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Pre-school Manager's Welcome

Hi I’m Sally, I have been at Oakley Pre-school since 2005. In 2010 I took on the position of Pre-school Manager. I love being part of the team at Oakley Pre-school and I work tirelessly in the drive for ongoing development and improvement of the provision we offer.

I aim to be an inspirational manager who is committed to ensure that our children receive the very best of learning opportunities in a happy and enabling environment. 

Our child-led approach supports the development of purposeful, calm, confident and independent children.  Alongside planning in the moment, it improves children's outcomes and meets both the individual needs of the children and the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We welcome you to Oakley Pre-school and look forward to working in partnership with you.

  • Safeguarding Coordinator

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coordinator

  • Looked After Children Coordinator

  • Designated First Aider

  • Health and Safety Coordinator

Sally Martiello

Meet Our Team

Karen Searle - Deputy

Hi I’m Karen. I started my journey at Oakley Pre-school in 2010 and since then I have loved helping the young children of our village develop and grow ready for their next adventure through school.

  • Started at Pre-school – September 2010

  • NVQ level 3 – Child care

  • Safeguarding Deputy

  • Medication & First Aid Coordinator

  • Physical and Nutritional Coordinator (PANCO)

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Dianne Todd - Deputy

Hi I’m Dianne. I first joined Oakley Pre-school in 2000 and qualified as a pre-school practitioner in 2005. I left in 2008 to become an Early Years Coordinator in a day care setting before moving on to manage a busy day nursery for 9 years.

I returned to Oakley Pre-school in 2017 and am delighted to be back and working as part of a dedicated team, to ensure your child has the best start and the happiest of times as we prepare them for school.”

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice

  • EYFS Coordinator

  • Two Year Old Lead

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Equal Opportunities Coordinator

  • Communication and Behaviour Coordinator

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Alison Molyneux - Pre-school Practitioner

Hi I’m Alison. I started working at the Pre-school in February 2016. I am a qualified teacher and spent my early career working in Reception/Infant classes. I became interested in the early years of education, realising how crucial these are to a child’s development and learning. I have had the pleasure of quickly getting to know both the school and the children.

  • B.Ed Honours 2:1

  • Worked with young children since 1985

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Literacy and Phonics Coordinator

  • Published Children's Author

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Samantha Bance - Pre-school Practitioner

Hi I’m Samantha.  I joined Oakley Pre-school in April 2019.  After changing my career in 2016 I qualified as an Early Years Practitioner in 2018.  I have always loved being with young children helping them to learn and develop and meeting their milestones.

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma - Early Years Educator

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Health & Safety Coordinator

  • Maths & Science Coordinator

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Training (SEND)

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Natalie Talbot - Pre-school Assistant

Hi, I'm Natalie.  I joined the Pre-school in April 2021 and I am really looking forward to helping the future generation develop with such a fantastic team.  I've lived in Oakley for 11 years and both of my children started their educational journey at Oakley Pre-school and it's great to be able to help offer the same happy experience.

Julie Grimshaw - Pre-school Administrator

Hi, I'm Julie.  We moved from Derbyshire to Oakley in the summer 2010 in time for my eldest child to start primary school and my middle child started at Oakley Pre-school shortly followed by my youngest. The Pre-school was so welcoming and the staff so kind and dedicated that I wanted to give something back so wasn't long before I joined the Pre-school Committee and in 2012 accepted to take over as the Chairperson.  I continued this role until becoming the Pre-school Administrator in 2019.

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Paediatric First Aid