About Us


Our aim is to provide high quality care and education in a safe, exciting, stimulating and carefully structured environment. We work in partnership with parents to help the children learn and develop. The staff provide planned activities alongside the free-play activities on a daily basis. All activities are planned in accordance with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), as recommended by the early year’s guidelines.

We are proud to be an Ofsted rated: GOOD provider.


Here at Pawlett Preschool we are open four days a week during term time, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Our morning sessions start at 9.15am and finish at 12.15pm. We also run a lunch club and afternoon session, where the children can bring in a packed lunch and stay until 1.00pm or 3.00pm.

Our Team

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Karen Buttle

Preschool Supervisor and Key Worker

Karen’s qualifications include:

• NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care and Education.

• Somerset Total Communication level 1.

• Child protection course completed.

• Children’s Behaviour Management course completed.

• Paediatric First Aid course completed.

• Food hygiene course completed.

Alisha Barnes

Deputy Preschool Supervisor and Key Worker

Alisha’s qualifications include:

• NVQ level 2 in Child Care, Learning & Development.

• NVQ level 3 in Child Care, Learning & Development

• Food Hygiene course completed

• Paediatric First Aid course completed

• SENCo course

• Successful completion of first year of Foundation Degree in Early Years –

Equivalent to Level 4

Samara Johnson

Preschool Assistant and Key Worker

Samara’s qualifications include:

• GNVQ in Health and Social Care.

• Food Hygiene course completed.

• Level 3 Early years Educator.

• Paediatric First Aid course completed.