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:

Manager

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.

Playleaders

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
Shanelle
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Morgans Site Co-Ordinator

Shanelle has worked for the Dell since February 2015, where she started as a Senior Playleader.

Shanelle has 14 years of experience in Early Years and Playwork including volunteer roles as a teenager, which built her foundation to gain her Level 5 qualification in Playwork.

Shanelle's favourite things are: messy play and creative arts.

Roles:

Manager

Paediatric First-Aider

Mental Health First-Aider

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Fire Safety Rep

Health and Safety Rep

Level 2 Food Handler

Food Allergy Manager

Additional Roles

Big Kid at Heart

Juggler of Many Tasks

Busiest of Bees

Problem Solving Extraordinaire

Carole
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Abel Smith site Co-Ordinator

Carole has worked for the Dell since February 2013, where she started as a Deputy Co-Ordinator.

Carole has 20 years of experience in managing after school clubs and classroom support, as well as 29 years in retail management and administration. She also has a Level 3 Diploma in Playwork.

Carole's favorite things are: Planning exciting activities.

Roles:

Manager

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:

Queen of Activities

Duchess of Diligence

Planning Pro

Classy Coordinator