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Meet the team…

Our dedicated team of Early Years practitioners bring together a wide variety of skills, interests,

languages and backgrounds…

We have one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we have established an experienced and caring team. Through your involvement and the commitment of the staff we aim to ensure that each child: Is in a safe and stimulating environment Is given generous care and attention Has the chance to join with other children to play, work and learn together Has an allocated key person who makes sure that each child is happy and making good progress. Is in a pre school that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop Is in a pre school in which parents help to shape the service it offers All our staff are friendly, approachable and operate with an ‘open door’ policy. Our vision and goals are clearly defined and accessible; we are committed to communicating them with clarity and honesty.

Emma Osmond

Preschool Manager Designated Safeguarding lead, Qualifications - Foundation degree in Early years, Level 5 in Leadership & Management,  2x Level 4 units and a BTEC ND in Early Years, Level 1 Food & Hygiene, First Aid Advanced Level Safeguarding and safer recruitment training
“Early years is my passion, with managing my own setting always being a personal aspiration. I have three children who help make my home life busy and fun! I absolutely love being in the heart of children's learning, creating and being part of life long learning outcomes.”


Kate Knight

Preschool Assistant Manager and SENCO Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead, Qualifications - QTS Level 6, Early years SENCO,  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, First Aid Advanced Level Safeguarding

Lucy Compton

Keyperson Qualifications - Level 2 in Childcare,  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, First Aid, Relevant safeguarding training

Alysha Walter

Keysperson Qualifications - Level 3 in Childcare,  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, First Aid, Relevant safeguarding training
I joined the Cygnets family in May 2021 and had previously been a room leader in a pre school setting for 11 years. I love the that no two days are the same and putting into practice how children learn best.
“Growing up, i always knew that i wanted to work with children. I started my apprenticeship in Early Years Childcare and Education in 2016. I have worked in childcare for 3.5 years now and love being able to watch and help children develop their own personalities and grow ready for their new adventure of “big school””

Ellie Rendall


Sarah Pike

Pre-School Assistant

Kelly Spencer

Keyperson Level 3 Ealy years practitoner  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid

Jemma Finney

Admin assistant and Qualified Bank staff

Clare Aylesbury

Lunchtime assistant  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid
“Children flourish in this extremely welcoming and inclusive pre-school. They are greeted by highly enthusiastic staff who put the children's welfare and development at the centre of all they do. Children are safe and secure. They have exceptional bonds with all staff members.” OFSTED 2022

Julie Osmond

Bank staff  Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid
Qualifications - Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 Level 3 relevant Early years qualification I joined the Cygnets team in 2022 in the office as admin assistant. I am a mum of four so always busy. I have always been around and worked with children and enjoy watching them thrive and learn.
I joined the Cygnet family January 2021, i previously worked in a setting for 5 years working with children 0-4 as a room leader for the last year of working there. I have always wanted to work with children, being surrounded by young children growing up only inspired me more to work within childcare.
I joined the Cygnets team in September 2020 starting at Westbury then moving to Bratton to become a key person. Growing up I always knew I wanted to work within childcare and have recently completed my foundation degree and I will now be completing my BA Hons. I love working with children and supporting them throughout their journey at preschool.
I joined Cygnets Bratton in 2021. I had previously worked in an office for many years but felt due to my calm nature and patience I fancied working in an early years setting. At Cygnets I enjoy watching the children learn through play and seeing each child child flourish in their own time. Outside of Cygnets I am Mum to our little boy who has autism. I love that we pride ourselves on being inclusive of all children. We are a family and are the children’s cheerleaders. Every success is celebrated however small or big. Naturally I am drawn to children with additional needs as through my own experience I have learnt effective ways of providing extra support required. I am so very lucky to be part of such a fun, happy and nurturing setting.
I first joined the Cygnets Team in 2020 as the cleaner. This then progressed to lunch assistant, then as a member of Bank staff. I came from a large family and really enjoy the company of small children, supporting and watching them develop and grow with my help with previous experience in lots of roles that involve nurturing and caring for children.
What I like best about being part of the cygnets team is how every single person on our team goes above and beyond for every single child, constantly trying to improve and coming up with new ideas to support them. I love that we work as a team always helping each other as and when needed. Cygnets is very much a group effort with everyone working together and helping each other at every opportunity therefore it is a very friendly work place
I developed a real interest in Early Years child development and education while raising my own 4 children, this turned into a fascinating and rewarding career, never a dull moment. I'm thrilled to be joining the Cygnets team and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of the children and families.
Qualifications - Foundation Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies Relevant Early years level 3 Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid
Currently studying Maths and Ealry years level 3 Level 1 Food & Hygiene, Level 1 Safeguarding and First aid