Staff Qualifications & Roles


Samantha Lister 
(Designated Fire, Health and Saftey Lead) SENDCo

Level 5 Foundation degree in Early Childhood

Over 25 years Experience

Michelle McGill-Clayden 
(Behaviour Management and Designated Safeguarding lead.)

Level 5 Foundation degree in Early Childhood

Over 25 Years Experience

Deputy Managers 

Nicola Chalder

Level 4 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Over 18 years Experience

Abby Peacock 

Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare.
Early Childhood Foundation Degree 

Over 7 years Experience

Amelia McGill - Clayden 

Fully Qualified Teacher (BA Hons with QTS)
Level 3 Early Years Educator 

Over 6 Years Experience  

Lorraine Oxley
Forest School Lead

Forest School Leader - Level 3 and Preschool Teacher

Over 6 Years Experience 

Lucy Lister
Preschool Teacher

Level 3 - Early Years Training 

Over 1 Year Experience 

Holly Chinery
Preschool Teacher 

 Level 3 Early Years Educator  

Over 2 Years Expereince 

Courtnay Jackson Preschool Teacher

Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare 

Over 13 Years Experience 

Laura Nixon
Preschool Teacher 

Level 3 Early Years
Early Childhood Foundation Degree 

Over 2 Year Expereince 

Lisa Green
Preschool Teacher 

Over 2 Year Experience 

Natalie Harris
Preschool Teacher

Over 2 Years Experience 

Carol Govey

Lunchtime Assistant 

Over 3 Years Experience 

Hazel Ellis

Lunchtime Assistant and Preschool Teacher 

Many Years Experience 

Trish Balcombe 

Lunchtime Assistant and Preschool Teacher 

Over 25 Years Experience 

Elaine Schultze

Lunchtime Assistant 

Many Years Experience 

All staff are First Aid trained completing a two day Paediatric course to resuscitation level and hold current  DBS checks as required by Ofsted. (Safeguarding Requirement)

Staff training is continually updated with regular one day training courses and workshops offered by Surrey Early Years and Childcare services.

All staff are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and inclusive practise within the setting in accordance with regulations and the settings policy.



When joining the pre-school your child will be allocated a keyperson who will be responsible for their personal social and emotional needs during their time at the setting. They will work closely with the family to support your child and ensure their individual needs and interests are catered for within the setting. You will also have the opportunity to share their tin with you child and you at home for a couple of nights to learn some of your key person's favourite things. 

The key person will be responsible for their care and well-being as well as their learning journey and profile throughout their time in the setting.


Horley Community Pre-school welcomes children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), we support them in a welcoming environment offering them the opportunities to reach their full potential. The setting works with Surrey County Council and other Outside agencies to support a child’s needs. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCO) uses a system of observing and monitoring to enable them to implement a plan to meet the child’s needs. Regular reviews and evaluation takes place to create an Individual Support Plan (ISP) for the child. We have a local offer with further information on the Surrey Early Years website.


All invoices are issued termly in advance, fees can be paid weekly, monthly of for the whole term, and they are due the first week of the month.

We are registered with the local authority to accept the government funding for both two year olds and three and four year olds.


Both settings accept the FEET funding from Surrey, it is available to families who meet the criteria the term after their child’s second birthday for up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year (Please check the Surrey Family information service website for further details 


We offer funded hours in 3 hour sessions between 9 and 3pm, There is a £10 a week consumables/sustainability charge for funded children (Reduced to £5 for those accessing less than 3 sessions a week or in cases of financial hardship). 

In September 2017 the government will be increasing the free entitlement to 30 hours for working parents meeting the criteria. We will be offering these hours to families. Further information is available in the Surrey County Council Website.


We accept the Government Childcare Vouchers 

Some companies still operate workplace schemes and we are registered with a range of them, please ask for details.

Payments can be made by BACS or Cash. 

Three and Four Year Olds 

15 HOURS This funding is available for all three and four year olds the term after their third birthday currently for 38 weeks a year. You do not need a code for this funding.

30 HOURS To claim the additional 15 hours you must apply for the code required on the government website (parents will need to meet the criteria stated on the website to claim the additional hours)

Two Year Olds 

From April 2024

From April 2024 eligible working parents with two year olds can claim up to 15 hours of early education over 38 weeks of the year from the term after their second birthday 


From September 2024 

From September 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months old. 

From September 2025

From September 2025 - Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.

Parents must apply for the code required themselves on

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