Fowlmere Playgroup currently employs two members of staff on permanent contracts.

All staff members are trained in First Aid and attend various training days and workshops throughout the year to further develop their skills.

Fowlmere playgroup also has a bank of casual members of staff, allowing for cover during staff absence, to try and avoid unnecessary closure.


Jasmine Redrup – Playgroup Manager

Jasmine started working at Fowlmere Playgroup in January 2016 and holds a Diploma Level 4 in Early years care. She has worked with children in an early years setting for over 5 years and has a son who is at primary school.

Jasmine is looking forward to getting to know all the children and supporting them to develop and grow with the help from the staff around her.

Qualifications and courses attended:

Cache Level 4 Diploma for children & young people’s workforce

National diploma in Health, Social Care and Early Years.

EYFS Training

Basic Child Protection

First Aid Training


Verity Smith – Playgroup Assistant

Verity started working at playgroup in January 2017. She studied childcare at college and worked in a nursery for 3 years before becoming a mum. She has a daughter at primary school and a son at pre-school.

Courses attended:

CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Level 2 Food Hygiene

Basic Child Protection

Paediatric First Aid



A volunteer parent management committee manages the setting, whose members are elected by the parents of the children who attend Fowlmere Playgroup. The elections take place at our Annual General Meeting in October. The committee for the 2017/18 academic year is:

Chairperson – Nico Schonken

Treasurer – Laura Page

Secretary –  Duncan Smith

General Members – Jasmine Redrup, Sam Wilson, Fiona Schonken, Alison Sutehall, Claire Lucas, Jenny Bedrikovs-Smith, Claire Wise, Rebecca Andrews, Natalya Butterworth

The committee is responsible for:

* Managing the setting’s finances

* Employing and managing the staff

* Making sure that the setting has and works to policies that help it to provide a high quality service

If you would like to join the committee, please do get in touch! You do not have to be a parent of a child attending playgroup in order to be a member of the committee.