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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Lisa Oldroyd is our Deputy Manager and Person in Charge.

She has 10 years’ experience working in childcare settings. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2014.


She has a Cache NVQ Level 3 Childcare, Learning and Development. Lisa is currently working towards a Level 5.


Her specialised role in the team is planning and assessment and she is also highly trained in one to one work.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Manual Handling, Makaton and First Aid. She is also qualified in Cache NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and learning. She has completed an Early Year’s Welsh course.


Lisa Oldroyd


Talitha Brown is our Acting Manager

She has been involved with Playmates since 2013 as a volunteer and has been covering Sue Baker’s role since May 2017.


Talitha is a qualified teacher and holds a professional qualification in Community and Informal Education, a degree in Social Studies and Playwork qualifications. She is currently undertaking Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development and has up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection and Designed to Smile. Talitha is a fluent (ish!) welsh speaker.


Previously a Playworker, After School Club worker, Community and Youth Worker and manager of an Informal Education Team in Rhyl. Talitha has spent her time since having children volunteering in Prestatyn and learning Welsh.


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Sam Evans is an Assistant Playworker

She gained her experience firstly as a mum to three children and then went on to volunteer in their school, qualifying as a Level 1 Teaching Assistant. She has working at Penmorfa Playmates in 2012 in a paid capacity.


She is about to finish her Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development.


Her specialised role in the team is attendance.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Healthy Snack, Child Protection, Manual Handling, and First Aid. She has completed an Early Years Welsh course.


Samantha Evans


Linda Forrest is an Assistant Playworker

She has worked in childcare for 30 years. She started working at Penmorfa Playmates in 2017 in a paid capacity


She is originally from Estonia where she graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical School, Estonia and got Kindergarten Teacher qualification. She worked in the Kindergarten for 16 years with children from 3-7 years.


She has since achieved a Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development. She is currently completing an Elklan course.


She also holds Cache Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning, First Aid, Safeguarding Level 2.


Her specialised role of the team is Cymraeg and Children’s participation.


She has completed Intermediate Welsh course and is currently attending a higher level course. She also has English language certificates in ESOL and GCSE.


Linda Forrest


Liane Woods is an Assistant Playworker

Liane first gained experience with children as a mother of two, then later went on to volunteer at Penmorfa Playmates.


Now as a member of staff, she is working towards a Level 2 in Childcare Learning and Development.


Liane Woods


Vicky Mason is an Assistant Playworker.

She holds a Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development. She is currently studying towards a Level 5 course and completing an Elklan course.


Vikki joined the team permanently in 2019 from a post where she oversaw Flying Start children.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection and First Aid.


Vicky Mason


Claire Booth is an Assistant Playworker

She gained her first experience as a mum of two children and went on to volunteer at Trinity Playgroup. She volunteered in Ysgol Penmorfa in the Early Years department, qualifying as a level 3 Classroom Assistant. She has worked at Penmorfa Playmates since 2016.


She is currently undertaking Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning Care and Development.


Her specialised role in the team is Healthy Pre-School Scheme.


She holds nationally recognised up to date qualifications in Food Hygiene, Child Protection, Manual Handling, and First Aid. She has completed a PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Scheme)


Claire Booth





Supply Staff

Afsana Shimu

Shimu is undertaking Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development and holds a Level 2 Certificate in Teaching and Learning in schools.


Afsana Shimu


Abigail Thackeray

Abbie has recently qualified a Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development and holds up to date qualifications in child protection and Food Hygiene and Designed to Smile.


Abigail Thackeray





Volunteers

Mandy Parsons

Mandy Parsons


Demi Clarke

Demi Clarke


Shova Ali (undertaking Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development)

Shova Ali


Victoria Bollard

Victoria Bollard


Jemma Highfield

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Ashlee Tarry

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How To Enroll Your Child ?

We would be delighted to hear from you to discuss any questions you may have :)