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Say Hello To Our Team


Children need to learn at their own pace and have the creative and nurturing environment to support their growth.  Our staff and curriculum provide an incredibly nurturing environment that leads to success.

Gemma Cooper


I am the owner and manager here at pre-school, I have over 15 years experience and am passionate about giving children the best Early Years start. I am so proud of what we have created at Gawber Pre-school and ​although my role is to manage the pre-school as a whole. I am always around to speak to parents and can often be found playing in setting too!


Sarah Newall


​Sarah ​has worked in Early Years for 16 years and has a breadth of knowledge and experience in the field. She has a Degree in Early Years and Education and is our Pre-school Deputy Head​. Working in Early Years is her vocation, she has a wonderful passion and enthusiasm for Early Years and Gawber pre-school and makes it a wonderful place for the children to be.


Kerry Ollerton


​​ Kerry is Level 3 qualified in Early Years and has been with us since we opened in 2014. Kerry loves storytelling and ensures all children are read to often. We love outdoors and Kerry can often be found on a scooter along with the children. She likes to be active outside, anything from creating an obstacle course to flying kites!


Jade Riley


Jade is Level 3 qualified in Early Years and joined us shortly after we opened. Jade is quiet natured and has a calming influence on the children. Jade loves expressive arts and design and is excellent at planning crafts. Jade has lots of dance experience and loves busy feet our movement and dance programme.


Lynn Newall


​ Lynn is level 3 qualified and has over 25 years of experience working with children, she is our very own resident "grandma".  She is also our chief baker and bakes or cooks with the children weekly. Lynn is a keen gardener and animal lover and helps the children with growing projects and how to care for our resident rabbits.



Jo Raynor


​​Jo is level 3 qualified and she  is our newest member of the team she  has spent the last 7 years working as a childminder. She is still child-minding but joins us one day a week here at pre-school. Jo loves singing and has a great knowledge of songs and rhymes. Jo is also great at construction from building sand sculptures in the sand pit to big builds in block play.

Becca Beckett


​Becca is our apprentice studying her level 3 diploma in childcare and education. Becca is fun and full of energy! She loves role play and is fantastic at extending children's imagination and enjoys this as much as the children. Becca is also Miss nose blower, face wiper, sun cream applier! Becca also runs our after school club facility provided for Gawber School children.






We have two volunteers who have years of experience who enjoy coming to help at pre-school, often bringing games, knitted toys, even plants to grow! We really appreciate their help and the children love to see them.




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