At present we have four part-time members of staff, including the manager. All staff have relevant qualifications in Education/Childcare. All of our staff members are qualified in Paediatric First Aid.


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Manager: Judith Coyle.

(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Judith is a qualified Primary School teacher. She became Hope Pre-school manager in September 2015, after working as deputy for 3 years. Judith’s previous experience includes working in a primary school for 5 years teaching year 3 and 4 classes.


Deputy: Debbie Kirwin. (Wednesday, Thursday)

Debbie has worked at Hope Pre-School for a good few years. She also works as a teaching assistant, at Bradwell Infant School and helps out at Hathersage after school club. Debbie has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare.

Shannon Kirwin

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Shannon started at Hope Pre-school in September 2015. She has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare.


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Jess Hough

(Jess is on maternity leave from September 2019)

Jess started working at Hope Pre-School in September 2015. She has a Level 2 qualification in Childcare.




Heather Coyle

Heather is joining us as maternity cover for Jess. She has been volunteering at Hope Pre-school on Tuesday mornings from February 2019. Heather is a Psychology graduate.