Who We Are

Who We Are

Our team is made up of a professional, dedicated and fully qualified staff. All our staff hold the relevant Early Years Qualifications and staff regularly attend training sessions held by Worcestershire Children's First  and other accredited training companies.

All staff hold up to date Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Children training certification.

All staff and Committee Members are DBS checked. 

Ofsted registered.

Rated 'Outstanding'

May 2013

Natalie Waters- Manager

Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development


First Aider

I have worked in childcare for almost 13 years and have been at The Lenches Preschool since 2018. In 2019 I had the pleasure of taking on the role of Co-Manager as well as deputy manager. In 2020 I took on the role of sole manager. I have a fantastic, supportive and extremely dedicated team who all adore caring for your children. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends and visit National Trust sites.

Sophie Curnock- Deputy Manager

Level 3 Early Years Practice

Level 3 Forest School Leader

SEN Coordinator

First Aider

I have worked in Childcare and the Primary School environment since 2014 and have worked at the Lenches Preschool since April 2019. I left university achieving a First Class Degree with Honours in Supporting Children and Families from Birth to 18 years of age. I successfully completed my level 3 Forest School Leader training and love to be outdoors with the children, taking part in woodland activities and awakening childrens senses in the natural enviroment. I am also the settings Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Outside of Pre-school you will find me teaching Zumba and enjoying long walks in the countryside.

Angela Curnock- Early Years Practioner

Level 2 in Early Years Practice

Level 2 Forest School Assistant

First Aider

I have been working in childcare for 25 years and started working at The Lenches Pre-School in 1995, firstly as a volunteer and then on to Preschool practioner after completing my training, plus Forest School assistant. When I am not at preschool I enjoy going on long walks in the countryside with my dog Molly. 

Cynthia Dearlove- Early Years Practioner

Level 2 in Early Years Practice

First Aider 

I have worked in childcare since 1993 and I absolutely love my job. I believe I have the skills to handle every childs needs in a range of situations by being caring, patient, consistent and imaginative and because of this I feel families will be comfortable leaving their precious children in my care to be nutured and educated. I have a level 2 qualification in childcare. I have 2 children of my own and 2 grandchildren. 

Shelly Hazlewood- Early Years Practioner

Level 3 Early Years Practice

First Aider

I have enjoyed working in childcare for 17 years. Firstly as a volunteer then as a level 2 practitioner after qualifying in 2008 and have recently qualified as a level 3 early years practitioner in June 2020. I joined The Lenches Pre-school in 2013 and I am dedicated to helping young children grow and develop through the EYFS. When I'm not at pre-school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling and I also like to sew.I

Abi Coupe- Early Years Practioner

Level 3 Early Years Practice

I have lived in Evesham my whole life and from a young age had a passion for looking after children. After completing my Level 3 childcare qualification I started working in nursuries and after school clubs. I have nearly 6 years experience working with children and feel honoured to be part of childrens development and watching them grow. I often spend my weekends walking my dog and exploring new places.

Emily Mason- Early Years Practioner

Level 3 Early Years Practice

I have worked with children since 2016 when I was studying Children's play, learning and development, I qualified my course in 2018 and worked with children ever since. I have always had a passion for caring and looking after children from a young age after babysitting and being around friends younger siblings. I am very caring, patient, reliable person and very understanding of childrens needs and will adapt to support them in a variety of ways. 

Paula Amer



“A truely fantastic pre-school.

Our daughter started here at two years-old and enjoys every second.

I couldn't recommend it highly enough!”

October 2019

Contact Us:

If you would like more information or to visit us, please contact:

Natalie Waters 

Pre-school Manager

T:  07933 779918

Email: info@thelenchespreschool.org.uk

Our setting address is:

The Lenches Pre-school

c/o Church Lench Village Hall

Main Street

Church Lench

WR11 4UE

The Lenches Pre-School

is a member of the

Early Years Alliance

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