Knightwood Preschool St Francis C of E Primary School Pilgrim Close, Chandlers Ford Hants, SO53 4ST 023 8026 5733
 Knightwood PreschoolSt Francis C of E Primary SchoolPilgrim Close, Chandlers FordHants, SO53 4STknightwoodpreschool@gmail.com023 8026 5733

  Meet our Experienced Team


Catherine - Director


Catherine is NNEB Qualified with 17 years experience in a Nursery setting in Chandlers Ford working with various ages and in various roles.


Catherine has 3 children and set up Knightwood Preschool with Carly in January 2014.


Carly - Director


Carly is NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Childcare and has 4 years experience in a day nursery setting as well as spending 3 years as a childminder before setting up Knightwood Preschool with her business partner Catherine.

Carly has one child who is of school age.


Emily - Manager


Emily has recently emigrated from Australia and has a Level 4 NVQ in Childcare and a Degree in Chinese and Linguistics.


Emily is First Aid Trained and has 5 years experience in the childcare sector in Australia before moving to the UK.


Harriet - Manager


Harriet has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare has worked in local settings in various roles including as a room manager for 7 years prior to joining Knightwood Preschool.


Harriet is a Mum of one child of school age.


Sarah - Deputy Manager & Head of 2 Year Olds


Sarah has 17 years experience in the childcare area and is qualified to Level 3 NVQ and is a qualified first aider.


Sarah lives locally and has three children.




Helen - Administration Manager & Practioner


Helen is NVQ Level 3 qualified and has 6 years experience in a nursery setting, along with an additional 3 years as a childminder prior to this. 

Helen mainly deals with the administration for the preschool and also occasionally works with the children.   She has 5 children of her own, ranging from age 4 to 22.


Laura - Preschool Practitioner


Laura has five years childcare experience, having previously worked in a nursery and in a school as a lunchtime supervisor.


She lives in Chandlers Ford with her husband and two daughters aged 6 & 12.


Sarah - Preschool Practitioner


Sarah is qualified to level 2 and has worked in childcare for several years.   Sarah also works in our After School and Holiday club.


She lives with her boyfriend an is expecting her first baby.

  Bank Staff


Naomi - Temporary Summer Staff


Naomi has an Early Education and Sports Study Degree and is assiting us in the Pre-School over the busy summer period before starting her Teaching Degree in September.


Chloe - Temporary Summer Staff


Chloe is a student, currently on a gap year before undertaking a degree in English Literature and French.  Chloe will be assisting us through the busy summer period and during other holidays in the future.





Louisa - Permanent Bank Staff


Louisa is currently undertaking a degree in Youth Support at University. Louisa provides cover for sickness and holiday and has two children.

Parent Testimonials:


'My Daughter goes to this playschool 2 days a week and she comes out happy, tired, intelligent little girl, she is learning constantly and all the ladies who look after her are fab.  Couldnt wish for a better play school.'



My twin girls have only been going since the beginning of January 2015.  It is very friendly and you are made to feel welcome.  My girls love going there and come home with pictures most days.  I would highly recommend it to anyone.'



'My son loves it here. The staff are friendly and caring and do such exciting and interesting activities with the children. We are always updated with what the children have been doing and there are always photos to see which is lovely. Would highly recommend'



'Absolutely,the best pre school ever! Staff are awesome and all the kids are happy. Would recommend Knightwood to anyone xxx'



'Lovely Pre-School with lovely staff, my son has got so much more confidence since starting, they were also very helpful with him settling in as he had never been left before.  They were also brilliant support to help me as well!'



'My son absolutely loves it here! All the staff are friendly and make my son feel so welcomed and at home. He is always coming home with so much to tell me about his day!'




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