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Our Staff

We have an excellent team of staff devoted to child care and the benefits of Playwork.

The Team:

Pauline Coulton – Playcare Manager

Playcare Manager Btec National Diploma in Early Years, NVQ Level 3 in Playwork, BA Hons degree, 27 years experience in childcare. Pauline has also assessed and tutored in Playwork. First Aider & Epi pen

Sue Jacznik – Co-Ordinator

Co-ordinator Sue has nursing and nursery nursing qualifications & experience. Sue is also an LTA at SDS for the past 25 years. First Aider & Epi pen.

Deb Potter – Senior Supervisor 

Deb was a childminder for 13 years and an LTA at SDS for the last 17 years. Deb has an NVQ3 Early Years. First Aider & Epi pen.

Sue Carter – Playworker

Playworker Sue has worked at SDS for the past 19 years as an LTA. Level 2 Playwork.

Craig Jones – Playworker

Playworker Level 3 CCLD. First aider and epi pen trained.

Alison French – Playworker

Playworker Alison works at SDS as an LTA and is also involved in scouting.

Tiffany Potter – Playworker 

Tiff has worked at Scallywags on and off for the past 5 years. Tiff also works as a lunchtime supervisor at SDS.

.....Plus stand in and holiday workers and volunteers.

Many of the staff have been in post on a long term basis, giving continuity and experience and their different working hours provide flexibility to annual leave and absence.

Senior staff posts include nominated officer roles, namely: Health and Safety Officer; Child Protection Officer; Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCO); and Early Years Foundation Stage Officers (EYFS) .

All staff and volunteers 16 and over all undergo enhanced DBS checks. 

Staff Training: 

The staff are very enthusiastic about extending their knowledge of Playwork and staff training is regularly reviewed, with staff being actively encouraged to attend relevant training on offer. For example, courses recently added to the training portfolio are: Health and Safety in the Workplace, Managing Behaviour and The Great Outdoors.

Our senior staff are all level 3 qualified. All of our staff have completed their core training in First Aid, Safeguarding Children and Basic Food Hygiene and Early Years Foundation Stage and these are updated regularly in compliance with related regulations.

The Playcare Manager completed a leadership course and uses these skills and tools.

Last updated April 2019.