We have a great team of people working at Langtoft Pre-School and we would like to introduce them to you.
I have been manager of Langtoft Pre-school since September 2020. All of my 3 daughters have attended the preschool and loved their time here. I have spent the majority of my working life in various business and childcare roles. I worked for a short time at preschool in the early 00's and then moved on to train as a teaching assistant whilst working at Langtoft Primary School. I left there and started once again in a business role. However I really missed working with children and after my youngest daughter started preschool back in 2018 I decided to get back into this role. In my spare time I'm an Explorer scout leader and love spending times camping and being outdoors.
I have spent over 23 years working with children and their families. The most important part of my role is to offer a high level of care and support that makes a difference for children and their families enabling every child to be motivated confident learners.
I live with my husband and my dog Ozzie. We have been blessed with two daughters and recently became grandparents for the first time. I see myself as loyal, warm friendly, caring person. I enjoy cooking, listening to music, reading and keeping fit walking exploring nature and spending quality time with my family and friends.
I have worked with children now for 22 years after studying at college my first job was working as a Teaching Assistant at a Special needs School in Peterborough working with children in reception through to year 6, where I supported them through their ever day needs and learning. I then worked with children from the age of 11 to 18 in a secure unit supporting them with their education and life skills to support them in their future career. Two of my children attended pre school and they both really enjoyed their time which then led to taking on a job as a key worker there three years ago. I have three fantastic children and a dog. We love going on lots of nice walks and spending time as a family cooking.
Having worked as a childminder previously, I joined Langtoft Pre School almost 6 years ago and have continued to have fun on a daily basis. I love working with 2 -4 year olds before they go to school and enjoy embedding the skills needed to become great learners. We work hard at pre school to ensure the children's interests are at the forefront of our planning. I love spending time with my family and have lots of nieces & nephews to keep me busy. My daughter is 10 and likes to keep me on my toes with her various craft masterpieces and I'm often found taking long walks with my dog in very muddy fields. I'm 42 years young and despite taking a break from education and childcare, and spending over a decade in publishing and advertising, I've followed my heart and returned to Early Years education.
Hi my name is Suzanne Chappell. I have been at preschool for 11 years working with many children who are now grown up themselves. I have been married to Paul for 25 years and we have two grown up boys. We run a small family farm in Deeping st Nicholas, with our boys recently starting to work for us. When I was at school I wanted to work in childcare but my career went on a different path. So when I had an opportunity to work at the nursery where our boys went, I was able to fulfill my ambition. 20 years later I still love my career and look forward to many more years in this rewarding job.