Meet Our Lovely Staff

Emma Hinde
Emma Hinde Supervisor
I have been a part of Brixworth centre pre-school since 2003. My journey started when my daughter joined preschool at age 2 1/2 . I started out by being a member of the committee, this progressed to working at preschool and gaining my early years qualifications. Since then I have become supervisor of this lovely nurturing setting. I love working with young children, no two days are ever the same! It’s a real privilege to watch them grow and learn and to be part of their experience.
I have lived in Brixworth for 23 years and have 2 children, Annabel 22 and William 18, in my free time I enjoy walking my little Dachshund Luna and keeping fit.
Sarah Bodkin
Sarah BodkinPre-School Assistant
I joined the Pre-School as an Assistant in 2019 and I really love my time at here. Seeing the children learn through play and grow in confidence is a wonderful thing to be a part of. The children make me smile everyday. I also work from home for my husband’s business. I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and walking my dog.
Sarah Shepherd
Sarah ShepherdPre-School Assistant
I started working at preschool in 2019, I enjoy working with children as they are constantly learning and changing! It’s also great to be part of the lovely preschool team!

I live in Pitsford and I’m married to Martin and have 3 lovely children Eden, Finley and Ethan.

I have got 7 pets, 3 dogs and 3 cats and a tortoise called Josephine they keep me very busy! My hobbies include walking my dogs, gardening and spending time with my family.

Joanna Prescott
Joanna PrescottPre-School Assistant
Alison Wackett
Alison WackettPre-School Assistant
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.
Julie Perkins
Julie Perkins Pre-School Assistant
I have a degree in Human Biology and was a Registered Nurse until I started my own family in 2004. I was involved with my children’s Pre-school, firstly as Treasurer, then volunteering and finally getting a job here in 2013! I absolutely love working with young children, every day is different and you never know what they are going to do or say! I have been working at the Centre Pre-school since 2013 and have achieved my Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Childhood Studies. Outside work I enjoy Zumba, watching medical TV programmes and spending time with my family and cat Mickey.
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.