At Riverside Pre School we employ an enthusiastic staff team who go beyond the call of duty to ensure your child is nurtured and looked after to a high standard. All our staff hold current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The ratio of staff to children is 1:8 for over 3's, although we always try to work to a ratio of 1:6, and 1:4 for under 3's.

Leadership Team

Michele Stride
Lead Practitioner  

Michelle Black
Deputy Lead Practitioner  

Kirsty Mathews
Assistant Lead Practitioner

Sally Jones
Assistant Lead Practitioner

Voluntary Parents Management Committee

The overall management and control of pre-school is the responsibility of the Management Committee made up of parents who volunteer their time for free. The committee also act as the trustees for the pre-school. The committee is responsible for reviewing policy, practice, employment of staff and supporting the lead practitioner. If you’re interested in joining the committee please speak to a member of the Office Staff.

Rachel McNicol, Chair
Michele Stride
Rachael Gregory
Laura Fry

Joseph Hadfield
Rebecca Reeves
Tessa Deans
Hannah Joyce


Mercedes Cartwright
Jennifer Swan