Play Setting Manager (jobshare)

Tammy Mason

Hi, I’m Tammy and I am the Play Setting Manager here at EKC, along with Natalie. Being the Play Manager means I am responsible for the childcare aspects of the club and I work alongside Denise Brown to make the club run smoothly.

I am a qualified Level 3 practitioner with a CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education, as well as a degree in Psychology. I have worked with children since 2006. Before starting at EKC this year, I was manager at another similar setting for a junior school.  Before I started there in 2014, my experience was predominantly nursery based and I have also been nannying since 2012 for many families. This has given me the skills needed to be the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead at the club and make sure all our new reception children are well cared for.

I am also Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), and I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the club. I have had extensive training and experience over the past 17 years in all areas of safeguarding so please do come to me with any concerns. I am here to support all users of the club and I am available for a chat if you ever need one, you can find me in the club Tues-Fri Afternoons. 

Play Setting Manager (jobshare)

Natalie Lunn

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I’m Natalie and I am the Play Setting Manager here at EKC, along with Emma. I have a Foundation Degree in Early Years and a Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare. I have relocated to Sheffield and have come from an out of school club, where I worked for the last 12 years. In the last 12 years I have gained a vast experience, working from an unqualified play-worker, through to management, which has led me to Play Manager here at EKC. I work alongside Emma and with Denise. Here at EKC I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead. I am also here to support all staff and children during their time in EKC, making it the best club in Sheffield!  I work both Breakfast and After school club, so if you would ever like to chat, please come and see me.

Business Managers

Kelsey Adams

I’m Kelsey the part time Business & HR manager at EKC, I have recently taken on this position in November 2023 and I am responsible for all aspects of HR including, recruitment, updating of policies / procedures, employment law updates / data protection, DBS checks, and the delivery of payroll for 30 staff members and most things not childcare related for the club. 

I support the Management Committee, providing them with the information they need to make business decisions and fully support all staff on business and HR related areas. I’m supported on the finance/transactional side by Janet Brown who is our part time Club Administrator. 

I have a BA business and management degree along with a level 3 in (CIPD) which helps support my experience within the business/HR field. I have been a HR/payroll specialist for over 12 years gaining a wealth of experience to transfer to EKC. 

On a personal note I am a mum to my beautiful little girl and love spending my time with her and my family as-well as enjoying numerous sporting activities and I fully understand the importance of the safety and enjoyment of all EKC children.

Denise Brown

I’m Denise and I’m part time HR and Business Manager for the club, I joined around 6 years ago with the remit to modernise the club, manage the change and transition to one primary club (from a separate infant and junior club) improve our service offer with IT, improve professionalisation and training, access to services and lead the work to help us become a Charity.

I have used the club as a parent in the past from reception age to Y6 so I know at first hand how important the club is to our parents and our School. My background is in HR and Project Management. My role is described as the glue that holds the club together and am responsible for delivering most things non childcare related for the club.

I’m supported on the finance/transactional side by Janet Brown who is our part time Club Administrator. I look after recruitment, training, apprentices, qualifications, DBS checks, contracts, provide HR support and deliver our payroll and rosters for up to 30 staff. On the business side, I deliver surveys, newsletters, communications and monitor spend and costs, make purchases for resources and agree letting arrangements to enable us to maintain our not for profit status and provide the lowest childcare costs, thus supporting our Committee with their strategic intent.