Come and meet the staff

All staff have to successfully complete an enhanced DBS, which is then renewed every 3 years. In addition to their early years qualifications, our staff attend at least 24 hours of specialised training each year to develop best practise in care and education.

All our staff who work with the children hold a paediatric first aid qualification, which is renewed every 3 years. We are experienced in working with other professionals in the childcare/education field. Our special needs co-ordinator is Julie Thurman.

Julie Thurman

Julie Thurman - Playleader
P.L. A. Foundation and Post Foundation Course
NVQ3 Early Years Child Development & Education
Paediatric First Aid
Child Abuse Multi-Agency Training
Level 3 Supporting Children with Verbal Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Mental Health First Aider

Tracey Jane

Tracey Jane - Deputy Playleader
P.L.A. Foundation and Post Foundation
NVQ3 Early Years Child Development and Education
Paediatric First Aid

Jo Reed

Jo Reed - Play Assistant
Level 3 Children & Young People's Workforce 
Paediatric First Aid

Marie Mitchell

Marie Mitchell - Administrator
Diploma in Playgroup Practice
NVQ2 Early Years Child Development & Education

Jenna Penter

Jenna Penter - Play Assistant
Level 3 Children & Young People's Workforce
Paediatric First Aid

Claire Varcoe

Claire Varcoe - Play Assistant
Level 3 NVQ Children's Care, Learning and Development
Paediatric First Aid

Phil Kidd

Phil Kidd - Play Assistant
Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce
Paediatric First Aid

Stacey Boraston

Stacey Boraston - Play Assistant
NVQ3 Early Years Child Development & Educationce
O.U. Certificate in Early Years Practice Level 4
Paediatric First Aid
Special Needs (SENCO)