Jamie Watson-Veale worked in Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club settings across Brighton for several years prior to joining KidZone as Playleader in November 2013. Jamie is a fully qualified Level 3 Playworker and has received training in Pediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Behavior Management, Inclusion and Food Hygiene among other things. Jamie is responsible for the day to day management of the after-school club and Playscheme. When not at work Jamie can usual be found at the climbing wall.
Safia Yaqub is the clubs Deputy Playleader with over twenty years of experience in working with children and young people. Safia's background is in primary education and she is an early year’s specialist. Safia 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. Safia 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 recently worked with the children to completed a cook book. Safia loves to do multi culture games with the children and is almost always at the center of any cooking activities.
Prior to joining KidZone in 2015 Kayley 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 Kayley has obtained an NVQ Level 2 in Playwork and received further training in Pediatric First Aid, Child Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Makaton, among other things. Kayley, like Alba and Jamie works during the school day as an SMSA and covers absence for several LSA’s. Like Lloyd before her Kayley looks to one day become a teacher.
Alba Chacon-Lopez is a fully qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant that has experience through various Primary and Secondary Schools in Spain and England. Alba has been working in the after-school club since September 2016, organizing the arts and crafts activities and carrying out various other activities in relation to her general Playworker role. Alba has received training in Pediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene so far and will receive further training over the year. Alba is a Flamenco dancer and enjoys regularly traveling back to her family home in Granada, Spain.
As well as being a bank Playworker for the after-school Club Angela has been working with the KidZone Breakfast Club for the last year and a half, and is a regular team member for the KidZone Playscheme. During the day, Angela works as a sound editor and regularly contributes to programs such as Spring Watch. Angela is a mother to a St Bonaventure’s pupil and has received training in Pediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.