About us

Our staff ensure that every child is stimulated to learn and are nurtured to achieve their full potential. The staff are passionate about improving outcomes for children, providing caring and enriched learning environments for each child to develop confidence, self awareness and independence.

Sarah Goodman (Acting Play Leader and SENCO)

Sarah holds a PGCE primary qualification and started with us in 2008. She is the SENCO and is in the Rabbit group. Sarah contributes to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where all children are valued and supported to meet their needs.

Carley Lowicki (Acting Deputy Play Leader)

Carley started with us in 2023. Carely is Deputy Play Leader in the pre-school group and is in the Hedgehog group. She also works with the pre-preschool group. Carley is keen to encourage the children’s imagination to run free.

Tina Oliver (Acting Deputy Play Leader)

Tina joined in 2015, with 16 years in Early Years Childcare. She holds a Level 3 Cache Certificate in Professional Development in Work with Children and Young People. Tina is Deputy Playleader in the Pre-preschool group and is the DDSL. Tina is keen to promote a learning environment using natural and open ended resources to encourage and extend children’s imaginations.

Sue Boothroyd (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

Sue has been with us since 1991.She has a Level 3 Cache Certificate in Professional Development in Work with Children and Young People. She is in the Hedgehog Group and is the DSL. Sue loves to see how the children grow in confidence and develop independence through play.

Debbie Golder (Play Assistant)

Debbie has been with is since 1991. She has a Level 3 Cache Certificate in Professional Development in Work with Children and Young People. She is working with the pre-preschool group. Debbie enjoys working with children who need a little extra help and delights in celebrating their successes with them.

Emma Chambers (Play Assistant)

Emma joined the team in 2022 and is in the Rabbit Group. She has a Level 3 in Forest School Leader and Youth Mental Health First Aider. Emma is an advocate for play, in all its many guises, curiosity, process over product and learning through experience. She loves sharing stories, developing new skills, and facilitating nature connection whenever possible.

Tarila Bowei (Play Assistant)

Tarila joined us in April 2023. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Education, Ethics and Leadership. She is working in the pre – school group and is in the Owl group. Tarila believes that being able to learn so many different skills through play is a vital part of the playgroup experience.

Fiona Hayes (Bank staff)

Fiona holds a PGCE Primary qualification and is a qualified childminder. She started with us in 2018, with the Owl Group, and is now helping as Bank Staff. Fiona loves music and maths and enjoys exploring rhythm and sound with the children through their play.