Meet The Team

Wendy Astwood

Forest School and Early Years Practitioner

Debbie Hawkins

Early Years Practitioner

Sarah Glanfield

Early Years Practitioner

Kate Perry

Centre Administrator

Kelly Boyle

Senior Early Years Practitioner, Wrap Around Care Leader, Designated Safeguarding Officer and Elms Room Leader

Casey Easterbrook

Early Years Practitioner

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Sharon Maddicott-Daw

Early Years Practitioner and Outreach Coordinator

Anne Laskey

Senior Early Years Practitioner and Willows Room Leader

Naomi Goss

Senior Early Years Practitioner and Forest School Leader

Sam Forwood

Senior Early Years Practitioner and SENDco

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Interim Senior Supervising Early Years Practitioner, Deputy Safeguarding Officer and Oaks Room Leader

Hannah Rymel

Early Years Practitioner

Sammi Compton

Early Years Practitioner

Meet the Trustees

Zoe Briant-Evans

After a 17 year career in the Royal Navy, recruiting; training; and commanding a patrol boat, Zoe became a trustee in 2016 when her eldest son started at Woodlanders. With two energetic boys who both have autism, Zoe was impressed with the inclusivity of Woodlanders and how amazing the staff were with her children. As a trustee she hopes to contribute her skills and enthusiasm to help run this fantastic charity.

Bob Wilson

Having retired from a long naval career as a hydrographic surveyor, a large part of Bob’s time has been spent with his grandchildren who are having a great time at Woodlanders two days a week. Being a trustee is Bob’s way of saying thank you to the staff for the brilliant start they are giving to his grandchildren but also to help maintain the facility for others to enjoy.

Kate Airey

With a son needing a bit of extra encouragement to come out of his shell, Kate found Woodlanders to be the perfect setting. With forest school, outside play and the endless paintings that come home she knows her daughter loves it too. Kate became a trustee in 2015 because she wanted to give back to the amazing staff and thought it would be a great way to show her appreciation. Her credentials as a teacher has also proved invaluable in her role.

Aimee Coles

With career experience as an account manager and copywriter in the advertising industry, followed by stints as a dive master and a TEFL teacher, Aimee found her niche in the communications profession working in the healthcare sector and now the education sector. Aimee became a trustee in 2017 after experiencing the dedication and commitment of the Woodlanders team with her daughter, Niobe. She hopes to support them to continue their outstanding and inspiring work.

Jane Ashton

With a career spanning many years as a health visitor and a school nurse, Jane heard that Woodlanders was seeking trustees and thought that her background in both healthcare and education would bring valuable experience to the charity. ┬áJane is also very involved in the local community in particular St Andrew’s Church and is grandmother to nine children.

Courtney Perry

A primary school teacher for ten years and a childminder for two, after placing her son in the safe hands of the Woodlanders team and being duly impressed by the talented and dedicated staff, Courtney joined the board of trustees because she wanted to help our outstanding preschool provider continue to thrive.

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