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Scallywags Pre-School has been running for over 45 years!

We have a dedicated team of staff who work very closely with parents to ensure that every child is happy and encouraged to achieve their full potential.

We use custom-built premises, built in 2012 and attached to the Parish Hall, in the village of Halwill Junction, providing quality early years education for children from the age of 2 to 5 years.

We are registered to take up to 26 children per day. 

Scallywags is run by a Volunteer Management Committee who employ a part-time paid Administrator.

 We are a registered Charity No: 1033643 and registered with Ofsted: 106369

We have membership and insurance with Early Years Alliance.

About Us

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Lorraine Crocker

Pre-School Leader

BA (Hons) PGCE Qualified Teacher Status (Level 6)

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Paediatric First Aid Trained (12hr course)


Jenny Bryant

Deputy Pre-School Leader

Level 3 Qualification in Childcare & Education

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Paediatric First Aid Trained (12hr course)

Meet our Team


Pennie Channing


B A (Hons)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Trained

Pennie is also able to provide Assistant cover when needed. Pennie is a retired Police Sergeant and was a Trustee of the Pre-School from 2005-2015. Both of her children attended Scallywags.


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Natasha Lambden

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

B Ed (Hons) QTS (Level 6)  

Paediatric First Aid Trained

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Vicki Bluett

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

B Ed (Hons) QTS (Level 6)

Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

Paediatric First Aid Trained

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Ella Dannan

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Trained


Lynsey Hancock

Assistant - Bank Staff

Level 2 Qualification in

Childcare and Education

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Trained

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Amanda Harrison

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

B A (Hons)

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Trained

Committee/Trustees (2023/2024)



Lorna Prickett Treacy (Chairperson) contact -

Hayley Potter (Vice Chairperson)

Milly Clifford (Treasurer) 

Rebecca Hutton (Secretary)



Stacey Bellamy (Safeguarding) contact -

Natasha Hawkins

Rebecca Garrard

Our Trustees also undertake Safeguarding training and other training relevant to their role

All email addresses are also monitored by the Administrator

We are looking to recruit more Trustees to our Charity and are particularly keen to find people with the following knowledge or skills - Website Designer, Health & Safety & Fundraising.

Please contact the Chair of Trustees - Lorna - to find out more. You will need to complete an Enhanced DBS and attend monthly Committee meetings (Zoom available).

Although most are, you don't need to be a parent to be a Trustee of our Charity.


Photos are of Lorna & Stacey

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