Meet the Team
Jenny Ivory - Proprietor
I took over ownership of Little Gaddesden Preschool in November 2014. Prior to that I had spent 12 years working in the Early Years sector in a variety of settings, with children ranging from Birth to 5 Years. I have a First Class BA Hons Degree in Education and Early Years. It is a passion of mine to enable children to have the best possible experiences in their Early Years to support and enable them to grow, learn and develop to their full potential. I am also very passionate about the benefits of Outdoor Learning and this filters down into the preschool itself.
I have a husband, daughter and son at home and enjoy spending time with them and family. I also enjoy going for walks, cooking and being creative.
Louise Cleveland – Preschool Manager
I started working for Little Gaddesden Preschool in January 2015. I have a Diploma in Nursery Nursing (DNN) Qualification and have been working in child care for over 25 years, working in a variety of child care settings.
I am the designated Safeguarding Officer, Health and Safety Officer and Outings Co-ordinator. I enjoy supporting children to grow, thrive and achieve their goals. My favourite thing to do at preschool is creative activities like painting, sticking and making things.
At home I am a mum of twins, in our house we have 3 cats, 2 rabbits and lots of fish.
Katrina Whichelow - Senior Preschool Assistant
I have a Level 3 qualification in Caring for Children and Young People and I am the SENCo for the preschool. I have worked in Child Care for 6 years. I am a mum to a little boy and really enjoy motherhood. When I'm not working I enjoy going out with my son to soft play or the park. I also like finding fun and good learning activities for the children to do at preschool.
Rachael Cantellow – Qualified Preschool Assistant
I have a Level 3 qualification in Caring for Children and Young People. I am a mum to my daughter Grace and love cooking and spending time with her at the zoo or soft play.
Natasha Welling - Qualified Preschool Assistant
I have a Level 3 qualification in Caring for Children and Young People and a Level 2 in Health and Social Care. I have been working in Child Care for over 4 years, starting in a Day Nursery after finishing college.
I've had experience with all ages of children and enjoy working alongside children to help them grow and learn. What I love the most, is being able to look for lots of great ideas and activities for the children to do.