Our staff

Manager/Play Leader/Key Worker -  Nicola Wood

Nicola has a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree in Primary Education: Early Years / Key Stage 1. This is a Level 6 qualification, which means she can look after up to 13 children aged 3 and over, or 4 children aged 2 – 3. 

Additional qualifications:

  • Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative Training (University of Gloucestershire/ University of London’s Institute of Education)

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer

  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

  • CIEH Level 2 Health and Safety

Nicola has also attended local training courses for Makaton, Inclusivity & Diversity and Creative Curriculum. 

Deputy manager/ Key Worker 

Lindsay worked for local childcare settings before having her own children. She joined Uley Under 5s in 2018 as bank staff, and was appointed as Deputy Manager from September 2019. She has an NVQLevel 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development which means she can look after up to 8 children aged 3 and over, or 4 children aged 2 – 3.

Lindsay lives in Dursley with her husband and two children.

Additional qualifications:
• SafeguardingandProtectingChildren

(Designated Safeguarding Lead training pending)• Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Leonie Luffingham, Play Assistant

Leonie joined Uley Under 5s Playgroup as a part-time member of staff in 2019, having previously volunteered with us. Leonie completed a post-graduate course in Primary Education (ages 3 – 7). She has worked as both a teacher and a teaching assistant prior to having a family, and can look after up to 8 children aged 3 and over, or 4 children aged 2 – 3. She lives in Cam with her husband and two children.

Bank staff (occasional)

We have a couple of fantastic bank staff who can be called on when needed – but we are always looking for more. If you could help please let us know.

 

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