Our staff team is:
Michelle Gardiner (Playgroup Leader, NVQ Level 3 in Children’s care, learning and development)
Emma Bacon (Playgroup Deputy, Psychology and Clinical Psychology degrees, PGCE in Early Years and Primary Education)
Andrea Matthias (Playgroup Assistant, NVQ Level 3 in Children’s care, learning and development)
Karen Storey (Playgroup Assistant, NVQ Level 3)
All staff have enhanced DBS clearance and attend mandatory training on issues such as First Aid, as well as continually updating and improving their skills through additional training as appropriate.
The playgroup is a charity and is managed by a committee of volunteers, elected by parents of children who attend the setting. The committee functions as the Registered Person for Ofsted and is responsible for managing finances, employing staff, writing and updating policies and working in partnership with parents.
The committee meets regularly and holds an Annual General Meeting which is open to parents of all children who attend Playgroup.
Playgroup relies on volunteers to contribute to running the setting as part of the committee. If you are interested in shaping how Playgroup develops please speak to a member of staff or committee member (details on the noticeboard).
Parents and carers take part in our setting in many ways, including sharing knowledge and skills and giving time to support sessions, outings and fundraising activities. We are very grateful for your continued involvement and contributions – Playgroup could not thrive without you!