Our team

Emily - Manager

 

I have worked here since 2013, first looking after the children going up to school, and as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, and now as the manager. I am a qualified teacher, (BA, PGCE, QTS) before I worked here I was a foundation stage teacher, and I have worked in nurseries and kindergartens abroad. I have paediatric first aid and safeguarding qualifications.

 

My favourite thing about working here is seeing the world through our children’s eyes.

I love seeing their enthusiasm and wonder when exploring!

Wendy - Deputy Manager

 

I have worked at playgroup 2004. My children came here when they were little!

 

I have a Level 3 NVQ in Early Years Education, and Level 3 Safeguarding, as well as paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is seeing the children feeling happy, secure and playing with friends. I love seeing how the children learn and progress through play and become ready for school.

Dee - SENCo

 

I have worked here since 2017. All 3 of my children came here when they were little!

 

I have a Level 3 NVQ and Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. Before I worked at playgroup I was a childminder for 9 years, and I have been a children’s entertainer and holiday rep, and worked at tumble tots.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is singing songs and sharing stories with the children during registration and circle times. I love to see the children smiling and happy!

Lorraine - Playgroup Assistant

 

I have worked at playgroup since 2009. I have a Level 3 NVQ and Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. Before working here I worked at a parents and toddler group, and I have experience working with children with Special Needs.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is spending time with the children and watching them grow and learn!

Jayne - Playgroup Assistant

 

I have worked at playgroup for over 16 years!

 

I have a Level 2 NVQ in Children’s Care, learning and development, and Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. Before I worked here I was a W.R.N.S in the Navy for four years.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is learning with the children, and making sure they have fun and enjoy themselves.

Carole - Playgroup Assistant

 

I am a Level 3 NVQ qualified teaching assistant, and I have Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. Before I worked at playgroup I was a teaching assistant at Mudeford Infants School for 20 years. I have lots of experience working with children with a wide variety of needs.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is going out on walks with the children, and I love listening to what they have to say.  

Nese - Playgroup Assistant

 

I have worked at playgroup for over 12 years.

I have a Level 3 NVQ, and Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. Before I worked at playgroup I was a teaching assistant in schools.

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is working with such lovely people, children and their families.

Jennifer - Playgroup Assistant

 

I have worked here since 2018. I have a Level 3 NVQ and Safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food safety qualifications. I have worked at playgroups for 8 years, and before that I was a children’s nurse.

 

I enjoy lots of things about playgroup! I like reading and acting out stories, nature crafts, being outside and playing games. I love seeing children enjoying themselves and using their imaginations.

ALL About us

Julie - Playgroup Assistant

 

I have Level 2 TQUK Children and Young People's Workforce qualification, safeguarding, food hygiene and paediatric first aid. Before working at playgroup, I worked in London as a professional dancer performing in musicals in the West End, Europe and across the UK. 

 

My favourite thing about playgroup is seeing all the smiley faces when the children greet us, the hugs and the stories they like to tell us.

Mel - Playgroup Assistant

Anna - Playgroup Assistant