Meet Our Staff

Teachers and assistants with exceptional experience in early childhood care
Jigsaw operates at a higher ratio of staff than the minimum Ofsted requirements, as we recognise that children's involvement and learning are supported more effectively, and there are fewer interruptions to their interactions, with a higher number of staff.


Eight members of staff are qualified first aiders and have food hygiene training. All staff regularly attend Child Protection training and all staff has access to the training and development programme run by Surrey Early Years Service. All staff have annual appraisals, regular supervision sessions and there are weekly internal training and staff meetings. The setting develops and delivers an annual setting and staff development plan.
 

Please read below for more information on our lovely staff!
 

Fiona Chapman - Jigsaw Manager, Qualified teacher

Fiona has been Jigsaw Manager since January 2012. She lived locally and is an active member of Holy Trinity Church, she has one child and loves working with the preschool children.
 

Vicky Marsh - Deputy Manager NVQ Level 3 DPLO
(DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead and Behaviour Lead)

Vicky has been Deputy Manager since 2016, but a member of the Jigsaw Team since 2013.

She lives in Hersham and has two children and absolutely loves coming to work every day.
 

Davy Baxter - Pre-School Practitioner NVQ Level 3
(First aid Lead)

Davey is one of our longest serving members of staff! She has been here since 2003 and is originally from Mauritius. She lives locally and has two children who both attended Jigsaw.
 

TJ Aylmer-Hall - Pre-School Practitioner NVQ Level 3

TJ has been at Jigsaw since 2010, she also lives locally and has 3 children and is an active member of Holy Trinity Claygate. Her children also attended Jigsaw.
 

Ruth Naylor - Pre-School Practitioner

Ruth is also one of our longest serving members of staff; she has been at Jigsaw since 2003. She lives locally and has two children who also attended Jigsaw.
 

Rachel Brabrook - Pre-School Practitioner NVQ Level 2 (in training Level 3)

Rachel is the lead for afternoon children (2 yr olds) and has worked at Jigsaw since 2013. She lives in Claygate and loves working with the children.
 

Jen Venezelaar-Pelly - Pre-School Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Jen has worked at Jigsaw since 2013 and has three children, she lives in Hinchley Wood and her children all attended Jigsaw. She is an active member of Holy Trinity Church.
 

Gerry Valter - Pre-School Practitioner (in training Level 2) and Forest School Lead

Gerry has been at Jigsaw since 2015, she lives in Claygate has one child who attended Jigsaw. She is an active member of Holy Trinity Church and runs Toddlers Praise every week.
 

Nicole Van Der Merwe - Pre-School Practitioner NVQ Level 3 and Senco

Nicole has been at Jigsaw since 2013 and is from South Africa. She has lived in the UK for 8 years and has two children. She loves working with the children and seeing them grow.
 

Leani Philips - Pre-School Practitioner

Leani has worked here since 2016 on a Friday morning providing 1:1 support. She has two children and lives in Molesey.
 

Emily Blake - Pre-School Practitioner

Emily has worked here since 2016 on a Friday morning. She lives in Claygate and is an active member of Holy Trinity Claygate.
 

Brenda Chadwick - Lunch club cover and Supply

Brenda is part of Jigsaws long history, she used to run it, and while officially retiring in 2011, she still helps out whenever needed. She also helps the children with their Claygate Flower Show entries and is Artistic Director of our Nativity Play!
 

Elizabeth Miles - Administration

Elizabeth has been working at Jigsaw since 2015 in our office. She lives in Claygate and has 3 children who all attended Jigsaw.

  • Jigsaw Management Group

    Gillian Hall, Chair

    Emma Coy

    Alisa French

    Deborah Hunt

    Bill Rockett, Treasurer