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

Joanne Stacey

Jo joined our team in September 2015 as a Playgroup Assistant and One-to-One Support Worker.  Jo is also the Deputy Manager of Helping Hands ALN Care. She has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and a QCF Level 5 in Childcare and Management. Jo also has a Level 2 ad 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 also works as a Playworker for Helping Hands ALN Care at our Saturday Club and a Level 3 in Playwork. He is currently a Playgroup Assistant.  Jordan has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.  Jordan is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Lucy Davies (nee Blackham)
Lucy returned to us in September 2017 following maternity leave.  She works as a Playgroup Assistant and One to One Support Worker.  Lucy has a BTech National Diploma in Early Years.

Rhiannon Cichocki
Rhiannon joined our team in 2017 as a Playworker at Helping Hands ALN Care.  She has since also joined our Playgroup and works as a Playgroup Assistant/One to one support worker.  Rhiannon has a BTech Level 3 in Health & Social Care and is currently working towards her QCF Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

Kate Thomas
Kate joined our Playgroup in 2017 as a Playgroup Assistant/Playworker.  She has a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and a Foundation Degree in Early Years.  She also has her Playwork Level 3 qualification.




Holiday Club Staff

All our staff work at the Holiday Club.