Play Manager

Natalie Lunn

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I’m Natalie and I am the Play Manager here at EKC. 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 with Emma the Deputy Play Manager and Denise Brown the Business Manager. 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.

Deputy Play Manager

Emma Thackery

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I’m Emma and I am the Deputy Play Manager here at EKC. I am a qualified Level 3 practitioner with a CACHE Diploma in Childcare. My experience before this has been predominantly nursery based where I was Room Leader in various age groups throughout my years there, this has given me the skills needed to also be the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Lead here at club and make sure all our new reception children are well cared and catered for. I am also Special Educational Needs (SEN) Lead, the SENDCO lead, and I work alongside Natalie as the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, I am here to support all users of the club and I am available for a chat if you ever need one.

Business Manager

Denise Brown

I’m Denise Brown, the Kids Club Business Manager. My background is mainly in Human Resources and Project Management but I’ve spent many years doing voluntary work with children and play an active role in the Ecclesall Parent Teacher and Friends Association (EPTFA).

I’m here to support the Club through our modernisation and the Club transition as a result of the changes to our school. I have always used the Club since my daughter was in Reception and she’s now a Y4 at Juniors. I was always very grateful for the low cost excellent childcare I’ve received over the years and I’m keen to be part of seeing our great provision go from strength to strength. Like me, you’ll already know what a fantastic team of staff we have, I hope our newsletters and website will begin to showcase the work they do to support and care for your children.