Our Noah's Ark Family 2021

Our staff team 

Vickie
Wrigglesworth

I have worked at Noah's Ark since 1996 when my youngest child left to go to "big school". During that time I have worked my way through the qualifications list, achieving BA (Hons) Early Years​ and Qualified Teacher Status. I have taught Reception & Year 1 in a village school one day a week for the last 5 years.

 I am the setting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Manager.  

Tracey
Darnbrook
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Tracey, an experienced Level 3 practitioner, joined our team in 2018.  She loves crafts and has brought with her an abundance of ideas and activities that really inspire the children. Tracey loves to clean too

Kathryn
Eckford
Annabel
James
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Annabel is our newest team member; both her aunties have worked with us so she feel like family already. She enjoys studying and is building on her Level 3 childcare qualification.

Sam
Nelson

My 2 children attended Noah’s Ark and thus led me onto my career path with playing, supporting and teaching young children. I joined the team in 2010 as an Early Years Practitioner (level 3) and have gone on to achieve a BA (Hons) in Young Children’s Learning and Development. I am designated lead person in safeguarding and also responsible for registration. I enjoy sharing my love of baking and gardening with the children and when harvests are bountiful also sharing the fruit of my labours from my allotment!.

Kim
Umpleby

I am a qualified teacher with a specialism in Early Years and have worked at the local Children's Centre.  I have 2 girls who are both at a local schools and we've moved on to the family farm where we have spent time rebuilding our house. I hope to do some Forest School training  and in the meantime I'm working on providing weather topic boxes and introducing puppets to our children who qualify for extra funded support.

 

Becky
Morrell

I have gained my level 3 qualification. I am very busy with 4 children and the family farm but I still manage to be actively involved in my church. I also find time to give respite care to a young lady with special needs.

Keri
Standen

Kathryn worked as our SEND assistant for many years, doing speech & language sessions with groups of children. She is now on our bank staff. 

Keri worked with us for 4 years and is on our bank staff. She also keeps us up to date with Safeguarding advice.