Our Team

Debbie Hyde (Supervisor)
Debbie has a child of her own and has been at Barby Pre-School
since 2012. Debbie has extensive experience in childcare and early years education. Debbie has the N.N.E.B qualification and is our Health and Safety Co-ordinator and our Child Protection Officer.


Mandy Reid (Deputy Supervisor)

Mandy has two grown up children, and a daughter at senior school. Mandy joined the Barby Pre-School team in September 2016 and is qualified to Level 3 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, and has NVQ Level 2.  She has many years of experience of working in childcare settings, including working with children with have special needs.  

Karina Smith (Pre-School Assistant / Administrator (part time))

Karina has two young daughters and has been at Barby Pre-School since 2008. She is qualified to NVQ level 3 in children’s care, learning and development with the children.

Lois Hurst

Lois' daughter attended Barby Pre-school for two years, and has now moved on to Barby Primary School.  Lois is currently training for her level 3  She joined Barby Pre-school from our Bank staff team in March 2019.​


Pre-School Assistant BANK STAFF

In addition to our regular team we are fortunate to have an additional member on our bank staff team.  Sunnie comes in to cover when regular staff members are away due to illness or training.       


Sunnie Boneham (Bank Staff)

Sunnie is mum to 3 children two of which have attended Barby preschool she lives in the village



Becky Cullinane (Bank Staff)

Becky has two children Joe Jacob who is 6 who previously attended preschool and Ivy  2 who is starting in September. Becky has a level 3 in childcare. Becky will be covering for us as bank staff. 

Meet the Voluntary Management Committee


Cat Sabine (Chair)

I have lived in Barby for the best part of 30 years. My son Leo has been attending Barby Pre School since February 2016 and completely loves it. I joined the committee in May 2016 in order to help support the pre-school in any way I can. 

Email me at catsabine@outlook.com


Olivia Le Poidevin (Livvy) (Secretary)

I'm Livvy and I moved to Barby in July 2016 with my husband and two children.  Fred goes to the pre-school and loves it and his little sister Flora can't wait to join too!  I hope that my experience in teaching and marketing will make me a useful addition to the committee.


Martin House (Treasurer)
I have lived in Barby for almost 33 years and am now retired.  I joined the Pre School committee as Treasurer in 2018.  In the past I managed the now defunct junior football team and played cricket (badly!) for the Village club.  My children attended Barby C of E Primary School and my son also attended, what was then, the Playgroup.  One of my granddaughters recently attended Preschool and is now in her first year, in what she refers to as ‘big school’ at Barby Primary.  My professional background is in HR; I was HR Director for a number of large public sector organisations.  More latterly I worked both nationally and internationally as a performance improvement management consultant in both the public and private sectors until my retirement in late 2014.​


Rachael Siggers (Fees Administrator)

I joined the Committee in September 2015.  My older daughter Sophie loved her time at Barby Preschool, and has recently moved up to Barby School. My son George has just started and is enjoying it too!

Originally from New Zealand, I have been living in the UK since 2009.  I have a background in Early Childhood Education, and have worked as an ECE teacher in NZ, and taught pre-school music classes in the UK prior to having my own children.

I have recently taken on the role of Fees Administrator, so please do feel free to contact me if you have any queries regarding your child's fees.


Zoo Animals
Our Parents Comments:

Parents comments:

"My twins just settled in at pre-school so perfectly!"
"Fantastic and convenient care for my child."
"Children always come back home smiling and happy."

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30 Hours Funding
30 Hour Funding available for eligible families here!
Staff Vacancy
Pre-School Assistant required to join our team. For full details go to the Staff Vacancy page in the 'Our Team' section.
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Session Times

Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.00noon and 12.00noon to 3.00pm 

Term Dates

Term 2
Term ends Friday 20th December

Term 3
Teacher Training Day Friday 3rd January
Pre-School open to children Monday 6th January
Term ends Friday 14th February

2019/20 Term Dates are available on the Term Dates page within Useful Information

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This website is intended to provide an insight into the running of the Pre-School and answer any questions that you may have. However, if you have any further queries then please do not hesitate to contact the staff on 07789 428463.

Address: The Village Hall, Kilsby Road, Barby, CV23 8TT.

Tel: 07789 428463 | Email: info@barbypreschool.co.uk | Charity No: 1037947 | Ofsted No: 219877

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