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Staff and Qualifications

Manager - Julie Walkey


Julie has been working at the preschool since 2008. After two of her own children attended the preschool, she started helping out as a volunteer until starting work as a one-to-one helper.  She became Deputy at the end of 2015 and moved into the manager's position in 2018. 

Julie's qualifications include:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership  for the Children's and Young People's Work Force Early Years Management.

Level 3 Diploma for Early Learning and Childcare Pathway

NVQ 2 in Children's, Care, Learning and Development

Safeguarding in early years

Autism: The Invisible Condition

Autism: Aiding Communication through Visual Support

Autism & Social Communication Difficulties - Understanding Behaviour

Autism & Social Communication Difficulties - Developing Play

Step On

The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

Paediatric First Aid

Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

Developing a Nurturing Engaging & Inspiring Outdoor Environment

A Commitment to Healthy Early Years

Child Protection training

Level 2 Functional Skills - English, Mathematics and ICT

ECAT - Every Child a Talker

Developing a Nurturing, Engaging & Inspiring Outdoor Environment for Babies, Toddler and Two Year Olds

Deputy Manager and SENCO - Danielle Gilbert


Dani joined us in June 2018 after she had just arrived back in England after a 4 year posting in America with her husband and daughter.  Her qualifications include:

Safeguarding Lead Practitioner

Special Educational Needs Coordinator 

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 for SENCO in early years settings.

Norfolk Communication Champion

Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Level 3 Award in Child Psychology (merit)

Special Educational Needs Certificate

Level 3 Award in ADHD Awareness (higher distinction)

Level 4 Award in Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (distinction)

SEN Higher Level 5

Paediatric First Aid

Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety

Safeguarding lead practitioner

The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment Level 2

Early Years Practitioner and Admin - Katy Walkey

Katy attended the pre-school as a pupil in 2000/2001 and was always a regular volunteer helping in the setting and at fundraising events. In Jan 2019 Katy became a member of bank staff and then joined us as a permanent member of staff in 2021.

Katy passed her NVQ Level 3 in Early Years in 2021 so is now a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner.

Her other qualifications include:

The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

Pediatric First Aid

Safeguarding lead practitioner in Early Years

Child Protection

Staff are trained in child protection procedures, and Prevent Duty. The wellbeing of your child and his/her family is of primary importance and should staff have concerns over your child's wellbeing they will usually be discussed with you. However should staff have serious concerns social services will be contacted.



Diary Dates!

We are fundraising at the Marham Funday on Sunday 9th June, and at Families Day on the RAF Base on Saturday 28th July.  Please come and see us if you are there.


Our annual trip this year is to Banham Zoo on Friday 28th June so we will not be open that day.

Sports day is on Friday 12th July.

 Welcome back everyone! The start of a brand new term.

We still have spaces available,so please Contact us for more information. 

***30 Hour Funding***

For more infomation or to see if you are eligible please visit the childcare choices website by following the link below

Childcare Choices

Our toddler group is having a break until further notice.  If you have any interest in the group, please get in touch.

Please help us to keep the setting safe.


We understand children all have mild colds at this time of year, but if they have more severe symptoms, please keep them off.  If they have had sickness or diarrhoea, they must stay off for 48 hours after the last episode.

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