Our Team
Doing our very best to ensure your children get the best!
  1. Dawn Greenfield
    Dawn Greenfield
    Pre-School Manager
    I joined Guilsborough pre-school as the manager in 2012 , shortly after I had gained my degree in early childhood and early professional status. I have always worked with children and thoroughly enjoy seeing children develop and flourish through their early years. Level 6 and Early Years Professional Studies (EYP); Designated safeguarding officer; Enhanced Senco, Safeguarding; First aid; Let them b 2; Food hygiene.
  2. Laura Darkes
    Laura Darkes
    Deputy Manager
    I have worked for Guilsborough Pre-School for 9 years . I started as an apprentice and have been given the opportunity to progress and obtain my Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Childcare. I have level 2 Makaton signing qualification, safeguarding and food hygiene.
  3. Melanie Kiziak
    Melanie Kiziak
    Practitioner
    I have worked at the pre-school since 2014. I once ran my own childcare setting and have lots of childcare experience, I am qualified to Level 4. Now I love being able to focus purely on the childcare element, although as a team we are always feeding in to the planning of activities and next learning steps which you can read about in our weekly newsletters.
  4. Sarah Gill
    Sarah Gill
    Practitioner
    I joined the pre-school in 2017 and I am currently working towards my qualifications with the help and guidance I receive from the team at Guilsborough. I love the relaxed atmosphere, the children learn so much without even realising it!
Our Committee Members
  1. Carrie Gardner-Pett
    Phillips@mail.com
    Chair
    Carrie is a busy Mum of two, her eldest left preschool in 2018 and my youngest will start in 2019. Carrie has a wealth of office and financial administration management experience. She joined the committee as Treasurer in 2015. Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, knitting and crocheting and teaching all manner of crafts at a local craft centre to adults and children.
  2. Alexis Baker
    Phillips@mail.com
    Committee Secretary
    Alexis is a mum of three, two of whom attended Guilsborough Preschool after the family moved to the area. They thrived fabulously during their time at preschool and have successfully moved on to Guilsborough Primary. Alexis also works in the preschool part time as the administrator.
  3. Lizzy Winter
    Phillips@mail.com
    Treasurer
    Lizzy has two little girls who have recently joined the preschool. Her professional background is in holistic Family Support and Child Protection in Education, Youth Offending and Prevention Services. She has experience in managing budgets and sourcing growth opportunities.
  4. Ellie Twiselton
    Phillips@mail.com
    Personnel
    Ellie's child left preschool September 2018 but she kindly stayed on to provide us with her invaluable HR experience, not to mention knowledge of the preschool. Ellie is kept busy with children, dogs and a busy HR job.
  1. Suzy Davies
    Phillips@mail.com
    General Commitee Member
    Karen is a full time Mum of two and has been a member of the committee since her eldest son attended pre-school. Suzy enjoys coming along to committee meetings and is important in partaking in all decisions.