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.


Sami (Lead Practitioner)

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A little bit about myself:

I have worked in early year childcare settings on and off since 2005. I took breaks to have my own two children and to be a full-time mum to them for a while. I have worked at Udny Station Pre-school and Playgroup since 2016.

Favourite part of the job:

I absolutely love doing Arts & Crafts and baking with the children. I love seeing the delight and excitement on their faces when they have completed their projects.


My responsibilities at playgroup include:

I help with planning to ensure that all areas of learning are met and take turns to prepare snack.

Favourite animal:

I don't have a favourite animal as such but I do have my own pets. I have 2 dogs, a cat and a small flock of hens.

Favourite colour:

Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue......but mostly pink.

Jude (Practitioner)

A little bit about myself:

I joined the team in 2018 as a support worker working towards the role of practitioner. I previously ran a messy play group for preschool aged children.

I enjoy art, crochet and going on adventures with my 3 children and our smelly old dog.

Favourite part of my job:

Meeting new children and seeing their confidence grow and their personality shine through.

My responsibilities at playgroup include:

In addition to taking turns preparing delicious snacks for the children and ensuring the setting is sparkling clean my main responsibility is to support the development of each individual child in a positive and nurturing way.


Favourite animal:

My favourite animals are alpacas and foxes. Better yet a fox riding an alpaca!

Favourite colour:

My favourite colour is teal. Also known as blue or green or bluey green.

Lynsey (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 my 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.

My favourite animal is:

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. 


Maria (Support Worker)

About me:

My name is Maria. I have two girls called Meredith and Beatrix. Beatrix came to playgroup here from 2014-6. 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