Our staff

Meet the staff who look after your children on a daily basis at Seend Playgroup.

Our staff are a dedicated team of people, all of whom are mothers themselves. They all have Pre-School Learning Alliance qualifications, or other equivalent early years training.

Rose Dick - Deputy Playleader, SENCO & Member of Staff
Rose Dick – Playleader & SENCO

Rose is married with two adult children and five grandchildren. She studied Childcare at college, has a PPA Diploma and worked in a nursery before having her own children. Rose has worked at Seend Playgroup since 1988 and is now both Playleader and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Her SENCO training is on-going and she has had recent training in Diabetes Care, First Aid and Child Protection. Rose runs a BLAST language group in Playgroup plus other small language and social skills groups as and when required; she believes that communication and social skills are very important in Early Years education.


Nicky Haines - Assistant & Member of Staff

Nicky Haines –  Deputy and Safeguarding Lead

Nicky Haines is married with two children and two grandchildren. She has been working as a Play Assistant at Seend Playgroup since 2000 but  started a year before, helping with the cooking whilst her youngest daughter was still attending Playgroup. Nicky has her NVQ2 qualification in Early Years, and is trained in Diabetes Care, First Aid and Child Protection. Nicky is also our Business Administrator for the Playgroup.




Liz Futter - Playleader & Member of Staff

Liz Futter – Volunteer

Liz is married with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. She was Playleader from 1987 – 2017, and now comes in once a week as extra help. She has been chairperson for the committee since Nov 2018. She has recently updated her 1st aid training and has joined in the training for diabetes care






Val Rodgers –  Play Assistant

Val is married with 4 children and 7 grandchildren. She has a level 3 certificate in Teaching and Learning, and has previously worked at Aloeric School in Melksham for nearly 20 years as a TA and MDSA. She has undergone training in Safeguarding, SEN (Physical disabilities) and Diabetes Care.



We are a registered charity run by a Committee of volunteers, consisting largely of parents of children attending Seend Playgroup plus some staff members. The Committee work together with our staff to ensure the smooth running of the Playgroup. Read more about our current committee here.

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