Our Staff

In Phase Five Pre-School we maintain the ratio of adults to children that is set by the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements as a minimum standard.


Current ratios are:1:4 for 2 yr olds and 1:8 for 3 yr olds


 The staff who work at Phase Five Pre-School are:



Job Title


A little bit “About Me”

Tracy Thornton


Manager across both settings

BTEC National Diploma in childhood studies

NVQ Level 3 in playwork

AAT Level 2 in Accountancy

Level 5 in Leadership and Management

I’ve w​orked at Phase Five since September 2012.  Previously I have worked in a childrens day nursery with 0-11 year olds and Children’s Playlink co-ordinating play schemes for disabled children. 

20 years experience.


Deputy Manager @ Acorns setting

NVQ level 3 in Child Care

I started in September 2018, coming from a chain nursery and am enjoying the extra time I now have spare with my son.

Mrs Hollis

Deputy Manager@ Oak Tree setting 

NVQ Level 3

Currently studying Level 3 in Management

I have worked in various setting all over the world for many years.


Level 3 Practitioner at Acorns setting


I have 2 children who attended Phase Five.  I have worked since September 2009.  I am based within the Abbotswood site and love working with the younger children.


Apprentice trainee Level 3 Practitioner at Acorns setting

Level 2 currently working towards level 3

  Joined in Jan 2021 after finishing level 2 course at college







Level 3 practitioner at Acorns setting NVQ Level 3

I started in December 2016, at the Abbotswood setting.

I have 2 girls and 1 boy, all of my children came through Phase Five. I have worked with vulnerable adults for over 10 years.



Trainee Level 3 Practitioner at Acorns setting working towards level 3 I started at Phase Five in April 2019, i have many years experience as a nanny and in day nurseries.

Level 3 practitioner at Oak Trees setting

NVQ Level 3


I have 2 teenage daughters.

I have been working at Phase Five cleaning for over 10 years.

Beci Office Administrator NVQ Level 2 Customer Service I currently work 4 days at Phase Five over both settings. I am married with 3 children.
Tasha Level 3 practitioner at Oak Trees setting NVQ Level 3 I have worked in Nurseries in the area and my son currently attends Phase Five.
Tash Trainee Level 3 Practitioner at Oak Trees setting Woeking towards level 3  I Started working at Phase Five in November 2018, 3 of my girls previously attended Phase Five.


Phase Five Pre-School

Acorns (2-3 yr olds)

St. Nicholas Family Centre



BS37 4LG

URN: EY466398


Phase Five Pre-school

Oak Trees (3-4 yr olds)

Kelston Close


BS37 8SZ

Tel 01454 311459

URN: 136053

Registered Charity 1079768

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