Staff Profile

We have a team of experienced, dedicated staff who have created a special environment for Pre-school children.

All staff are DBS checked, have Food Hygiene training and partake in regular training to further their professional development.

Allocated Staff Roles

  • Pre-School Manager - Julie McNally
  • Safeguarding Children Officer - Julie McNally
  • SENCO - Julie McNally
  • Behaviour Management Officer - Julie McNally
  • Health and Safety Officer - Debbie King
  • Named First Aider - Debbie King
  • ENCO - Debbie King

Staff profiles and qualifications

Julie McNally - Pre-School Manager

Julie has been with Haylands since September 2002 and took over as Manager in November 2005.

Julie is a mother of 2 children, both of which attended Haylands. Julie is committed to Haylands following in the footsteps of mum and sister.

Since Julie took over as Manager she has successfully seen Haylands through 2 moves before finally settling in our own purpose built setting.


fully qualified Early Years Teacher (EYT) BA in Early Years, NYQ 3 in Playwork, NVQ 2 in playwork, EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION DEGREE, NVQ 4 CCLD, NVQ 3 EYCE, NVQ 2 EYCE, Paediatric First Aid, Preevent Duty and British Values. EYDCP “I Can Talk”, Child Bereavement, ADHD, ASD, Introduction to the Foundation Stage, Supporting children with social and communication disorders,Practical Inclusion, DCC – Creativity, DCC – Independent learning, Play and Maths, Personal Doll, Count Me In, CAF AWARENESS, SAFEGUARDING – SAFER RECRUITMENT, SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN, HEALTH AND SAFETY, FOOD HYGIENE, EYFS TRAINING, Letters and Sounds, Behaviour Training, SENCO, Peic-d, Down Syndrome, Wessex ILM Management Level 3, GCSE Maths, English, GCSE Science, in process of EYT, Safeguarding multi agency work, Working with vunerable children and their families, Rights Respecting Co-Ordinator, Speech Co-Ordinator

Debbie King - Pre-School Deputy Manager

Debbie started at Haylands in February 2004 and became Deputy Manager 2007.

Debbie is a mother of 2 children, now grown up. Special Needs is a big part of Debbie’s working day, where she gives support and guidance to both child and parent.

She supports Julie in the management team and is dedicated to Haylands future.


Foundation Degree, NVQ 2 in playwork, NYQ 3 in Playwork, NVQ 4 CCLD, NVQ 3 CCLD, NVQ 2 EYCE, Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection Awareness, Observation and Assessments, Prevent Duty and British Values. DCC “Count me In”, Food and Hygiene, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Play and Maths, SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN, CAF AWARENESS, HEALTH AND SAFETY, FOOD HYGIENE, LETTERS AND SOUNDS, SENCO, PRACTICAL INCLUSION, EYFS TRAINING, I can Talk, Letters and Sounds, ENCO, Behaviour Training, Peic-d, Down Syndrome, GCSE Maths and English, GCSE Science, Fire Evacuation training, Sign Along training, Safeguarding multi agency work, Rights respecting Co-Ordinator, Speech Co-Ordinator, ECAT Co-Ordinator

Sarah Cranny - Pre-School Assistant

Sarah started at Haylands in May 2008.

She is the mother of 3 children, all of which attended Haylands.

Sarah was previously a committee member before becoming a relief pre-school assistant, which has now turned into a permanent position. Sarah works well to support other staff and has a good relationship with the children.


NVQ 3 Playwork, NVQ 3, NVQ 2 CCLD, Safeguarding Children, Paediatric First Aid, Prevent Duty and British Values. Observation and Record Keeping, Working well with Parents, I Can Talk, Food and Hygiene, Behaviour Training

Debby Read - Pre-School Assistant

Debby started with us in April 2009 having had no previous childcare experience.

However she has proved herself through her commitment to the pre-school and dedication with pursuing her childcare training.

She has adapted well to her position and has a good rapport with the children.


NVQ3 Childcare, NVQ 2, Completed training for messy play,Prevent Duty and British Values.  Practical inclusion, and First Aid, I Can Talk, Food and Hygiene, Safeguarding, Behaviour training, First Aid, Messy play, Inclusion training

Janet Kench - Pre-School Assistant

Janet previously worked at Haylands as deputy manager but left due to personal circumstances.

She rejoined us in March 2011 as a relief worker, she has plenty of experience in childrcare and has two grown up daughters of her own.


soon to begin NVQ 3, NVQ 2 Childcare, Food and Hygiene, Behaviour training, Inclusion training, First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Prevent Duty and British values,characteristics of effective learning

Lydia Harvey - Pre-School Assistant

Lydia came to us as an apprentice with Wessex Training in October 2011.

She completed her apprenticeship in June 2012 and covered matenity leave until Decmber 2012.

From January 2013 she became a permanent member of staff, who has now completed her NVQ 2.


NVQ 3, NVQ 2, Practical Inclusion, First Aid, Health and Safety, Safeguarding Children, Behaviourial Training, Food and Hygiene, Prevent duty and British values.Behaviour management

Alex Karali - Pre-School Assistant

Alex is 20 years of age, and joined us after completing her qualification through Weymouth college.


NVQ 3 in Playwork, First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Behaviour. Prevent duty and British values.

Laura Coles - Pre-School Assistant

Laura came to us as a fully qualified Early years assistant with many years experience.  She has bought a wealth of new songs to the setting for the children and staff to learn.



NVQ 3 CCLD, Paediatric first aid, Safeguarding, behaviour management, CAF, Health and safety, introduction to PEIC-D