Committee & Staff

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

Telephone: 01489 788 586 (during pre-school hours only) E-mail:

Pavilion Pirates Pre-school

An Ofsted outstanding provider of early years pre-school education in Hedge End and Botley

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

"Very experienced staff who are so caring and professional."


Parent review from February 2017



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


Ann-Marie Kenny - Senior Assistant Practitioner

Diploma in Pre-School Practice - Level 3


Pauline Mullins – Assistant Practitioner

Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – 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


Kelly Audoire – General Assistant

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

Working towards Early Years Educator – Level 3


Sue McDevitt – Bank Staff

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


Alison Allen - One-One Support Assistant/Bank Staff


Michelle Harding – Bank Staff


Dawn Belcher - Bank Staff


Maryanne Langan - Bank Staff






Pavilion Pirates Pre-school, an outstanding pre-school in Hedge End and Botley. Pavilion Pirates Pre-school is a registered charity: 1070029