When recruiting new members of staff, it's important to us that they have a genuine love of children. As with everything else to do with Kids United, it's also very important that our children have a say in who we pick, so they attend staff interviews with us with their very own, child-friendly questions!
All our staff hold Paediatric First Aid certificates and Food Hygiene certificates. They are also trained in Safeguarding, EYFS and regularly attend other training sessions to keep up-to-date with all childcare aspects. All staff have enhanced DBS clearance
Lynne Sudworth - Owner
Qualifications: Playwork Level 3 and Level 5,
CCLD (Childcare, Learning & Development) Level 4
What the kids say: "Lynne's the Chief - the boss", "Really funny and likes to tell jokes", "buys all our toys"
Louise O'Leary – Operations Manager
Qualifications: NNEB, Playwork Level 5
What the kids say: "Makes the floppiest toast", "Really kind and helpful", "The bestest"
Kerry Bolton – Manager
Qualifications: Playwork Level 3 and Level 5
What the kids say: "Cherry Kerry always has sweets", Really kind if you hurt yourself", "Always there to help"
Lucy Wolstenholme – Manager
Qualifications: CCLD (Childcare, Learning & Development) Level 3
What the kids say: "Lucy is ace", "Kind and lovely", "Makes me laugh"
Vicky O'Malley – Senior Playworker
Qualifications:CCLD Level 3
What the kids say: "Vicky is really nice to us, we know her from nursery too"
Jess Sudworth - Playworker
Qualifications: CYPWF (Children & Young People's Workforce) Level 3
What the kids say: "Jess is the best", "She holds my hand on trips out"
Joanne Cleary – Playworker
Qualifications: working towards CYPWF Level 2
What the kids say: "Joanne plays house with me", "She likes breakfast"
Val Hall – Playworker
Qualifications: A mother of 4!!
What the kids say: "Val is like our mummy"