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Meet the Team

We are privileged to have a highly skilled and trained early years team. Including: 

 

Fully qualified nursery teachers

Speech and Language trained support assistants

A designated mental health and wellbeing lead 

A forest school trained teacher. 

 

 

Read on for more details on who is who!  

Early Years Leader – Mrs L Webster

Mrs Webster has had over 20 years teaching experience across all ages from Nursery to Year 4, predominantly within the Early Years. She is passionate about the Early Years and believes that each child is unique and strives to equip children with a love of learning.  She believes that children learn though play and actively promotes outdoor learning. She can often be found in our outdoor area instilling a love of the natural world and fostering curious minds.

 

Mrs Webster is also a Forest School Leader with over 10 years’ experience. She enjoys teaching children about nature and caring for the environment. Mrs Webster also leads our school’s Eco Committee.

BEd Hons English

 

Maths Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST)

 

Forest School Leader qualification, Level 3

 

Safeguarding qualification

Nursery Teacher/Personal, Social and Emotional Health Lead – Mrs R Reed

Mrs Reed has been teaching at Crown Meadow First School for over 20 years. During that time, she has worked across all age ranges from Nursery to Year 4. Since having her own child, she has become particularly passionate about early childhood development and exploring how young children learn through play. Mrs Reed believes Early Years is a nurturing environment to develop the skills the children need as the foundations to a successful journey throughout school life.

 

Mrs Reed loves to develop curious minds and encourages children to spend time in the outdoor area, promoting a love of nature and the outdoors.

 

Mrs Reed is the school’s Welfare and Pastoral leader and is dedicated to supporting the mental health of children and their families.  She believes that working with families in our local community is of the upmost importance to understand additional needs and supporting those that need a little extra help. She is part of the school’s safeguarding team and regularly liaises with outside agencies.

 

BSc Hons Medical Science

 

PGCE Primary Education

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead training

 

First Aid at work

 

Nursery Teacher/Religious Education Subject Leader – Miss Jeffries

Miss Jeffries began working for our Nursery in February 2021 following a return to work after the birth of her baby boy. Previous to this, she was teaching in Year 1. Before Miss Jeffries qualified to teach, she worked in nurseries with children aged birth to four years, giving her a wonderful understanding of early children’s care and development.

 

Having been trained within Early Years, this is definitely where Miss Jeffries’ passion lies. She believes in providing children with the best learning experiences that are both memorable and enjoyable. She is very creative, loves art and is keen to promote this within our Nursery setting.

 

Miss Jeffries’ has a deep passion for Forest School having visited Sweden for inspiration and to experience the Swedish education system.

 

Qualified Teacher

 

Trained in delivering Read Write Inc Phonics

 

Attends Early Years Moderation Events

 

 

 

Teaching Assistant  – Mrs A Hewitt

Miss Hewitt is a highly experienced nursery nurse who has worked with children aged from 6 weeks to 11 years for the past 29 years. Miss Hewitt is a new member of staff in our nursery, but she has been working in our after-school facility, Steps for the past year.          

                
Miss Hewitt has two young daughters of her own and absolutely believes in children developing best in a fun learning environment. She enjoys doing creative things with the children, whether it be baking, gardening, or painting activities. 

Qualifications:

NVQ 3 Childcare & Education

 

Courses

Safeguarding training

Paediatric First Aid

Teaching Assistant  – Miss M Bisso

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Teaching Assistant  – Mrs C Hart

 

Mrs Hart not only works in Reception as a Teaching Assistant, but also leads our STEPS before and after school provision and is a staff governor. She is trained in first aid and has been working with children for over 30 years in a variety of settings. She takes pride in ensuring every child is happy and settled, so that they can make the very best progress whilst playing and learning.

 

You will often find Mrs Hart playing games with the children, reading stories (she loves to build on children’s vocabulary) and in our beautiful outdoor learning garden. She loves to see children gain increasing independence as they move through our school.

NNEB

 

Certificate in Post Qualifying Studies

 

Qualified in First Aid

 

 

Teaching Assistant – Miss E Stevens  

 

Miss Stevens is currently training as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, already qualified as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant. She is always smiling, particularly enjoying creative activities, so you can often find her with the paints and collage materials.

 

Miss Stevens has worked throughout Crown Meadow school and knows our children really well. Older children always like to give Miss Stevens a friendly wave when they see her and to say hello. She has worked at Crown Meadow for four years across all three key stages.

Level 3 (CACHE) qualified

 

Qualified in First Aid

 

Dyslexia Awareness Training

 

Currently working towads achieving her HLTA.

Reception Teacher/Mathematics Subject Leader - Miss Parton

Miss Parton has taught at Crown Meadow First School for over ten years. She has gained experience teaching in every year group so she has a good awareness of good quality teaching and learning for all age groups. She is now leading Mathematics across the school and is passionate about maths and the importance of early number sense acquisition.

 

Early Years has inspired Miss Parton to develop her understanding of attachment and the foundations for early skills development and the importance of play in learning.

Qualified Teacher

 

Qualified First Aid (Paediatric)

 

Trained in delivering Read Write Inc Phonics

 

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