Staff In Foundation 1 (F1)
Early Years Leader – Afternoons
Manuela is the Early Years Leader in the afternoons. Manuela’s family moved to the UK from Berlin and her three children have all been educated at Woodbridge Primary School. Manuela has been involved with the school since 2005 in both voluntary and paid roles. She is a local Scout leader and enjoy camping, walking and other outdoor activities. When she gets some spare time she bakes as she has a passion for bread and cakes!
Lizzie Sharpley has worked in the Early Years unit at Woodbridge Primary School since 2010 and finds it a very rewarding. “It is a joy to watch a child develop over the course of a school year and to know that you have been a part of that child’s development.”
Lizzie began her working life in London, which is also where she studied for her National Diploma in Childhood Studies.
Lizzie worked as a Nanny for two lovely families and found herself in the fortunate position of being able to explore the capital and to visit various cities around the world. Lizzie went on to work at St George’s hospital in the post-natal ward, a lovely nursery in Clapham Common and then at Hornsby House School.
Lizzie is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family (especially the weekends and holidays when routine goes out of the window!) Lizzie also enjoys cooking, visiting her extended family and finding herself anywhere near the sea!
Early Years Assistant
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Early Years Assistant and Willow Garden Leader
Lucie studied Level 3 Early Years Educator at Suffolk New College and previously worked as a play worker with children with a range of learning difficulties/disabilities, which she found highly rewarding.
Holly has achieved a CACHE Level 2 in Child Development and Care and a BTEC Level 2 Health & Social qualification within high school. From there, she studied Level 3 Childcare at Suffolk New College for 2 years and, once achieved, she began working at Woodbridge Primary from 2017. Holly enjoys helping the children to learn and finds that watching them develop over time is very rewarding.
“It’s great to see different age ranges of children as I work in after school and breakfast club and I also TA wherever possible.”