Sarah Hawkins - Manager
I am Sarah and I am the Manager at Rising Fives. Prior to joining the team, I was an Early Years Advisory Teacher supporting schools, nurseries and pre-schools in Wiltshire. I have also worked as a primary school teacher and worked at schools in Hampshire and Berkshire.
I have a real passion for Early Years and believe in giving each child the very best start. I feel very privileged to work with the staff and committee to help make Rising Fives the very best Pre-school for our children and their families. I am very proud of all the Pre-school continues to achieve.
Vicki Golding - Deputy Manager
I am Vicki. I have been working at Rising Fives for three years as Deputy Manager. I have over nineteen years experience in child care, ranging from birth to 8 years of age. I have worked in nurseries, schools and pre-schools. I have undertaken various courses and further developed my understanding and knowledge. I enjoy a challenge and love working with the children and supporting the staff.
Susan Clarke - SENCO
My name is Susan and I have been working at Rising Fives since December 2014.
I have been working with children both as a childminder and a pre-school assistant since May 2011.
I have a NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Children’s Workforce.
I have been Rising Fives SENCO since March 2015 and have attended a wide range of courses including Autism awareness, Communication and Sensory workshop as well as Child Protection.
Hello, I am Michaela.
I completed my NVQ level 3 qualification in 'Children in the workforce' in 2014 and I have been working at Rising Fives for two years. I love my job, it is lots of fun and hard work at times but very rewarding. I enjoy spending time interacting and playing with the children, watching them develop and grow. I feel lucky to be part of this and making a difference to their start in life.
I live in Whitchurch with my family. I have three children of my own, a daughter and two sons.
Hi. My name is Sarah. I’ve been working here at Rising Fives since November 2013 and thoroughly enjoy it. I love that fact that no two days are the same. I take great satisfaction knowing I’ve helped the children grow and develop during their time here and leave ready for their journey into school. Rising Fives is a lovely place to work and we have a brilliant team.
I am Vicky and I started work at Rising Fives in March 2014. After gaining my NNEB qualification 20 years ago, I have worked as a nanny and also in nurseries. I love playing with the children and I make sure there are lots of fun and exciting activities for the children to enjoy. I continue to work hard to develop our Outside Area as I like to bring in new challenges for the childen.
My name is Rachel and I have been Administrator of Rising Fives since 2007 when my daughter was here. I look after the finances on a day to day basis and have the AAT Level 4 Diploma. I work closely with the committee and the staff. I also manage general administrative tasks and help keep Rising Fives running smoothly.
I started working at Rising Fives in March 2016 when I began a level 2 in Early Years Education and Care. I have now completed the course and look forward to eventually progressing to level 3. I myself have a 6 year old son who goes to School at Whitchurch Primary.