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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Lisa Oldroyd is our Deputy Manager and Person in Charge.

She has over 6 years’ experience working in childcare settings. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2014 in a paid capacity.


She has a Cache NVQ Level 3 Childcare, Learning and Development and a Level 5 in Childcare, Learning and Development Management. She is currently undertaking Elklan training and Level 3 Playwork.


Lisa is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and ALNCo and she leads on the Foundation Phase, Quality Assurance and Planning.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Manual Handling, Makaton and First Aid. She is also qualified in Cache NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and learning.


She has completed an Early Year’s Welsh course.


She has attended Performance management training, Designated Safeguarding Lead training, In the Moment Planning and is Solihull trained. She has completed training in preventing COVID-19, hand hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control.


Lisa Oldroyd


Talitha Brown is our Manager

She has been involved with Playmates since 2013 as a volunteer and been in place as our manager since May 2017.


Talitha is a qualified teacher and holds a professional qualification in Community and Informal Education, a degree in Social Studies and Playwork qualifications. She is currently undertaking Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development and has up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection and Designed to Smile. Talitha has recently attended training in Designated Safeguarding Lead , Solihull, In the Moment Planning and Performance Management. Talitha is a fluent (ish!) welsh speaker.


Previously a Playworker, After School Club worker, Community and Youth Worker and manager of an Informal Education Team in Rhyl. Talitha has spent her time since having children volunteering in Prestatyn and learning Welsh.


Talitha Brown


Liane Woods is a Senior Playworker

She has over 2 years’ experience working in a childcare setting. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2018 in a paid capacity.


She holds a Level 2 & 3 in Childcare Learning and Development and is currently working to complete a Level 3 in Playwork and a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies.


Her specialised role in the team is Observation and Assessment.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Child Protection, First Aid and Food Hygiene.


She has attended In the Moment Planning training and is attending a work based Welsh course.


She has completed training in preventing COVID-19, Infection Prevention and Control and hand hygiene.


Liane Woods


Claire Booth is a Senior Playworker

She has over 5 years’ experience working in a childcare setting. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2016 in a paid capacity.


She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development. She is currently undertaking Elklan training and Level 3 Playwork.


Her specialised role in the team is Healthy Pre-School Scheme, Health and Safety and Makaton.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Manual Handling, and First Aid. She has completed a PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Scheme) and Makaton training. She has attended In the Moment Planning training and is Solihull trained.


Claire Booth


Afsana Shimu

She has over 2 years’ experience working in a childcare setting. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2018 in a paid capacity.


She holds a Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene and Child Protection.


She has attended In the Moment Planning training, Infection Prevention and Control, hand hygiene and is Solihull trained.


She also holds a Level 2 certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools.


She speaks Bangla and is learning Welsh.


She volunteers her time every morning and is a valued member of the team. The children love her quiet kind nature.


Afsana Shimu





Volunteers

All our volunteers are trained in Child Protection.


Demi Cheetham

Undertaking Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development and trained in Food Hygiene.


Demi Clarke


Victoria Bollard

Undertaking Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development and trained in Food Hygiene.


Victoria Bollard


Cerys Wolfe

She has over 1 years’ experience working in a childcare setting. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2019 in a paid capacity.


She holds a Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection, and First Aid. She has attended In the Moment Planning training, Wanderlust training, Hand hygiene and is Solihull trained.


Cerys Wolfe


Mandy Parsons

Mandy is the longest standing member of the team in Penmorfa Playmates. She started with us when we were Ffrith Playmates way back in the early 90s.


She volunteers her time every morning and is a valued member of the team. The children love her quiet kind nature.


Mandy Parsons


How To Enroll Your Child ?

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