Our Staff

Manton Pre-School employs two experienced pre-school practitioners to work with the children and one part-time practitioner.

Preschool Supervisor

Trish Salisbury

Trish joined the Pre-School in 2013 having previously worked at Bluebell Nursery in Lockeridge.  Trish holds a Children’s and Young People’s Workforce (CYPW, Level 3) Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare.

Trish also holds qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety (Level 2), Fire Safety and she is BLAST trained.

Trish is the Pre-School’s designated SENCO (Special Educational Needs) Co-ordinator and Behaviour Manager.

Trish is the Pre-School’s designated Safeguarding (Level 2) Liaison Person and Health & Safety Officer (in the Childcare Setting).

Pre-School Assistant

Ilse van Oosterwijk


Ilse joined the Pre-School in 2020, after moving with her family from Switzerland to England.
Ilse holds a BA in Primary Education, with a specialization in Early Childhood. She has 20+ years of experience as a Primary School Teacher, having taught in the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland at various International Schools.

Pre-School Practitioner

Rachel Fry

Rachel holds a BA (Hons) in Primary Education and a NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) with Norland Diploma.  She also has Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Bank Staff

Sophia Edwards

Sophia holds a BA (Hons) in Eng Lit. & Childhood & Youth Studies, and is a qualified TEFL teacher with 8 years experience.