Jackie Swankie - Playgroup Leader

Jackie SwankieI have always worked within the childcare sector and love my job here at calton playgroup. I began at Calton Playgroup in the mid 80's..  I began as a volunteer when my own children attended, I love working with children and watching them grow and learn.

Outside of playgroup I am kept busy with my grandchildren, husband and our dog, we enjoy long country walks whatever the weather.


- Level 3 Diploma in children/young people
- DSL child protection
- Behaviour Management Officer
- Paediatric first aid
- Food hygiene
- Safer recruitment
- SENCO training and other relevant training.
- Prevent Duty

-Level 3 Forest School Leader



Bridget Burnham - Playgroup assistant

Bridget Burnham

I have worked at playgroup since 1997 as a play assistant.

I enjoy spending time with family and fiends, dog walking and swimming.


- NVQ Level 3
- Paediatric first aid and other relevant training.
- Prevent Duty

- Food Hygiene

- Student mentor.



Shelley Myers -  Deputy Playleader 

 I began working in childcare in 1998. I have 3 grown up children and 5 grandchildren.


 - NNEB 

 - NVQ4 in Childcare and Management

 - Child Protection and Prevent Duty

 - Paediatric First Aid

Vicky Sutton - Level 3 Practitioner

Vicky joined us in September 2018 and has worked in early years for 11 years.

Qualifications : 

-Paediatric First Aid

-Child Protection and Prevent Duty




Juliet Callard - Lunch Time Supervisor

I have been employed with the playgroup as lunchtime supervisor for 2 years now and have also covered on maternity leave as a play assistant for 1 year.

I have 2 grown up children and I enjoy spending time with my family.

I have previous experience of working on a one to one with children in school.


- NVQ 2

- Child Protection and Prevent Duty

- Paediatric First Aid


Sue Burnham - Financial Administrator

Sue Burnham

​I first became involved with the Playgroup as a committee member and then chair person before become a member of staff.

All of my 4 children have attended Calton Playgroup and Calton Primary School.  

​I also work at the Primary school as a Dining Partner.


- Child Protection
- Paediatric First Aid
- Prevent Duty








The playgroup committee is made up of staff and parents.  The committee get together once a month to discuss playgroup related topics i.e. funding, policies, trips and events.

Committee members also help out with certain roles related to the playgroup such as fete duty or helping with trips or events.

Committee members are:

Sarah Bennett – Chair

Emma Richardson - Vice Chair

Mariana Gozmon – Treasurer

Laura Weston


Anyone wishing to join the committee can find out how by contacting a member of staff.