The Community Playgroups Limited

High Quality, Affordable Childcare and Early Years Education for 2 to 5 Year Olds

Our Staff Team

Lynn Gardner is the Playgroup Leader and works across both St Catherine's Playgroup and Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Lynn has been working with children at St Catherine's Playgroup for over forty years, and has been managing it for over thirty years.

Lynn is qualified to level three standard.

Emma Stoddart founded Ladybarn Community Playgroup in January 2010 and now works as a full time Assistant Headteacher. She acts as a consultant for The Community Playgroups as and when required.

Emma has been working with children for over 10 years.

Emma is qualified with Qualified Teacher Status, and achieved the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) in June 2018.

Lindsey Gallagher is the Playgroup Manager at Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Lindsey has been working with children for over eight years.

Lindsey is qualified with a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Gemma Pike is the Deputy Manager and the SENCO for both St Catherine's Playgroup and Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Gemma has been working with children for over five years.

Gemma is qualified with a BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology, and has a level three childcare qualification.

Lindsey Williams is a Key Person at Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Lindsey has been working with children for over three years.

Lindsey is working towards a level three childcare qualification.

Sarah Lea is a Playgroup Assistant at Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Sarah has been working with children for over ten years.

Sarah is qualified to level three standard.

Tara Bowden is a Key Person at Ladybarn Community Playgroup.

Tara has been working with children for over two years.

Tara is qualified to level two standard, and is working towards a level three childcare qualification.

Steph Ferguson is the Playgroup Manager for St Catherine's Playgroup.

Steph has been working with children for over eight years.

Steph is qualified with a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Angela Hardy is a Key Person at St Catherine's Playgroup.

Angela has been working with children for over ten years.

Angela is qualified to level three standard.

Jane Burns is a Key Person at St Catherine's Playgroup.

Jane has been working with children for over ten years.

Jane is qualified to level three standard.

Algeta Patterson is a Key Person at St Catherine's Playgroup.

Algeta has been working with children for over eight years.

Algeta is qualified to level three standard.

Blodwen Gibbons is a Playgroup Assistant at St Catherine's Playgroup.

Blodwen has been working with children for over nine years.

Blodwen is qualified to level three standard.