Greenbank Pre School is located in the purpose-built nursery hall in Greenbank Church under the leadership of Manager Kyra Okoth. Our experienced staff are committed to quality provision for the individual child. There are 30 places available morning and afternoon with at least three staff and one parent helper on a rota system.
Meet Our Staff
Over 40 years later I am still in the same profession having worked overseas as an Early Years Consultant and Head Teacher/ Manager in Spain, Kenya and the Middle East. My career developed in London where I worked in Merton for 6 years as a leader in early years.
My passion for the expressive arts, upcycling, global and multicultural projects and creating beautiful spaces for children shines through everything I do. There isn’t a day goes by where I don’t learn something from the children and the work I do with them!
Apart from managing the professional development of all staff at Greenbank, I also lead the ECO/Outdoor areas of the curriculum, Additional Support for Learning, Planning and Policy review, Risk Assessments and Inservice training.
I love to see children blossom in their learning by being inquisitive through discovery and challenge in their play.
They are a constant inspiration to me.
I love working with children because they are a bunch of creative, imaginative and inspiring little people and they are non-judgemental and can absorb the silly side of me!
Debi Allan – Early Years Practitioner
I have a passion for early years education & love being able to support children & watch them grow and develop in their formative years.
I have two lovely children, I love the outdoors, to travel & to see the world and you might have already guessed I’m from Australia.
I am an EYP and I coordinate the area of ‘loose parts’ play. I am passionate about providing experiences where the children can engage with a sense of wonder and excitement.
I am from Switzerland and I have two teenage daughters.
I am interested in the way different children develop and learn. I believe in building secure attachments and responding to individual needs and the promotion of inclusion.
I am the lunch time supervisor & work alongside Marion Monday-Friday. I also work EYP supply which I absolutely love! I have a great interest in all things creative and enjoy working in all areas of the pre school
I am a Lunchtime Supervisor. Along with Kirsten, I co-ordinate all aspects of lunch service in preschool. I am passionate about food and nutrition as it relates to children. ……🤷🏻♀️
I am a retired Community Paediatrician, with many years’ experience with children with a range of additional support needs. As an elder of Greenbank Church, I was aware of the work of Greenbank Pre School for many years before I became Chair of the Management Committee in 2013.