Meet the team

Childcare Manager: Carole Jones

Childcare Manager, Carole Jones
Worked here since: Sept 2002, but was a volunteer before this
The best thing about working here: The children
Has worked in childcare for: 28 years
Favourite activity with the children: Busy feet with the playgroup children (singing and dancing)
Favourite movie: Dirty Dancing
Favourite meal: Full English breakfast


Station House, Julie
Deputy manager for after schools: Julie Birch

Deputy manager for after schools: Julie Birch
Worked here since: Sept 2012
The best thing about working here: Interacting with the children, they make me laugh, it’s a pleasant atmosphere
Has worked in childcare for: 6 years
Favourite activity with the children: Generally joking around with them
Favourite movie: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite meal: Seafood Linguine


Station House, Shelley
Deputy manager for Playgroup: Shelley Hollingworth

Deputy manager for Playgroup: Shelley Hollingworth
Worked here since: Sept 2012
The best thing about working here: Everyday is different
Has worked in childcare for: 11 years
Favourite activity with the children: Drawing and block play
Favourite movie: I am Sam
Favourite meal: Chicken dinner


Station House, Shayla
Apprentice: Shayla Danforth

Apprentice: Shayla Danforth
Worked here since: July 2016
Best thing about working here: Working with different children
Has worked in childcare for: 11 months
Favourite activity with the children: Crafts and painting
Favourite movie: Just go with it
Favourite meal: Pasta


Station House, Amy
Early years practitioner and playworker: Amy Colbeck

Early years practitioner and playworker: Amy Colbeck
Worked here since: November 2016
The best thing about working here: Seeing all the children progress and their smiling faces
Has worked in childcare for: 13 years
Favourite activity with the children: Anything messy
Favourite movie: All the Disney films
Favourite meal: Roast dinner


Station House, Bernie
After school pick-up and domestic assistant: Bernie Jones

After school pick-up and domestic assistant: Bernie Jones
Worked here since: January 2017
The best thing about working here: All of it!
Favourite activity with the children: Everything, working with the playgroup children especially
Favourite movie: Rocky films, Dirty dancing, Ghost
Favourite meal: All kinds of food and cuisines


Station House, Karen
Early years practitioner and playworker: Karen Till

Early years practitioner and playworker: Karen Till
Started as a volunteer in 2008, then became employed. Karen had a break for maternity leave and came back in 2017.
The best thing about working here: Happy children, a great place to be, great staff
Favourite activity: Singing
Favourite movie: Lost Boys
Favourite meal: Thai food


Station House, Yvonne
Early years practitioner and playworker: Yvonne Friend Jones

Early years practitioner and playworker: Yvonne Friend Jones
Worked here since 2017 after a long career in childminding
The best thing about working here: Friendly staff and the happy faces of the children
Favourite activity: Singing
Favourite movie: Mystic Pizza
Favourite meal: Chinese food


Station House, Charlotte
Chief Executive: Charlotte Williams

Chief Executive: Charlotte Williams
Worked here since: April 2006
The best thing about working here: I like working in a small place because you feel like you really make a difference, and when I get fed up of working in the office, I can go downstairs and play games with the kids
Has worked in childcare for: I’ve been working in community projects for over 16 years
Favourite activity with the children: The fire-pit or anything messy
Favourite movie: Apollo 13
Favourite meal: Seafood platter