Lantern Preschool Team

We run Lantern Preschool with a team of well qualified Early Years Practitioners, aided by a fantastic team of volunteers, who provide valuable support each week. We also encourage parents to help at Lantern on a rota basis - Mums, Dads, Nannies and Grandparents are equally welcome.


Becky meacham


Becky will be Lantern Preschool’s new Manager and Curriculum Lead from September 2019.

Becky has an Early Years degree and a post graduate Early Years qualification. She also holds a NVQ3 in Business and Management.

In September 2019 Becky will be taking over as our new Preschool Manager. She will then lead and have responsibility for overseeing the curriculum, ensuring that the learning and development needs of all the children are met. Becky will also be responsible for the day-to-day running of Lantern Preschool, including the administration.


JANE Jones

Deputy Leader & Special Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo)

Jane is currently our ‘Acting Manager’

Jane is a qualified teacher with a particular interest in music and maths. She has many years’ experience and has been a part of Lantern Preschool since her children attended. 

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Assistant Early Years Practitioner

Helen is a qualified play worker with experience in a variety of settings and a passion for the outdoors.

Judith White and Zoe MacDougall are currently on our supply team. They both have vast knowledge and experience in education. Judith and Zoe bring new skills, ideas and enthusiasm to Lantern Preschool, they are both very valued members of the team.

Lantern Preschool’s team of volunteers

Our wonderful team of volunteers provide valuable support each week. Many of our volunteers have long-term experience of working with young children and all our volunteers hold current DBS certificates for working with this group. We really value and appreciate the support and time they all give.