Meet Our Lovely Staff

Alison Wright
Alison WrightDeputy Supervisor
Hi everyone, I’m Alison, yes another one, but you can call me Ali.
I’ve worked in childcare for over 12 years but have joined the Brixworth team this week. Working in preschool is my favourite age, the children are funny, busy and so curious about their world. It’s rewarding teaching them about what they see and hear.
I have a Daughter called Ayda who turned two this month, she keeps me very busy! I live in Duston but know Brixworth well as my sister lives in the village.
I enjoy watching Eastenders and eating chocolate 🍫 and when I have any energy I like to keep fit.
I look forward to getting to know all the children’s characters and helping them in their journey at preschool.
Alison Wackett
Alison WackettPre-School Practitioner
I’ve been working at Pre-School since 2019, however I have worked with children for many years running after school clubs. I’m married to Rob and have 3 lovely children, Emma, Hannah and Matthew. We have a dog called Snoopy who I take for long walks, I also enjoy running and spending time with my family.
Claire Neilson
Claire NeilsonPre-School Practitioner
Hi my name is Claire. I’m so pleased to be a new member of the Brixworth Family. I have worked in childcare for over 20 years and very passionate. I have a teenage son who I love spending time with, going lots of walks and cinema. Look forward to getting to know you all.
Emily Banks
Emily BanksPre-School Practitioner
Hello my name is Emily. I’ve worked with children for the last 18 years and love watching them learn and grow in confidence as they do.
I live in Brixworth with my husband, our 2 children and our dog Dougie. We love going on family walks and to the theatre together.
I look forward to getting to know you and your lovely children.
Pauline Welch
Pauline WelchPre-School Practitioner
Hi, my name is Pauline and I have worked in child care for over 20 years. I love working with children, watching them grow and how no two days are the same!

I have lived in Brixworth for nearly two years with my partner Chris and our 3 children Ellis, Harry and Tilly.
In my spare I love spending time with my family and going for walks and the park.

Marie Button
Marie ButtonPre-School Assistant
I joined in 2019 and really enjoy being part of a super family friendly Pre-School and watching the children learn and develop through play whilst they have lots of fun along the way. During my spare time I love spending time with my family, walking my two very energetic spaniels and watching movies.
Julie TearPre-School Administrator
I have held the post of Pre-school Administrator since January 2019, I previously worked in Social Housing, the NHS and Private Healthcare. I am a mum to two girls, now teenagers who attended the preschool and during this time I volunteered on the Committee. Part of my role is to provide parents with information with regards to our waiting list, admissions and funding/fees. I live in the village and in my spare time enjoy walking my dog and yoga.