Meet the Team
Mrs Sandra Case
Manager and DSP
Mrs Case has been the Manager of Highfield Preschool for 19 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 Nikki Zapico
Deputy & Key Worker
Mrs Nikki has been associated with the Highfield Preschool for the past 13 years and now serves as the Deputy Manager. She holds a Level 3 qualification and is the Key Worker to the Lamb Group (2 year olds). She is wonderfully creative and patient and manages to settle our new Lambies into a routine really quickly!
Mrs Sulene Sypkens
Mrs Sulene is assistant to the Lamb group and holds a 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.
Miss Casey Ball
Miss Casey has been associated with Highfield Preschool for 8 years and holds a Ba Hons degree in Early Childhood Studies. She is the Key Worker for the Dove’s Group (3 year olds). Miss Casey’s consistent, affectionate and level-headed approach builds knowledge, confidence and independence in all of her pupils.
Mrs Esther Butler
Mrs Esther is the newest member of the Highfield Preschool team and holds a Level 3 qualification. She is the assistant to the Dove’s Group (3 year olds). Her loving and nurturing nature ensures all of the pupils in her group feel encouraged and well cared for.
Mrs Lara Ejiwunmi
Mrs Stephanie Jenkins
Mrs Stephanie has been associated with Highfield Preschool for 2 years. She holds a Level 6 qualification and is the assistant to the Lion’s Group (4 year olds). Mrs Stephanie especially enjoys outside time, nature walks into our woods, minibeasts and encouraging children to make use of our woodwork bench.
Mrs Debbie Clark
Mrs Debbie has been with us for the past 12 years. She has a Level 3 qualification and is our SENCO. She has a true heart for children with SEND and works with them, their parents and professionals to encourage early support, ensuring all of the pupils at Highfield Preschool progress to their full potential.
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!