Our experienced, qualified and dedicated team...
Linda de Carles
Linda is our Playgroup Leader and has Level 4 Qualification in Childcare.
Linda has worked at the playgroup since 1994 with a short break in 1997 when she had her youngest daughter, she has also worked on the committee and all her children attended the playgroup.
Deb is our Deputy Playgroup Leader and has Level 3 Qualification in Childcare.
Deb had been involved with the playgroup while her daughter attended it and worked on the committee for 2 years before becoming part of the staff in 2011.
Lynne is a Play Leader and is a fully qualified teacher with Early Years experience.
Lynne had been involved with the playgroup while her three children attended it and worked on the committee for 2 years before becoming part of the staff in 2018.
Lorna is a Play Worker.
Lorna has been involved with the playgroup as a parent and a committee member. She also volunteered in the setting and at a local primary school before becoming part of the staff team in 2019.
Wendy is our Operations Assistant and is responsible for Playgroup’s administration.
Having spent 20 years in various Supply Chain roles, Wendy took a career break to raise her young children. Now both of her girls are at school, she decided to start back at work part-time. Wendy has been with us since December 2015.
Linda de Carles is responsible for SEN and Safeguarding Children. All staff attend regular training to keep up to date with current practice and to supplement their knowledge indifferent areas. They also attend Child Protection, First Aid and Food Hygiene training.
We have a volunteer committee, many of whom are local parents, who meet regularly to discuss the running of the Playgroup with staff and parents, fundraising matters and activities. The Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer can all be contacted through Stratton Playgroup.