Our Staff.

Creating a stable and happy environment for children to learn and play

A professional, reliable and dedicated team

Our talented team is one of the strengths of Crawshay Preschool. The good relationships between staff create a positive environment, in which your child can grow and learn. The preschool is led by Amina Hussain, an Early Years Teacher, and supported by our Early Years Practitioners. We currently have seven members of staff working directly with the children.

Meet the Team

  • Amina Hussain
  • BA (Hons) EYT, NVQ 3
  • Early Years Manager & Lead Teacher
  • Designated Child Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Amina has worked at the preschool since November 2005. She leads the early years planning and curriculum updates. Amina enjoys storytelling and organising trips within our local community. She is interested in children's emotional and physical well being.
  • Karen Johnson
  • NVQ 3
  • Deputy Manager & Transitions Coordinator
  • Deputy Designated Child Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Karen has worked at the preschool since September 2007. She leads the transition process, organising parent tours to welcome new families and liaising with Primary School, when children are moving onto school. She enjoys circle time activities, to promote children's self-confidence.
  • Martine Browne
  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Martine joined the team in July 2015 and has carried out work experience in the setting. She enjoys planning art experiences, reading stories and gardening.
  • Carola Ayala
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Carola joined the team in July 2015 and was a volunteer at the preschool during her Diploma. She is interested in cooking activities and early literacy development.
  • Vanessa Mann
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Vanessa joined the team in May 2016 and has been a volunteer in a local primary school. She enjoys maths activities and is interested in the special educational needs within the early years.
  • Zoe Bass
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Zoe joined the team in April 2018 and likes helping children to learn and make progress. She enjoys story time and sharing both traditional and new stories.
  • Odete Seabra
  • Level 2 Diploma
  • Early Year Support Practitioner
  • Odete joined the team in 2016, initially as a volunteer but now covers sessions throughout the term. She takes an interest in observing children's social interactions.
  • Judith Clare
  • BSc (Econ) CIMA, ACMA
  • Accountant
  • Judith has been working with our team since July 2016.

My daughter had a wonderful time at Crawshay, she absolutely loved it there. She always looked forward to going and made lots of friends. The staff are amazing and very nurturing. Crawshay is a lovely welcoming environment.


Give your child a happy and fun filled start in life

With childcare from crawshay preschool.