Our staff team

St John’s Pre-School Staff


If you would like more information about our staff, please contact our manager Hannah at: stjohnspreschoolmanager@hotmail.co.uk

Hannah Millson – Manager
Level 3 Diploma in childcare, an NVQ in Management, First Aid trained,
Safeguarding Lead, Behaviour Support Lead, Data Protection Lead

My name is Hannah and I am the Manager and Designated Safeguarding lead at St John’s Pre-school. I have always known that I have wanted to work with children and I have now been in the childcare sector for 15+ years. I have worked with children from 3 months up to teenagers. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with the children, watching them learn and develop. I love singing and reading to the children and enjoy hearing them singing the songs back to me that they love! In my free time I love spending time with my husband and family going to music concerts, the theatre and can often be found with my head in a book! 

Zoe Hooper – Deputy Manager
LAO Level 3 Diploma CYPW, First Aid trained, SENCO, ELSA

My name is Zoe and my role within the setting is Deputy Manager. I have worked at St John’s Pre School since 2018 having worked in childcare since 2008. During this time I have gained both my NVQ level 2 and my NVQ level 3 diploma qualifications. I have 2 children of my own and love nothing more than coming to work knowing I can have a positive impact on the growth and development of lots of children’s lives. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends enjoying days out and keeping busy.


Jess Smart – Third in charge
Level 3 Diploma in childcare, First Aid trained

My name is Jess and I am a level 3 qualified early years practitioner. I have been working in childcare for 5 years and started as soon as I left school. I joined St John’s amazing Pre-School team in 2021 and I absolutely love it! I love coming to work where no two days are the same! My favourite thing about working with children is knowing that I’ve made a positive impact on them and their development. It’s so rewarding! I also love watching their personalities shine through as they grow. In my spare time, I love spending time and going on adventures with my little boy and family to make lots of memories! I also enjoy getting creative and arty with my son and making new things for my friends and family.