Our Team

Tina Dewhurst​​

Co-ordinator / Senior Play Worker / Key Worker​

Co-founder, joined in September 2002. Management and Certificate in Child Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) qualifications. School Age trained. Completed Level 3 Playwork qualification March 2018.

Stephanie Ferey​

Operations Manager / Senior Play Worker / Key Worker​

Joined in July 2007. Qualifications in ChildCare and Education, Playwork and Management. Early Years and School Age trained. Achieved her Certificate in Childcare Learning and Development CCLD Level 3 in 2012. Successfully completed Team Leader Certificate in 2013. Achieved Level 3 Playwork qualification in March 2018. Commenced Management Level 5 qualification, October 2018 and completed end of 2019 . Started training to become an Assessor in January this year but due to the virus this training is still ongoing. Steph is hoping to initially work with students studying the Playwork qualification Level 3, hopefully due to start next year. First point of contact for our families from initial enquiry, managing the bookings for all the Clubs. Designated Safe Guarding Lead. (Steph is off on Parental Leave from January and will be back with our new addition beginning of June! Tina is covering her role in her absence)

Nia Percy

Deputy Manager/PlayLeader

Nia is joining our team in January 2021. She has been working with La Petite Ecole at Fort Regent since 2011 progressing to Team Leader in 2018. Early Years trained. Completed CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education in 2010. Achieved distinction in her Fda Childhood Studies Degree and is currently working towards her BA Hons Childhood Studies degree. Achieved CMI Management and Leadership in the children’s workforce, Level 5 through her degree.

Mark Patterson​

Business Manager / Senior Play Leader / Key Worker​

Joined in October 2014. Commenced BA Hons Youth and Community Work Degree in September 2015 and completed with a 2:1 in June 2018. Extensive experience working within the Manchester Young Lives Project. School Age trained. Commenced Management Level 3 qualification, January 2019. Designated Safe Guarding Lead. (Mark is leaving us at the end of this year to further enhance his career within the Youth Service)

Vanessa Carre

Senior Play Leader / Specialist Key Worker

Joined in February 2005, Teaching Assistant and Special Needs Support Worker at Les Landes School. School Age trained. After years of working within all the Clubs providing invaluable experience and support Vanessa now works with us in the gathering and ensuring safe delivery of children from Les Landes School to St Mary for the After School Club and is always there to provide her support when we need it.

Michael Ferey

Senior Play Leader / Key Worker / Sports and Games Co-ordinator

Michael has been with The Kids’ Club since July 2013, working within our after school and holiday clubs. School Age trained. Responsible for running football training and other coaching led activities including table tennis and organised games. Due to start the Level 3 Playwork qualification in January 2021 with a view to commence his Team Leader training thereafter.

Marie-Christine Ferey

Senior Play Leader

Joined in May 2001, working within our after school and holidays clubs, responsible for planned arts and crafts activities with the children. Working closely with them in the provision of their creativity. Early Years and School Aged trained. Worked within SilverStar Pre School for a number of years.

Marta Diaz

Play Leader / Minibus Driver

Joined our team in September 2019, working within our after school and holiday clubs. Operates the school runs. Teaching Assistant within St Peter’s School. School Aged trained. Marta had also been working with us co-ordinating the St Peter’s School pick up since September 2017.

Wendy Butel

Play Leader

Joined in September 2019, working within our after school and holiday clubs. Specialises in the arts and crafts with the children and manages the kitchen. Wendy has been volunteering with us for a number of years. Nana trained!

Paul McClemens

Senior Play Leader / Specialist Key Worker

Joined in July 2013 working within our holiday club. During term time Paul works as Lead Learning Support Assistant/Head of Behaviour Provision at Grand Vaux School specialising in behaviour management. School Age trained.

Sue Coupel

Senior Play Leader / Specialist Key Worker

Joined in August 2016, working within our Little Kids’ Club during the holidays. Sue also works within St Mary’s School as a Teaching Assistant and Specialist Key Worker within Key Stage One. Most recently completed Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools in September 2017. Early Years and School Age trained.

Emma Pierce

Accounts Administrator

Joined in 2008, responsible for the bookkeeping and accounts of the Club.