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 she is also our special educational needs coordinator (SENCO).
Alison is qualified to NVQ Level III & has been working at the Pre-School since February 2008 and within childcare for 22 years; she has three children of her own, all of whom have attended Little Spinnakers.

Natasha Geehan

Pre-School Practitioner

Hi, I'm Tasha. When my son attended Little Spinnakers l I took on a role as bank staff, later gaining my keyworker role. I am qualified to NVQ Level 5 and have worked with children for 10 years, taking time off when I had my sons. I'm always willing to learn new and exciting things to enhance the preschool and the children's learning.

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 has worked with us for three years and is qualified to level 3 NVQ in childcare, Rubee is based in the Ocean room.

Sarah Oxley Cope

Pre-School Practitioner

Hi, I'm Sarah, I'm married with two lovely children of my own, one of which attended Little Spinnakers herself, 7 years ago now!
I have worked at Little Spinnakers for the last 3 years and I have really enjoyed it. I started as bank staff, but am now working towards gaining my level 3 childcare qualification. I really enjoy working here within a great team.

Megan Stewart

Pre-School Practitioner

Hi, I'm Megan, I joined the Little Spinnakers team in October 2016 and I'm currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare, which I'm really enjoying.

In my spare time, I like going to watch Portsmouth FC with my younger brother and attending music events.

Keri Baker

Pre-School Practitioner

Hi, I’m Keri. I’ve worked in child care in various roles for 12 years.
I joined the Little Spinnakers team in summer 2017, and have just achieved my Level 3 diploma in early years.
I love working with children, and helping them achieve all their milestones! I’m married and kept very busy at home with our 5 children !!!!!

Kayleigh Rudkin

Pre-School Practitioner

Karen Smith

Pre-School Practitioner

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.