Michelle was welcomed into Hatch Warren Under Fives as Head of Preschool in October 2013. Michelle has two education degrees, is an Early Years Teacher and believes that experience and a natural enjoyment and passion for working alongside little ones is the best foundation for this career path!
Many exciting changes and enhancements have been put into place over the last 6 years with Michelle at the helm, and as a team we are looking forward to many more in the future.
Having opened the doors to Kempshott Under Fives Preschool (due to the waiting list demand at Hatch Warren Under Fives), Michelle moved into the position of Area Manager in September 2017. This ensures Michelle can continue to support both preschools and the management teams, who ensure the smooth day-to-day running of these wonderful settings.
Lisa has been with Hatch Warren Under Fives for 13 years. She decided to follow a career in childcare after two of her boys attended Hatch Warren Under Fives. Lisa realised what a great start it was for them and started to volunteer as a parent helper. She then went on to study for the relevant qualifications and officially became part of the team.
Lisa was appointed Deputy in May 2018 - her three children are now much older and she felt ready to take on more responsibility within the preschool. Her length of service is testament to the fact that she absolutely loves her job working with our wonderful children!
Lisa is also Health and Safety Liaison and Deputy SENCO at Hatch Warren Under Fives.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys watching her boys play football, shopping and keeping fit.
Angela is the SENCO across both of our settings and was appointed as the Deputy Manager at Kempshott Under Fives in January 2018. She has worked at Hatch Warren Under Fives for over 14 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 University 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.
Trace is married with two children and lives in Beggarwood. She has been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2012 and is currently working at Hatch Warren Under Fives. Trace is a lively, happy, enthusiastic person, who has a love for children. In her free time she teaches spinning classes and enjoys keeping fit.
Jo joined Hatch Warren Under Fives in October 2016 and is a great addition to our team.
Jo started her childcare career at Kiddi Caru in Taunton in 2009. She is Level 3 qualified and has extensive experience with babies and children up to the age of 5. Since moving to Basingstoke in 2011 she has worked in a local nursery, another preschool and she also managed an after school club before joining HWU5s.
She has two young daughters, her eldest attended Hatch Warren Under Fives in 2014.
Jo enjoys seeing the children progress in new areas and watching how far they have come when they begin their new adventures at school.
NVQ Level 3
Alison joined the Hatch Warren Under Fives team in May 2018. Alison lives in Beggarwood and has two sons. Before having children, Alison's career was in computer programming, but she decided on a career change after having her first child and qualified as a childminder in 2007. She has felt very fortunate to be able to look after her sons and work with lots of wonderful children in her role as a childminder over the last 11 years. Hatch Warren Under Fives is her first preschool role and Alison is loving working with so many children each day.
Alison gets the most satisfaction out of seeing children learn and progress and become individuals.
Dee joined us in January 2018 and works 3 days a week in our Main Group.
She has worked for Waitrose and John Lewis for the last 16 years and has also had her own crafted gifts company. Dee loves creating things and is passionate about encouraging children to learn and play through crafts.
Dee has three children of her own and has always been keen to pursue a career in Early Years. She is currently studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Yound Persons Workforce at BCOT, and is throughly enjoying her training at Hatch Warren Under Fives.
Annabelle has worked with children for over 10 years. She has worked in nursery settings with children from birth to 5 years old and has also worked with families as a Nanny.
Annabelle studied for her level 2 in childcare at college and then worked on her level 3 while working in a nursery, passing in 2011.
For the last two years Annabelle has been busy with her two young children, but has kept her hand in working with children by volunteering at a local toddler group during her maternity leave.
We are delighted to have Annabelle with us at Hatch Warren Under Fives, she is bubbly and smiley and has great fun with the children. Annabelle particularly enjoys seeing how the children develop and become independent.
In her spare time Annabelle enjoys family time with her children and husband.
Verity joined our team at Hatch Warren Under Fives in April 2019. She feels very at home in our setting as she worked with us for a number of years before taking time out to be a stay at home Mum. Her youngest daughter attended Hatch Warren Under Fives and loved her time at preschool. It's lovely to have Verity back with us!
Verity has worked in childcare for 15 years and has worked in a variety of settings including day nurseries, preschools and private nannying. She is passionate about her work with children and enjoys building relationships and watching the children develop.
Debbie joined our team in June 2019, a few weeks after making the move down south from York.
She began her childcare career 18 years ago after becoming hooked as a parent helper when her children started nursery. She soon began studying for her certificate in early years to qualify as a level 3 Early Years Practitioner. Debbie worked at the same nursery in York for 18 years, right up until she joined us at Hatch Warren and Kempshott Under Fives.
Debbie has a keen interest in story telling/reading with the children, and at her last setting she was part of Tales Toolkit Training which encourages an interest in independent storytelling, improves self confidence, language and literacy skills and it also supports the full range of learning objectives. Debbie's main objective as an Early Years Practitioner is to ensure all children in her care are safe, happy and achieve their best possible outcome during their time at preschool.
Debbie worked alongside the SEN support team at her previous nursery so will be continuing this work as our Deputy SENCO, working closely with Angela, our Head SENCO.
Outside of preschool, Debbie enjoys baking and has made many cakes for friends' birthdays and weddings. She recently applied for The Great British Bake Off but was unfortunately unsuccessful!
Siobhan moved from KiddiCaru Nursery in Basingstoke, where she had been working for the last two years, to join our team at Hatch Warren Under Fives.
Siobhan is passionate about her work with children and enjoys watching them grow and become more independent during their time at preschool.
She is kept busy at home with her 3 year old son and her 14 year old step daughter.
Siobhan was born in London but has lived in Basingstoke for most of her life. She is constantly on a diet and constantly failing because she loves food too much!