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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)


Lynsey Hancock

Assistant - Bank Staff

Level 2 Qualification in

Childcare and Education

Emergency 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

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Amanda Harrison

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

B A (Hons)

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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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Natasha Lambden

 (Assistant - Bank Staff)

B Ed (Hons) QTS (Level 6)  

Paediatric First Aid Trained

Meet our Team

This term we say a sad farewell to Chloe and welcome two new members to our team - Vicki and Natasha! Both qualified teachers they will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the setting

Every member of staff undertakes regular Safeguarding and First Aid training
and other training relevant to their role.
Scallywags operates with higher staff to child ratios than the legal minimum requirement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds We do this because we feel this helps to improve the standard of care and education provided. It also means we can devote more attention to the individual needs of each child in our care. Where we recognise that additional support is needed for a particular child, we will provide extra staffing and/or resources to achieve this and will apply for additional funding to support us.


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.


Committee/Trustees (2022/2023)



Lorna Prickett Treacy (Chairperson) contact -

Hayley Potter (Vice Chairperson)

Milly Clifford (Treasurer) 

Rebecca Hutton (Secretary)



Stacey Bellamy (Safeguarding) contact -

Natasha Hawkins, Michelle Parsons

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 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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