Meet the Managers

Each Pennies setting has a management team led by a designated manager. Each manager in charge of a Pennies’ setting has significant experience and qualifications within the sector and all have a substantial history at Pennies and are familiar with all areas of our work. They contact and consult each other regularly and are required to keep up to date with all major changes within the sector.

Michalea Stone

Michalea Stone

Pennies Head Of Operations

Michaela Stone has been with Pennies for almost 17 years, working as manager of our Newnham Court setting. Predictably, the announcement she was leaving that job to take on a company-wide role as Head of Operations generated more reaction and more good wishes than almost anything in the history of our social media (along with an emotional and somewhat messy send off from her colleagues in the office at Newnham Court).

Michaela will be more visible in our other settings from now on and will work across the company to provide help and support to all our managers in Kent and East Sussex. Michaela’s passion for working with children remains as strong as ever. She says: “One of the biggest joys for me over the years has been watching the children and their families gaining such a positive experience from the care and education they have received during their time with us.  Welcoming them into the Pennies family as babies and watching them grow into young adults, gives great job satisfaction.”

Newnham court

claire williams

claire williams

Nursery Manager

lisa jepson

lisa jepson

Nursery Manager

caroline pigden

caroline pigden

Deputy Manager

jo cass

jo cass

Deputy Manager

Hockers Lane

Trudi Kitney

Trudi Kitney

Nursery Manager Hockers Lane

Jay Millsom

Jay Millsom

Acting Deputy Manager

Victoria Atkins

Victoria Atkins

Nursery Manager

Rebekah Waterhouse

Rebekah Waterhouse

Deputy Manager

Gina Newman

Gina Newman

Third In Charge