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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 Aid

  • 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

  • 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

Chloe Young - Pre-school Practitioner

Hi I’m Chloe. I attended Oakley Pre-school when I was a little girl and I am very proud to be working here now. I started as a student in 2014 and since then I have become a full member of the team. I love being around the children and helping them to learn.

  • Level 3 Diploma for Children and the Young

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Maths and Science Coordinator

  • Early Years First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Samantha Bance - Pre-school Practitioner

  • NVQ Level 3 - Child Care

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Training (SEND)

  • Early Years First Aid

  • Basic Food Hygiene

Julie Grimshaw - Pre-school Administrator

  • Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness

  • Early Years First Aid

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Contact Us


Oakley Pre-school, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Pound, Oakley, Bedford MK43 7RQ