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Our Team of staff

At Playmates we realise we are only as effective as our team of staff

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Gail - Pre-school Manager

Roles:           Safer Recruitment Officer
Length of :   20+ years
service

Tish - Early Years Administrator

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Roles:  Enrollment, invoices, queries, payments.
Length of service: 2 years

We have 3 degree level practitioners across the Setting with qualifications in Early Years and Education. 

Our senior staff have years of experience and dedication to ensure we continue to offer the best childcare and education. Our Team work closely to ensure we are offering stimulating activities to support children's learning. 

We recruit qualified employees who share our vision of providing the very best for the children in preparation for primary school. All keyworkers and senior practitioners hold at least a level 3 in childcare.

Staff are offered continual professional development in their area(s) of interest as well as core training.

Each Setting is required to have a designated safeguarding lead (we have 3 fully trained DSLs).

Settings are also required to have a designated special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinator (we have 3 SEND-Co-ordinators).

This is because we realise the importance of ensuring our Team has the support of their colleagues when dealing with challenging situations. By sharing the responsibility our staff do not get overloaded with referrals and seeking outside agencies to support our families. This also leaves our keyworkers free to listen to and teach the children through a safe and stimulating environment within the Setting.

All staff are qualified in paediatric first aid, fire safety and our senior staff have food hygiene certification.

 

 

Gail & Tish will be your first point of contact

Roles: Overseeing Setting's learning. Designated Safeguarding Lead, Inclusion Manager, SEND support
Length of service: 17+ years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

Marrilynn - Early Years Lead

Kellie - Early Years Deputy

Roles: SEND-Co-ordinator, Designated Safeguarding Lead support, overseeing Setting's learning in Marrilynn's absence. 
Length of service: 12+ years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

Charlotte                                   Sophie                              Floor Leads
  Bungalow                                   Cabin

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Degree level practitioners successfully lead our two areas of learning, 

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Roles: Leading learning, Keyworker for the Red Squares 
Length of service: 5+ years
Highest childcare qualification: Degree in Early Years


 

Roles: Leading learning, Keyworker for the Orange Stars, Designated Safeguarding Lead support
Length of service: 2+ years
Highest childcare qualification: Degree in Education


 

Emma - Senior Early Years' Practitioner 

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Roles: Leading communication support across the Setting, Keyworker for the Green Rectangles
Length of service: 2 years
Highest childcare qualification: Degree in Early Years and leading the WellComm strategy throughout the Setting.


 

Karen - Early Years' Practitioner

Emily - Early Years' Practitioner

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Roles: Provides stimulating activities in the Bungalow to promote children's learning.
Keyworker for the Blue Triangles Group 
Length of service: 2 years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

Claire - Early Years' Practitioner

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Roles: Provides stimulating activities to promote children's learning.
Keyworker for the Purple Diamonds Group 
Length of service: 5 years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

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Roles: Provides stimulating activities in
the Cabin to promote children's learning.
Keyworker for the Blue Triangles Group 
Length of service: 7 years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

Jennifer - Early Years' Practitioner

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Roles: Provides 1:1 support for the children in the Cabin.  
Length of service: 6 years
Highest childcare qualification: Level 3


 

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