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Laura Ley

Business Manager & Early Years Practitioner

I have been involved with the preschool since my eldest daughter started in 2003; I became an active member of the parent committee and saw my other two children also make their way through the preschool. They all grew in confidence and esteem which aided them in their next chapter, "big school".

In 2007 I joined the staff team as the settings administrator; this was to relieve the increasing pressures on committee members who also had their own jobs and lives outside of the growing provision. I completed my Business Administration technical certificate in 2010 and love my job here at Treetops which has since, become more managerial, particularly in the day to day running of Treetops. I feel very passionate about early years and how we, as parents should give our children the best start and as many play opportunities as we can offer them. I feel very privileged to be a part of Treetops preschool and out of schools clubs as it's an amazing provision that we are all very proud of.
In 2012 I became the Business Manager at Treetops to primarily drive the business forward into the future. I also completed my Children's And Young Peoples Workforce level 2 & level 3 Diploma in Childrens and Young Peoples Workforce and following that a Leadership & Management development programme.
In August 2017 I became the CIC Setting Director and Manager, a role I enjoy very much. At Treetops we have a great committed staff team all of which bring something different to the setting. The strong team along with myself are excited for the future as we build on what we have already achieved.
I am currently working towards my level 5 in Early Years Leadership/Management and am also the Senior Designated level 3 Safeguarding Officer for the setting.


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Nicky Summersby

Senior Early Years Practitioner & Playworker

After having my two children and becoming involved at Treetops as a parent helper/committee member, where I enjoyed these experiences immensely! I soon realised that I would love to pursue a career in childcare and working with young people. I feel there is so much to gain and a real sense of purpose and satisfaction from this kind of career. In June 2009 I started volunteering to enable me to do my NVQ 2 in Children's Care Learning and Development, which then led onto my CCLD Level 3 which I completed June 2011. In September 2011 I also  gained my Level 3 in Play work. I now work across all the services as a senior practitioner but with a keen interest and many years of experience in Special Educational Needs
I also started my Level 5 in Early Years advanced practice in 2016.

In August 2017 I became the Preschool leader within the new CIC structure. I aim to support the staff in their roles and also lead the SEN area of the setting. I am also a Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer.

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Jackie Butler

Early Years Practitioner & Playworker

I have been working with children since 2006 mainly as a nanny. In 2007 I joined Treetops as a Preschool Assistant. Since starting I have undertaken and completed my levels 2 & 3 in Childcare, Learning & Development and have more recently completed my level 3 Playwork qualification. These have been great opportunities for me and have boosted my confidence greatly. I work as a room leader across all the services we offer. I really enjoy my job as I work with so many different and wonderful children where every day is different.

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Shirley Friend

Early Years Practitioner & Playworker

I began at treetops as a duty parent when my children attended, I then became a volunteer when the youngest one went to school (volunteers are always welcome) I have now completed both level two and three NVQ's in Childcare and Learning Development and my Playwork level 2
In my spare time I am a church bell ringer, and I also like reading and gardening.

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Kelly Green

Early Years Practitioner & Playworker

Hi I'm Kelly.
I completed my Level 3 National Diploma in Tavistock College 2012. I started at Treetops at the beginning of Spring term 2013 working in the Preschool, After School club and Holiday clubs.
I thoroughly enjoy working at Treetops and am passionate about what we provide for children and families so I chose to do my Playwork level 3 Diploma.
Being an Early Years Educator/Play worker is very rewarding and I enjoy working  with the children and staff very much.  I am now looking further to improve my skills and knowledge by undertaking my level 5, this will further develop my knowledge within the childcare sector to support me in my role. 

In August 2017 I became the Extended Schools leader within the CIC structure. I am looking foward to supporting my team in their roles and developing the out of school club services. I am also a Level 3 designated safeguarding officer and Health & Safety Officer.

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Catherine Goff


This is my sixth year at  Treetops working primarily at After School Club and I thoroughly enjoy it. Treetops is a wonderful place and the staff and children make it a fun place to be.
We have lots of activities during after school club and I particularly enjoy any arts and crafts sessions. 
Before coming to Treetops I ran a Tumble Tots franchise up in Cheshire. Over the week we had 27 classes with on average 450 children attending each week. It was an active and exciting job. 
The After School club at Treetops is just as exciting and the children's enthusiasm and energy is infectious.
I have completed my Level 3 Playwork qualification which supports me in my role at Treetops.

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Lorraine Beeley


Hi, my name is Lorraine and I have been working mainly in Early Years childcare since 2007, once my two children started at Senior School.

I started as a volunteer and to gain completion of my NVQ 2 in CCLD. This was followed by employment at that setting and a NVQ 3 by 2010.

I joined Treetops in September 2014 primarily for Breakfast Club, but I am now working across all the services.

I am enjoying the new challenge of working with primary school aged children as well as Early Years and now also run the Baby & Toddler group on a Tuesday morning.

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Jo Taylor


I’m Jo, I live locally with my three children and one big fluffy dog. I was born in Devon, with a cosmopolitan background. I have a particular love of Yoga and singing. I received a BSc First class degree with Honours, from Plymouth University and have a background in Health and Fitness.
I am continuing to study here at Treetops to complete my Level 3 in Early Years and working to support children with additional needs.

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