Northleach Playgroup Team
Lucy has a NNEB qualification and has worked at Playgroup since 2012, taking on the role of Playleader in September 2017. Lucy has training in First Aid, Food Hygiene and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Lucy is the settings SENCO and attends regular courses to keep her training up to date.
In her spare time Lucy likes cooking, horseracing and watching her son play football.
Adele joined Northleach Playgroup in Sept 2010 and is NVQ level 3 qualified. Adele has completed paediatric first aid course, regular Safeguarding training, food hygiene, ECAT and is our CLL lead and behaviour lead, having completed behaviour in the early years training with updates. She works as a volunteer to Northleach C of E primary school, (with reception children) helping with reading, numeracy, literacy and settling into school life. In her spare time Adele enjoys walking, swimming, reading and attending a local book club, as well as spending time with her family.
Mary has worked at Northleach Playgroup since April 2010 and since joining has attained NVQ level 2 in Childcare. She is also qualified in paediatric first aid, messy play, a cooking course and attends regular safeguarding training. Prior to joining the playgroup Mary worked in the caring sector (NHS and private care). In her free time Mary loves to walk with her dogs, gardening, cooking and spending time with her two grandchildren.
Donna has been working at Northleach Playgroup since October 2015. Donna has a BEd in Primary School teaching. During her time at Playgroup so far Donna has gained a Paediatric First Aid certificate and attends regular Safeguarding training. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her twin boys, family and friends.
Michelle joined the Playgroup in February 2022 and is doing a course to achieve a level 2 qualification in childcare. She has completed courses in safeguarding, food hygiene and first aid.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, she likes taking her four children out for country walks and taking part in various activities.
Michelle also works part-time as a lunch time supervisor at the local school, assisting children at lunch time and in the playground.
Fundraising & Committee
Northleach Playgroup is a registered charity and so is dependent not only on its staff, but upon its voluntary management committee for its daily running. The committee is mainly made up of parents whose children attend the playgroup.
Committee meetings take place every 6 weeks throughout the year and are a great way to be involved in your child’s time at the playgroup. Anyone is welcome to attend. Dates of meetings will be displayed on the notice board in the lobby. The AGM is held at the end of the school year in July. The key committee members are:
Chairperson: Andrew Warner
Vice Chair: Vacant
Secretary: Krupa Patel-Harmen
Treasurer: Matt Dewe
School Liaison: Vacant
Northleach Playgroup receives no external funding. Fees only cover the day-to-day running costs of the playgroup and therefore fundraising is vital. We run a few fundraising events each year to help renew and update our equipment. Parental support is essential to make these a success. We are very grateful to all the parents and carers who help with these events to benefit our playgroup and welcome any help or ideas. If you have any particular skills or access to resources then please do let us know how you can help.