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)

Mrs Helen Hudson

Reception Class Teacher, SENCO (Early Years) - BA (Hons) PGCE Primary

Miss Megan Lilley

Deputy Nursery Manager, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Miss Katie Sheldon

Great Explorers Room Leader - PGCE

Miss Katie Barker

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Emma Tighe

Early Years Practitioner - PGCE

Miss Abigail Cowan

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

Miss Lauren Healey

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, working towards an MA in Psychology

Mrs Julie Tomkinson

Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Sally Portz

Teaching and Learning Support, HLTA