Young Risers Pre-school
                  Young Risers Pre-school

Our Staff

All our staff at Young Risers are early years qualified and DBS checked and have many years experience in early years unless they are students training with us, from local colleges in Kent. Young Risers prides itself in ensuring high standards of care and education are adhered to; staff training is a vital part of our ethos. All staff regularly update their professional development via short courses and update their existing knowledge such as first aid, child protection and other related early years topics.


Staff vacancies


We are currently looking for an Early Years Practitioner with a minimum qualification of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent

Staff Members

Name Position Qualification
Coral Bain



Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Early Years 


Paediatric First Aid

Beckie Francis

Deputy Manager



Level 3 Early Years


Paediatric First Aid

Ruby Eastwood

Early Years Practitioner

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 3 Early Years

Paediatric First Aid

Sandra Hicks Early Years Practioner

Level 4 Early Years

Paediatric First Aid

Sue Hayward Early Years Practitioner

Level 3 Early Years

Paediatric First Aid

Suzanne Comer Early Years Practitioner

Level 3 Early Years


Toni Myatt

NVQ Apprentice in Early Years Working towards her NVQ level 2
Andrea Morgan Finance Administrator
Amelia Mills Student from North West Kent College With us until May 2019
David Francis Pre-School Cleaner  

The Committee Members

Name Position Contact Details
Elizabeth Wilson Chair of the Committee
Charlotte Stringer Secretary

Kerry Green

(ex member of staff)


Emma Hawkins, Sandra Hicks (ex member of staff), Rebecca Curtis.


MANAGER & SENCo: Coral Bain 


Phone:   01474 832205


Young Risers Pre-School

Annexe of Istead Rise Primary School

Downs Road

Istead Rise, Kent

DA13 9HG






We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.


With this in mind we work within the statutory framework of the ratio of 1:4 for our 2 year olds and 1:8 for our 3 - 5 year olds. You will find that more often than not, we have more staff than is required.

Our Ofsted inspection said:

Our Ofsted inspection in June 2016 said:

'Staff build on children's individual interests and abilities to provide a wide range of purposeful resources and activities. They enable the children to make choices, follow their own interests and make good progress from their individual starting points'.


'Staff and children develop close bonds and secure attachments. Children show they are emotionally secure as they become active learners and have confidence to explore'.


'Staff use information from assessments of children's progress to plan opportunities for them to develop their skills. They promote their communication skills well. For example, staff follow the children's lead and interests during conversations. They model language effectively and extend children's vocabulary as they play. Staff promote children's prewriting skills and creativity well'.


'Children are confident learners and concentrate for increasing periods of time at their chosen activities. They develop good mathematical and literacy skills ready for their move on to school'.


Our last Ofsted inspection in June 2019 graded us as GOOD.


If you would like to read a copy of the report, you can download it below.


     This term... 


Term 3 - w/c 6th January 2020


In term 3 we will be looking at all things to do with space!!

Our book for the term will be Whatever Next!!


Term 2 2019 Newsletter.doc
Microsoft Word document [228.5 KB]

   Parental  Involvement

Parents and carers are all invited to be involved in the life of the pre-school.

Whether you would like to help out at a one off session; accompany the children on an outing; support fund-raising activities or volunteer for the committee; it is these contributions that help make Young Risers a success.

Speak to a member of staff or the committee to find out how you can get involved.

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