The core of Forest Row Community Pre-School is our passionate team of highly qualified educators. 

In addition to a minimum level 3 certification in childcare and education, all our permanent team members who work with children hold a current and relevant First Aid Paediatric certificate. Several of the team have attended basic Makaton training and can communicate using sign language. Our team also attend a multitude of professional development training and conferences to continue improving practice including Forest School Leadership and Balanceability, as well as extensive child protection, safeguarding, disability inclusion and health and safety.


Learn more about some of our team members below:

Meet The Team


Jade Turnball-Allen
Pre-School Manager

Jade has fond memories of our Pre-school as she attended as a child herself. She now has many years experience in Early Years and especially enjoys creative and messy play and extends her love of this in all areas of learning.

We have been enjoying Jade’s ideas for the Pre-school in her role as Manager and her dedicated communication with parents to help children settle, grow and their transition to big school.


Jane Thomas
Pre-School Deputy Manager

Jane has been in Early Years for 9 years.
'It’s a passion for me to watch children develop emotionally and achieve their full uniqueness. I love using my humour and sense of adventure to inspire the children I'm with.
I am a mum to two children who are now 18 and 13 and we have two dogs, two Guinea Pigs , a  hamster and two turtles. If it was up to my daughter we would have more
My favourite thing about Early Years is.... well … I have no clear thing. I love reading (complete with character voices) especially rhyming books, den making , singing, science projects, art and crafts and any activity that's gets me outdoors and exploring nature. I adore the cooler months too, so I’ll be wrapped up and outside in most weathers.'