Motivated Staff

Meet our friendly team

Nursery Manager: Avril Dewey


My Qualifications: EYTS, Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety Level 2


“I have been at the Wigwam since 2015. I started as the Preschool Room Leader having just finished my Post-graduate Early Years Teacher qualification at Reading University. Since then I have worked my way up, becoming Deputy Manager before taking on the role of Nursery Manager in March 2017.”

HR: Sophie Haylock


Sophie is an experienced HR practitioner in the Early Years sector. Most recently she has built and led the HR team for Toad Hall, a group of nursery settings in the South East. Sophie works with the team to help us attract, retain and develop the best staff.

Cook: Rana Marshall


“I used to be a school teacher, After moving to England and raising my children I decided I would like a career change and as cooking has always been a passion of mine, I retrained as a chef at Reading College. At The Wigwam I have the added bonus of cooking nutritious food for the children. It is lovely to see them all enjoying their meals.”