Our Staff


Christine Hall has worked at St Marys since 2004 and became the Leader in 2019. She holds a CACHE Level 3 Diploma and a Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene. 

Deputy Leader

Erin Hayes joined St Marys in September 2014. She became the deputy in 2019 and is the setting's SENCO . She has a BA Hons in Early Years. 

Pre School Practitioners

Stephanie has worked at St Marys since 1999. She is the setting’s deputy SENCO & holds a Diploma in Pre School Practice Level 3. 

Donna has worked at St Marys since 2001 and holds a CACHE Diploma in Pre School Practice Level 3. 

Alex joined St Marys in 2018. She has a foundation degree in Early Years. 

Alison joined St Marys in 2019. She has a CACHE Level 2 Certificate. 

Becky joined St Mary's in September 2020. She has a CACHE level 3 Diploma. 

All staff are DBS checked and all staff are First Aid trained.

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The pre-school is operated by the Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s, Shortlands through its Pre-School Committee.  The Committee meets once a term and at an Annual General Meeting to which parents are invited.  The Committee members are:

Chair - Revd. Gary Best

Hon. Treasurer - Cathryn Mitchell

Hon. Secretary - Monique Manley

Three members appointed by the PCC – Sue Harrison, Julie Fox, Penny Horsman.

Co-Opted - Pat Chase

Elected by the staff - Erin Hayes

Elected by the parents - Georgina Butler and Debbie Soule

Ex officio - Pre-school Leader