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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 role. I have recently completed by Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator in Early Years setting which supports my role of SENCo; my passion is to ensure all children who have SEN are fully included and supported. My interests include going to the gym and attending various exercise classes."

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Jonati Rokomaiqisa

Assistant Deputy Manager & Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in January 2023. My husband is currently a serving member of HM Forces at 29 Regiment. I live on the Barracks with my Husband and 3 youngest children. I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family".

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Sara Kewley

Early Years Practitioner

"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 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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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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Anita Gurung

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in November 2021. My husband is currently a serving member of HM Forces at 29 Regiment. My daughter attended Duke of Gloucester Playgroup and has now transitioned into Primary School. I hold a Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care."

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Scarlett Collins

Early Years Practitioner

"I joined the team in February 2024. My daughter attended Duke of Gloucester Playgroup and has now transitioned into Primary School. I hold a Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care."

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Sujata Gurung

House Keeper

"I joined the team in February 2024. My son attended Duke of Gloucester Playgroup and has now transitioned into Primary School. I support the staff by making snacks, preparing lunches and other house keeping duties"

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