Meet the team!

Here at Impstones & Cherry Trees we have a dedicated and caring team to guide your child(ren) through the first part of their learning journey.


All the team members are Paediatric First Aid qualified (which includes Epilepsy and Epipen Training) and have Safeguarding Level 3.


We are also working towards being a Communication Friendly setting, having undertaken training in Makaton and use of Visual Aids.



Lead Safeguarding Officer (LV 4)


Family Liaison



Hi, I'm Amanda and I've been working at Impstones since February 2008 and have been the Manager since December 2012.


I have lived in Tadley for most of my life and am married with 2 children, who are now at secondary school and college!!  They both attended Impstones, which is how I began working here:)


I have a great passion for educating children and feel this early stage of their development plays a vital role in how they will grow throughout their school life and then on in to adulthood. 


I look forward to working with your child(ren) and your family to help you with the transition of separation and then on to 'big school' life!!

        IMPSTONE                  CHERRY TREES



Speech & Language Lead


Hi, my name is Vickie. I live in Baughurst with my husband and four boys!


I started working at Impstone in October 2014 and I am thoroughly enjoying my days at the preschool. Previously I was a paediatric nurse on the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which I thoroughly enjoyed, however, I left to focus on my family.


I take great pride in working as part of a team and helping, along with the other team members, to give your child(ren) a positive, secure, fun and safe environment to help their future learning.


I am excited to be working with your family and I am always available if you need to discuss anything.





Hi, my name is Katie, I started working for Impstone at the beginning of January 2016, taking on the role of Deputy at Cherry Trees for September 2019.


I live locally with my 2 Children, both who attend Burnham Copse Primary School. 


I am a qualified childcare practitioner and have worked in nurseries with 0-5yr olds since leaving college in 2005.  I also spent a short time working at a special needs school at the beginning of my career. 


I enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with my family, having fun days out and going on bike rides. 

I am enthusiastic and excited to get to know your children and help them to learn and grow :) 



Personal, Social, Emotional Lead


Hi All, Some of you may possibly recognise me as my eldest child Oakley attended Impstone up until July 2017 and my daughter Bluebell until July 2019, but they're now at "big school!!" I live in Tadley with my husband and two children. Up until recently I’ve been working part time in the evenings, but am so happy to be able to return to the childcare field and utilise my skills once more!


I have an Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies and Psychology and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy - essentially meaning that I have lots of experience in working with children and young people, using play as a therapeutic tool to work out problems or concerns.


I have been working with children and families for over 15 years now in a range of settings including nurseries, hospitals, Children’s Hospice, Children’s Centres and as a self-employed Play Therapist. I’m really looking forward to starting this new venture with the Impstone team and working with you and your children!




Hi, my name is Elizabeth (Lizzie) I live in Tadley with my husband and three children, although our two eldest have flown the nest. We have a cat, a rabbit, a budgie and a tortoise sharing our home too!

I have a Diploma in Nursery Nursing, NNEB, which I achieved in 1998 and have worked throughout my working career in school, nursery and preschool settings. I have enjoyed supporting children in intervention programmes for Speech and Language development. I have a baseline knowledge of Makaton and use this naturally daily to support Communication and Language.

I play a brass instrument and have done for 38 years. I have played in the past at a semi-professional level, being called up to play/represent The Thames Valley Police Band which has taken me to many interesting playouts including, famous sporting grounds and European Countries.  I currently play in The Hannington Brass Band playing mainly at country fairs, church services and concerts for charities.  I have a love for the countryside and enjoy spending time outdoors, but my favourite time is with my family.

I welcome each child as an individual appreciating differences in character and loving their humour. I work well within a team and value my colleagues’ knowledge and personalities.

I am really looking forward to meeting you and your little one(s) at preschool, helping make positive steps in their early years experiences :)



Safeguarding Support and Health & Safety


Hi, my name is Emma. I live in Tadley with my husband, two boys and two cats. I qualified as a childcare practitioner in 2014 and I joined Impstones in May 2018, having previously worked in a nursery and as a registered childminder.  

I love the outdoors and animals, but when I'm forced back inside I like to draw, read and spend time with my family.

I find it enormously rewarding to watch children develop and achieve their full potential and I'm looking forward to welcoming you and your child(ren) into the pre-school, as I believe it's important to make all children feel safe and happy.







Hey! My name is Jennifer and I live in Tadley with my partner and two children.

I've been part of this team for a long while now! I started here on a college placement in Dec 2012 then came back again in Dec 2013. I then got employed at the beginning of 2014 and have basically been here ever since (with some time off to have my babies!) I am planning to get my Level 3 in childcare in the near future!!

I have another job at Tadley swimming pool as a swim teacher. I've worked there since 2012, so you may see me there sometimes too!

I take great pride and happiness in the work I do to make sure you and your children are happy and settled in our setting.

Love to get to know you and your family and look forward the adventure ahead of us! X










We work closely with local schools and colleges, which means at times we will have Student Practitioners within the setting.  All of whom will be assessed for suitability and a dedicated mentor will be with them at all times during their assignment to our setting.


Our belief in learning doesn't stop as soon as a child moves on to 'big school'!


We truly believe learning is for life and we actively encourage all those that would like to learn in whatever way we can, no matter what their age!

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Click on the above image to take you to our "Online Safety" page within our "Parent Section" for ways to keep your children safe while using phones, tablets, PC's, games consoles etc... Or click on the beow link to take you diretly to the National Online Safety website:


This website offers guidance to parents for the most common games and applications your children will encounter and what you should all look out for.

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