Our Expert Childcare Staff

Our staff our committed, caring and enthusiastic. All of our staff are friendly and approachable and aspire to continuously provide meaningful play and learning experiences.

Playworkers are qualified to level 3 in a relevant Early Years or Playwork Qualification. Continuous professional development is embedded in our ethos, enabling staff to learn and develop throughout their employment with the 5 Star Club.

• Beverly Coltman – August 2001. Director. 
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Early Years Leadership & Management. Solihull Approach Parenting Group Facilitator. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

• Steve Coltman – October 2013. Director.
Health & Safety Officer

• Alison Chantry – September 2004. Area Manager.
CMI Level 5 in Early Years Leadership and Management. NVQ Level 4 in Childcare Learning and Development. Cache Level 3 Diploma in Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Ayesha Fay - October 2005. Accounts Co-ordinator. 
Level 3 Playwork. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration.

• Carrie-Ann Herbert  – April 2013. Club Leader
Working towards NCFC Cache Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner. Cache Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Kelly Goodfellow  – September 2013. Playworker (Q).
NVQ 3 Childcare Learning and Development. Safegurading. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Chloe Connell  – August 2014. Playworker.
Working towards Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Lois Connell  – October 2013. Playworker (Q)
Working towards Level 3 in Playwork. NCFC Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Hayley Cheater  – November 2017. Playworker
NVQ Level 2 Childcare Learning and Development. Level 2 Health & Social Care. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Chloe Lambeth – August 2016. Club Leader
Level 3 in Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Claire Jones  –January 2013. Playworker (Q)
Working towards NCFC Cache Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner. NVQ Level 3 Childcare Learning & Development. NVQ Level 3 Playwork. 

• Joanne Hackett  – August 2014. Playworker (Q)
NVQ Level 3 Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene..

• Megan Berridge  – September 2015. Playworker (Q)
Level 3 Playwork. 

• Katie Harrup - Playworker (Q)
NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development. Cache Level 2 Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene

• Lois Connell  – October 2013. Club Leader
Working towards Level 3 in Playwork. NCFC Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Tamara Lewis  – June 2017. Playworker
Working towards Level 2 Early Years and Childcare. Safeguarding. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Samantha Stokes  – November 2017. Playworker

Luke Astle – August 2017. Forest School and Outdoor Learning Lead.
Forest School Practitioner Level 3. Higher Level Teaching Assistant. NVQ Level 3 Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Health and Social Care. Safeguarding. First Aid.

Luke delivers weekly Forest School sessions at each 5 Star Club (term-time) and during school holidays.

The 5 Star Clubs were established in 2004, offering Before & After School Care and Holiday Clubs to children aged 4-11 years in the Thurmaston and Syston areas.

We aim to provide an environment where children can engage in outdoor play, physical development & Forest School Activities.

Contact Us

Charnwood Nursery: 0116 269 6162

Bishop Ellis: 07918 083002

Merton Primary: 07793 583111