Welcome to Constable Country Childcare

St Michael’s Pre-School,  Brooklands Young Explorers

East Bergholt Young Explorers , Stutton Young Explorers

Hayley Aherne B.A.(Hons) EYPS - Group Leader

Hello and welcome to your community pre-school.  I hope you can find all you need on our website and if not, please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of the staff for further information

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Group Manager - Hayley Aherne - BA(Hons) EYPS

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Our Senior Management

Hayley Aherne B.A.(Hons) EYPS is the overall Group Manager responsible for the day to day running of all provisions and staff deployment. Hayley is Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Equal Opps Officer, and an accredited SENCO for all settings.

Hayley joined St Michael’s staff over twenty years ago and was instrumental in setting up Brooklands Young Explorers. Hayley works in all areas of the setting to enable her to ensure a high quality of care and education. Hayley is married with a daughter and son and has a very spoilt cat, called Simba!   Hayley also holds an adult teaching qualification and has run courses for Realise Futures for the last six years. She was pleased to gain her Early Years Professional Status in February 2011 and plans to continue improving and developing the childcare provisions offered at Brantham , East Bergholt and Stutton.


Karen Mason is the Deputy Group Manager responsible, alongside Hayley, for running of all three provisions mainly dealing with financial and administrative updates . Karen is Safeguarding Officer and works predominantly at Breakfast Club at BYE. Karen has worked at St Michael’s for over 20 years, previously led a Toddler Group in the village and in 2010 was awarded the Community Cup for services in the community. Karen is married with two grown up children, has lots of fish in the garden with several mandarin ducks. She has a keen interest in nature. Karen is also a deputy churchwarden at St Michael’s Church.


Joanne Gwillim is the deputy group manager working alongside Hayley to improve to continually improve the Constable Country Childcare provisions.  She is also the graduate qualified manager of EBYE.  Jo is married with twin teenagers and is very experienced having worked in pre-schools all over the world.  She was also highly regarded by both children and parents when she worked as a teaching assistant.


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