Helping children develop skills through play

Dayle Francis - Playgroup Leader

The Playgroup Leader is responsible for the safety and welfare of the children and the efficient day to day operation of the Playgroup. The Playgroup Leader represents and works with the Committee to ensure that the playgroup and all staff operate to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Playgroup Leader plans Playgroup actions and activities to meet the guidelines under the Curriculum Guidance Foundation Stage to promote high standards in the learning outcomes.

Dayle has worked for Playgroup since 2008 and holds a Level 3 Diploma Children & Young People, First Aid, Child Protection, Makaton Foundation and Food Hygiene.

Dayle is our Registered Manager with Ofsted - she is also our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and our Behaviours Officer.

Jane Sinclair - Playgroup Leader

Jane is responsible for the safety and welfare of  the children and efficient day to day operation of the Playgroup, together with working with the Committee to ensure that the playgroup and all staff operate to the requirements of the  Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Jane works with Dayle  in planning Playgroup actions and activities to meet the guidelines under the Curriculum Guidance Foundation Stage to promote high standards in the desirable learning outcomes.

Jane has worked for Playgroup since 2008 and holds a Level 3 Diploma Children & Young People, First Aid, Child Protection and is also the Health and Safety Officer for Playgroup.

Claire Cleaver - Deputy Playgroup Leader

The Deputy Playgroup Leader supports and deputises for the Playgroup leader in his/her absence. Claire joined Playgroup in 2009 and holds an NNEB Level 3 qualification and is qualified   in First Aid, Advanced Child Protection and Food Hygiene.  Claire is the Food Hygiene Officer for Playgroup.

Sarah Larner - Playgroup Assistant/Deputy Playgroup Leader

Sarah joined the Playgroup in March 2012 and holds an NVQ Level 3 Early Years and Education, First Aid and Child Protection. As the Playgroup Assistant Sarah assists and supports the Playgroup Leader and Deputy Playgroup Leader in all aspects of the safety and welfare of the children and for the efficient day to day running of the Playgroup. Sarah acts as the Deputy Playgroup Leader in his/her absence. 

Sarah is our Child Protection Officer

Chihiro Bartlett - Playgroup Assistant

The Playgroup Assistant assists and supports the Playgroup Leader and Deputy Playgroup Leader in all aspects of the  safety and welfare of the children and for the efficient day to day running of the Playgroup. Chihiro has worked for Playgroup since 2004 and holds an NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care Learning and Development, First Aid and Child Protection.