Staff demonstrate a strong commitment to achieving excellence in all areas. They are enthusiastic and work well together as part of a friendly and motivated team. Ofsted 2018
All our team are trained in First Aid.
Anna Frost: Supervisor, N.N.E.B Level 3
Having qualified in 1990 with the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB), Anna spent the next 12 years living and working in west London, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of nursery work including maternity nursing and working as a Nanny. During this time she met Craig, her life partner, and the pre-schools Deputy Supervisor. Anna and Craig have two children, Elliot and Amelia, and live locally in the area of Suffolk where Anna grew up.
Craig Warwick: Deputy Supervisor, BA Hons, CCLD Level 6
Craig was initiated into the world of childcare when the family moved from Berkshire to Anna’s home county, Suffolk. To enable Anna to return to work, Craig stayed at home to look after their children and was bitten by the childcare bug! Craig then worked in a variety of settings while studying for his NVQ 3, and then became Deputy Supervisor at Stepping Stones. Craig undertook his Foundation Degree and has since graduated with BA Honours in Childcare, Learning and Development. He is also the settings Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENco).
Elizabeth Aslett: Assistant Practitioner, CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
Elizabeth entered the field of childcare straight from school. She studied at Colchester Institute before working in a private day nursery for several years. Elizabeth now lives in Suffolk with her two children. Elizabeth joined Bramfield Stepping Stones Pre-school in February 2017 as a Preschool Assistant. She is also the settings Deputy Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENco).
Mel Blagden, Administration
Mel started working at Stepping Stones Pre-School in June 2010 to take on some of the Admin duties from the Treasurer and Anna. She now works each Monday at pre-school where she enjoys getting to know the parents and children which she describes as “a welcome distraction!!” Mel lives in Halesworth with her husband and two children, who she says “are growing up far too fast”. Mel also works for The World Land Trust, a conservation charity based in Halesworth. Mel enjoys doing family based activities such as walking, cycling and currently badminton.