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Our Staff

The Dell hires a vast array of staff members of all different ages, backgrounds and experience. We are very proud of our team and put a lot of work into making sure they are trained and ready to care for your children.

All of our staff are DBS Checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) before beginning their roles with us. Your children's safety is our number one priority, and staff follow a number of policies and practises to optimise their security (see Safeguarding Policy).

Its important to us that our staff know how to care for the children's welfare. We send them on a number of courses in order that they may fulfil their jobs to the best of their abilities. These include: SafeguardingEmergency First Aid, and Food Hygiene amongst several others.

Our team is made up of:


have a wealth of experience in working with children and are highly qualified in the field of childcare and management.

Deputy Manager

have a greater depth of experience in childcare and similarly hold a level 3 or above qualification within the field

Senior Playleaders

have a level of experience in working with children and are level 3 qualified in some form of Playwork or childcare.


are aged 18+ and make up the majority of our team.

Assistant Playleaders


are between 15-17 years old and are students studying for their GCSEs or A Level.

Meet our Managers

Morgans  Manager

Karen has worked for the Dell since 2018 where she started as a Deputy Manager at The Dell Abel Smith.

Karen has 20 years of experience in Early Years and Playwork including time spent as Early Years pratitioner at Abel Smith School.

Karen has a relaxed approach and her favourite things are: messy play and creative arts.



Paediatric First-Aider

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Health and Safety Rep

Level 2 Food Handler

Food Allergy Manager

Working knowledge of SEN 

Additional Roles

Big Kid at Heart

Juggler of Many Tasks

Busiest of Bees

Problem Solving Extraordinaire


Abel Smith site Co-Ordinator

Vicki has worked for the Dell since 2022 where she started as a Senior Playleader alongside her role as Manager at Morgans Playgroup. 

Vicki has 20 years of experience in managing nursery  school clubs 

Vickis favorite things are: Messy and water play.



Paediatric First-Aider

Mental Health First-Aider

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Fire Safety Rep

Health and Safety Rep

Level 2 Food Handler

Food Allergy Manager

Adittional Roles:

Generation of fun

Team antics

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