All staff have a Criminal Records check through the Disclosure & Barring Service.  All staff attend training courses regularly.  Classroom members of staff hold Child Protection, Paediatric First Aid and Health & Hygiene.
Rachael Richards


BA (hons) Teaching & Learning

I have worked at Pre-school since 2004.  I started on a voluntary basis and then worked my way up firstly to the Deputy position and now as the Manager. I have been the Manager since 2010; I love my job, and the fantastic team we currently have. I completed a degreen in Teaching & Learning in 2015. I have three children, my youngest two both attended Pre-school. My favourite pastime is Photography, which all of my children enjoy as well. We all love spending time together especially walking our Labrador on the beach.


Classroom Supervisor (Sprites)

NVQ Level 3

I love working at Pre-school, I have worked in Pre-school settings in Cornwall for many years.  I have recently completed my NVQ Level 3. 

I have lived in Cornwall all my life, and have two teenage children, who both came to St Eval Pre-school.

I love living in Cornwall, going to the beach and enjoying coastal walks.

Sophie Eccleston


Classroom Assistant (Sprites)

Working towards NVQ Level 3

I moved to Cornwall 18 years ago to work for Rick Stein in a summer job and ended up staying here.  Whilst working there I met my partner Mark; who is a chef with Rick Stein.

We have two children who both attended St Eval Pre-school.


I started at pre-school in February 2017, I am really enjoying my time here. I am now working towards my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Studies. 



Tracy Barry

Deputy Manager & SENCo

Diploma in Childcare & Education

I have been working at St Eval Pre-school since 2010; firstly as a Classroom Assistant and then as  the Deputy Manager from September 2015.  I love my job watching the children grow, learn and progress ready for school.  I have recently taken on the role of SENCo which I thoroughly  enjoy.

I have lived in Cornwall for 29 years, I have two children. I love my beach life in Cornwall and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!


Bethan Richards


Classroom Supervisor (Sprites)

Foundation Degree Early Childhood Education

I have come back to work at Pre-school after coming here myself when I was a child. I have completed a foundation degree in Early Childhood & Education, at Truro College, which I really enjoyed.  I am looking forward to learning lots of new skills and implementing them at Pre-school.  I love the beaches in Cornwall and going for walks with my family.


Ally Rundle

Finance & Administration

BA (hons) T & RS

I have been working at Pre-school as Finance Administrator since 2012 having previously been the Committee Treasurer for 4 years.  Pre-school is a fun and happy environment, I love working here. I Have three 3 children who have all attended Pre-school and loved it, and we have an Airedale terrier Bess. I read Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, and before I had Children I worked for Sony Ericsson.  I love life in Cornwall, walking the coast, going to the beach and reading a good book.

Beth       Hill

Classroom Assistant (Pixies)

NVQ Level 3 & BA (hons) Child & Adolescent Mental Health

I have worked in childcare since 2010. I moved to Cornwall in January 2014 with my husband and our two girls. I gave up office work to pursue my career working with children after having my eldest daughter. I have completed my level 2 and level 3 Diploma for the children and young people's workforce (Early learning and childcare) and love the job that I do. I love living in Cornwall and love family days out at the beach. I also enjoy walking and have  recently taught myself to crochet.


Hannah Richards

Classroom Assistant (Pixies) & Administration

NVQ Level 3 & BA (hons) Fashion Journalism 

I have been working at the pre-school since January 2015. I find working with the children, the most rewarding and enjoyable job and I love being a part of the pre-school team. I studied 'Fashion Journalism' at Southampton University and have a passion for beauty and fashion in my spare time. Spending time with my partner & family is also very important to me.


Contact Us

St Eval Pre-school

Lincoln Row

St Eval, Wadebridge,

Cornwall PL27 7TR

01841 540 076

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