My profession in childcare began during my studies when I worked as a camp counsellor in the USA. In 2005 I started working in a private nursery in London and since then my career has developed until, in 2015, I was appointed manager of Berinsfield Early Years Pre-School.

I am a qualified teacher as well as Early Years Professional and have a master’s degree in pedagogics in early education. I am also a safeguarding designated lead.

I love working with children, and, I take pleasure in seeing them flourish at our pre-school. 

I am lucky to have a fantastic team with very low staff turnover and together we were awarded ‘Good’ in the last two OFSTED inspections.

I have worked at Berinsfield Pre-School for almost three years, starting in 2015 when I was appointed the deputy manager. 

I am a qualified teacher and have a master’s degree in pedagogy. I am also a safeguarding deputy designated lead. I have enjoyed working in childcare for over 18 years, including spending time as an au-pair and a childminder. My big passion is for baking and decorating cakes.

Sue Bainbridge

Chair of committee

I started working in Berinsfield Pre-School in 2010 as a qualified nursery nurse with an NVQ3 and 22 years of experience in childcare.

I love working with children, especially the younger ones, when I prepare and carry out “Treasure Trove” activities with them. During this activity I encourage sharing, taking turns, listening and speaking, and, confidence.  

I really enjoy messy play, arts & crafts and helping children being creative.

I am a qualified nursery nurse with NVQ3 and I’ve worked in childcare for over 20 years. I began working in Berinsfield Pre-School 15 years ago and developed my role as SEN Co-ordinator. I prepare and carry out the “Spirals” group.

My role as SENCO is to make sure that children are supported if they need extra help and they get guidance from staff and other professionals. 

I feel very passionate about my role and believe that every child deserves to be listened to, supported, and feel valued in everything they do. 

I joined Berinsfield Pre-School in 2013 as a trainee Nursery Assistant to learn all about childcare and education as I have always loved children. I completed my NVQ3 qualification at the setting in 2015 as well as having huge opportunities to gain valuable practical experience in all areas of childcare. 

I love my job and you often can see me dancing with children or playing games. Outside of work I love spending time with my young nephews and niece when we love playing at the playground and visiting family.