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Our Kempshott Under Fives Preschool Team

 

Melissa Keane

Manager

Melissa was promoted to Preschool Manager in January 2018 after a successful year as our Deputy Manager. Melissa, her partner and their two young children moved to Basingstoke at the beginning of 2017, she'd previously been working as a Deputy Manager at a large preschool in London. 

Melissa loves her work with children and gets most enjoyment out of seeing them progress during their time at preschool.

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Safeguarding Level 4
  • First Aid
  • The Prevent Duty Trained
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

 

Rachael Rosser

Deputy

Rachael joined our team in April 2019 and was promoted to Deputy the following September. She has a diploma in Early Years, a Level 3 TA qualification and is currently studying part time for a child development degree at Reading University. Rachael is a very bubbly member of the team and, as her studies show, she is extremely passionate about her career in Early Years.

Rachael has two children and enjoys reading and family trips to the cinema. She particularly loves musicals - so we're expecting big things at our preschool performances with Rachael's musical expertise! 

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • First Aid
  • The Prevent Duty Trained 
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

 

Angela Blomquist

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Behaviour Co-ordinator (BeCo)

Angela is the SENCO across both Kempshott and Hatch Warren Under Fives Preschools and was appointed as Deputy Manager at Kempshott in January 2018. She has worked at Hatch Warren Under Fives for over 9 years specialising in Special Educational Needs (SEN). She has successfully completed Makaton (sign language) training as well as a variety of speech and language training and keeps up-to-date with ongoing training courses. Angela is Level 6 qualified and holds a degree in Early Years Education. 

Angela works on a 1 to 1 basis with a number of children who have significant special educational needs. She finds it extremely rewarding and enjoyable to see these children make considerable progress during their time at preschool and is very proud that she is able to support the children and their families at the beginning of their educational lives.

Qualifications:

  • Level 6 qualified - BA(Hons) degree in Early Years Education
  • Specialising in Special Educational Needs (SEN) since 2013
  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding Level 4
  • The Prevent Duty Trained
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

 

Charlotte Dobson

Early Years Practitioner

Charlotte works very regularly at Kempshott Under Fives as our bank staff member. She is Level 3 qualified and has been part of the team since our preschool opened. Charlotte also works at Hatch Warren Community Centre's After School Club, looking after children from St Mark's and Hatch Warren Schools. 

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • First Aid
  • The Prevent Duty Trained
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

 

Sophie Dispinseri

Early Years Practitioner

Sophie joined us in September 2019, having previously worked at Kiddi Caru nursery in Basingstoke. Sophie is very passionate about working with children and gets the most pleasure from seeing them gain independence and grow.  

In her spare time Sophie is kept on her toes by her two children who are 11 and 3.

Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2  (Training for Level 3)
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • First Aid
  • The Prevent Duty Trained 
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

 

 

 

 

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