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We have 3 regular members of staff, all have been at Albourne Under 5s for many years and are experienced childcare providers. As a small team all staff get to know and build relationships with all children. 

Our staff all hold Childcare qualifications, are DBS checked and hold a First Aid Certificate. 

We are all parents so understand how hard it can be to leave your children with someone new. We are all local, have had our children at the pre school as well as at Albourne School.  

In addition to our regular staff we have a team of Helpers we use as required. 

Tina Ware
Eve Gerhold

Tina has been here since 2009 and has her Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce (C&YPW). She has 3 girls, who have all been to Albourne School. Tina is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator and our Designated Person For Child Protection. Tina is also a trained vocalist and performs with local groups.

Eve has 2 children, both came to Albourne Under Fives and Albourne School. Eve also used to come to the Albourne Under Fives when she was a child! She has her Level 3 in C&YPW and has been here since 2010. Eve is our Special Educational Needs and  Disability Co-Ordinator and our Designated Person For Child Protection. Eve is also a swimming teacher, teaching tiny babies upwards!


Rachel is NNEB trained and has been with us since 2010. She has 2 children, who both went to Albourne. Rachel has worked in child care since leaving college and has been in pre-school settings, nurseries, run an after school club and been a nanny.

Albourne Under Fives was set up in 1978 by  local mum Sue whose toddler coffee mornings with friends outgrew their front rooms and she looked for a bigger space. Albourne Under Fives was born! After 38 years Sue retired and Tina and Eve who had both worked with Sue for years, then took over the running. 

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