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Our Staff

At the setting the most important people as far as your children are concerned are the team who care for them. Your child’s team are all dedicated, loving professionals who have a wealth of experience gained at Trinity and other childcare settings. The manager is degree level and all other members of staff are qualified to levels 3,4,5 and 6. . Qualifications are appropriate for the care and development of children and are a requirement by Ofsted in any childcare setting. Additional training is available to our team to continue their Professional Development, keep up with new initiatives and to consolidate their areas of expertise. New team members receive induction training prior to their first week of employment. This includes compulsory Health and Safety and Safeguarding Children procedures. All current team members have annual refreshers in the same. Most members of our team are qualified in Paediatric First Aid. We ensure that the Manager, her Deputies or Senior Practitioners are present during each session, supported by at least three other members of staff. We aim each day for a staff to child ratio of at least 1:4/1:5 in excess of lawful requirements  of 1:8.

Meet some of the team


Manager – Patte Gogos

Mrs Hickman

Administrator – Angela Hickman

Deputy Manager - Mrs Bushell

Deputy Manager – Karen Bushell (Yellow Group)


Deputy Manager – Alison McMillan (Blue Group)

Claire Taylorson

Acting Deputy Manager – Claire Taylorson (Yellow Group)


Senior Practitioner – Mary Feerick (Blue Group)

Group Practitioners – Sue Richardson, Cintia Tovey, Kerrian Gordon, Helen Yeomans and Vikki Harvey. In order to ensure our children’s needs are fully addressed, we have allocated extra roles for members of our team. This requires extra training and qualifications to be able to fully implement specific duties attached to these additional roles

Senco, Child Protection Officer – Patte Gogos
Senco Child Protection Officer – Karen Bushell
Senco  – Claire Taylorson Senco  – Mary Feerick
Health and Safety Officer – Patte Gogos
Health and Safety Officer – Claire Taylorson
Inclusion Officer Yellow Group – Claire Taylorson
Inclusion Officer Blue Group – Mary Feerick
Outside Area Development Co-ordinator – Mary Feerick
ICT Development Co-ordinator – Vacant
Bi-lingual Assistants – Cintia Tovey –Portugese and Spanish, Patte Gogos – Greek

Art co-ordinator – Sue Richardson
Physical Activity Co-ordinator – Kerrian Gordon
Finance Officer – Angela Hickman

Safeguarding Children Officer for the Committee/Trustee – Helen Young