The Team

This is the team here at St Oswald's pre-school.  All our staff are either qualified in childcare or working towards a qualification and undergo regular training to ensure that we are up-to-date and in line with the current thinking in our field.  All of our staff have a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

June Deebank


Hello, my name is June and I have been working with children since I joined St Oswald's Pre-school in 2004. During my time here I have achieved Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce. As well as being a qualified paediatric first aider with epi-pen training, I have up to date safeguarding training. I am the lead professional responsible for safeguarding in our setting, management training and more specific courses such as, maths in early years and schemas. I took over ownership of the pre-school in 2016 which I run with a fantastic team of enthusiastic, experienced and caring staff. I firmly believe that developing good relationships with parents is key to ensuring we work together to provide the best possible start for your children. I live locally with my husband and two grown-up children.



Deputy Manager

I joined the team at St Oswald's Pre-school in February 2019. I have enjoyed working with children in educational settings for nearly twenty-eight years. Being influential in their learning and development and in helping children to feel happy, safe and valued is extremely rewarding. I have grown up in Croxley Green with my husband and two grown-up children.



Early Years Practitioner

Hi my name is Sam and I joined the team at St Oswald's Pre-school in 2017 and I am really enjoying being back working with young children, watching them grow, learn and develop. I have a Level 3 Cache Diploma in Childcare and Education, also paediatric first aid training. I have worked with children since leaving college in 2005 in many settings and as a nanny for 8 years until I became a mother of twins.



Early Years Assistant

My name is Tanya and I started working at St Oswald's Pre-school in September 2018. I have lived in Croxley Green for over 10 years with my husband and we have two young children. I love getting involved in all the fun activities with all the children at pre-school. In my spare time, I enjoy pilates and keep fit.


Early Years Assistant and System Administrator

I joined St Oswald's Pre-school in September 2019 to assist with looking after the children and some of the administration. During my time here, I have undergone Safeguarding, First Aid and observation, assessment and planning training. I have recently become a key worker and am enjoying being a part of a child's growth and development.  I am also the system administrator for our new online learning journal system as well as having a key role assisting with the administration of the setting.