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Meet the team.



Manager - Worked at the setting since September 2013.


I hold a level 3 Diploma in child care and am working towards my diploma in management (QCF) level 3.


I love spending time with my partner and my daughter, shopping and eating out.


Katie Lipscomb

Deputy Manager - Worked at the setting since May 2007


I am qualified to a level 4/level 5, foundation degree in early years,


When I am not at Preschool, my favourite thing to do is spend time at home with my husband, 2 teenage daughters and our dogs Alfie and Luna.

Abigail Cox

Preschool Assistant - Worked at the setting since 2001


I have 29 years of childcare experience, 15 of those have been with Smarden preschool. I have lived in the village for 20 years and has 5 children of my own.


I like walking, aqua aerobics and reading in my free time.




Preschool Assistant - Worked at the setting since


Marie Ottewill

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Preschool Assistant - Worked at the setting since 2016


Emma is currently unqualified yet working towards her NVQ level 2. Emma has a young daughter who previously went to Smarden preschool before continuing her journey to primary school.

Emma enjoys listening to music, cycling, photography, art and spending time with her husband, daughter and Suzi the dog.




Preschool Assistant - Worked at the setting since

Emma Leech

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