Kearsley (Manager)

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A little bit about myself:

I have worked in Childcare since 1995 and have been involved with Udny Station Pre-school and Playgroup since both of my children attended in 2005. I started working here in 2007. I relax by baking a lot and pottering in my wood workshop, and I also enjoy being outside.

Favourite part of the job:

Trying to get glitter in every craft and messy play activity!

My responsibilities at playgroup include:

Making sure all staff, parents and children feel happy and involved.

Favourite animal:

My Tiberian Terrier dog

Favourite colour:

Purple and black.


Lynsey (Lead Practitioner)

A little bit about myself:

Hello I'm Lynsey. I have two children and lots of pets! I love to play with my ponies, and take part in arts and crafts!

Favourite part of the job:

I love to take part in arts and crafts, read stories and go to Forest Fridays!

My responsibilities at playgroup include:

Taking turns making snack, caring for the children and supporting their learning.

Favourite animal:

I don't have a favourite. I love them all! I have four ponies, a cat, a tortoise and fish.

Favourite colour:

Dark green. Although I also like purple and some shades of blue.


Sarah (Practitioner)

A little bit about myself:

Hello I'm Sarah, I worked as a nanny in Austria for a few years before becoming and English assistant in a kindergarten and after school day care. In my free time I love to be outdoors, cooking or making candles.

Favourite part of the job:

Seeing the children develop. Spending time outdoors.

My responsibilities at playgroup include:

caring for the children, supporting their learning and playing with them.

Favourite animal:

Lion.

Favourite colour:

Yellow.


Maria (Support Worker)

About me:

My name is Maria. I have two girls called Meredith and Beatrix. Beatrix came to playgroup here from 2014-16. I love sewing, all crafts and art and a really good book.

Favourite part of my job:

Toddler group and seeing their progress

Favourite animal:

Owl.

Favourite colour:

Green.


Wilma (Relief Staff)

About me:

I live with my four children Willow, Alfie, Evie and Sam and my husband Marcus just outside Foveran. We moved there in May 2021 after moving up from Norfolk where I spent the previous 17 years. I trained as a primary teacher and have mostly spent my teaching career working in Norfolk in the Early Years. It's exciting to be working here in Udny station as I went to Cultercullen Primary School when I was little!

Favourite part of my job:

I love working with the children and especially enjoy reading stories and singing songs. I also enjoy being outside in all weathers.

Favourite animal:

I grew up on a farm and loved all the animals especially the baby lambs.

Favourite colour:

Pink and Purple.


Lynsey (Finance Administration Assistant)

About me:

Hello, I'm Lynsey and I have been part of Udny Station Pre-school and Playgroup in various roles since my son started in 2013. I started out volunteering as part of the committee as snack buyer and over the years I've also dealt with uniforms, parent rota and I was treasurer for 2 years before becoming a staff member as Finance Administration Assistant in 2018. Both of my children have attended the setting and absolutely loved their time here. In my spare time I enjoy going out for walks and you'll usually see me walking the local railway line in my crazy leggings.

My responsibilities at playgroup include:

I am responsible for providing financial reports to the committee and keep them up to date with the day to day finances of the setting, I also produce the invoices for any fees that are due to be paid.

Favourite part of my job:

Anyone who knows me would say it's making up spreadsheets.

Favourite animal:

I'm not sure if I have a favourite animal but I grew up with dogs and hamsters.

Favourite colour:

Purple, blues or reds.