Our Staff

Head of Pre-school

Mrs. Chloe Dyton (+) BA (Hons) Early Years Education

Mrs. Chloe Dyton
(+) BA (Hons) Early Years Education
Early Years Teacher

Chloe had worked as a legal cashier in big city law firms. Deciding on a change in career Chloe completed a BA (hons) degree in Early Years Education in 2012. Since starting the degree Chloe has worked in two schools gaining valuable experience, In 2020 Chloe completed her Early Years Teacher Status with with an outstanding recognition. and is now a pre school Head. Chloe has experience of dealing with Special educational needs and is pre-schools SENCO.
Chloe is a mother of three children, two are at infant school and one is at senior school.



Deputy Head of Pre-school

Mrs. Vanessa Calladine (+) Diploma in Pre-school Practice

Mrs. Vanessa Calladine;  
(+) Diploma in Pre-school Practice

Vanessa has been at St. Michael and All Angels Preschool for 13 years, 7 (?) years as Deputy Head where she gained a Diploma in Preschool Practice.

Prior to this she worked for First Data, a credit card processing company in Basildon, staring off in the I.T. Department as a system security assistant, then moving into the communications department where she was employed as a desk top publisher, designing and laying out internal and external publications, and producing presentation material for the company executives.
She has 3 children, 2 of which attended the preschool and Our Lady of Lourdes School.

Early Years Educators  & Keyworkers

Mrs. Aneta Coyle (+) Qualified Level 3

Mrs. Aneta Coyle
(+) Qualified Level 3

Aneta is Polish and she has worked at St.Michael and All Angels since November 2004. In Poland, she attended Teacher Training Collage and was awarded the Degree of Licentiate (University Graduation Diploma of English Language Teaching). She also holds NVQ3 qualifications in Childcare (age 0-5) and enjoys working with children. Aneta speaks Russian and loves reading as well as ice-skating.
Mrs. Debbie Houndsome (+) Qualified NVQ3

Mrs. Debbie Houndsome
(+) Qualified NVQ3

Debbie started at the Pre-school in 2006 after her youngest son started school. Before joining Pre-school Debbie worked in a day nursery, as a Nanny and as a Child minder so has lots of experience with children from babies upwards. She has undertaken training through to being fully qualified whilst at the Pre-school.
Debbie has two sons and a dog, both of her boys attended the Pre-school really enjoying their time here and went on to Chalkwell Hall Infants, Juniors and then to Belfairs.
Debbie is currently the Pre-school’s Mark Making Co-ordinator.

Mrs. Carolyne Sanderson (+) Qualified NVQ3  

Mrs. Carolyne Sanderson (+) Qualified NVQ3

Carolyne has lived in Southend all of her life. She has three grown up sons who attended Darlinghurst School and Belfairs all three have attended University. Carolyne has worked at the Pre-school since 1998 and has completed her Child Care Qualifications alongside work. She has a particular interest in outdoor play and learning and was able to complete Level 2 Forest School Practitioner course based in Belfairs Woods. In Carolyne’s spare time she is a volunteer for the local branch of the RSPCA her role includes looking after cats and kittens in her home whilst they find a forever home and checking the suitability of homes for re-homing RSPCA animlas. She has also been a volunteer at the Belfairs Woodland Centre.

Mrs. Lisa Bazan (+) Qualified NVQ3

Mrs. Lisa Bazan
(+) Qualified NVQ3

Previous work experience includes working in a bank, as a volunteer on a Kibbutz in Israel and on a Summer camp in USA. A holiday /Children’s rep for a holiday company in Mallorca (where I met Francisco) and worked in Southend Library for a while. I have 3 children, Daniel, 20, Laura 16 & Sofia 11. My interests include gardening, spending time on my allotment,& playing netball.I can speak Spanish and love Art & Reading too. Qualifications include C&G in Interior Design and Gardening As well a CCLD levels 2 +3.

Mrs. Vicki. Curtis (+) Level 3 Child Care

Mrs. Vicki Curtis
Level 3 Child Care

Vicki has a passion for working with children, She has worked in pre-schools for over 10 years and holds a level 3 childcare qualification. Vicki has 2 children, both are at senior school.

Melanie Greenidge

Melanie qualified in Early Years in the 1980’s and moved to London where she gained lots of experience working as a sole charge Nanny caring for children aged from a few months to 11yrs. After becoming a mum in 2007 she worked for the Local Authority with Looked After Children as a Family Contact Supervisor. Since returning to Essex she has worked at a local Children’s Centre, a Nursery and for the Local Authority as a Family Contact Worker as well as volunteering at a local school. She has undertaken additional training including Makaton and Planning. Melanie has been employed at St Michael & All Angels Pre-school since 2014

Other Staff Pre-school Assistant

Claire Doherty

Claire joined our team in September 2019, she is new to Childcare and Education. Both of Claire’s daughters attended St Michael and All Angels Pre-school. Claire is a bank staff member and is also one of our lunchtime team.

Emma Shepherd
Emma joined our team in September 2019, she is new to Childcare and Education and is a bank staff member and part of our lunchtime team.

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