Serving Barby, Rugby, Kilsby, Daventry & surrounding areas
Quality, affordable childcare for
children from the age of 2
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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.

Pamela Jebson

Pamela has two school-aged children of her own, and is qualified to the L3 Early Years Educator. She has previous experience as an Ofsted Registered Childminder and working in nurseries across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. She joined Barby Pre-school in October 2017.‚Äč


Alison Crowe (Part-time)

Alison has a NNEB Diploma, and many years’ experience in childcare, including time as the Supervisor of Barby Pre-school in the past.  She has been working as Bank Staff during 2017, but is working on a  part-time basis for four mornings a week from the beginning of 2018.


Pre-School Assistant BANK STAFF

We are fortunate to have 2 members on our bank staff team, who come in to cover when regular staff members are away due to illness or training.  



 Megan Watson (Bank Staff)

Megan is a student at Rugby College who is currently studying Level 3 Child’s Play and Learning.  Megan has been on placements at Barby Pre-school, so she is familiar with the setting and many of the children. She has experience with children with special needs, and  babysits regularly for many families in the village.


Lois Hurst (Bank Staff)

Lois' daughter attended Barby Pre-school for two years, and has now moved on to Barby School.  Lois has always enjoyed coming in to help out, and is excited to joined our Bank Staff team officially.


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. 

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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.


Andrew Manning (Treasurer)
I work in finance, and joined the Committee as Treasurer in November 2016. 


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."

Notice Board

World Book Day
World Book Day Thursday 1st March 2018. Come along to pre-school dressed as your favourite character, and also bring along your favourite book to share throughout the week (please ensure books are named).
Grand Opening!
The Grand Opening of new outside play area took place on Saturday 24th February 2018 Thanks to all who made this possible
30 Hours Funding
30 Hour Funding available for eligible families here!
25th Anniversary
Did you know it's Barby Pre-school's 25th Anniversary this year? Watch this space for 25th Anniversary events coming up soon! See our new logo at the top of the website and read full article for how you can be a part of our celebrations!
Committee News
Pre-School Committee
Interested in becoming a member of the committee to share your skills, gain new ones and be part of a great team? Please call Cat, our Chair, on 079096 80508 or speak to Debbie the Supervisor.
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Session Times

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

Term Dates

Term 4

Monday 19th February - Pre-school open to pupils

Wednesday 28th March - Term Ends

Thursday 29th March - Teacher Training Day

Term 5

Monday 19th February - Pre-school open to pupils

All 2017/18 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: | Charity No: 1037947 | Ofsted No: 219877

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