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The Team

The team at Saplings are dedicated and highly skilled practitioners. Their warmth and expertise makes the setting a welcoming and enriching environment for your children.


Manager –

NVQ Level 3
Designated child protection
Trained in: Child Protection, First Aid, Food safety, Female Genital mutilation (FGM) and Prevent duty


Deputy Manager

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
Trained in: First Aid, Basic Child Protection, Female Genital mutilation (FGM) and Prevent duty


Early Years Practitioner


Saplings playgroup is managed by a committee of volunteer parents and trustees.

The Committee meets at least twice a term, and is responsible for the management of the Playgroup, fee levels, and additional fundraising activities.

It’s a fantastic way to help the community and to get involved in your child’s pre-school experience. A new Committee is formed at the start of each school year at the AGM (Annual General Meeting), but parents are welcome to join at any time!

Please contact us, or a member of staff, if you would like to join. You do not have to be a parent of a child attending the setting, and we welcome volunteers with a wide range of experience.

Committee Members

Vickie Smith –

Alice Bettoney –

Chloe Copeland


Cathy Millard, Tracey Rusk, Marieta Stoeva