Kelly - Manager

on Maternity Leave until December-2022

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

on Maternity Leave until July-2023

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 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.

Kelly is on maternity leave until December 2022 - the positions below will be covered by other staff, until she returns:

Anna - acting manager

Sam - acting deputy manager & designated safeguarding lead

Kayleigh - behaviour lead