Meet the Team

Karen Tuckey


Hi my name is Karen Tuckey and I am the Supervisor and SEN co-ordinator of the pre-school. I joined the committee in 2005 and then joined as a pre-school assistant in 2006. I was promoted to Supervisor in 2012. I hold a level 3 qualification and attend many training courses throughout the year.

I enjoy getting to know my key children and their families and helping them to achieve their full potential. I work very closely with the families we are involved with, assisting them to achieve the help/guidance they need from outside agencies. My worst nightmare is having my hair done in the role play hairdressers and messy play.
I live in the village with my husband, 2 children, 1 cats, 1 dog and a fish. In what free time I get I enjoy (sometimes!!) making cakes and socialising with my family and friends.

Annette Murray
Deputy Supervisor

Hello, my name is Annette Murray. I joined the team in 2005 and became Deputy Supervisor in 2012. I have a level 3 qualification in Early Learning and Childcare and I regularly attend training courses to update my knowledge and understanding of education and pre-school practice. I enjoy observing and being involved with the children as they develop and learn through play and every day they say or do things that amaze or amuse me. I particularly enjoy ‘visiting’ our hair salon to have my hair ‘styled’ although I often end up looking like I’ve just got out of bed! I also love some of our messy activities such as painting and gloop and it has been commented on that I sometimes end up messier than the children!
I live locally with my husband and 2 sons. My spare time usually involves being ‘Mums Taxi’ and socialising with family and friends and trying to keep on top of the gardening, decorating, shopping and housework.

Emma Winfield

Hello, my name is Emma Winfield and I joined the team in February 2013 after volunteering as a Mothers Help. My 3 children have attended the pre-school so I have had close ties with everyone for many years. I have a Level 3 in Early Learning and Childcare. I also attend other training courses throughout the year.

I enjoy being at the craft table making weird and wonderful pieces and love to paint pictures with the children bringing out their imagination.

Having 3 boys who enjoy different activities, my spare time usually consists of my husband and I driving them around. We also enjoy family walks with our dog, Teddy.

Sharon Woodcraft


Hi, my name is Sharon Woodcraft. I joined the team in September 2015 after many years working with young children as a Registered Childminder. I attend many training courses which keeps my knowledge of childcare practice up to date. I have qualified for my level 3 qualification and I am the SENCo. I enjoy playing a part in the children’s development and learning and also watching them grow into confident, independent little people by the time they go to ‘big school’.

I live locally with my partner, 2 children, 1 tortoise and 2 dogs. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family.

Christine Thorp

Hi, my name is Christine Thorp. I joined the team in 2016, after my daughter
attended there and I became a member of the committee. I have completed a
level 2 NVQ in early years learning and childcare. I have since taken extra
studies in Child Psychology and Wellbeing and offer this knowledge as an extra
service to any Pre School parents.
I love the challenge the children bring to every day life. One day I could be being
pampered in the hairdressers and the next helping a child make a piece of art
work for mum’s fridge. I enjoy being part of my key children’s lives to help shape
them ready for their future learning.
I live locally with my daughter who is 8 and our 6 guinea pigs and 3 cats.

Jayne Moorse


Hi my name is Jayne Moorse. I live in Tillingham with my partner and we have two, now grown up children who came to Tillingham Pre-school and that was when I started working with the under fives. I enjoy looking after my family, going for walks and looking after my friend’s dogs.