Staff Members

Bowes Pre-School has a very highly qualified team of staff; it currently employs 3 staff members.

Nicky Alderson

My name is Nicky and I am the Manager and Key worker at Bowes Pre-school.  I joined Bowes Pre-school in October 2010 and worked as an  Early Years Practitioner until November 2016, when I was promoted to Deputy Manager, taking over as  Manager in December 2018.

I have a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's workforce, as well as Cache Level 4 in Co-Ordinating Special Educational Needs Provision, QA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer and Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene.

I really enjoy working with children and being involved in their learning and development.

I am the named person for:-

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Special Educational Needs (SENCO)

Health & Safety

Ruthie Painter
Interim Deputy Manager


My name is Ruthie and I have worked at Bowes Pre-school since 2011.  I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.  I have also attended many courses throughout my time at Bowes Pre-school, including level 3 Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Safeguarding and Level 2 Food Hygiene.

I love seeing how children learn and develop in their own ways and providing them with resources to help stimulate their imagination.



I am named person for:-

Behaviour Management

Parents as partners

Progress checks at age 2


Jayne Richards
Student Childcare Assistant

My name is Jayne, and I started at Bowes Pre-school in December 2018.  I have completed Level 2 Safeguarding and I am working towards completing my CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education.


All staff members have up to date DBS checks and are on the update service.

We use the key person system that gives each member of staff particular responsibility for a number of children.  This staff member is your point of contact to discuss any issues.  This will ensure that the needs of each child are identified and met.

The following statements were taken from recent OFSTED Reports.

‘The manager’s regular consideration of the effectiveness of the provision ensures good quality support for individual children’

‘A good key person system is in place which supports families’

‘Adults work closely in partnership with parents and others to safeguard children and to promote their care and education’

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