The present employees of Funfishers Out of School Club are employed in the Playgroup, After School and Breakfast Clubs, the Holiday Club Co-ordinator and the Manager. The Holiday Club Playworkers are employed on a temporary basis and are mainly students.
The Manager deals with recruitment and training of suitable employees for the Holiday Club. Funfishers is always pleased to welcome Volunteer Playworkers.
The Manager and Committee has provided an action plan for staff training and all permanent employees are required to train to NVQ, Level 2 or equivalent. The Management Committee authorised a range of core training for all staff, as well as personal development training for permanent staff, including the Manager, during 2007. Training will always be delivered by recognised bodies.
We have qualified, experienced and extremely dedicated staff, who are;
Lesley Calvert (BEM) - Manager/Administrator/Safeguarding Children’s Officer and EYT
Katie Hatfield QTS /Rebecca Calvert BA – Deputy Managers/Early Years Practitioners
Rebecca Calvert Early Years practitioner / Educational Needs Co-Ordinator
Danielle Bushby Early Years practitioner / Inclusion Co-ordinator
Carol Dixon – Cook
Julie Hatfield – Playworker
Angela Robb – Early Years Practitioner
Emma Dobson – Playworker
Sarla Joshi – Playworker
Darren Rutherford – Playworker
Thea Wimpenny - Playworker
India Pierson - Playworker
Ana Montierro - Early Years practitiioner/Playworker
Phillipa Bushel - Playworker
Sharon Harrison - Playworker
Sonia Cadenhead - Early Years practitioner
We maintain the ratio of adults to children that is set by the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, for full details click here.
We are very lucky to live in a community that is rich with potential volunteers who we ensure are DBS checked and follow all the same induction procedures as new members of staff. Volunteers where possible, complement our staff ratios. They help us to:
- give more time and attention to each child;
- support and talk with children about their interests and activities;
- help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide;
- Allow children to explore and be adventurous in safety both indoors and out.
- Learn about the wider community and world that we live in from our large diverse group of volunteers who’s experiences capture the imagination and learning for our children.