Staff Profiles


Mrs Scott

Mrs Sheppard

Alison Scott started working as the Manager of Cobham Community Pre-school in September 2015. Before that she was the Manager of a pre-school in Lewisham. She qualified as a Primary School Teacher in 2005 and taught in different year groups from nursery to year 5 for 8 years. Alison is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and has Paediatric First Aid training.



 Kerry Sheppard started working at Cobham Community Pre-School in September 2016 having previously worked at another local pre-school for 8 years and became Deputy Manager in 2019. She is qualified in Childcare Learning and Development at Level 3. Kerry has Paediatric First Aid training and is our deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as the pre-school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDco)

Mrs Theobald

Mrs Barnes

Debbie Theobald has worked at Cobham Community Pre-school for over 20 years. She started as a volunteer when her own daughter attended the pre-school and was also a member of the Pre-school Committee. Debbie completed her Cache level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce qualification in January 2014. 


Debbie Barnes started working at Cobham Community Pre-school in 1997. Before that she volunteered at the pre-school and had worked in Bexley for a mail order company. Her own three children and her grandson all attended the preschool. Debbie has Paediatric First Aid training.


Mrs Wrench  Mrs Fordham

Tracy Wrench started working at Cobham Community Pre-school in 2005 and completed her Level 2 Certificate in Pre-School Practice in 2006. Before that she volunteered at the pre-school and worked in Dartford for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Her own 2 children attended the pre-school from 2002 to 2004. Tracy has Paediatric First Aid training.

Lauren Fordham started working at Cobham Community Pre-School in September 2016, although she previously completed a student placement here and her own daughter attended the Pre-School. Lauren completed a Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce in January 2017. Lauren has Paediatric First Aid training. 


Rachael Harrington returned to Cobham Community Pre-School in January 2019 after taking time off to look after her own children, both of whom attended the pre-school. She has a Level 3 Childcare Qualification and Paediatric First Aid training.



 All of our practitioners are trained in Food Hygiene and Child Protection