I have a Diploma in Playgroup Practice and also NVQ3 in Childcare and Education. I have worked in the childcare industry for over 20 years and am also a mother of three, now grown up, children. I am very passionate and dedicated to working with young children and their families. I enjoy seeing children learn and grow through play and enjoy creating learning opportunities based on their interests and strengths. I also manage Dragonflies, the before and after school club at Kingswood Primary School.
Hi. I’m Zara Grey, I have worked with children my whole life and run a volunteer Rainbows group outside playgroup. When I’m at playgroup I love to go outside and play on the big field with the parachute. I also manage Dragonflies before and after school club at Kingswood Primary School.
Sarah Kirk – Deputy Manager
Hi, I’m Sarah. I am a qualified Primary school teacher and taught for over 10 years before having my 2 children. I volunteered for Playgroup whilst both my children attended, and now having gained my level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma I now run our Baby Toddler group and work at playgroup and Dragonflies before and after school club at Kingswood Primary School. I am passionate about children’s learning and love planning creative opportunities for them. I enjoy taking children outside to learn and my family and I spend lots of time outside walking our dog and dinghy sailing.
Hi I’m Lisa. I’ve lived in Kingswood for many years and attended Playgroup, Kingswood Primary and K.L.B as did my two, now grown up, children.
I began working at Playgroup as a volunteer when my children were small and am now NVQ level 3 qualified.
I enjoy gardening, jigsaw puzzles and dog training.
Hi I’m Anna, I qualified in childcare at Stroud College, and started working in a nursery before being a private nanny.
My husband and I have 3 beautiful children.
We live in the village, and two of my children came to the playgroup. They are now at the village school.
I love working at playgroup; it’s lovely to be greeted by the children’s smiling faces in the morning. I enjoy being there with them. I also work at the after school club, Dragonflies.
Hi, I’m Jess. I have lived in Kingswood for 6 years. Both my boys attended the playgroup and both now attend Kingswood school. I am a playworker at the playgroup as well as Dragonflies before and after school club in Kingswood school. I love working at playgroup, all the children are lovely.