Meet Our Staff

Kiran Uppal

Pre-School Manager and Early Years Practitioner

Hi my name is Kiran and I have a teaching assistant level 2 qualification and level 3 in Early years child care. I love working with children and helping them with their development and watching them grow. It’s a great sense of achievement seeing them progress further into the school. I have two children of my own, my eldest was at Woodloes School, he attended Saplings preschool and I believe it gave him a very good start for school.

Lisa Luparia

Early Years Practitioner

Hello I'm Lisa Luparia. I really enjoy working with children in early years. I have two children of my own, who have both attended Saplings and are now at Woodloes School. It's lovely to be able to watch the children grow and develop through their experiences at pre-school. I am very creative and enjoy making activities which allow children to explore their own creativity, particularly through sensory play.

Jo Erskine

Early Years Practitioner

I studied for my Level 3 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Development when my son went to pre-school. My son and daughter are now grown up but I've been enjoying working in pre-schools and nurseries ever since they were small. I find it very rewarding and love working with pre-school children as they make me laugh every day, each child never fails to amaze me.

Zoe Smith

Early Years Practitioner

Hi, I'm Zoe Smith, I have worked in early years for 16years and I am Level 3 qualified. I love engaging the children in science experiments , exploring their predications and knowledge.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring outside and baking.

Laura Schofield

Early Years Practitioner

Hi I am Laura Schofield, I am Level 3 Qualified and have worked in childcare for 10years.I have two children who also attend Woodloes School. I love getting creative whether it’s in a tuff tray or in arts and crafts. In my spare time I love family time out and about exploring.