Group Leader

Sharon Kevern
Sharon joined the group in 1999 as a volunteer, became a full member of staff in 2000 and took over as group leader in 2006. Sharon has NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education, Level 3 Play work and Level 4 Childrens’ Care Learning & Development. Sharon has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren.

Deputy Group Leader

Gemma Westlake
Gemma joined the group in June 2016.  Gemma is NVQ level 3 qualified and has lots of experience with children of all ages. Before joining us, Gemma was running a local after school club.

Keyworkers

Emma Smith
Emma started working at the group in 2017. She has a level 2 in Childcare and is working towards her level 3. Emma has 3 children of her own.

Jane Farnhill
Jane joined the group in 2017. She has an NVQ3 in Childcare and has previously worked with young people with additional needs. She has two children of her own.

Christine Coull
Christine joined the group in 2017. She has a level 3 qualification in Childcare and previously worked for over 20 years as Playleader at a local pre-school before it closed. She has 2 grown up children of own.

Jill O’Loughlin
Jill joined the group in 2018. She has a level 3 qualification in childcare and worked at another pre-school for seven years before it closed. She has three teenage children of her own.

Colin Lennox-Gordon (bank staff)
Colin has many years of child care experience – specialising in children with additional needs. Colin has also worked for the Dorchester Opportunity Group before coming to work for us.

Administrator

Nicola Roper
Nicola has worked at the group since March 2003. Previous to this Nicola was a civil servant working in Northern Ireland and on Blandford Camp. Nicola has two children of her own.