Kelly - Manager

Kelly has worked at this setting since September 2011. She has 1st Class BA Hons Degree in Children, Schools and Families.

Kelly has 3 children, Harrison, Tilly-Paige & Lottie-Rose. She enjoys exercise classes; and spending lots of time with family & friends, especially family holidays.

Anna - Deputy Manager

Anna has worked at this setting since 2005, as Temporary Cover & Additional Needs Support Worker, but in this position from Sept 2011. She has also worked in Stratton School as a special educational needs teaching assistant. She has an NVQ III in Early Years Care & Education. Anna has 3 children - 2 daughters, Holly & Sophie; and a son, Ben. She enjoys swimming & running.

Sam - Early Years Supervisor

Sam had worked at this setting since September 2014. She has an NVQ III in Children’s Care, Learning & Development.

She has four daughters, four granddaughters and a grandson. She enjoys coaching gymnastics and weekends away with her family in their caravan.

Gemma - Early Years Practitioner

Gemma started working at this setting in April-18. She has had several years’ experience working with children. She has a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare).

Gemma has a daughter called Lily.

Harri - Early Years Practitioner

Harri has worked at this setting since November 2015. She has an NVQ III in Children’s Care, Learning & development.

She is a farmer’s wife from just outside of Stratton & it’s been known for her to bring in a friend or two from the farm.She has worked for families as a Nanny in Plymouth & Birmingham, run childcare clubs in Egypt & Greece.

Roxy - Early Years Practitioner

Roxy started working at this setting in September 2017. She has a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children and Young People, and is currently working towards her Level 3. She has experience of working with children in a nursery and pre-school setting, child-minding and also in a local dance school where she has worked for many years assisting in the teaching of children in a range of dance styles.

Roxy enjoys swimming, dance and music.

Roxy is on Maternity Leave, from November 2020 to August 2021.

Edwina - Administrator

Edwina has worked at Stratton Playgroup since 2005. She has had many years’ experience as an administrator/book-keeper.                                                                     

Edwina is married and has 2 grown up boys - Joe & Sam, and 1 girl - Ruby, who is at secondary school, and a dog - Casper. Edwina enjoys computers, family time, short breaks away in their motorhome, & community work!

Kayleigh - Early Years Practitioner

Kayleigh joined our playgroup team in January 2021.  She has worked in early years for many years, and has a foundation degree in early childhood studies. She has two daughters and lives on a farm.

Kylie - Cover

Kylie joined our bank team in November 2020. She will be familiar to some of the older children as Kylie has volunteered at playgroup previously. Kylie has recently completed Year 13 at Budehaven and currently coaches gymnastics to younger children at Bideford and Bude.

Committee Members - January 2020

Chair Jade Campbell
Secretary Aimee Goodgroves 
Treasurer Angela Hawkes
Member Charlotte Ellmer
Member Caroline Hutchinson
Member Dawn Gibbon
Staff Member (Data Protection & Ofsted Nominated Person) Edwina Williams       

Specific Roles

Designated Safeguarding Lead Kelly Swatton
SENDCO Anna Tanner
Health & Safety Officer Edwina Williams & Sam Piper
EYPP Lead Sam Piper
First-Aid Worker There is always a First Aider on site in sessions
Data Protection Edwina Williams

Our staff have many years’ experience, and a vast amount of knowledge and qualifications in their fields, bringing continuity to all the children and their parents that pass through our doors.