Church Street, Teston, ME185AH

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Tina Driver

Preschool Manager

I have lived in Teston since 1997.  I took over the role of preschool Manager in July 2013

I have 2 boys who came to this preschool and are both now enjoying their time at school.  I have been working at the preschool for just under 6 years and completed my NVQ level 3 in August 2011.  I was the chairperson of the local Toddler Group in Wateringbury and before that was actively involved in the school parent teacher association.


Most of my spare time these days is taken up with my boys sporting activities but when I do get a moment to myself I enjoy swimming and gardening - this year I am determined to eat my vegetables before the rabbits do!

Jo Jordan

Deputy Manager and Admissions Secretary

I have worked with children for over 30 years partaking in roles such as a nanny,  teaching assistant within the private and public sectors and as a mother. I worked as a preschool assistant at Teston and Wateringbury for 11 years between 2001 and 2012. From 2007 I worked at both Brunswick House Primary School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant within the Foundation Stage and at the preschool until 2016. Having experience across the whole of Early Years has given me a greater understanding of the needs and requirements of this important age group and the Early Learning goals.


Alongside my role as supervisor at the preschool I am also a massage therapist working from home in Wateringbury. When I am not working I enjoy cycling and spending time with my two now very grown up daughters who both attended the preschool and local primary school.

Louise Williams

Preschool Assistant

I have been working at the Preschool since 1996. I attained a Diploma in Pre-School Practice in 1997 and have attended numerous relevant courses over the years and have a First Aid Certificate. I consider my job to be one of the most worthwhile occupations. My aim is to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing (and fun!) environment for the children whilst they are in our care. I want parents and carers to feel comfortable and happy to approach us about anything. I'm lucky to work with a great professional team.

Gill Wallington

Preschool Assistant

I have worked at Teston & Wateringbury Preschool since 1998 and in 2000 I attained a Certificate in Pre-School Practice.  I have also had training in first aid and child protection. I first got to know the pre-school when my children attended (many years ago!) and I never forgot how rewarding they found it. I now get a great deal of satisfaction from working with children of subsequent generations. I live in Wateringbury with my family and have done for many years. Some of my pastimes include walking and gardening.


Jenny Stockdale

Preschool Assistant

I have been fortunate to work with children for the last 10 years, firstly at a creche and a preschool, both in Paddock Wood, before joining Teston & Wateringbury Preschool in 2010. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Teston, working with a wonderful team, in such a rewarding job, creating a fun and educational environment for the children. I hold a Certificate in Preschool Practice, am a setting SENCO and have completed many courses including first aid and child protection.

Sara Wallis

Preschool Assistant

I have been working at the pre-school since 2008. I have my NVQ level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development which has helped me understand more about the policies and procedures at the preschool alongside child development and welfare.  I have had training in first aid and child protection and I hold the position as preschool risk assessment officer. I have lived in Wateringbury since 2004 and have 3 daughters.

Debbie Bond

Preschool Assistant

I started at the pre-school in February 2015 and can't stop smiling! I have been a Registered Childminder since 2005 and hold a level 3 diploma in Childcare.  I have completed many training courses including first aid and children's safeguarding. I live in Wateringbury with my husband, two children and two guinea pigs.  Our youngest came here and had a wonderful time.  My spare time is putting on my taxi cap and ferrying my children to their various after school clubs.

Dawn Oakenfull

Preschool Assistant

I am very new to the preschool, having only been here since February 2017, however my two eldest children attended the settng and I always had a home from home feeling during drop off and pick up times.  I am a qualified teacher with experience in both the early years and key stage one.  I have had training in first aid and child protection. I live in Yalding with my husband and three young children.

Meet our friendly and experienced staff


(Left to right) Jenny Stockdale, Anna Lomas, Gill Wallington, Tina Driver, Jo Jordan, Debbie Bond, Dawn Oakenfull, Sara Wallis and Louise Williams


Anna Lomas

Preschool Assistant

I have lived in Wateringbury for 11 years with my family. I have been working at the preschool for the past 3 years and have worked with children for the duration of my career, having attained an NNEB diploma in 1996. I was a nanny for 10 years before having my first child in 2004. I have had training in first aid, child protection and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. I rarely have much free time as I am a carer for my eldest son who has autism. I am passionate about my career and dedicated to looking after children.

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