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Staff Team - West End

Our staff are carefully selected for their genuine natural warmth towards young children and their passion for delivering high quality Early Years education.

Mrs Gemma Akins

Diploma, Advanced Practitioner level 4


Miss Emily Whitmarsh

Manager & Safeguarding

BA(hons) Child Youth & Community Studies


Mrs Renata Allen

Deputy Manager and Safeguarding
NVQ L 3, Advanced Practitioner Level 4


Mrs Kelly Light

Admin, Safeguarding and Training Co-ordinator/Early Years Educator, BA (hons) Primary Ed specialist –Early Years


Mrs Lisa Parker

Early Years Educator & SENCO
NVQ level 3, SEN training


Mrs Christina Bendell

Level 3 Early Years Educator


Mrs Hannah Hurst

Level 5 Early Years Educator- Foundation Degree in Childhood studies/ Elsa

 Mrs Jessica Evans

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Miss Natalie Robertson

Level 2 Practitioner

 Miss Abbie Kenway

 BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

Early Years Educator


All our staff have a commitment to further develop their knowledge and training is ongoing with some staff having specialist training in SEN and other areas.

All staff are DBS checked and references sought before recruitment. The owner/manager, Mrs Gemma Akins has completed safer recruitment training and is responsible for recruitment decisions. All our staff have completed at least full level 3 safe guarding training.

At least half our staff are qualified first aiders.

Our setting SENCO’s are Mrs Lisa Parker and Miss Emily Whitmarsh who regularly update their training.

West End

Phone: 023 8047 1070

West End Youth House
Moorgreen Rec Ground
Moorgreen Road
West End
SO30 3EG

Chandlers Ford

Phone: 07543 523387

Fryern Infant School
Oakmount Road

Chandlers Ford
SO53 2LN

Hedge End

Phone: 07852 303197
Berrywood Primary School
Maunsell Way
Hedge End
SO30 2TL


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