Our Staff

Lily Rajnovic – Manager (Butterfly Group)

Lily joined us in April 2016, and has been working with children for the past 30 years. She started her professional career as a a primary school teacher in Croatia. She moved to the UK in the late '90s and since then she has lived and worked in Didcot. After working for 15 years in Stephen Freeman Primary School, Lily was excited to join the team. Lily loves gardening, needlepoint and reading.

Mary Houseman – Deputy Supervisor (Caterpillar Group)

Mary previously worked at the pre-school from September 2013 to December 2015 and left to help her husband's business.  She missed us so much that she  came back to work at the pre-school in September 2016.  Mary is enjoying doing up her home gradually and her hobbies are skiing, walking her two dogs Rodney and Darcy and painting.

Kayleigh Auden- Pre-School Practitioner (Bumblebee Group)

Kayleigh joined us in April 2014, she also works at the breakfast club at South Moreton Primary School. She has two Godchildren that she loves playing and spending lots of time with.  Kayleigh enjoys listening to music and reading.  She enjoys spending her weekends going to music concerts with her friends.

Dawn Dellow - Pre-School Practitioner (Ladybird Group)

Dawn joined us in June 2017 as bank staff.  She is now in the process of completing her Level 3 and is now a full-time member of staff with her own key group.  Dawn has been involved with the pre-school for several years by being on the Committee and Fundraising Committee whilst her daughter attended the pre-school.  Dawn's hobbies include dog walking, watching touring cars, listening to music, spending time with her family and friends and looking after her cat and 2 rabbits.

Bank Staff:

Zoe Barrington-Groves
Patricia Griffiths
Sarah Carter

Claire Downer - Office Manager

Claire joined us in May 2016 and has been involved with the pre-school for the past 4 years when her own two children attended the setting and has previously been part of the Committee and Fundraising Team.  Claire's hobbies are speedway, swimming and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Key Person:

Our key person system means each member of staff has a group of children for whom she is particularly responsible.

Your child’s key person will work with you to ensure we provide what’s right for their individual needs and interests.

When your child starts at the pre-school the key person will help them to settle and aid them in benefiting from our activities throughout their time with us.