Meet The Staff

Vicki - Level 5 Practitioner, Manager & SENDCo

Hi, my name is Vicki, I live in Quedgeley with my husband. Two of my children still live at home, while my eldest has moved into his own house. I also have an English Springer Spaniel who we love going on long walks with, especially when down in Cornwall.


I have a L5 Foundation Degree in Early Years, alongside a L4 in Early Years Management and a L3 SENCO. My previous roles have been Manager of a local Early Years, where I have been for the last 10 ½ years, before that I was Manager at another play group for. I have worked in Child Care for the last 24 years, before that I worked at Cheltenham General Hospital on Battledown Children’s ward, and in the Special Care Baby Unit.


I am passionate about ensuring every child enjoys their time learning and developing through meaningful play experiences to reach their full potential and I strive to enable them to develop a love of lifelong learning.



I feel honoured and privileged to be part of your child’s educational journey and look forward to getting to know everyone.

Vicky - Level 3 Practitioner, Deputy Manager



My Name is Vicky. I live in Bussage with my husband and three children.


I have an NNEB qualification which I gained in 1999 at The Norland College. I have many years of experience working in early years, as a nanny, in nurseries and my previous post as a Play leader in a local playgroup.


I am very passionate about the well-being of the children and really enjoy working in the early years. I feel privileged to be caring for your children, seeing them grow and develop.



I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and becoming part of such a dedicated team.

Rachel - Level 3 Practitioner


Hi, my name is Rachel and I moved to Stonehouse this year, alongside starting my

journey with King's Stanley Playgroup. My son attends a local school, and we enjoy

exploring the local area and camping holidays as much as possible. 


I have worked within Early Years for nearly 3 years and recently qualified as a level 3

practitioner. I am very passionate about the well-being of children, and ensuring they

gain the best possible start in life. I feel very privileged to join a dedicated team and

look forward to meeting everyone.

Josie - Level 3 Practitioner

I have lived in the Stanley’s all my life and attended both King’s Stanley Playgroup and King’s Stanley Primary School.

I have recently finished my 3 year college course in Childcare and Education, through this I did placements in King's Stanley School's reception class and Leonard Stanley Early Years both of which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I have also completed a Paediatric First Aid course and I am currently learning British Sign Language.

Danielle - Level 2 Practitioner


Hi, my name is Danielle and I have previously been the key person to red group at the Playgroup


It has always been my dream to work with children, and i have been lucky enough to work at Kings Stanley Playgroup since I left school in 2016. Previous to that, I also carried out my work experience and volunteer work at the Playgroup too.


In the 3 years which I have worked at the playgroup, I have been lucky enough to complete my Level 2 apprenticeship which I received my certificate for in May 2018.


I look forward to welcoming back some familiar faces and meeting some new ones too.  

Kelsey - Learning Support Assistant

Hello, my name is Kelsey. I live in Gloucester and drive down every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to help support the children in the playgroup. 
For the past 3 years I have worked in Primary Schools as a teaching assistant from ages reception to year 2, and have also spent a year working 1-1 with an SEN child. 
I am really excited to be working with a younger age of children to expand my knowledge of early years.