Our School Club Team
Smartys popular before / after school and holiday club is based within the grounds of Pirehill First School operating from the main school hall sharing access to the school’s play grounds and outdoor space.
Our operating times are from 7:30am until 9:00am for before school care and from 3:30pm until 6:00pm for after school care. Our holiday club is open daily from 7:30am until 6:00pm during all of the school holidays.
Eden Court Deputy Manager/ Driver
NVQ Level 3
Hi my name is Tim and I am the manager of our Pre-School at Eden court nursery. I am also a nursery driver qualified to drive our nursery vehicles.
I have over 13 years service with Smartys and experience of working with children.
I have achieved paediatric first aid, food hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 and level 2, ENCO level 1 and 2, effective team meetings, health and safety unit 1 and 2, autism awareness, moving and handling, EYFS observation and assessment, I am responsible for the day to day running of the pre-school, building good relationships with all prospective and current parents, along with all children and staff. I am on hand to support all staff in their roles. With the support of our education co-ordinator I help to oversee the delivery of the education providing our children with the best possible start in life. I am a key person ensuring all development records and observations are carried out.
Working with children is a very rewarding to see the achievements of the individuals in our care grow and develop over a period of time. I enjoy boosting their confidence and self esteem as well as enhancing their own individual personalities and giving them the social skills that they will need to tackle situations and opportunities later on in the future.
I am a very sporty person offering physical education to all of the children I look after along with running the holiday club during the school holidays including arranging trips and organising activities.
I always try to present myself in a professional way being friendly and welcoming to all children, staff and parents, a dedicated and committed member of the Smartys team.
Before and After School Manager
NVQ Level 3
Hi my name is Alison and I am the manager at our before and after school / holiday club. I am also a nursery nurse in our Pirehill Pre-School nursery.
I have years experience of working with children along with being a mum to two older children.
I have achieved paediatric first aid, Safeguarding level 1, food hygiene, health and safety in childcare setting and promoting the health and hygiene of children.
I am responsible and enjoy aiding the manager with the day to day running of the school and holiday club.
NVQ Level 3 in Playwork
Hi my name is Leanne and I am a play worker at our before and after school / holiday club.
I have over 7 years experience of working with children along with looking after families children.
I have achieved paediatric first aid, Safeguarding level 1, food hygiene level 1 and EYFS training.
I am responsible and enjoy aiding the manager and senior staff with the day to day running of the school hall. I follow the EYFS and all of the clubs policies throughout my day helping to ensure that the areas run smoothly by keeping the rooms tidy and safe for the children to play in. I ensure that all of the children are happy and enjoy their time at the club. I like to liase with the manager and under take all duties required from me. I enjoy doing the walking bus to and from the middle school ensuring the children’s safety is met at all times. I like to build excellent relationships with all of the children and make them feel safe and secure.
I enjoy working with children because I feel it is a very rewarding job, I love being with the children, they always make me smile and make the job worth while. They remind me why i chose a career in childcare.
I am a very tidy person and like to be involved in all activities. I am happy to travel to work every morning and afternoon
NVQ Level 3
Hi my name is Mark and I am a nursery nurse in our pre-school nursery and school / holiday club.
I have over 3 years experience of working with children.
I have achieved paediatric first aid, food hygiene, Safeguarding level 1 and EYFS training.
I am responsible and enjoy aiding the manager and senior staff with the day to day running of the pre-school classroom and school hall. I help to ensure that the areas run smoothly by keeping the rooms tidy and safe for the children to play in. I enjoy helping and assisting with the daily activities and helping to complete the relevant paperwork that is required from me. I really enjoy interacting with the children each day.
I enjoy working with children because each day is different, the children present unique challenges and all behave and interact in different ways, often with humerous results. It provides a great deal of enjoyment and pleasure.
I always try to be an organised person who is very punctual and willing to go the extra mile to help others. I am looking forward to achieving my level 3 and can honestly say that I enjoy travelling to work every day.
Hi my name is Lisa, I have worked for Smartys for two and a half years, I work full time in the club to support ALison Wilson, I am school club driver and also work three days a week in Little Stars Nursery.
I am a qualified Paedriatric First Aider and am currently working towards my NVQ Level 3. Having worked as a health and safety professional for over twenty years, I support the business in health and safety matters.
I am involved in Girlguiding and have been a Brownie Guider in Stone for longer than I care to remember, offering weekly opportunities to girls and a number of weekend adventures too, and this is reflected within my practice within Smartys.