Committee & Staff

Pavilion Pirates Preschool

Baden Powell Lodge, Pavilion Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2EZ

Telephone: mobile 07769177701 (during preschool hours only) E-mail:

An Ofsted outstanding provider of early years preschool education in Hedge End, Botley and Boorley Green 

Pavilion Pirates Pre-school is a registered charity run by a management committee of volunteers. We are a non-profit making charity which means that all funds generated from the many fundraising activities we do are invested back into your child’s pre-school.

You can join the committee if you have an interest in the pre-school – such as a parent, guardian or grandparent of a child attending.

The management committee is voted in each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and must have at least five members, with three of those members taking the officer roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. You are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM if you have a child at the pre-school.

The committee has a constitution, which is a set of rules we follow. We are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance who provide guidance.

All members of the management committee have to undergo a police check and provide all the necessary details to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. Ofsted will also assess if you are a suitable person to form part of the registered person for the pre-school. We have trustee indemnity insurance in place so committee members have no financial liability. You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and declare any conflicts of interest when you join the management committee.

"Highly effective leadership and management ensure the safe and smooth running of

the pre-school with all requirements met well."

Ofsted Inspection Report April 2015

"My daughter went to this Pre School 6 years ago. My son currently attends. For me, the fact that the same experienced staff are there speaks volumes."

Parent review from February 2017

"A wonderful preschool in the community with lovely, committed staff.  My little one loved going and was always full of chat at the end of each session, bursting to tell me about his day.  Keep up the good work."

Parent review from August 2018

"We could not have wished for a better preschool for our children and would recommend it to everyone.  The staff are all so kind and genuinely seem to love their job and the children.  The play opportunities are so fun yet the children are all so calm and well-behaved.  Pirates, you're fantastic, we can't thank you enough and we will miss you."

Parent review July 2018


Linda Noble - Lead Practitioner

BA Hons Education and Training Studies - Level 6

Helen Travers – Deputy Lead Practitioner

Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education - Level 5

Louise Nash – Business Finance Manager

BTEC National Diploma in Business and Accounting

CACHE Diploma in Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3

Pauline Mullins – Assistant Practitioner and Behaviour Coordinator

Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Level 3

Ann-Marie Kenny -  Assistant Practitioner

Diploma in Pre-School Practice - Level 3

Esther McCarthy – Assistant Practitioner

NNEB – Level 3

Carol Boyd – Assistant Practitioner

Certificate in Childminding Practice – Level 3

Diane Dorman - Assistant Practitioner

NNEB - Level 3

Michelle Harding – Assistant Practitioner

Early Years Care and Educations NVQ Level 3

Sue McDevitt – Bank Staff

Certificate for Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) – Level 2

Dawn Belcher - Bank Staff

Liz Arnold - Bank Staff

Vicki North - Bank Staff

Jackie Oakley - Bank Staff

Pavilion Pirates Preschool is an outstanding preschool in Hedge End, Botley and Boorley Green. Pavilion Pirates Preschool is a registered charity: 1070029