Our staff & setting

All our permanent staff who work with children hold a current and relevant First Aid Paediatric certificate.


Jade Turnbull-Allen

Pre-school Supervisor/Manager

Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce

Safeguarding Children

Child Protection Lead

Health & Safety Officer

Safer Recruitment Level 2

First Aider

This term we welcome Jade to our Pre-school.

Jade has many years experience in Early Years and especially enjoys creative and messy play and extends her love of this in all areas of learning. Jade also provides volunteer support to Hartfield and Forest Row guides, so you may have seen her in and around the village.

We look forward to Jade’s new ideas for the Pre-school and continued communication with parents to help children settle, grow and their transition to big school.

Sarah Darbysarah

Deputy Supervisor

Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Early Years Pupil Premium Champion

First Aider

Sarah loves to makes things with the children and is often on hand to help with those sticky, gooey and craft filled activities.

She is also a keen baker and cook, so children and parents can look forward to lots of tasty treats coming home.



Ashley Brindley

Pre-School Assistant

Batchelor of Education Level 6

Child Protection Level 1 & 2

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

First Aider

Ashley has a creative flair, and captures the children’s imaginations in all areas of learning.  She may inspire a craft activity or may turn a story into a song!


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Sue Miles

Pre-School Assistant

NVQ Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Child Protection Level 1 & 2

First Aider

Sue has a passion for gardening, which she shares with the children and staff,  be it by bringing in vegetables from her allotment or creating a nature area with the children.



Lucy Smith

Pre-School Assistant

Cache Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Child Protection Level 1 & 2

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

First Aider

Lucy has a gentle nature and natural empathy for children, which seems to attract them to her almost immediately! She is wonderful at arts and crafts and has the patience of a saint, which is perfect for our setting.


Maria LucasP1020711

Pre-School Administrator

Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Maria is a font of knowledge for all things administrative and we’d be lost without her!

She’s always available to talk to parents and answer any questions.


Forest Row Community Pre-School is committed to safer recruitment to ensure all children are safe in our setting, all appointees are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks. These include references, qualifications and a criminal records check through the Disclosure & Barring Service.