The Team

Meet our Staff


Mrs Barbara Defeo

Diploma in Pre-school Practice

First Aider,  S.E.N Coordinator, Designated Safeguarding Lead.

“I was first involved with the Pre-school back in 1985 when my daughter started here. Over the years I was a volunteer and then worked part-time. In 1996 it became Ladybirds, so I decided to do my Diploma in Childcare and took on  the role of manager. I have taught many children through the years – some are now bringing their children here. I am proud to be part of a brilliant team who make this an exciting place for children to learn.


Mrs Louise Collins

Pre-school Assistant
Level 3 in Childcare
First Aider

“Both my children attended Ladybirds. I started working at Ladybirds when my son started school, he is now at University. I feel privileged in knowing the children and their families and in being involved in their educational journey. I have been on a variety of training courses and keep up to date with current legislation.






Mrs Patricia West

Acting Deputy Manager





Mrs Helen Floyd

Admin Co-ordinator



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