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About Our Key People

At Jack and Jill's we are very proud of our team of dedicated key people, all of whom are qualified to CACHE level 3. Here you can learn more about their time with us and their personal interests.

Ginny Allen

Ginny Allen

Ginny joined Jack and Jill's in 2013 having had two boys who were previously at the pre-school. Ginny has a keen interest in music and shares this regularly with the children, who love it when she brings in the keyboard. The children love the songs, sounds and making their own music with her.

Alison Farmer

Alison started as a volunteer when her boys attended our pre-school and she became a permanent member of the team in 2010. Alison enjoys reading stories to the children and finding "quiet time" to talk with them. In her spare time she enjoys walking and fossil hunting, which comes in very useful when we are participating in exploratory play.

Alison Farmer

Steph Whittall

Steph joined Jack and Jill's in 2011 and her favourite activity is imaginative play.  Steph is also responsible for ECAT within the setting, which was set up to encourage children to talk. Steph has facilitated this by developing specific areas and purchasing specific toys which encourage talking.

Diane Morris

Diane joined in 2008 and has worked in pre-school education for over 27 years. She enjoys reading stories and encouraging imaginative play. Diane has a very calming influence and is particularily good with our more excitable children. Diane enjoys baking and socializing with family and friends.

Pauline Shaw

Pauline became a permanent member of our team in 2015, having worked in a number of Early Years Educational settings prior to joining us.

Megan Kennedy

Megan enjoys creative activities as well as cooking with the children. She took on the role of SENCO in January. The role is something she has always been interested in and she is really excited to fully engage with the role, supporting the children with additional needs.

Rachel Barnes - on maternity

Rachel has being with us since April 2015. She is on maternity leave at the moment but should be returning to the preschool later in 2017.


We also have an apprentice - Sophie Jones, who is studying for her NVQ Level 3.