Tracey Winfield

Tracey is our Leader, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and is one of our First Aiders.

Tracey has completed her Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Tracey lives in Naphill with her husband and two teenage girls.

She originally worked as a shorthand typist in a car body repair shop (where she met her husband) and had a variety of jobs before she started working with children,Tracey started her childcare career in the crèche at Pooh Corner in Walters Ash. She joined Speen Pre-school in 2007 and has been the leader since February 2011.

In her spare time Tracey enjoys gardening and tap-dancing classes!

Her favourite thing about working at pre-school is interacting with the children.

Tracey Winfield Leader

 

Cass Carter 

Cass joined Pre-School in September 2013 and is our Deputy Manager. She lives in Thame and has 2 children.Cass has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, E100 The Early Years: Developing Practice (Level 4) and also Paediatric First Aid. 

She has over 17 years experience in the childcare sector in a variety of roles which include Day Nursery Operations Manager, Assisting in the set up of a Before and After School Club, Pre-School Deputy Supervisor, and various positions as a Private Nanny.

Outside of work Cass enjoys spending time with her family, walking and watching sports.

Her favourite part of working with children is seeing them have fun as they progress and learn new things.

 

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Michelle Nagle

Michelle joined Speen Pre-school in January 2013 as an Assistant.

She holds an NNEB ( which equates to a level 3). Before having her own children Michelle worked as a nanny for 15 years. Since having children she worked for a babysitting agency (sitters) and had been temping for Tinies Childcare in nurseries and pre-schools.

Michelle was born and raised in North Yorkshire, where all her family still live. She moved to London after college to work as a nanny and whilst down here met her husband Matthew. She lives in Saunderton with Matthew and their two sons. They have a rabbit called Buffy.

In the very few spare minutes she gets to herself Michelle loves a good book or film. She also goes to her local pub quiz regularly with friends so is a mine of useless information! (her words!!) She loves doing anything that gets children messy e.g. cooking ,painting, chalking!

The bit Michelle loves most about working with children is that they have no preconceived ideas about the world or anything in it so just say it how it is which makes me laugh!  It is no wonder that the children have named her Mrs Giggles!

Michelle Nagle

 

Aruni Galhenage 

Aruni lives in High Wycombe her husband and two children of 15 and 11 years old. She holds an NVQ Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and Paediatric First Aid in Childcare and has Food Allergy Training and Level 2 in Food Hygiene and Safety. Aruni has a history of child minding and has worked within nursery settings between 2013 and 2015 before joining Speen Pre-school.In her spare time Aruni enjoys cooking and gardening.

As well as gaining qualifications in early years care and education, the Pre-School staff take part in ongoing training to help them to keep up to date with all aspects of teaching at the Pre-School.