At St. Cuthbert’s our staff are Playgroup’s greatest asset. The Committee work hard to recruit and retain the highest calibre of staff from the local community. The staff all go over and above for the Playgroup, giving free time to support the Committee with fundraising etc.
|Pre-School Leader||Rachel Sidwell|
|Assistant Pre-School Leader||Zonia Sykes|
|Pre-School Assistants||Wendy Maya, Rachel Downey, Claire Grant and Sally Groves|
Who to Contact and When
During Playgroup sessions, staff can be contacted on 07999 886739.
Out of Playgroup hours please call Rachel Sidwell on 01889 563382 or Zonia Sykes on 01889 564156.
Members of staff are usually available when children are being dropped off or collected and are happy to discuss anything in relation to your child’s progress or to arrange a mutually convenient time to talk further.
We pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining high quality staff and maintaining a high standard of staff training. A summary of staff training can be found below, all are recognised by Ofsted. The high standard of staff training ensures a high standard of care for your child.
|Rachel||Children’s Learning and Development NVQ Level 3|
|Zonia||Foundation Degree in Early Years; BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies|
|Wendy||Diploma in Childcare and Education|
|Sally||Certificate of Higher Education in English and Education Studies|
|Claire||NVQ 3 in Hospitality Management. Currently working towards NVQ Level 2 Children and Young People Workforce Development|
|Rachel||Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NVQ L2. Currently working towards Level 3 Childcare Early Years Educator Diploma|
Training is an ongoing process.
All our staff are encouraged to attend training courses both mandatory and those relevant to your child’s individual needs.
The Committee is voted at the Annual General Meeting held every September. At September 2016 the Committee was voted as follows:
|Fundraising Coordinator||Claire Foster|
|Committee Members||Mel Hill|
|Staff Representatives||Rachel Downey|