All our staff are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and regularly undergo training. Our staff are friendly and very approachable and provide a very loving family environment.

Meet our five members of staff

Kerry Jones: Manager


“Hi all, I am Kerry Jones. I have been at the setting for over twenty years and became a manager in 2009. My qualifications are a level 3 and 4 in Early Years Childcare Learning and Development. I am 50 years old, married to Steve. We have been living here for 30 years. We have two fantastic children and one dog. Our children attended the playgroup, and I started working there when our daughter was there.” 

  • First Aider
  • Safeguarding Lead Practitioner
  • Behaviour Management
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • Prevent Duty Officer
  • GDPR 
  • Food Hygiene 

Gemma Bell: Deputy Manager 


“Hello, my name is Gemma. I’ve worked at Playgroup for 6 years as a Playgroup Assistant. Before that, I worked in many childcare settings all across Europe. I have levels 3 and 4 in Childcare and Development. I have lived all around Europe but have lived in Norfolk 19 years and now settled down with my husband and son.”


  • First Aider
  • Southery Playgroup Health and Safety Adviser
  • Diversity and Inclusion Officer 
  • Food Hygiene 

Jodie Robson: Playgroup Assistant 

IMG_1158“Hello, my name is Jodie. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Social Care. I am currently halfway through my level 3 in Childcare. I have been a part of this fantastic team since 2016. I have lived in Southery for 21 years and have a crazy sister!”


  • First Aider
  • Prevent Duty Officer
  • Risk Assessment Co-ordinator
  • C.O.S.H.H
  • Food Hygiene 

Chloe Hewitt: Playgroup Apprentice 

dscn0337“Hi, my name is Chloe Hewitt. I am currently ongoing my nursery practitioner level 2 apprenticeship, I am 18 years old, and I attended this playgroup when I was younger! I love working with children and can’t wait to complete my training.”

  • Food Hygiene 
  • First Aider

Yazmin Gallagher: Playgroup Assistant 

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Jolene Osler: Playgroup Assistant 

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