Meet The Team

Megan Desmond

Level 3 Child Education and Development and SENCO
First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1, Epi-pen Administration, Autism Awareness

Director
Bishops Hall/ St Georges
Megan is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and promoting independence. She believes that consistancy and boundaries are key in early development and makes sure they are the main focus of her practice. Megan is always striving to improve the ways in which Kind Hearts Preschool removes barriers to learning and helping the children to realise they are capable to do whatever they set their mind to, whether that is putting their coat on by themselves or cutting up their own apple. It is this ethos that helps to promote school readiness and prepare the children and their families for the next stage of their education. 

Jayne Desmond

Level 3 Child Education and Development
First Aid, Safeguarding Level 3, Epi-pen Administration, Autism Awareness

Finance Director
Jayne has almost 20 years experience in the sector and is the definition of a nurturer. The children head straight for Jayne if they need a cuddle and Jayne loves that!

Amanda Rank

Level 3 Child Care and Education Practitioner
Safeguarding Level 3, First Aid, ENCO, Epi-pen Administration, Autism Awareness, SENCO, Epilepsy Care, Makaton Level 1.

Area Manager
Amanda started her career in Child Care when we opened in 2016. She joined the company as a trainee child care practitioner and since then, has gone from strength to strength gaining all necessary qualifications along the way. As our newly appointed Area Manager, Amanda over sees both settings to ensure they are both operating at the high standard we expect. 

Leanne Salmon

Level 3 Diploma Child Care and Education Practitioner
Safeguarding Level 3, First Aid, Epilepsy care, Epi-pen Administration, Autism Awareness, SENCO

 Manager, Bishops Hall
Leanne has worked with us since our opening in 2016. Previous to that she had worked in preschool settings for 8 years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Leanne made her way through the ranks and now leads the team at Bishops Hall. Leanne is passionate about making the environment as welcoming as possible and is always searching for new interesting items to add.

Kim Shead Fallows

Level 3 Child Care and Education Practitioner.
Under 3’s Coordinator, Safeguarding Level 1, First Aid, Epi-pen Administration, Autism Awareness

Acting Manager, St George's
Kim had been working in preschool settings before joining our team when we opened. She started as our Kitchen Hand and since then obtained her level 2 and 3 qualifications and swiftly proved herself as a capable and organised practitioner. Kim loves thinking of ways to enhance the children’s learning, especially the tricky areas like maths and turn taking.

Samantha Woodhall

Trainee Level 3 Practitioner
Safeguarding Level 1, First Aid, Epi-pen Administration

St Georges.
Samantha joined the Kind Hearts team in January 2018. Since joining she has shown a passion for messy play and loves making sure there are lots of visuals available to enhance the children’s play.

Raven

Level 3 Child Care and Education Practitioner, LSA.
First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1

Bishops Hall.
Raven recently joined our team after gaining her Level 3 qualification in a Primary school where she was a Teaching Assistant in Reception class. She has also worked as a one to one for a child with Special Educational Needs, Raven enjoys this aspect of child care and helping children reach their full potential.  

Ruth Lucas

Trainee Child Care Practitioner.
Safeguarding Level 1, First Aid

St Georges.
Ruth Joined our team when our St George's setting opened but we met her as a parent in our first year of opening! Ruth had experience working in a Nursery setting and has always been interested in Child Development and hopes to complete her child care qulification with us.

Laura Deed

First Aid

Bishops Hall
Laura joined our team in January 2020, she joined us to help with our snack time but was such a natural with the children we offered her more hours as soon as we could! Laura is keen to start her Level 3 qualification and has completed other child care courses in the past! 

Julie Sealey

Level 3 Practitioner, First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1, Makaton Level 1.

Bishops Hall.
Julie joined the team in December 2017 as a one to one carer. She has since taken on a group of key children and loves encouraging the children to use the various ICT we have around the classroom. Julie has completed Makaton training as she has a particular interest in Speech and Language development in our little ones and uses her new skills each day she comes to work. 

Melissa Chatfield

Trainee Child Care Practitioner, First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1.

Bishops Hall.
Mel worked as one of our bank staff for over a year, in which time she showed passion for children and their learning. Mel is always bringing new and exciting items in to the setting for the children to explore. Mel is great at recognising the children's interests and using this to further their learning. 

Debbie Marshall

Trainee Child Care Practitioner, St Georges.
Debbie is one of the newest members of the team but has worked as part of our bank staff at our St Georges setting, she enjoyed the role so much that she applied to become a permanent member of the team as soon as we had an opening. Debbie already has a great understanding of developmental milestones and uses this to help the children reach their next steps. 

Toni Farrow

Level 3 Child Care Practitioner, First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1.

Bishops Hall.
Toni has lots of experience in the child care industry and joined our team after taking some time off to have a family of her own. Toni loves exploring the garden with the children and joining their adventures! Toni celebrates every child's acheivements, no matter how small! 

Karina Hull

Level 3 Child Care Practitioner, St Georges.
First Aid, Makaton Workshop.
Karina recently joined our St Georges team and has been working in child care since  2012. We are excited to see how she utilises her years of experience, skills and interests when interacting with our children. 

Contact us

Opening Times

Monday: 09:30-14:30
Tuesday: 09:30-14:30
Wednesday: 09:30-12:30
Thursday: 09:30-14:30
Friday: 09:30-14:30

St Georges Church

01277 525644
info@kindheartspreschool.co.uk

St Georges Church,
Ongar Road,
Brentwood,
CM15 9HR

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Opening Times

Monday: 09:30-12:30
Tuesday: 09:30-12:30
Wednesday: 09:30-12:30
Thursday: 09:30-12:30
Friday: 09:30-12:30

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