Teresa Robinson Manager and SENCO

Teresa has worked within Early Years for  40 years.  In addition to working within the setting she has also given workshops on various aspects of the Early Years Environment for local colleges and currently represents the Early Years Sector on a variety of boards within the Local Authority. She holds a Montessori Teaching Diploma (London Montessori Centre) and has 3  children and 2 grandhildren.


 Laura Patterson Deputy Manager

Laura has a level 3 qualification in Childcare and joined Pals in 2012 and really enjoys working with the children, their parents and staff at this setting. She has been working in childcare for 16 years caring for children aged 3 months - 7 years in a variety of settings and roles including managing a Day Nursery.  She  has 3  children of her own.


Nicola Brown Deputy Manager

Nicola  gained a level 3  Diploma in Pre-school Practice in 1997 and has held the position of manager in the past. Nicola has 3 children and having  taken time out of the workforce to be at home with her youngest child we are pleased to have welcomed her back to the workforce in September 2016.


 Janet Holloway Nursery Practitioner

Janet holds a level 3 in Childrens' Care, Learning and Development. She worked within a pre-school setting for 5 years before moving on to work with children with additional needs. We are very happy to have welcomed Janet back to the pre-school workforce. She has one  son.


Lara Kelly Nursery Practitioner 

Lara has 29 years experience of working with children of varying ages. For the last 8 years she has worked within Early Years and holds a Children and Young People's Workforce level 3 Diploma  She has a teenage son.


 Linley King Nursery Practitioner

Linley has worked at Pals since September 2009 and previously had experience as a child minder and also as an assistant with the Beavers. She completed her CACHE level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice in 2011.   She has 5 children of her own and one grandchild


Sarah Walby - Nursery Practitioner


Sarah holds Early Years Professional Status and has worked with children in a variety of roles since 2006 including being Manager of a Day Nursery. We are very pleased that she joined our team in September 2019. She has two children of her own



Liz Sykes- Pre-school Assistant

Liz has worked for several years in a voluntary capacity with children and familes and is now thoroughly enjoying working within a pre-school environment. Liz has two daughters both in their twenties.



Lynsey Keay Pre-school Assistant

Whilst being at home with her own children Lynsey has worked as a childminder for a number of years and particularly enjoys the early years. She is therefore very happy to have joined the Pals team where she is expanding her already extensive knowledge of the EYFS.


Ashley Perrins - Pre-school Assistant

Ashley is currently on maternity leave and was part way through an introduction to Early Years Working course when Lockdown got in the way! She has previously assisted with a local youth group and has a natural flair for working within the Early Years Sector.