Our Staff

The appropriate staffing ratios are laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage and will be adhered to at all times, however we currently work to a 1:6 ratio for 3 year olds and 1:4 for 2 year old children. 

All of our key staff are qualified or working towards qualifications and all adults working with children on a regular basis have DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. Every three years, all staff update their first aid course and childcare protection procedures. 

Deborah Reeve

Pre-School Manager

Deborah has worked at Cygnets since 2011 and is the Pre School Manger


She lives with her husband, their three children and Nelly the springer spaniel. She enjoys family bike rides and walks.

Kerry O'Dell

Deputy Manager

Kerry lives in Milton with her husband, three children and two dogs. 


She has been working in childcare for the last 16 years, and has worked at Cygnets for the last 11 years.

Alison Macklin

Office Manager


Alison has worked at Cygnets for just over 6 years as office manager.


She lives with her husband, two children and golden retriever, Tally.



Ladybird Room

Caroline Lives in Milton with her partner and three children.


In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, gardening, socialising and watching her two boys play football.


Room Leader/ Bumblebee Room

Leone lives in Milton with her husband and three children.  She enjoys walking, cycling and going on picnics. 


Leone has  worked in childcare since 2002 and enjoys being creative with the children.

Faye Sullivan

Room Leader/ Ladybird Room

Faye has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, camping and gardening.  


She's also interested in forestry and enjoys thinking of activities for the children  outdoors.


Ladybird room

Danielle lives in Milton with her family.  She has worked at Cygnets for over a year half year and loves working with children. 


In her spare time she enjoys shopping and swimming.


Ladybird Room

Sarah has worked at Cygnets for 13 years.  She lives in Milton with her two children. 


In her spare time she likes to socialise with friends and family.


Bumblebee Room

Debbie is a mum and really enjoys spending quality time with her family outdoors. 


Bumblebee Room


Ladybird Room


Bumblebee Room

Marilene has worked at Cygnets since October 2008.  She is a a mum of four and has been working in early years for 15 years. 

She is also a qualified yoga teacher, teaching in adult education.

Jess lives in Coton with her husband and three children. She has worked at Cygnets since 2019.

In her spare time she enjoys camping with her family, photography and baking with her children.

Rachel lives in Milton with her husband and three children. 

She loves to be outdoors, swimming, walking and biking with her family.  


Bumblebee Room

Fiona has worked at Cygnets for 3 years.  She has 3 children plus a mad cocker spaniel. 


She likes to do a bit of crochet and weekends are spent on the touchline at football matches as all 3 of her children play for Milton Colts.

Jo Pugh

Bumblebee Room

Jo has worked at Cygnets for over a year.  She is has a 13-year-old son and one cat. 

As a family Jo enjoys watching films, walking in the countryside and bike rides.
 She's also trains in taekwondo in her spare time.


Milton Primary School Site
Humphries Way, Milton,
Cambridge CB24 6DL

Phone: 01223 712286 


Registered Charity No. 1155959
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