Meet the Staff
Meet our fun and dynamic team...
PEGS Pre-School provides an enriched and diverse learning environment for our pre-schoolers. Founded in 2012, our Private Pre-School is located in Gosforth and reflects the various backgrounds and cultures of the area. Our teachers are passionate, experienced and eager to pass on their knowledge and experience to their pre-schoolers. Are you ready to start your future with us? Get in touch!
Nicki Walker - Managing Director
Nicki assists with the day to day running of the business and is your point of contact should you have any queries. Her first toddler-driven project, which ran for 5 years immediately prior to starting PEGS Pre-School, was PEGS Baby & Toddler Group.
Nicki's career prior to having children was as a Fraud Analyst and she is a Barrister by trade. She currently holds an NVQ3 in Early Years.
Nicki is the Mummy of three children.
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Please note that all PEGS staff have an enhanced DBS (what was CRB) check.
Karen Egan - Head Teacher & Safeguarding Officer/SENCO & Purple Group Teacher
Karen has a background in Primary School. She has a PGCE and a BSc with Honours. She also has an advanced Diploma in Early Years Education, making her a qualified Early Years teacher. Karen is responsible for nurturing our Purple Group pre-schoolers and is also our Head.
Karen is the Mummy of two children.
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Rachel O'Connor - Deputy Head & Green Group Teacher
Rachel holds a Level 6 qualification in Early Years and Childhood Studies. She has experience of working in various Primary Schools and Early Years settings, including Out-of-School clubs and children's face painting parties. Rachel is responsible for nurturing our Green Group pre-schoolers and is also our Deputy Head.
Rachel is the Mummy of two children.
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Viv Ivison - Yellow Group Teacher
Viv holds a Level 3 Early Years qualification. She has experience working in various pre-school settings. Viv is also responsible for nurturing our Yellow Group pre-schoolers.
Viv is the Mummy of three children.
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Aysha Clark - Red Group Teacher
Aysha holds a BA Honours in care and education of very young children and professional practice studies. Aysha is responsible for nurturing our Red Group pre-schoolers.
Aysha is the Mummy of one child.
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Emma Peacock - Blue Group Teacher
Emma is working towards her Level 3 Early Years qualification. Emma is responsible for the Blue Group pre-schoolers.
Emma is the Mummy of three children.
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Kerri Hayden - Admin Manager
Kerri is responsible for creating the newsletters and all other paperwork fed through to parents/carers. She currently works freelance remotely helping various companies to organise their admin. Her background is in television production and event coordination.
Kerri is the Mummy of two children.
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