Lantern Staff

We run Lantern with a team of well qualified Early Years Practitioners, aided by a team of volunteers, who provide support each week. Many of these volunteers have long-term experience of working with young children and all hold current DBS certificates for working with this group. We also encourage parents to help at Lantern on a rota basis for as many sessions per term as their child attends per week. Mums, Dads, Nannies and Grandparents are equally welcome.


Liz Taberner

Preschool Manager & Lead Professional

Liz has Level 4 qualification in Childcare and Development with over 15 years’ experience. She has responsibility for overseeing the curriculum, ensuring that the learning and development needs of all the children are met.  Liz is also responsible for the day-to-day running of Preschool. She is the Designated Officer for Child Protection and Health and Safety.


JANE Jones

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

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 since her children attended. 

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