Introducing our Team of Staff
Gail - Pre-school Manager
Safer Recruitment Officer
Gail provides management to our team of staff in the ever changing sector that is early years. She supports the Management Committee in their various roles.
Her knowledge and experience helps Playmates to continue offering the best childcare in the area.
Significant talent: Thinking outside the box! "I've had a really great idea...."
Marrilynn - Early Years' Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Inclusion Manager & SEND-Co-ordinator
Marrilynn oversees our staff to provide activities and experiences to enhance our children's learning. She also supports Kellie in the SEND-Co role and accessing extra support for our families.
Significant talent: Problem solving! "It is what it is!"
Kellie - Early Years' Deputy Lead
SEND-Co-ordinator, DSL support and
Keyworker for the Yellow Circles
Kellie spends equal time on her SEND-Co (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) role and supporting the children in her keygroup.
She runs the Setting when Marrilynn's is absent and is our Designated Safeguarding Lead support.
Significant talent: Inventing silly songs! "There was an old woman named Kellie......"
Charlotte - Senior Practitioner
Senior Practitioner for the Bungalow & Keyworker for the Yellow Circles
Charlotte runs our Bungalow area for our 3 & 4 year olds. She has a degree in Early Years and is passionate about offering the most up-to-date strategies from her continued studies.
Significant talent for: Spending on outlandish resources! "Could I borrow the debit card?"
Sophie - Early Years' Practitioner
Keyworker for the Orange Stars
Sophie leads the Cabin supporting our 2 year olds and ensuring they have the skills to move into the Bungalow when they are ready.
Sophie has a degree in Education and uses her knowledge to provide an appropriately, stimulating environment.
Significant talent for: Instigating morale boosting activities....
Karen - Early Years' Practitioner
Keyworker for the Red Rectangles
Karen helps to provide a calm environment for our quieter and less confident children while supporting the children in her keygroup.
Karen is great at helping our children explore different crafting ideas.
Significant talent for: Creating wacky activities
Claire - Early Years' Practitioner
Keyworker for the Purple Diamonds
Claire helps to explore lots of small world activities and the children love to play their games with her. She is great at forming strong relationships with her keygroup and their families.
Significant talent for: Making her colleagues giggle at her mixed up cliches
Emily - Early Years' Practitioner
Keyworker for the Blue Triangles
Emma is our newest recruit and has slotted in like she's been here for years. The children love her energy and ideas for learning.
Emma is level 3 qualified and has lots of experience.
Significant talent for: "Not sure yet but she's working on it!"
Bonnie - Early Years' Practitioner
Keyworker for the Green Squares
Bonnie is one of our newest recruits and has taken on a keyworker role for the Green Squares. She is proving to be a great asset, the children love her new ideas and energy during sessions.
Significant talent for: Raising everyone's mood with her happy demeanour
Zoe - Early Year's Practitioner
Offers one-to-one support for our children needing a little extra input.
Zoe has shown great dedication to helping our SEN children and those displaying speech and language delays. The children love her volume and enthusiasm in the small group times and her awesome activities,
Significant talent for: Involving every child in her amazing learning opportunities.
Emma - Early Year's Practitioner
Emma is our keyworker for the Orange Stars, along with Sophie.
Emma joined us in May this year and supports the younger children in the Cabin with amazing activities. She has an Early Years' Degree and is very experienced and passionate about sharing her speech and language knowledge.
Significant talent for: Ummmm......let's wait n see!
Jennifer - Early Years' Practitioner
Offering one-to-one support for our children needing extra support in the Cabin
Jennifer supports our children needing extra support in the Cabin. Her calm and quiet manner compliments the rest of the Cabin Team. The children enjoy exploring the Cabin resources with Jennifer.
Significant talent for: Ensuring all the children join in with activities
Tish - Early Years' Administrator
Tish supports Gail and the senior staff in their roles by providing administration. She deals with invoices and queries and has lots of experience in solving problems, ensuring an efficient service.
Significant talent for: Solving her own and everyone else's problems :)