Staff Profiles

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Carole Mercier

Manager

"I'm Playgroup Manager here at Duke of Gloucester Playgroup. I have worked here since September 2002. I have 2 lovely daughters, Georgia and Freya and live in Cirencester. I have numerous qualifications in Childcare and have completed my Professional Managers Programme as well as my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare."

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Adam Maxwell

Chairman

"I'm the Chairman here at Duke of Gloucester Playgroup. I joined the committee in October 2020. My son is currently attending playgroup. 

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Freya Mercier

Deputy Manager & SENCO

"I have worked at The Duke of Gloucester Playgroup since November 2016. I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator) alongside many other qualifications that I have completed to support my Deputy Manager's & SENCO role. I am also the Special Educational Needs Co-Coordinator; my passion is to support all children who have any other additional needs. My interests include going to the gym and attending various exercise classes."

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Sara Kewley

Deputy Manager

"I am married with two daughters, I have worked with children for over 22 years. My qualifications include a BTEC Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education and many other qualifications to support my Deputy Manager's role. My hobbies include spending time with my family and going swimming and walking."

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Carolyn Wilkinson

Early Years Practitioner 

"I have worked at The Duke of Gloucester Playgroup since November 2015. I live in Cirencester with my partner Ash and my young son Ruben. My hobbies include baking"

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Rebecca Isles

Early Years Practitioner & Financial Assistant

"I have lived in the local area for 10 years. I live in Cirencester with my husband and 3 children. I have been at The Duke of Gloucester playgroup on and off since 2010. I was a parent volunteer  and on the committee as a Treasurer whilst my youngest children attended the pre-school. I have now returned  as the financial administrator and have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care."

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Caroline Park

Early Years Practitioner 

"I live in Cirencester with my husband Ian and my two little girls. I hold a Level 3 Qualification in Early Years Child Care. I enjoy doing family activities such as baking and being outside. My hobbies include reading and making memories with my family and friends. "

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Cally Ramsay

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in December 2019. My husband is currently a serving member of HM Forces at 29 Regiment. I have two dogs that I enjoy walking. I hold a Level 7 SVQ in childcare and have worked in childcare for 8 years. I enjoy exploring and travelling in my spare time."

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Thea Renna

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in January 2020 after moving from a local nursery. I have a Level 2 NVQ in childcare and have worked with children for 3 years. I live in Cirencester and my hobbies include painting."

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Shannon Mewes

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in October 2020. My husband is currently a serving member of HM Forces at 29 Regiment. I have three dogs that I enjoy walking. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Early Years childcare, which I completed 7 years ago.  In my spare time I enjoy reading and going for walks.

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Lauren Stone

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in March 2021. My husband is currently serving member of HM Forces at 29 Regiment. I hold a BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and a PGCE in Primary Education (3 - 7 years) with a qualified teacher status. I have a young puppy that I enjoy walking. 

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Kelly Motti

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in January 2021. I hold a NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce. I have four children and my youngest attends the Playgroup. In my spare time I enjoy arts and crafts.