We have a shared passion. No matter how seemingly small, we have the anchored feeling that we are just ‘meant’ to be in the Out of School Childcare sector.
We pride ourselves on always one step ahead at Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs – always ready, and already there with support and guidance.
Alex has extensive knowledge & experience of Out of School Childcare Clubs. She leads on our governance strategy and Cwlwm/Welsh Government work.She enjoys anything outdoors with her family and helping to make her own village child friendly.
Becci is an administrator and a proud #hincher. Her favourite thing to do is orgainsing cupboards, labelling jars and discovering cleaning hacks. Becci is a devoted dog mum who spends her evenings walking and having cuddles with her fur babies.
Bethan loves a new challenge. She grew up on a farm in the Brecon Beacons – and has amazing memories of playing there. She loves the country way of life and still lives in the area now. A proud mum of a sports mad son, travelling and experiencing different countries is her passion!
Bev worked as a Youth & Playworker for 34 years – where she managed an ‘open access’ play environment within her own community for 20+ years using the Playwork approach. Now she is an experienced and passionate Playwork Trainer – wanting the best for every child 🙂
Recently joined the team as a Finance Apprentice and is working towards earning his AAT qualifications. Callum enjoys playing rugby with his mates and is avid cinema-goer. He is always up for giving a helping hand when needed.
As a kind and considerate person Cath doesn’t think there is any place in the world for unkindness. The biggest and most important part of her life is her family. “I absolutely love being a mummy and my children will always come first – no matter what!”
Clare is experienced in working with a wide range of ages from birth onwards, and has done this for the past 20 years. Qualified in Play work, Early Years and Childcare during her career. Clare loves supporting quality play and childcare providers to ensure they deliver the best practice.
When he’s not surrounded by paperwork or huddled around the fire pit at work, you will be able to find Craig either in his allotment, walking his dog, or huddled around the fire pit at home. “Being outdoors is my happy place.”
Dawn has been passionate about playwork since she volunteered in a club where she saw the positive impact the setting had on the children. Later in her career she began to see how training could be equally impactful. Now Dawn gets to champion both.
Emma started in playwork over 11 years ago, undertaking Playwork levels 2, 3 and 5. Last September she completed her assessor course. In her downtime Emma enjoys a good autobiography.
Helen has been employed by Clybiau since 2005 and still enjoys translating all the new, innovative material that constantly comes her way, as well as the more collaborative approach of recent years. In her spare time Helen loves walking-talking and the radio.
Jacqui has worked as an assessor and within Playwork and Childcare settings for over 20 years. She says that she really enjoys her role and supporting learners to achieve their qualifications.
Jane (CEO), oversees strategy, is passionate about her teams’ health, wellbeing and is proud of their intrinsic motivation. With the organisation since 2002, initially as Finance Manager and since 2016 as Chief Executive Officer, has played an integral part of its development. A proud mum who finds keeping the work life balance is hard, but in her spare time volunteers and likes walking and trying to keep fit.
Kim has a passion for reading, walking and making memories with her family and is rarely seen without a smile. Her knowledge and organisational skills help make everything we do possible.
Naomi leads on the sustainability objective within our strategy and enjoys creating spreadsheets and policy writing (#geek!). In her spare time, she loves trips to the beach with family and friends.
Nia loves the great outdoors and partial to a relaxing weekend away. When it comes to play Nia holds 10 plus years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to support you and your afterschool club.
Nicola is relatively new to the team, and as our Finance Manager she assists with our business strategy and oversee the financial resources, budgets, accounting systems and financial procedures. In her spare time I enjoy walking, swimming, travelling & cooking.
An Auntie to 9 lovely nieces and nephews, . Niccy, as she is known, also loves to read, swim and travel. She has been lucky enough to visit Australia and Brazil, where she spent 6 months as a volunteer working with the street children.
Nicole has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the Out of School Childcare sector and leads on our Welsh Language and Culture of Wales strategic goal. She is has many hobbies but her passion is the myths and legends of Wales.
I am passionate about providing quality out of school care and play for all children in an inclusive and safe environment. My role allows me to help clubs achieve this goal so that our children can flourish.
Pav is our Senior Finance Assistant and is originally from Poland. He is pleasant, thoughtful, has a cheeky personality and is always happy to help. He enjoys staying active, spending time in his kitchen and is apparently a very good cook!
Phoebe has worked in Childcare for 13 years. She found this career path through having her own children and needing to work around them. Kian and Georgie are 15 and 13 now and even though she could she wouldn’t choose another sector to work in!
With over 15 yrs of experience in the Childcare sector there isn’t a query too big or small for Rachel our Childcare Business Development Officer. Rachel loves keeping fit & spending time with her daughter whilst advocating play within the community.
Rebecca is an Administrator and joined the team in January 2022. Rebecca moved to South West Wales in 2021 with her husband and two children and she is having the best of times here, enjoying adventures by the seaside and getting to learn the local lingo.
Sandra is our ‘Governance Guru’ she’s really happy when she’s supported a club to become a Charitable Incorporated Organization. Sandra’s ‘go to therapy’, time for herself is her craft work, creating wonderful home décor and gifts.
Qualified playworker and Mum of two active boys. Sarah is extremely passionate about play, playwork and the outdoors and am constantly seeking new adventures, risks and challenges to take, and memories to make.
Sian supports the Playwork sector and the staff with all things Welsh through the Work Welsh Project and CAMAU. She enjoys the ability to share her passion for the Welsh language and culture whilst supporting others with their Welsh language development.
After 18 years with us, there is little this CBDO hasn’t seen or faced within the OSC sector! Often referred to as ‘Counsellor Jewell’ due to her listening ear and her problem solving ability, there is nothing Sian loves more than to help people.
Growing up in a household where Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs was well-known, Sophie has the goal to make it a household name for many others too. Alongside her passion for marketing, she also enjoys all things tech!
Teleri is one of our administrators. Welsh-speaking Teleri is passionate about developing the use of the language in work, but thinks it’s far more important to have fun and enjoy the Welsh language – and she never takes herself too seriously! In her spare time Teleri loves music, travelling, swimming, and history.
Tracey has a qualification in Playwork at Level 5, assessor’s and IQA qualification. When training Tracey says she gets a ‘real buzz’ when the learners get the light bulb moment, realizing how important play is in children’s lives.
Our Board of Trustees consists of a diverse group of people who represent the organisation locally, regionally and nationally. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs.
As well as attending regular meetings, Trustees work on developing their skills and often attend relevant training sessions or conferences that may help to further enhance their knowledge.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the charity, ensuring clear leadership and decision making at all levels and monitoring financial performance in order to deliver value for money.
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