Meet the Team

Caroline Patience
Supervisor and Safeguarding Lead

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Paediatric first aid

Caroline has worked at Brockenhurst Pre School since 2017 after working as a Primary School Teacher for 10 years. She has 3 young children and when not at Pre-School is often camping or getting muddy in the forest with her own children.

Claire Johnson
Deputy Supervisor / Special Needs Coordinator

Level 4 Montessori Early Years Teaching Diploma, Paediatric first aid

Claire has worked at the Pre School since 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in different Early Years settings. She has two boys who are now at secondary school and when not at Pre School can be found beach combing with her family.

Teresa Ridgewell
PreSchool Assistant

Level 3 Early Years NVQ, Paediatric first aid

Teresa has been part of Brockenhurst Pre School since 2018 after working with children and babies for more than 30 years. On her days off she can be found trotting around the forest on her horse or taking her dogs for a walk.

Meg Grant
PreSchool Assistant

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Paediatric first aid

Meg joined the team in 2018 and used to work as a French and Spanish teacher in London before taking a career break to bring up her three young children. When not at Pre-School she enjoys helping on the kids team at church, finding interesting things to ferment in the kitchen and exploring the forest with her family.