About Us


Longham Community Pre-School is your number 1 pre-school setting which enhances both educational and social development.


At Longham Pre School we pride ourselves on being a caring, play based, forward thinking pre school with a passion to support every child to meet their full potential. The learning experience and your child's happiness is our utmost priority. We continuously search for ways to improve our setting and create interesting experiences for your child. All our sessions are child led, we plan the activities around things they show an interest in. We believe the best learning takes place when a child is engaged in the activity and enjoying themselves,

Longham Pre-School follows the EYFS National Curriculum, which covers 7 areas of learning.

  • Physical Development*

  • Personal Social Emotional Development *

  • Communication and Language*

  • Maths

  • Literacy

  • Expressive Arts and Design

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World

The 3 prime areas (marked * above) create the fundamental building blocks of learning, and are most essential for children’s readiness for future learning and healthy development. 

Meet Our Staff

Leanne Blackley

Position: Joint Manager
Qualification: Qualified Teacher


I have worked in education since graduating from Southampton University in 1997. I have worked in 2 local schools as a teacher and joined Longham in January 2014. I have 2 children who go to school locally. We love to camp, walk the dog and spend precious time together as a family. I love the family atmosphere at Longham and believe children are the best medicine, they never fail to put a smile on my face and that’s why I love my job.

Kelly Biles

Position: Joint Manager

Qualification: EYE Level 3


I started working at Longham Pre-School in March 2014. My previous jobs were a building society manager and a lunch time supervisor at a local school.

I am married to Stuart and we have 2 children, a boy and a girl. Both attended Longham Pre-School and they now attend a local school. We enjoy going for for walks with our dog, Barney. I like chocolate, reading, cooking, camping, hula hooping and dancing.

I love Longham Pre-School! When my youngest left I was very sad to leave, so I’m glad to be back at the Pre-School working with a fantastic team and wonderful children.

Sue Spiers

Position: Deputy

Qualification: NVQ Level 2.


I have been working at Longham Pre-School for about 17 years. I have a daughter who is 21 and attended Longham Pre-School and is now training to be a veterinary nurse. My husband and I have been married 29 years, he is very good at fixing broken toys, bikes and putting the cupboards up for Pre-School. I love working with the children and watching them grow and learn.


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Hannah Iles

Position: Practitioner
Qualification:  Level 3


I am very excited to be joining Longham Pre-school and working with such a lovely team of people in a caring, friendly environment. My little boy attendend Longham for a year and a half and has now just left for big school to join his older sister. I love spending time together as a family and having days out at the weekend. The time is so precious as it goes so fast. My love for babies and children started when I was small and I would care for my dolls and pretend they were real pushing them around in dolls prams! I have worked with children for many years and finding it amazing and rewarding to watch them grow and develop. 

Amy Billinge

Position: Practitioner
Qualification: NVQ Level 2

I have worked for Longham Pre-School for 2 years and in that time I have achieved my NVQ level 2. After having my second child I realised how much I enjoy spending time with children and decided to start a new career. I have two young children who I love spending time with. We enjoy making crafts and baking cakes together.

I am so grateful to all the staff at Longham for giving me this opportunity to be a part of their team, They have all been so welcoming and I look forward to continuing my studies.



Welcome to Longham Pre-School, where adventures happen everyday.