Meet the team

Mrs Mandy Ashley - Centre Manager - NNEB
  • Mandy has worked at Pegasus since September 2004
  • She is married with 2 children and lives in a nearby village
  • Mandy has worked in various educational establishments and obtained her NNEB qualification in 1982
  • Mandy is also a qualified SENCO
  • Mandy believes that children learn to socialise and build friendships through playing together

Mrs Eleni Quilter - Nursery Deputy Supervisor - NNEB
  • Eleni has worked at Pegasus since November 2008
  • She obtained her NNEB in 1984 is also SENCO (Special Needs) trained
  • Eleni is married and has 3 children and lives nearby, Eleni enjoys the Pegasus culture of encouraging lots of imaginative play, as she believes the children really enjoy it and it helps them to build their confidence
  • Eleni enjoys working at Pegasus she believes we offer a stimulating environment allowing our children to develop essential skills through play
Miss Emma Thornalley - Nursery Assistant and Kids Club Deputy
  • Emma joined our team in September 2008 and became Kids Club Supervisor in June 2013
  • She has successfully completed her Level 3 training and also completed her SENCO training
  • Emma enjoys working at Pegasus and believes that by enabling the children to create and explore imaginary worlds we can provide learning about a huge range of experiences in the real world
  • Emma is currently on maternity leave after welcoming her baby daughter earlier this year.

Ruth Ormian - Nursery Practitioner and Breakfast Club Supervisor
  • Ruth Joined our team in 2011
  • She is a qualified Teacher of Primary Education 3-8 years and Special needs 3-18 years.
  • Ruth is a married mum of twins who lives in Osgodby village.
  • Ruth believes that children learn through play and that it is a vital part of a child's development. (Play is the highest form of research - Albert Einstein)

Charlotte Chapman - Preschool Practitioner
  • Charlotte joined our team in January 2014 part time to help in both Nursery and after school club.
  • She has training in a diploma of higher education and is due to complete this soon.
  • She lives locally and is married with one son and one daughter.
  • Charlotte enjoys her work at Pegasus as she is truly committed to the belief that children benefit from the child-led environment; imaginative play, it allows fun and no one ever knows where it might end up!

Mrs Laura Kirk – Centre Administrator – LLB Law degree including solicitor accounts
  • Laura joined our team in June 2013 and lives in Osgodby Village.
  • Laura graduated from Sheffield University in 2006 with a Law degree.
  • Laura is married with 2 young children. One attends Pegasus and the other has moved onto the local primary school.

Gemma Hartley - Pre School Practioner
  • Gemma has studied her BTEC Diploma in Early Years, HND in Early Childhood Studies and Level 3 in Health and Social Care.
  • Gemma joined the team in September 2013 for both Nursery and Kids club. She lives locally and has two young children.

Kiri Palmer - Playworker
  • Kiri is working in Breakfast Club, Nursery and Kids Club. She has completed her Level 2 Cache Childrens and Young Peoples Workforce. She lives locally and has a young daughter.

Amy Boyles- Playworker
  • Amy joined our team last September. She is currently studying her level 2 CACHE Children's and Young People's Workforce qualification. She has a young family and lives locally.

Marly Slawson – Lunchtime Assistant, Nursery Assistant and Cleaner
  • Marly is currently studying her level 2 Cache Children's and Young People's Workforce qualification and lives locally. 

Each member of staff within the setting holds an up to date CRB check. Nursery and Kids Club staff hold a current first aid and food hygiene certificate along with an up to date safeguarding children certificate.


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