Our Team

We pride ourselves in recruiting the very best staff to support your children. Find below details of our current team and don’t forget to meet the Committee too!

Marianna Pinnock

Pre-School Manager

With over 20 years of childcare experience Marianna has worked with children of all ages and brought up four of her own.
She enjoys early years and has been a part of Little Spinnakers since 2001. Marianna is always looking for ways to enhance and improve the setting and hopes to inspire staff and students in the profession.

Alison Carpenter

Deputy Pre-School Manager and SENCO

Alison is the Deputy Manager of Little Spinnakers and is also our special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).
Alison is qualified to NVQ Level 3 and has been working at Little Spinnakers since February 2008 and in the childcare sector for 22 years. She has three children of her own, all of whom have attended Little Spinnakers.

Natasha Geehan

Pre-School Practitioner

Natasha is a senior practitioner at little spinnakers and is the safeguarding lead for Ocean Room. Natasha is qualified to NVQ level 5 and has over ten years experience in the childcare sector. She enjoys working with children and helping them to learn and grow in new exciting ways.

Alison Robinson

Pre-School Practitioner

Hello, I'm Ali and I work in Coral Room. I have been with Little Spinnakers for 21 years! I started as a parents volunteer, then joined the Committee. After a few years I joined the staff team and gained my childcare qualifications. I absolutely love my job and I feel privileged to be a part of the children's first steps onto the education ladder.

Rubee Read

Pre-School Practitioner

Rubee first came to Little Spinnakers as a college placement and has now worked with us for over three years. She is qualified to level 3 NVQ in childcare and is based in Ocean room. Rubee enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Sarah Oxley

Pre-School Practitioner

Sarah is a practitioner based in Ocean room and has worked at Little Spinnakers for nearly 5 years. Sarah has two children of her own and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Megan Stewart

Pre-School Practitioner

Megan has been at Little Spinnakers for just over three years and is based in Ocean room. Megan is qualified to level 2 NVQ and has almost completed her level 3 NVQ. Megan enjoys going to watch football alongside her younger brother and friends.

Keri Baker

Pre-School Practitioner

Keri is the room leader and safeguarding lead in Coral room and is qualified to level 3 NVQ. Keri has been at Little Spinnakers since April 2017 and has worked in the childcare sector since 2004. Keri is married with 5 children who she enjoys having days out with and trips away with the family.

Kayleigh Rudkin

Pre-School Practitioner

Kayleigh is qualified to level 3 and has worked in the childcare sector for six years. She started at Little Spinnakers in May 2019 and you can find her based in Coral Room. Kayleigh enjoys spending time with her son at the park and having days out with her family.

Karen Smith

Pre-School Practitioner

Karen has been at Little Spinnakers since May 2019 and is based in Coral room. She is qualified to level 3 and has worked in the childcare sector since 2003. Karen enjoys going to the park with her son and doing crafts at home with him.

Need to talk to someone?

If you ever have any concerns or questions about your child, please do speak to your child’s Keyworker or to our SEND Co-ordinator or Pre-School Manager.