The Team

Our staff team is highly dedicated and experienced and are all paediatric first aid qualified. We have a high adult to child ratio and every child has their own personal Keyworker.

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Ginette Beeson

Ginette co-leads Playbox with Jacki. She started working at Playbox in 2003, first as a volunteer when her daughter started, and has taken her childcare qualifications during this time, working her way up to co-leader. She oversees administration, admissions and safeguarding. Ginette enjoys cooking, reading and travelling.

Jacki Pendleton-Browne

Jacki is the co-leader for Playbox with Ginette and is a qualified Early Years teacher. Jacki has been working at Playbox since 2006, is a special needs co-ordinator and oversees the curriculum and planning content. Jacki enjoys reading and walking her bouncy labrador dog.


Emma Dimond

Emma is a keyworker and is qualified to Level 3 in Childcare. She has been at Playbox since 2009 and takes care of the craft area, languages and wall displays. Emma enjoys crafts, languages and gardening.


Anne Buckley

Anne has a degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and a P.G.C.E. in primary teaching with 12 years experience. She joined Playbox in 2011. Anne is a key-worker, joint Special needs co-ordinator, as well as managing the literacy area. Anne enjoys castles, chocolate and maps.

Mandy Brundell

Mandy has Level 2&3 in childcare. She joined Playbox in January 2011. Mandy is a key-worker, and is responsible for health and safety, and lunch club.  She enjoys music.


Helen Cannon

Helen is a Playbox key-worker and has a BED (Hons) degree in Primary Education, with 10 years experience teaching infant and nursery children. Helen started at Playbox as a volunteer in 2007 when her first son was attending, and then, after having her second son, she returned and joined the Playbox team in 2012.

Julie Scranney

Julie has an NVQ Level 3 in childcare. Although relatively new to the Playbox team, she has been involved with Playbox for much longer as both of her children came here when they were young.



Natalie Compton

Office Manager

Natalie is based in the school office and is happy to help with all of your Playbox enquiries. Her other interests include hair styling and creative writing and Natalie loves the Playbox songs and productions - they really make her smile.