Kelly - Manager

Kelly has worked at this setting since September 2011. She has 1st Class BA Hons Degree in Children, Schools and Families. Kelly also has a level 3 qualification in Leadership and Management

Kelly has 4 children, Harrison & Otto, 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 has 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); and is working towards her Early Childhood Foundation Degree.

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 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator). 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 has a daughter called Elodie. She enjoys exploring new places and going on fun adventures with Elodie and their friends.

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 college, and a dog Casper. Edwina enjoys computers; family time; short breaks away in our motorhome, exploring new places; and researching our Family Trees!


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.

Charlotte - Early Years Practitioner

Charlotte joined our playgroup team in February 2022. She is currently working towards her Level 3 Early Years qualification.

Charlotte has 3 boys who have all been through Stratton Playgroup. Their hobbies include playing football at the park and going fishing!

Committee Members - November 2022

Chair Louisa Collidge
Vice Chair / Secretary Gemma Skinner
Treasurer Angela Hawkes
Member Kelly Williams
Member Harriet Heard
Staff Member (Committee Safeguarding Officer, Data Protection & Ofsted Nominated Person) Edwina Williams       

Specific Roles

Designated Safeguarding Lead Kelly Swatton
SENDCO (& Deputy DSL) Anna Tanner
Health & Safety Officer Edwina Williams & Sam Piper
EYPP Lead Sam Piper
Behaviour Lead Kayleigh Boundy
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.