Jackie Baldry - Manager , Designated safeguarding Lead (DSL) , Health and Safety Officer ( Joint role ) Student & Volunteer Mentor , First aider .
I first came to New Studio with my eldest boy in 1983 when he was 2. I did rota duty and loved it and was encouraged to train. When my youngest boy was here I became a 1:1 worker for a child with special needs. In 1987 I got a position here as a preschool leader, there were only two of us working here then. Now I am the manager of a team of 4. New Studio is a unique setting and is one of the many reason why I am still here over 30 years later.
Jackie has been key worker for both of my boys. She has such a firm understanding of how unique children are and is passionate about learning through play and social interactions. She relishes children's fantastic imaginations, how funny they are, notices skills, acts of kindness and changes in ability and regularly points these out.
Jackie has been quick to draw my eye to potential concerns and has been incredibly supportive and thoughtful giving me time and space and the experience of her knowledge to help over come these parenting hurdles. Jackie is a fantastic manager of New Studio, working ceaselessly to ensure the best for all the children in her care.
Laura Lovell -Pre-school leader, Designated safeguarding Lead (DSL), Website coordinator, First aider .
I joined New Studio as a 1:1 support worker in July 2021 and became an Early years practitioner in September 2022 . I was a child at New Studio , I did a placement here and both my children attended New Studio .I love being part of the staff team and enjoy seeing children learn and develop during their time here .