Our Staff

staff

All of our staff are friendly and approachable and share a passion for working with children.

Helen Wood, Manager
Helen has worked at Heather since 2002, previously volunteering as Treasurer to the committee. She has been Manager since 2009. Helen is also the Designated Child Protection Liaison

Qualification: Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
Paediatric First Aid

Likes: Outdoor and messy play; ICT; animals
Favourite toy: Play people campervan

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Anita Reeves, Deputy Manager
Anita joined Playgroup in 1998 and became Deputy Manager in 2009. She is also SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Qualification: NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Deputy Child Protection Liaison

Likes: Art, craft, creative role play, being outdoors in all weather

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Denise Cox, Supervisor
Denise joined Heather Playgroup in 1998. She is also our Health and Safety Officer

Qualification: NVQ Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
Health and Safety
Food Hygiene

Likes: Cooking, snack time, organising trips out, reading stories

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Lisa Fairs, Senior Assistant
Lisa joined Heather Playgroup in 2008. She is great at fundraising!

Qualification: NVQ Level 2
Paediatric First Aid

Likes: Stories, puzzles, number activities, music and cooking. Makes lovely cakes for our cake sales!

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Coral Whiten, Supervisor
Coral joined Heather Playgroup in 2011

Qualification: NVQ Level 3
Health and Safety
Paediatric First Aid

Likes: Gardening, Music, Science activities and art

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Emma Todman, Assistant
Emma joined Heather Playgroup in 2012

Qualification: NVQ Level 3
Food Hygiene

Likes:  Physical activities, role play, sport, stories and singing

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Dee Lee, Admissions and Finance Controller
Dee joined Heather Playgroup in 2008, after a spell on the committee as Secretary

Qualification: Typing and Secretarial Practice
Dee keeps the office running smoothly with her experience as a PA. She also loves to sneak a quick play when she thinks no one’s looking!

Favourite activity: sand