Lisa Paine | Manager | Level 6
I joined BCPS in September 2017 after graduating from Reading University with a BA Hons in Children’s Development and Learning. I’ve been inspired through my experience in a range of roles in supporting young children over the past 16 years, in Pre-Schools, Primary Schools, as well as running baby and toddler signing and music classes. I am Mum to 2 teenage boys so spend lots of my spare time watching them playing football. I perform as a singer in a soul band, so always love a good singalong with the children at Pre-School. I feel passionately about young children’s curiosity, wonder, and capabilities.
Janet Barron | Lead Early Years Practitioner/SENCo | Level 3
I am a qualified Norland Nanny and spent 15 years working as a nanny, 9 of which were with the same family. I loved the close relationship that I had with children when nannying and have been happy to experience the same with the children we care for since starting at BCPS in January 2018. I’m also a reflexologist and recently qualified in baby reflex .I am mum to identical twin girls which keeps me busy! As a family we enjoy cycling, I also love music and doing crochet in my spare time.
Hollie McCarthy | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I have over 20 years experience working with children and joined the team at BCPS in October 2019 after previously working in a range of roles in nurseries and pre-schools and most recently as a Nanny for a family with three young girls.
I have worked with children ranging from birth to 8 years old and have found every age extremely rewarding and continue to feel this way in my role at BCPS.
In my spare time I enjoy day trips, spending time with my family and trying to get to the beach as often as possible!
Catherine Reeve | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I have almost 15 years of experience working in pre-schools and nurseries starting by volunteering at my son’s Pre-School and then running it! I worked at Emmanuel church nursery in Normandy for over 6 years before they closed down and was very pleased to find a position at Bagshot community Pre-school. I enjoy working with children and find it very rewarding to see how they learn and develop. Originally from Suffolk, I also lived in Malaysia for 5 years where I volunteered at the Garden International School in their primary library sharing stories with the children, I also volunteered at the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) association to help the children learn to ride horses and build their physical development. I have been married for over 25 years and have a son in his 20s. I have recently completed my Level 3 early years educator diploma which has given me a great insight into the latest rules, best practice, and government guidelines. When not studying or working, I like to travel and have recently started joining my husband on the back of his motorbike for days out around the area. I am also a keen walker and will always be seen with my Fitbit on my wrist to keep track of my steps!
Hollie Kirkland | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I live in Camberley and joined BCPS in April 2019 having finally got back into work after having my son. On leaving school I went straight into an Apprenticeship and achieved my Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Foundation in Childcare. I’ve always had a passion to work with children and love to see how they learn and increase their knowledge. I have experience working with babies and children up to 5 years old and am really enjoying working with the children at BCPS. At the weekends I enjoy spending time with my son and many nieces and nephews!
Angela Cracknell | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I was born and grew up in South Africa, have lived in America and Australia and recently moved to Camberley after living in London for 10 years. I achieved a Montessori qualification and have over 10 years experience working with children ranging from 4 months to 13 years old in both home and school settings.
I joined BCPS in April 2019 and am passionate about being a positive influence in the early years of children’s lives and supporting them to become independent individuals.
I love to bake and create personalised home made cards and gifts in my spare time.
Elaine Edwards | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I trained as a Nursery Nurse at the Chiltern Training College over twenty years ago and I have enjoyed working with a wide range of age groups from babies and children to teenagers and young adults since then.
I have experiences in a variety of roles and settings which include Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools, a Japanese Kindergarten and an SEN school, as well as a Residential Short Break centre and a Children's Ward in a local hospital.
I was inspired by the BCPS team when I came to spend a few days with the children during the summer of 2019 and was delighted to be offer a permanent role from September 2019.
Having always been interested in holistic therapies I have recently attended some courses in my spare time.
I have a son and as a family we enjoy music, camping, cycling and snowboarding.
Emma MacNeill | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3
I joined BCPS in 2021 with 5 years experience working with children aged 2-5 and have a level 3 diploma in Early Years Foundation in Childcare. I started out as a volunteer helper at my children’s pre-school and soon realised how rewarding it was to be part of a child’s learning journey. I enjoy supporting children, watching them develop their learning and ideas to extend their play. I have twins and as a family we enjoy walking, cycling and nature. In my spare time I like up-cycling old furniture and socialising with family and friends.
Victoria Austin | Business Support
I joined BCPS in September 2016 as Part-time Administrator. A lot of my work experience is Admin related and I previously worked in the Admissions Department at St George’s College, Weybridge. I achieved a BSc in Business and Maritime Studies from Liverpool John Moores University in spite of being sea sick and a poor swimmer ! I am married and Mum to 2 teenagers and our Westie. We moved from Bagshot to Camberley 3 years ago and I love working in a place that holds so many good memories for me. I am a passionate Southampton FC fan and lover of all things ‘90s, especially the music! It is a privilege to be part of such a dedicated and passionate team at BCPS. I relish the opportunities I get to spend time with the children and love watching them grow and develop in our nurturing environment, whilst I keep an eye on all the paperwork!
Laura Baker - Chairperson
Gary Baker - Treasurer
Sarah Ward - Secretary
Gareth and Sarah Jones