Taryn Stroud -Team Leader/Administrator

“I became involved with 345 as a keen parent helper and joined the team in 1995 when my youngest child left to start school. I became Team Leader in 1996. My qualifications include a Diploma in Preschool Practice and Special Needs and I enjoy being outdoors, music and spending time with my baby grandson.”

Sally-Jane Drew – Deputy Team Leader

“When my two children attended 345, I headed up the Committee as well as spending time as a parent helper. I then joined the team in 2007. My qualifications include NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 in Children’s care, Learning and Development. I enjoy cake making and music, and I am currently learning to play the Piano.”

Tracey Pond – SEN Co-ordinator

“I joined the team in 2010, when my youngest child was still attending. My qualifications include NVQ 3 in Children’s care, Learning and Development. I have a son at University plus two young children, three dogs and recently got two tortoises and so enjoy being outdoors!” 



Anna Pearce - Assistant

Both my boys attended 345 where I enjoyed becoming involved as a parent helper.  I also became a committee member when my youngest son started.  I joined the team of staff in June 2016.  My qualifications include NVQ3 in Early Years Care and Education and 13 years experience working with children within a Nursery Setting.  I enjoy camping, football and spending time with my family.


Gemma Cheyney - Assistant

I gained a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing) in 1997 and have been working as a Nursery Nurse up until I had my daughter in 2012.  I joined the team of staff in June 2016, but had also previously been a member of the team as bank staff during 2014.  In my spare time I like to read, walk my dog and support Southampton FC.