Team Members

Pat –  Manager and SENCO

I have lived and worked in the local community for many years. I started working in a pre-school when my own children were young and over the years continued to train and work in many different aspects of childcare. This has included setting up before and after school and running play schemes. I am a Level 3 Qualified Practitioner, with an NVQ in Playwork and a Level 3 diploma in Pre-School Practice.

Kacey – Manager and Forest School Leader

Tadpoles was my first work place after I qualified and got my level 3 diploma in childcare and I loved it! I left Tadpoles to work with babies and absolutely loved that too. However my heart was always in Tadpoles and after I went on maternity leave after having my daughter I made the decision to come back and book my daughter in to start too!

I am a very family orientated person and love being outside! Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love to go on walks with my family all year round but at this time the most.

Maria –  Wyndhams Room Leader

I live locally with my husband and two children. We moved to Blackwater from London and everyone made us feel very welcome. There is a great sense of community in the local area and I feel this is reflected within Tadpoles. I am a Level 3 qualified practitioner with an NVQ in Children’s Development and Learning.

Sue – Wyndhams Senior Practitioner

I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and have lots of experience working with children in pre-schools.  I am really passionate about working with children and families and I enjoy working in the outdoors and up at Forest school.

Monika – Wyndhams Qualified Practitioner (Currently on maternity leave) 

Monika lives in the local area with her son, new baby daughter and her husband. Monika brings years of teaching experience in South Africa to Tadpoles! She is currently on maternity leave after having her beautiful daughter and we are excited for her return.

Chelsea – Wyndhams Trainee Practitioner

I am a proud mum to two beautiful girls. I joined Tadpoles in February 2019 and im currently enjoying  doing my training to become a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner. I actually have a long relationship with Tadpoles as I attended here myself as a child. My daughter currently attends and my other daughter is on the waiting list to start soon!

Marina – Wyndhams Qualified Practitioner

I have lived in the area for twelve years. I have a long relationship with Tadpoles as both my children attended Tadpoles when they were little.

A few years ago I obtained my Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I always wanted to further my training and I am very happy to now be a part of this friendly team of which i have just qualified in childcare level 3 with.

Gemma – Moulshams Room Leader

I have a  level 3 qualification in child care and education and I am the room leader in Moulsham room. I have worked in childcare for 10 years in various nursery’s and preschools. I enjoy being outside and up at forest school, I am also currently studying for my Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my sister and having cuddles with my two nieces.  I also have two giant African land snails called Gary and Sneil.

Rachael – Moulshams Senior Practitioner

I have worked at Tadpoles Pre-school for quite a few years now and have seen many families pass through Tadpoles doors. I enjoy the outdoors and love to spend time with my family and ponies. I am a Level 3 Qualified Practitioner, with a Diploma in Nursery Nursing, I am also a senior practitioner in Moulsham Room.

Emily – Moulshams Qualified Practitioner 

I have my BA (Hons) degree in children’s education and psychology and I work in Moulsham Room at Tadpoles.

I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy playing in the garden and up at forest school, teaching the children how to look after the bugs, plants and animals that we find.

Veronica – Housekeeping

Veronica is an integral part of the Tadpoles team, she works hard to keep things ship shape and nice for us all to enjoy.