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Who's who?

Staff at The Den are highly qualified in a range of key areas:


Qualified Teacher Status

Level 2-3 childcare qualification

Child protection training

SENCO training

12 hour paediatric first aid training

Food handling and hygiene training

Child Mental Health training


Anna Griffin - Founder and manager of The Den, Anna is a qualified PE teacher with 25 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for the great outdoors and places huge emphasis on outdoor play as part of the club's daily routine - come rain or shine!


Jackie Stanfield - Best known to you as a teaching assistant at All Saints Primary School, Jackie started with us in 2018 and has now climbed to the dizzy heights of deputy manager! She is well qualified and full of brilliant ideas! The Den is wholeheartedly trusted to Jackie when Anna is not around!


Helen Vowles - Helen is now one of our longest standing, well qualified and experienced members of staff. A calm and warm approach with the children makes her a firm favourite - especially if there's a hair style to be created!


Rachel Attride - Rachel has been a stalwart of the All Saints playground for years - a keen outdoors girl she's always ready to get outside and get stuck in with play of all kinds! She has a keen understanding of what makes kids tick and they love her for that!


Cara Penny - Cara is now a well-established member of the team and loves nothing more than playing a good board game! She is especially looking forward to being at The Den now that we can all play together without the need for bubbles!


Sharon Navarra - Sharon is a well-qualified new addition to our team having joined us at the end of the last school year. Sharon is also working at All Saints School so will get to know the children super quickly. She has already shown us she is totally committed to having fun!




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