The Highfield Preschool is an independent day school for children aged 2 years 9 months to rising 5 year olds, which provides excellent, affordable quality childcare with traditional values. Highfield Preschool has caring, loving, mature and qualified teachers who provide a happy environment with clearly set out boundaries and a stimulating environment within a Christian ethos as part of our programme.
Meet the Team
Mrs Sandra Case
Manager and DSP
Mrs Case has been the Manager of Highfield Preschool for 17 years and has Level 6 qualification and Early Years Professional Status. She is passionate about providing the best possible outcomes for all children attending Highfield Preschool, and encourages an exciting, hands-on and fun-filled approach to teaching. She believes that the preschool should be a welcoming, transparent and warm environment where families feel at home and where their voices will be heard.
Mrs Sarah Green
Mrs Sarah has been associated with the Highfield Preschool for the past 6 years and has worked as both key worker and assistant. She has a Level 6 qualification and has a ‘can do’ attitude to learning, gently encouraging the children in her group to develop to their full potential.
Mrs Lara Ejiwunmi
Mrs Lara has been a volunteer and eventually an assistant at Highfield Preschool. She has been associated with the preschool for the past 4 years. She is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification. She is assistant to the Lion group and does excellent Science experiments with all the children! She is also responsible for 1:1 work with children with SEND.
Mrs Nikki Zapico
Mrs Nikki has been associated with the Highfield Preschool for the past 11 years and has recently joined the teaching staff. She is currently completing her Level 3 qualification and is key worker to the Lamb group. She is wonderfully creative and patient with 2 to 3 year olds and manages to settle them into a routine really quickly!
Mrs Debbie Clark
Mrs Debbie has been with us for the past 10 years, has a Level 3 qualification and is the SENCO at the Highfield Preschool. She has a true heart for children with SEND and works with children, parents and professionals to encourage early support to enable all children with SEND to progress to their full potential.
Mrs Sulene Sypkens
Mrs Sulene is assistant to the Lamb group and is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification. She is the gentle one, and has endless patience with the little ones! Mrs Sulene also does cooking activities with all the children!
Mrs Eva Cullinane
Mrs Eva is key worker to the Dove group and is covering maternity leave for Mrs Minodora Fiicanu. She is a fully trained Level 6 Reception teacher and is doing a wonderful job helping out in a fun-filled and exciting way!
Mrs Alison Cracknell
Mrs Cracknell has been at the Highfield Preschool for 16 years and has Level 3 qualification. She is the key worker to the Lion group and has amazingly creative ways to encourage 4 year olds to learn while having a lot of fun! She is also responsible for Music Appreciation sessions with the children.
Mr Matthew Case
Physical Education Teacher
Mr Matthew is our Physical Education teacher and has a Level 6 qualification. He teaches PE to each group individually and concentrates on core strength, muscle development, balance, ball skills, sportsmanship, etc. PE is a much loved part of our weekly routine!