Our Staff

The Kinsbourne Common Nursery and Pre-School is a joint partnership owned by Mrs Deborah Campbell and Mrs Anna Gay. We have brought together a team of staff with a range of skills in order to be able to meet the individual needs of your child where they can learn and develop through play within a caring and nurturing environment. We will make sure that your child has access to outdoor provision on a daily basis unless it is deemed unsafe to do so (ie adverse weather conditions).
Deborah Campbell

Deborah has a BA in early years and has extensive experience in both her former role as Deputy of Kinsbourne Green Nursery/Pre-School and a previous career in office administration.  She regularly attends training courses, network meetings and conferences in order to keep up-to-date with current developments in practice linked to the Revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfES, 2017).  Deborah has carried out SENCO training and is the Designated Safeguarding representative for the setting.  In addition, she is also Makaton trained and has a full First Aid qualification.  Deborah has completed Health and Safety Training and Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.  She has  attended WRAP training (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).  Deborah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Nursery and Pre-School and supported in this role by Tanya Fisher and Sonal Zala.  Deborah is currently completing her Level 3 qualification in Leading a Forest School.

Tanya Fisher
Tanya Fisher

(Morning Deputy) is NVQ Level 3 early years qualified, has completed SENCO training and attended Cluster Group Meetings. Tanya is an experienced early years practitioner where she has cared for children with additional needs both in terms of her former role as the SENCO Setting Co-Ordinator for Kinsbourne Green Nursery/Pre-School and her subsequent role as SENCO for another local early years setting.  She has a full First Aid qualification and has carried out Makaton training as well as Level 2 Food Hygiene Training. Tanya is also a Designated Safeguarding representative for the setting and deputises for Deborah in her absence.   She has  attended WRAP training (online training to Raise Awareness of Prevent) as well as Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.

Anna Gay

Anna has a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Social Work.  She also holds a BSc in Sociology and Applied Social Studies.   Anna Gay is registered with The Health & Care Professions Council as a practicing Social Worker. Registration No. SW47397.  She has a vast amount of experience working with young people in a safeguarding role, dealing with the most challenging and complex of social care cases.     As a qualified Social Worker,  Anna is able to deal with any child protection issues that may arise in the setting.  Deborah Campbell supports her in these duties.  Anna has a full First Aid qualification.  She has  attended WRAP training (online training to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and is early years safeguarding trained  Anna has also completed Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.  

Sonal Zala

(Afternoon Deputy and Setting SENCO) has an NVQ Level 3 early years qualification.  Sonal (Soni) previously worked for a local primary school.  She has recently undergone Key Worker Training with us in order to develop her role as the Setting SENCO.  She has attended SENCO Cluster meetings and more formal training in the area of special needs is to be carried out shortly.  Soni is safeguarding trained and has a full First Aid qualification.   She has  attended WRAP training (online training to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and has completed Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.

Chloe Highsted

(Assistant Practitioner) has an NNEB in early years.  Chloe has a range of experience in the field of childcare but wishes to develop her practice further with us.  She has a full First Aid Qualification and will be attending Safeguarding  training as soon as it is available.   She will also be completing WRAP training (online training to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and Level 2 Food Hygiene Training as soon as possible.

Additional Information

All staff have undertaken Hertfordshire Steps’  Training which is a behaviour management approach that adopts the  following principles:

  • Shared focus on inclusion of all children within their educational settings

  • Shared values and beliefs across communities

  • Shared communication, diversion and de-escalation

  • Shared risk management

  • Shared reparation, reflection and restoration

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