Our Team

Our Staff

We have a wonderful team of highly trained staff, who as experienced parents themselves know the importance of creating a happy, caring environment within our PreSchool.

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.

Claire Dunham (also known as Dee!)
PreSchool Assistant

Nursery Nurse (NNEB), Paediatric First Aid 

Claire joined PreSchool in 2019 and has over 25 years experience working in Early Years Settings, including a Nursery, PreSchool and Foundation Class.  She has 2 grown up children and 2 young Grandchildren.  When not at PreSchool Claire can be found dog walking in the forest. 

Our Committee

Brockenhurst Pre-School is a charity, run by a voluntary committee of parent trustees who are elected each year at the AGM. The committee is responsible for the overall management of Pre-School including employing staff, controlling budgets and fundraising. The committee usually meets every six weeks to discuss fund-raising and to organise the regular tasks that have to be done to ensure the smooth running of Pre-School.

Brockenhurst Pre-School is a registered charity and we are always looking for additional committee members so please contact a member of staff or committee member if you can help in any way.