, I started as a parent member of the fundraising team and joined the committee in 2010 when my two children attended pre-school and enjoy taking part in sponsored walks, disco balls and prize bingo evenings. My role has evolved over the years as children numbers continually increase and we move forward with new systems and challenges. Outside of nursery I enjoy visiting the zoo, playing netball, going to the cinema and volunteering at local youth club.

Steph Turner

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Steph, I Started working at Tarvin-Preschool in 2018 as a Level 4 Qualified Practitioner while working towards my Degree. In my Spare time I enjoy long dog walks with my partner and dog Teddy.

I am currently on maternity leave with my baby boy.

Stacy Robinson

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Stacy, I have worked at Tarvin Pre-school for 7 years and I am Level 3 qualified. I have 10 years experience working with children and have 3 children of my own. In my spare time I enjoy long walks and movie nights with my family.

I am currently on maternity leave with my baby boy.

Karen Walker

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m karen, I live with my Mum and Daughter. I have worked at Tarvin-preschool for 18 years which I started as a parent helper. After finishing as a parent helper I became a lunchtime assistant and started studying my Level 3 in Childcare. In my spare time I enjoy walking, running and cycling.

Nia Best

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Nia, I live in Tarvin with my Husband Martin, two children and my dog Cai. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, long walks and playing badminton. I moved to Tarvin in 2004 and started working at the Nursery in 2010 as a Lunch time assistant then becoming a qualified Level 3 Practitioner.

Kimberly Hignett

Nursery Practitioner

Gemma Ison

Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Gemma, I have worked at Tarvin-Preschool since 2016. I have my NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. I am really enjoying the course and all the new things I am learning to put in practice with the children. I Live with my husband and three children, in our spare time we enjoy family days and running.

Zoe Taylor

Nursery Practitioner

Madeleine Seiler

Nursery Practitioner

Denin Rowland

Nursery Practitioner

Jane Barfoot

Lunch Club and Snack Assistant

Hi I’m jane, I work as a snack and lunch time assistant in the nursery. I have two children of my own called Ethan and Evie and enjoy spending time with my family.

Wendy Steele

Lunch Club Assistant

Hi my name is Wendy, I enjoy being a grandmother and love spending times with my family, grandchildren and two westie dogs. I also enjoy working as a lunch time assistant at the nursery with all the dedicated and friendly staff.

Rebecca Morley

Lunch Club assistant

Hi i’m Rebecca, I work as a lunch time club assistant in the nursery with all the wonderful children and staff.