Mrs Webber is responsible for the day to day management of the After School Club and Holiday Playscheme.
She has a wealth of experience working with children; she has worked in after school and holiday club provisions as well as a background of being a Learning Support Assistant.
Mrs Webber has a Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education and has completed many training courses to support her roles.
She is enthusiastic about providing children with high quality activities and play opportunities to extend their development in a safe and nurturing environment, as well as supporting the needs of all families.
She is available to contact via email, phone (Kidzone mobile) or Monday – Friday in the Kidzone base (DT room)
Mrs Webber also works as a School Meals Supervisory Assistant supporting children’s play and social opportunities during their lunch breaks.
When she is not working, Mrs Webber enjoys trying new recipes and spending time outdoors.
Deputy Play Leader
Mrs Yaqub is the club's Deputy Playleader with over twenty years' experience in working with children and young people. Her background is in primary education and she is an early years specialist.
Mrs Yaqub has a wealth of training in relation to play including an NVQ Level 3 in Play and certification in Child Protection, Food and Hygiene, First Aid, Domestic Abuse Awareness and Fire Safety, among other things.
Mrs Yaqub leads the club's children's committee, which she established as a means for the children to take ownership of their after-school club and has worked with the children to complete a cook book. She loves to do multi cultural games with the children and is almost always at the centre of any cooking activities.
Acting Deputy Play Leader
Prior to joining KidZone in 2015 Miss Thompson worked in school and early years’ settings across Bristol and came to the Playworker role holding a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification.
Since joining KidZone Miss Thompson has obtained an NVQ Level 2 in Playwork and received further training in Paediatric First Aid, Child Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Makaton, among other things.
She also works during the school day as an SMSA (school meals supervisory assistant) and covers absence for several LSAs.
Like previous Kidzone staff before her, Miss Thompson looks to one day become a teacher.
Mr Rodrigues worked in a variety of roles prior to joining the Kidzone team in September, including teaching assistant in schools of Bristol, bicycle mechanic in workshops and events as well as farm volunteer.
Apart from the variety of skills Mr Rodrigues brings to the club, he is also qualified in First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.
He enjoys running outdoor activities and DIY projects with the children, while he is a keen cyclist and boxer.
Miss Gillespie has a degree in psychology from the University of Reading and has experience volunteering in primary schools and collecting data in them for her dissertation. Miss Gillespie also works during the school day as an SMSA. She particularly enjoys running craft activities with the children and is a keen baker, horse rider and reader.
Mrs Sandford enjoyed 5 years working as a children's party host and tour guide at Bristol Aquarium.
She has an Art Degree and experience of teaching creative workshops at After School Clubs around Bristol.
She has a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. She holds a Domestic Violence Awareness certificate and an Inclusive Play certificate. In her spare time she is learning British Sign Language.
Mrs Sandford can usually be found making a mess at the art table or baking table!
Miss Newall has a degree in Photography & Creative Practices. Since completing her degree, she has worked in after school clubs and has decided that she finds working with children incredibly rewarding.
For this reason she is looking into becoming a primary school teacher.
Miss Newall is also an SMSA (school meals supervisory assistant) at St. Bonaventure's, holds a certificate in paediatric first aid and is always keen to enroll on more courses.
She especially enjoys being creative with the children during after school club and is always researching new art and craft ideas.
In her spare time, Miss Newall enjoys attending fitness classes and recently completed the Bristol 10k for a charity close to her heart.