Our staff all share the ethos of ABC, to be committed to providing your child with the best opportunity to fulfil their utmost potential.

All ABC staff complete regular training in First Aid, Food Safety and Safeguarding Children.

We appreciate the value of trained staff and believe that all staff should be given the opportunity to improve and be kept updated by new developments within the areas of Early Years and Playwork training.

All new staff undergo a recruitment process which includes enhanced DBS checks and a thorough induction process.

The Team

Jane Keveren – Childcare Manager

“I have been involved with ABC since 2003, originally as a parent helper then, due to my background in banking, I volunteered to become the Treasurer of the Parent Management Committee. Since starting work at ABC, I have completed my level 3 qualification in Playwork (2009), worked through early years training, levels 2 to 6, to achieve my BA Early Learning (2012) and Early Years Professional Status (2013). I have also completed a certificate in Managing Voluntary Organisations.”


Amanda Goldsmith – Childcare Manager / SENCo

“I first became involved with ABC in 2002 when my daughter started.  In 2004, I was elected onto the Management Committee as Chairperson.  Following my time as Chair I wanted to know and work more closely with the children.   I now have BA (Hons) Early Learning and Early Years Teacher Status.  I am also Suffolk Accredited Special Educational Needs Coordinator and hold a Certificate in Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations.

When I am not at work, I enjoy nothing more than going out with my dog, running and just spending time with the family.  As my children have grown up I have started to enjoy travelling too!”


Annemarie Brinkhoff – Supervisor

“I joined the ABC team in 2010, I enjoy my different job roles here and find it a rewarding experience to be a part of supporting children to learn and grow.  I have achieved an MA in Childhood Studies which has developed my knowledge to work with the children in both rooms at ABC childcare.

In my spare time I enjoy arts and crafts, baking, Latin ballroom dancing and music. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family.”


Rik Margereson – Practitioner

Joined ABC in February 2001.  During this time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge of child development and an understanding of how children learn.


Racheal Gooding – Early Years Practitioner

“I am an early years practitioner level 3, I have three children who all attended ABC Childcare which has encouraged my passion to work in childcare and education to help children to grow and develop. In the future I hope to continue doing the best I can in my job and further my own learning.”



Jasmine Platten – Early Years Practitioner

“I started working at ABC in May 2019, I have a BA hons in early childhood studies and have been working in childcare for over 10 years.  I am passionate about helping children to grow and develop.
In my spare time I have lots of fun with my 2 children and spend time with family and friends”


Natalie Prodger – NNEB

I began working in childcare in 2004 when my daughter started school.  I have undertaken many different roles during this time.  Away from work I have a daughter and two stepchildren and enjoy spending time with my 3 grandchildren.  Often at weekends you will find my husband and I watching motorsport.


Kaci Armstrong – Free time Playworker

I have been working as a Free time Playworker since April 2019 and I have loved getting to know the children and watching them grow over the years. I graduated in October of 2023 with a degree in Psychology and I am now starting a postgraduate degree in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health. In my free time I enjoy reading and listening and playing music.


Shannon Brunning – Free time Playworker

I have been working as a Playworker since June 2021. I am currently studying Childhood studies at Suffolk university and hope to be a Primary school teacher!
Outside of work I enjoy being with my friends and family and baking sweet treats.


Jane Gooch – Free time Playworker

I have been working in childcare since 2003 and have a Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I have undertaken many roles but my specialty is children with SEN.
I have a husband, two grown up sons and two labradoodles. In my spare time, I love to dance.


Ben Alty – Early Years Practitioner

I have been working in child care since 2022 and joined the ABC team in 2023. I enjoy working with the children and helping them to develop their skills and helping them grow as people.
I have achieved an OCR Merit in Level 3 health and social care, and have completed a level 3 EYE.
In my spare time I like to watch and play football and enjoy gaming. I also like to spend time with friends and family.
Isla Moss – Early Years Apprentice 
I have been working in childcare since 2020 and joined the ABC team in 2022. Currently, I am in the process of completing my level 3 certification in childcare. I find great joy in witnessing children achieve significant milestones and ensuring they have fun. Outside of work, I prioritize spending time with my friends and family and going to the gym, I also have a passion for travel.


Jolly Begum – Early Years Apprentice

I joined the ABC team sin April 2024. Currently , I am planning to complete my level 3 certification in childcare. I enjoy working with the children and encouraging them to learn. I also work at Asda and I have been working at Asda for 7 years. In my spare time,  I spend time with my family.