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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Lisa Oldroyd is our Deputy Manager and Person in Charge.

She has 10 years’ experience working in childcare settings. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates for 2014 in a paid capacity.


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


Her specialised role in the team is planning and assessment and behaviour and she is also highly trained in one to one work.


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 and is Solihull trained.


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.


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Linda Forrest is a Senior Playworker

She has worked in childcare for 30 years. She started working at Penmorfa Playmates in 2017 in a paid capacity.


She is originally from Estonia where she graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical School, Estonia and got Kindergarten Teacher qualification. She worked in the Kindergarten for 16 years with children from 3-7 years.


She has since achieved a Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development.


She also holds Cache Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning, and national qualifications in First Aid, Safeguarding Level 2, Food Hygiene and Elklan. She is training in Planning in the Moment.


Her specialised role of the team is Cymraeg and Children’s participation.


She has completed Intermediate Welsh course and is currently attending a higher level course. She also has English language certificates in ESOL and GCSE.


Linda Forrest


Liane Woods is an Assistant Playworker

Liane first gained experience with children as a mother of two, then later went on to volunteer at Penmorfa Playmates.


Now as a member of staff, she is holds a Level 2 in Childcare Learning and Development and is currently working to complete a Level 3 in the same subject.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Child Protection, Fist Aid and Food Hygiene. Liane is attending a work based Welsh course.


Liane Woods


Vicky Mason is an Assistant Playworker.

She holds a Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development. She is currently studying towards a Level 5 course and completing an Elklan course.


Vikki joined the team permanently in 2019 from a post where she oversaw Flying Start children.


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


Vicky Mason


Claire Booth is a Senior Playworker

She gained her first experience as a mum of two children and went on to volunteer at Trinity Playgroup. She volunteered in Ysgol Penmorfa in the Early Years department, qualifying as a level 3 Classroom Assistant. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2016.


She is holds a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development.


Her specialised role in the team is Healthy Pre-School Scheme.


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). She is Solihull trained.


Claire Booth





Volunteers

All our volunteers are trained in Child Protection.


Lisa Taylor

Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development


Lisa Taylor


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

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


Cerys Wolfe


Mandy Parsons

Mandy Parsons


How To Enroll Your Child ?

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