The team comprises five full-time, two part-time and one sessional members. There are at least six members of staff working each day.
All staff have current DBS checks which are updated every 3 years and all staff recruited are notified to the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales in accordance with current legislation. The statement of purpose is reviewed annually and CSSIW are notified of any changes to the service.
Ceri Limbrick – Registered person
Ceri Limbrick is the Playgroup Leader and is the registered person. Ceri has owned and managed Westend Playgroup since 2008 and worked within the setting prior to this. In her absence, Jane Ward is the deputising Leader. Ceri is a mother of three.
Jane Ward – full time
Jane is the deputising Leader and has worked within the setting for more than 20 years. Jane is a mother of three.
Elaine McBride – full time
Elaine has worked within the setting since 2010. Elaine is a mother of three.
Alison Case – part time
Alison joined Westend Playgroup during 2012 and is a mother of two.
Alison Groves – full time
Alison is a Playgroup Assistant who has worked at Westend Playgroup since 2009 and is a mother of three.
Paula Belby - full time
Paula has worked within the setting since 2011 and is a mother of three.
Diane Steed - part time
Diane is Ceri's sister and a mother of three who has worked within the setting since December 2016.
WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON?
JANUARY 2019 - APRIL 2019
We will be working on the theme of 'Cymru/Wales' through craft, activities, song/rhymes, stories and carpet time. We will be learning about Welsh culture; castles, language, food, rugby, singing etc. continue exploring key language and number skills.
Healthy living - food and exercise will continue to be promoted.
Information about weekly and daily activities can be found on the notice board in the entrance foyer and on the white board in the main hall.
All children have been assigned key-workers and their groups are colour coded and placed on notice board in the foyer. If you have any questions please see Ceri or your child's key worker.
MILLIE AND WESTIE BEAR
Our beloved bears are sent home with a different child on a daily basis. Children are invited to talk to the group about their activities with the bears the following day. Please look after their belongings and return them intact so that all children can benefit from this.
MOJO THE MONKEY
Mojo the monkey is sent home with a different child from time to time with his toothbrush. Children are encouraged to look after Mojo's teeth whilst helping them learn about their own oral hygiene.
WELSH SING-A-LONG AND ACTIVITY SESSION
We have had two out of three sing-a-long and activity sessions through the medium of Welsh. The third and last session will be taking place soon. We have also benefited from being provided with some Welsh language resources including books.
We now have a booklet of some of the songs we sing in playgroup. Copies are in the foyer.
We also have our own special 'Millie and Westie' bear song which the children are learning:
Millie and Westie teddy bear, got no worries, got no cares
Millie and Westie teddy bear they learn and play all day
They come to Westend Playgroup to see the girls and boys
They come to Westend Playgroup to learn and play with toys
Please see a member of the team if you want to hear the tune!