Meet The Staff

Pre-school Leader – Amelia Joyner

Amelia has been involved with pre schools since 2006. She started as  a volunteer first as treasurer and then chair of Little Owls in North Devon and brings this business knowledge with her to the role of pre-school leader. Amelia started training to be an Early Years teacher in Sept 2013 and qualified (level 6 qualification) in July 2014 and started her teaching career with us. Amelia has spent 7 years working in a pre-school environment and as part of the course spent the last year working full time in a day nursery and in a pre-school so she comes to Cullompton with a broad background, excellent knowledge in child development from babyhood upwards, lots of Ofsted and DCC experience and lots of ideas and vision. Amelia’s passions include safeguarding children, giving every child the best chance and parental involvement. Amelia is our behaviour management officer and our safeguarding officer. Outside work Amelia loves running, walking, cooking and seeing friends.

Deputy Pre-school Leader / Senco – Andrea Parker

Andrea joined us in April 2015. She worked in childcare for 7 years in the first part of her working career, working with children 0-5. She then had a career change and started working at the RD&E Wonford Hospital progressing to assistant nurse practitioner and holding a higher professional diploma in health and well being. Her passions are working with SEN children. In her spare time she loves baking, camping and socialising.


Administration Manager – Mandy Goff

Mandy has been with the pre-school since 2000. Mandy holds the NVQ level 3 in business and administration. Mandy works very closely with the committee, supporting them to run the pre-school efficiently and helping to raise much needed funds. In her free time she                                                     enjoys singing in the local choir, being with her family and going on family holidays.


Administration Assistant – Mandy Wallace

Mandy joined us in May 2012. Mandy works part time in the office and also takes on the role of social secretary. In her spare time she loves reading and spending time with her family. Mandy is City & Guilds business studies qualified and also holds a NVQ Level 2 in childcare.


Pre-school Assistant – Liz Beaton

Liz has been with the pre-school since 2007. Liz holds the NVQ level 3 in children’s care, learning and development. In her free time she enjoys power walking, reading and listening to music.


Pre-school Assistant – Louise Curtis

Louise has been with the pre-school since 2009. Louise holds the NVQ level 3 in CACHE certificate for children and young peoples workforce. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking the family dog, caravanning and watching tv.


Pre-school Assistant – Louise Waring

Louise joined us in November 2015. She previously enjoyed being a full time mum to her young son. Louise has settled in with us really well and has now decided to study for her NVQ level 3 in childcare. In her spare time Louise likes sewing and crafting, meeting up with friends and family and going on holiday.


Pre-school Assistant – Sophie Held

Sophie joined us in September 2017. In my spare time I like to bake cakes with my children, go on long muddy walks and spend quality time with my friends and family.


Pre-school Assistant – Michelle Harris

Michelle joined us in September 2017. I always wanted to work with children since I was a little girl and my dream came true. I have worked in childcare for 17 years since I left college with my level 3 childcare diploma.I’ve worked with all ages up to 15 years old, gaining experience and qualifications on the way. I have my level 4 in childhood studies and also my level 3 in Play work. I have had many roles in my time working with children, making my way up to deputy manager level which has been a massive achievement for me. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and keeping fit with boxing boot camps.


Pre-school Assistant  –  Eva Mills

Eva joined us in January 2020 and is currently working towards her Level 2 qualification. She enjoy reading stories with the children and playing outside in the gardens with them



Pre-school Assistant – Jackie Haddican  

Jackie joined us in February 2020 after working as an early years TA and then a Family Support Worker at Willowbank school. She has level 3 qualification in Childhood studies and is Thrive qualified. Jackie likes yoga, zumba, cycling and spending time with family    and friends.



Housekeeper –  Sarah Turner

Sarah started with us in October 2018. Sarah supports the staff with preparing snack, setting our lunch sessions and general housekeeping. Sarah has recently started cooking some lovely healthy snacks for the children to enjoy and it makes the pre-school smell amazing. In her free time Sarah loves to spend time with her family, baking and paddle boarding.


Cleaner – Louise Partridge

Louise has been with the pre-school since 2010. She does a fantastic job in cleaning our facilities to a high standard. In her spare time she likes spending time with her family, going for country walks and eating out.


Cleaner – Hannah Partridge


Hannah joined us in June 2016 and provides support for Louise.

If you feel you would like to work at Cullompton Pre-school please see our vacancies page.