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About Our Management Team

Jack and Jill's is managed on a day-to-day basis by our dedicated and hard-working management team. Here you can learn more about our manager and assistant manager and discover what they like to do during their free time.

Becky Clarke - Jack and Jill's Pre-School Manager

Claire Thompson


Claire took over the role of manager in 2017 and is enthusiastic about creating a fun, stimulating and diverse environment for the children at Jack & Jill's. She is passionate about supporting staff so they can encourage the children to learn and develop through a range of activities. Claire became a permanent member of the team in 2014, having been with us whilst obtaining her Cache Level 3 qualification and then on a temporary contract covering maternity leave. She has three children of her own and loves working in close partnership with the children and families at pre-school. Claire has lots of exciting ideas to bring to the role of manager and is constantly looking to help the management team improve the preschool.

Pauline Shaw

Deputy Manager

Pauline has a flair for working with children who need extra help as she is trained in Makaton and regularly uses it to help the younger children and those struggling with communication. She enjoys being creative with the children and encouraging them to use creativity in all aspects of their learning.  Pauline enjoys working as part of the preschool team to create a happy, stimulating and safe learning environment where children can maximise their physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential. She became a permanent member of our team in 2015, having worked in a number of Early Years Educational settings. Pauline previously held the position of deputy manager at another preschool.