Pre School Manager
My name is Wendy Walker and I'm the Pre-School Manager. I have been involved with Newburgh Pre School for over 12 years. Initially as a parent then a play leader before stepping up to the role of Pre School Manager in 2019.
I really enjoy the variety of my work and watching the children grow in confidence and ability. Since joining the group I have completed my SVQ Level 2 and SVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and have up to date training in First aid, Food Hygiene and Child Protection.
I live in Newburgh and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is ensuring the children have a sense of community and are aware of the beautiful part of the world we live in.
I have also participated in on going professional development, taking part in courses in Makaton, Speech Therapy and Outdoor Learning to name a few.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, reading and keeping fit. I also play an active role in The Windsurf club where I act as the Welfare Officer.
My name is Sue Owens and I am a Play Leader at the Pre School. I have been part of Newburgh Pre School for over 20 years ,first as a parent and then as playleader before becoming the manager, after many years of enjoying the rewarding role as Manager, I have handed over to the very capable hands of Wendy Walker, and we continue to work closely together. I enjoy living in Newburgh and involve myself in community life as much as I can. I have gained over the years several SVQ qualifications in Childcare and Education , and attended countless workshops to enhance my knowledge which helps me in my daily care of the children , staff and parents /carers who use our playgroup. I have just finished my SVQ Level 4 and I am committed to continuing my professional development. I enjoy reading and going to the cinema and eating out.
My name is Julie Cranna and I started working at Newburgh Pre School in 2009, as a Play Leader Relief. I am now a permanent member of staff.
I have completed SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young Persons) at SCQF level 7 SQA. I have up-to-date training in First Aid, Food and Hygiene, Child Protection and have attended a 'building the ambition' workshop to enhance my knowledge of child play.
Before working at Newburgh Pre School I was Chairperson at Newburgh mother and toddlers where I led crafts and singing.
I moved to Newburgh in 1996 with my 3 children, who all attended Newburgh Pre School's 2's Group, Playgroup and Rising 5's. During this time i was involved in the committee, taking on the roles of Treasurer, as well as Fundraiser.
I enjoy all activities within our group, but particularly enjoy the singing and crafts with the children. I thoroughly enjoy having fun with them and watching them all grow and thrive.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking, watching movies and spending time with my family.