Staff
 

 

Caroline Davies, Manager

Fingers and Thumbs Day Care Centre is owned and managed by Caroline Davies.  Caroline has a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and a BA Hons in Education. Caroline also has a CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing, a WPPA Diploma in Playgroup Practice, a CACHE Level 3 CPD in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs, a Certificate in Welfare Studies and a British Sign Language Level 1 Certificate. She also has a certificate of Higher Education in Welsh and Bilingual Practice in Early Years.

Caroline is supported in the day to day running of the Centre by a team of experienced, qualified staff, many of whom are mothers themselves and understand the importance of quality care for their children.  All staff undergo regular training to up-date their skills in First Aid, Child Protection and Food Hygiene in addition to training in the Foundation Phase and related childcare courses.

Playgroup Staff

Gemma Phillips

Gemma joined us in September 2013 and is now Deputy Manager of our Playgroup.  She has a QCF Level 3 in Childcare and Education and a level 3 qualification in Playwork


Toni Gleadhill

Toni joined us in January 2016 as a Playgroup Assistant and One-to-One Support Worker.   Toni also works as a Playworker at Helping Hands ALN Care. Toni has a QCF Level 3 in Childcare and Education and a Level 3 in Playwork.

Jordan Pope

Jordan has been employed at the Centre since September 2015.  Jordan works as a Playgroup Assistant at the Playgroup and is the Deputy Manager of  Helping Hands ALN Care.  Jordan has a Level 3 in Playwork, a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and is working towards his CACHE Level 5 in Childcare and Education.  Jordan is a fluent Welsh speaker.

          Paige Gale

          Paige started at Fingers and Thumbs in February 2019.  She has an NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young   People's Learning and Development.  She is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.  Paige works at both the Playgroup and Helping Hands ALN Care.

                    Samantha Francis

                    Samantha joined our Playgroup in May 2019 as a one to one support worker.  She has her NVQ Level 5 in Childcare and a BA in Family & Childhood Studies.  

          Lynsey Richards

          Lynsey started at Helping Hands ALN Care in May 2019 as a Casual Playworker.  She works in our Youth  Club.

 

Holiday Club Staff

All our staff work at the Holiday Club.