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Witnesham Area


Witnesham Area Pre-School is managed by a voluntary management committee, made up of parents of children at the pre-school. It opened in 1974 and operates from a building within the grounds of the Primary School.

The pre-school is open each weekday during term time, from 9am to 3pm.

All children share access to an enclosed and outdoor play area. The Pre-School employs four staff, all of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications at levels 4 and 3. The Pre-School is registered on the Early Years Register and receives funding for eligible 2 year olds (please contact us for information) as well as 3 and 4 year olds.


"Rated Good"

“The manager and her staff create a high quality pre-school that is welcoming, stimulating and safe.

The manager is fully committed to creating, maintaining and improving the pre-school, so that it meets the highest standards and offers the best experience for children.

All staff use their skills and expertise well to support the learning and development of all children, regardless of their age or ability“

– Ofsted June 2014

Meet Our Teachers


Annette first came to the pre-school as a parent with children and went from helping with the parent rota in 1997/98 to applying for the position of pre-school Leader/Supervisor in 2000. Annette is responsible for the day to day running of the pre-school and is very dedicated. She has an impressive list of qualifications and currently holds a Level 5 in Early Childcare Learning and Development as well as accredited SENCo.


Level 3 DPP (Diploma in Pre-School Practice)

Level 5 Early Childcare Learning and Development

Paediatric First Aid

Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Accreditation award CACHE – SENCo (Special Educational Needs)

Challenging Behaviour

Safeguarding Children Roles and Responsibilities

EYFS Training

Birth to Three Matters

Autism Awareness

Verbal reasoning and thinking skills in Children

Elklan Speech and Language

Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ecat Every Childs a Talker



Jessie joined the pre-school in February 2014 and is qualified to Level 3 Early Years Childcare Learning and Development. She especially enjoys organising painting and craft activities with the children who are benefiting enormously from her creativeness.


Paediatric First Aid

Level 2 Early Childcare and Development

Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Level 3 Early Childcare and Development

Safeguarding Children Roles and Responsibilities


We would like to introduce our volunteer Sally. She has great enthusiasm for gardening so she would be overseeing the vegetable garden and nature area. Also she is a keen baker so will also be doing some cooking with the children.


Level 2 qualification in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid


Sara has three young children and has a good knowledge of Physical Education and development. 


Level 3 Early Years Educator

Paediatric First Aid

Level 2 Food Hygiene

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