Pre-School and Nursery Staff

The Early Years team at Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery are dedicated to the safeguarding and nurturing of your child in those key first years. Our qualified and caring staff bring a wealth of experience and a shared passion for the outdoors.


Mrs Jenny Johnson

Nursery Manager - BA (Hons) in Combined Arts which included Early Education, MA in Art History, International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Level 5)

Miss Megan Lilley

Deputy Nursery Manager, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Miss Katie Sheldon

Great Explorers Room Leader - PGCE in Primary Education

Miss Katie Barker

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Emma Tighe

Early Years Practitioner - PGCE in Primary Education

Miss Abigail Cowan

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) Education Studies, working towards an MA in Mental Health in Children and Young People

Miss Lucy Honnoraty

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Early Years Educator

Mrs Sally Portz

Teaching and Learning Support, HLTA