Our Staff

The heartbeat of our preschool! We are very lucky to have such dedicated staff who take such great care of your little ones. You can read a little about our core staff members below
Carrie Denton
Manager

Hi, I’m Carrie, Manager of Sparklers.


I set up Sparklers in 2001 along with a school Governor and West Berks Early Years Team. Previously to this I taught in Foundation and year 1 at Basildon school.

 

I spent 10 years teaching at Alfred Sutton Primary in Reading after I finished my training, I trained as an NNEB at Reading college with two years practical placements back in 1981.

I now have 3 gorgeous little grandchildren who keep me very busy.. In my ‘spare’ time I am a CFR (community first responder) for SCAS (South Central Ambulance Service)

Emma Berry
Play Worker

Hi my name is Emma, I live in Bracknell and travel to Sparklers each day. I've worked at Sparklers since January 2014.

I trained at Chiltern Nursery College in Reading and I have an NVQ level 2 and level 3 in childcare.

I have worked in childcare for over 20 years now in various child care settings.

I have two children a daughter Aimee age 12 and a son Alfie age nine.

Caroline Collins
Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Caroline, I have work at Sparklers Preschool since 2002.

I am NVQ level 3 childcare qualified. I have a responsibility for the SEND (Special Educational Needs Development) in Sparklers.

I have lived in the village all my life, I have also been a nanny/childminder for a number of years.

 

I live with my husband and have two children both adults now, apart from my work my dogs are my passion.

Melissa Stradling
Play Worker

I live in Upper Basildon with my husband Niel and our three children; Jazz (21), Max (18) and Liv (15).  

 

I have lived in the village for 17 years and worked for Sparklers Preschool since 2005.

 

I have an NVQ level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development and have responsibility for Health & Safety in Sparklers and I am qualified with a Level 2 Heath & Safety in the Workplace for Childcare.

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