Meet the Team


Setting Manager and SENCO

Siobhan Morley is our Pre-school Manager and Early Years Practitioner. She has overall responsibility for the pre-school and is a Key Person. She has an NVQ 3 in Childcare, learning and Education and she is responsible for Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding Children and Behaviour Management. Siobhan completed her work experience with us in 2006. She later joined the team in 2008 after completing her qualification.


Early Years Practitioner and Key Person

Karen is a Key person, she joined us in February 2021 and she holds an NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare and education.  Karen used to be a swimming instructor working with young children and has recently come back to early years education and she is a very experienced member of our team. 


Early years educator and Key Person

Carmen East is a Key Person. Carmen has recently completed her level 3 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Education.  She has a BA (hons) in photography. She is responsible for Health and Safety and is our fire marshall. Carmen joined us in December 2015.


Office and Administration Manager

Julie Ponton is our Office and Administration Manager she works alongside Siobhan to run our Pre-School. Julie has NVQ's in Business and administration and has recently completed her diploma in team leadership. Julie is in the middle of her early years educator diploma. She has responsibility for all of our funding from Suffolk County Council. Julie has been a part of the team since her children were here, she is also a past director of the Pre-School


Pool Cover

Carmen Demicoli is a member of our pool cover. She joined us in January 2016.

Early years educator and keyperson



Committee Members

The Pre-School is managed by parents who form a charitable company limited by guarantee.
We are always happy to welcome new members.

Chairperson Bea Cousens
Treasurer Emily Tydeman
Secretary Helena Tiernay
Committee Member Hayley Robinson

Committee Member Catherine Strawson
Committee Member Anna Westcott (Safeguarding)

Committee Member Catherine Neville


“It has been wonderful to watch my child grow this year. She has become much more confident and independent and she really does love “her preschool and her teacher!” Thank you all for helping her to settle, learn and grow.”


Stonham Aspal Pre-School

The Street, Stonham Aspal,  Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6AF


01449 711593

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