Following the departure of our Pre-school Lead, Charlotte Protheroe, we are happy to announce that the reins have been passed to Mrs. Sam Kelly.
Sam is an Early Years Professional who holds a BA(Hons) in Early Years Education and has a wide range of experience in Early Years both in the UK and in Europe. She has spent the past two weeks working along side Charlotte and meeting parents, staff and children. No doubt there will be lots of new things happening over the next term to keep us all busy !
We are also really pleased to welcome our first apprentices to Gateway. They are Nickie Gisdakis (Level 3 trainee), along with Megan Francis and Lucy Patterson (Level 2 Trainees). The girls will be well supported in their roles by Elaine Talbot (Training and Development Manager) and by all staff.
Before Christmas 2018, we were kindly invited to perform our Nativity Play to residents at The Rose Gardens Retirement Village in Hereford. We had some great feedback and consequently, we are currently making arrangements to commence regular trips on our minibus, to visit the residents throughout the year for various activities and for them to come and visit us to read stories, cook with us and grow some vegetables and flowers.
Liane King has almost finished her BA(Hons) at Worcester and has taken on the role here of planning and overseeing our outdoor provision. She will undertake her Forest Schools Level 3 Training shortly (to provide us with Forest Schools cover when Kelcey goes onto maternity leave in the spring).