Manager and co-owner
Early Years has been my life for as long as I can remember, starting with childminding when my children were small before volunteering at my youngest child's pre-school.
Since those early days I have gained a BA(Hons) in education (Early Years) and have worked in two pre-schools and two full day care settings learning a huge amount along the way.
Leaving your child with someone else is one of the hardest things we have to do as parents and we feel that 'our place' will be just what you're looking for and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Deputy manager & co-owner
I have been working in the early years sector since 1992 when I first fell in love with pre-school life. I was unknowledgeable but knew I had found something I loved. In fact, I wasn't even a mum then, I was 'just a volunteer'!
Since then, I have gone through every qualification I could find, and landed up with a degree in early years education - what a tough 5 years that was, working, young family and completing a degree.
Then my very best friend and I had this crazy notion of opening our own pre-school and going back to our roots. And so Seale Village Pre-school was born. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Amie Van Loo
3rd In Charge
Amie joined us in 2019 bringing her passion for early years theory and practice into our everyday. She is lucky enough to bring her son Dexter to work too!
She has lots of experience working with all ages in early years and holds a level 3 Montessori qualification. She is currently studying for a B.A Honours in childhood studies.
Kimberley joined our small team in November 2017. She has been an early years practitioner since leaving college, and loves working with young children.
Mum to Jack and Lottie-Rose, she spends lots of time singing, dancing and playing including helping out at rhyme time at the nearby library. Kimberley has a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education
Nicola came to work with us at the end of November 2017 - three became four! She comes with a wealth of experience working with children of all ages, but is loving being with the children at SVP. She brings a lot of colour to our pre-school, and enjoys spending time in the garden, initiating games of 'what's the time Mr Wolf', and engaging with the children effortlessly.
Nicola is soon to become Mrs Ellison, we're looking forward to our first SVP wedding in 2020!
Ali joined us in 2019, bringing her caring, nurturing nature to our lovely pre-school. She is mum to Freya, and lives in Seale so we're very glad to have her join us and support her local pre-school.
She is passionate about working with our young children and enjoys spending time listening, talking, singing and playing.
Stacey joined us in January 2020 to give us a full compliment of staff for the new year. She is currently training to complete her level 3 in Childcare and Education so she brings us lots of lovely new ideas and thinking!
Stacey is mum to Stanley a big school boy and Lillian who is enjoing life as part of the SVP family!
Some of the SVP team Christmas 2019
L-R Leah, Ali, Nicola, Sarah, Amie