Meet the team


The Little Owl Pre-School is run by a Committee of parents.

The Pre-School employs a team consisting of a Manager, deputy Manager and additional Foundation Stage Practitioners
 who run the Pre-School on a daily basis.

The current members of our team are:


Rachel Beilby, Manager

Rachel qualified as an early year practitioner in 1992 and spent 6 years at her previous pre-school position in Reading. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and relaxes by doing Pilates. 

Rachel works with and leads the team, taking the pre-school forwards in partnership with parents and carers.

Mrs Helen York, Deputy Manager

Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Designated Safeguarding Person. Makes extraordinary sandcastles.

Vikki Dupree, Practitioner

Early Years Foundation Stage & Lead Language Practitioner
Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce. Known as the Balloon Lady!

Akiko Tomono, Practitioner 
Early Years Foundation Stage Practitioner & SENCO Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce. Precise as Origami but loves messy play.

Sashcha White, Practitioner

Baidaa Abduljabbar, Pre-school Assistant

Lucy Hodges, Administrator

Involved with the pre-school for over five years staring as a parent. Following a stint on the committee became the administrator in Jan 2016. Lucy has a background in childcare, including time as a Nanny and in social care. Known as the cupboard lady!



Ruth Eitel
Chair & Safeguarding contact

Claire Newbold
OFSTED Liaison

Mary Hudson
Treasurer and Payroll Officer

Sandeep Kaur 

Kalani Seymour
Health and Safety