“Where learning is fun!”
Playgroup Manager - Emma Butterfield
Hello my name is Emma and I am the manager of Escrick Pre-school Playgroup. I have had 18years’
experience in the child care profession and hold various qualifications. Firstly I gained the N.N.E.B
qualification in 2000 then went on to work in various privately owned day nurseries up until 2012. In
2010 I completed the Early Years Foundation Degree which enabled me to put into practice and
further support children’s learning and development. I hold other training qualifications such as
Paediatric First Aid, Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding and SEN. Within the setting I am the
Designated Lead Practitioner.
Qualifications - Diploma in Nursery Nursing (N.N.E.B) Foundation Degree in Young Children’s
Learning and Development. Paediatric First Aid (2018). Equality and Diversity Level 2.
Further Training - FGM. Prevent training. Senco. Safeguarding.
Roles - Lead Practitioner (Safeguarding)
Deputy Playgroup Manager - Sonia Burton
Hi, my name is Sonia and I have worked as a practitioner at Escrick Pre-school for 9 years, taking
over as Deputy Manager in 2010. I have a Diploma in Pre-school Practice and also hold Paediatric
First Aid, Makaton and Child Protection. I live in Selby and have an 18 year old son and have
worked in child care for the past 30 years. I’am also the settings designated Health and Safety Co-
Qualifications - Diploma in Pre-school Practice (DPP) Paediatric First Aid (2018) Child Protection
Further Training - FGM. Safeguarding. Prevent training. Makaton. Making sense of Autism.
Roles - Health and Safety Co-ordinator
Practitioner - Sue Phillips
Hello my name is Sue and I became a practitioner at Escrick Pre-school in 2015. My previous
experience is within the Early Years, where I gained my level 3 in children’s development.
Qualifications - Diploma in Children’s Development. Paedatric First Aid (2018)
Futher Training - Safegaurding. Making Sense of Autism. Senco.
Roles - Senco Co-ordinator
Practitioner Bank Staff - Sarah Rochester
Hello my name is Sarah. I started at Escrick Pre-school in 2016. I currently work as bank staff. I
have lived in Riccall for twenty years and have two teenagers, a girl and a boy.
Qualifications - Paedatric First Aid (2018)
Further Training - Safeguarding. FGM. Prevent training.
Practitioner, bank staff - Emma Hunter
Hello my name is Emma, I started working at Escrick Pre-school in June 2015, I currently work as
bank staff, I also work within the village as a nanny. I have worked within childcare for 6 years and
hold my NVQ level 3.
Qualifications - NVQ level 3, Safeguarding