All members of the staff at Linton Granta Playgroup have been checked by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). They receive regular training in Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Behaviour Management, Basic Food Hygiene, and Health and Safety.
Each child has a designated member of staff, known as their ‘key person’, responsible for overseeing their development and welfare.
We would like to introduce you to our staff at the playgroup;
Playgroup Leader – Karen Thompson (CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school practise)
Karen is one of our Equal Opportunities Co-ordinators (ENCo), a Designated practitioner for child protection, Positive Behaviour Management Co-ordinator (BMCo) and Common Assessment Framework Designated Person (CAF).
“I joined Linton Granta Playgroup in January 2010 as Deputy Leader and became Playgroup Leader in April 2011. I enjoy working at Linton Granta Playgroup and spending time with the children as I like to hear and see the world from their point of view.”
Playgroup Deputy – Michelle Miller (NVQ Level 3)
“I have worked at Linton Granta Playgroup since 1997, I enjoy working with children, watching them play, learn and grow. Over the years I have seen many children grow into happy, confident young learners ready for school.”
Playgroup Deputy – Janine Polley (CACHE 3)
“I became part of the team at Linton Granta Playgroup in September 2009, I enjoy encouraging the children to express their personalities through all different types of play. My job is very rewarding, watching and helping the children learn and develop in readiness for them to move forward to school, on the next steps of their learning adventure.”
Sarah Meeks – Practitioner (NVQ Level 3)
“I have been at Linton Granta Playgroup over 12 years now, I share the SENCo role with Janine. I enjoy working at Linton Granta Playgroup and spending time with the children.”
Anna Ferriera – Practitioner (NVQ Level 2)
“I joined Linton Granta Playgroup and Toddlers in 2000. I have a NVQ Level 2 in childcare and enjoy many of the activities which are held in the setting, such as art/crafts and also music/dance.”
Harriet Allen – Practitioner (NVQ Level 3)
” I enjoy spending time with the children and love watching them digging about in the garden to see what treasures (or worms!!!) they find.”
Alison Livermore – Practitioner (CACHE 3)
“I enjoy working at Linton Granta Playgroup because I like playing with the children and seeing them have fun and learn new things.”
Tanya Carter – Practitioner (Bank Staff)
“I feel privileged to work at Linton Granta Playgroup. I find it incredibly rewarding to work with the children and watch them progress on their journeys, from little more than babies, to confident children ready to take the next step into the big wide world as they start school.”
Tamara Sloot – Practitioner (Bank Staff)
“I joined Linton Granta Playgroup in June 2015 as a Bank member of staff. The friendly team have made working there very enjoyable and I find playing outside with the children very rewarding.”