LibbyLibby Johnson: Teaching Manager and Joint Safeguarding Lead; Paediatric First Aider.

I have a PGCE in Primary Education and taught Year 1 and Year 2 prior to starting a family – I have a daughter who is in her final year at University and a son who is in his final year at school. I have been at Harpsden since 2015. I really enjoy the rural location of the Pre-School, the children spend a lot of time outside where they have lots of space to feel free. I love to see them busy making all sorts of concoctions in the mud kitchen or watering the plants that we grow. I feel fortunate to be part of a small but dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff.

Rebecca_1Rebecca Quinn: Deputy Teaching Manager; SENCO; Paediatric First Aider.

I am NVQ Level 4 qualified and have worked in settings in Henley for a number of years. I started at Harpsden in 2016. I have two children, a boy at secondary school and a girl at primary school who both love playing sport. I enjoy the great outdoors at Harpsden, I love to watch the children as they run outside in the field. Reading to the children is one of my favourite activities along with lunch – listening to their social chat makes my day!

HelenJacqui Bagley: Pre-School Assistant; Paediatric First Aider

I am NNEB trained (equivalent to NVQ Level 3) and have over 10 years of Early Years experience. I enjoy thinking up ideas for the role play corner and acting them out with the children. I love reading stories to the children and listening to their thoughts and ideas.


Rebecca_1Nicola Howes: Pre-School Assistant; Paediatric First Aider.

I have recently joined the staff at Harpsden Pre-School, having experience of the setting from when I sent my own two children here. My favourite things at Harpsden are the fantastic outdoor space and getting creative in the role play area.

Jo_1Liz Heppenstall: Pre-School Assistant; Paediatric First Aider.

I have been involved with Harpsden Pre-School for the past 20 years having been Chairman, Administrator and now Pre-School Assistant. I have 3 children; a daughter and a son who are both at university, and a son who is at secondary school. Harpsden Pre-School has such a lovely location – it’s a real treat to come here. I really enjoy all the creative activities that we do, and the fun we have outside each day.


Rebecca_1Vanessa Smith: Business Manager and Joint Safeguarding Lead; Paediatric First Aider.

Before having my three children I enjoyed a really interesting career in business and marketing. Since the arrival of my two daughters and my son I have worked for a Pre-School, as a Teaching Assistant in a School and in After School Care. It is great that in this new role, I can combine my business background with my love of working with children. My favourite thing about Harpsden is seeing all the children so happy, and so engaged in all the fun activities that the staff prepare.

Lucy_1Lucy Weatherston: Administrator.

I have three daughters (one at primary and two at secondary school) and a wealth of voluntary experience from pre-school committees and the school PTA, as well as previous career experience in fundraising and events. My favourite things at Harpsden are the lovely rural setting and the friendly staff!