Our Team

Meet the team
Marie Smith


Managing Director/Manager

Marie is the owner and sole Director of the Company. Marie also manages the setting with help from Joanne as Senior Playworker and a team of qualified and experienced staff. Marie has 23 years experience working in this field of childcare and managed other settings before moving to Scotforth St Paul's School to open the After School Club in September 2010. Degree qualified in Social Science and Level 3 in Youth Work, Marie also has a variety of childcare qualifications including Level 3 Children's Care, learning & development. Over the past 10 years Marie has successfully led teams and developed the setting to an outstanding level of practice , offering excellent quality of care for children and families. 

Keyworker - Lenka


Casual Playworker

Lenka is a trained primary school teacher who came to work with us in March 2018 on a 12 month contract. She left on maternity leave and has returned to work one day per week supporting work with our youngest children during after school club on a Wednesday. Lenka has all-round skills and can manage activities & games for all ages and always has a fun approach to providing play. 

Keyworker Emma

Emma T-B

Early Years Keyworker/Playworker

Emma T-B has been with us since April 2018 and works with our youngest children during after school when we are busy for 3 days a week.. Emma is TA3 qualified and also works full-time in the
School Nursery Class. Having Emma on our team offers continuity of care for our nursery children. She is dynamic in Early Years teaching and helps us to really get to know and understand our youngest children and their families. 

Keyworker Emma


Casual Playworker

Vivienne has been working on a casual basis with us since March 2019. She is a fully trained primary school teacher and worked for many years as a reception class teacher. She also works at St Thomas's Pre-school as a curriculum leader and Lancaster Priory providing activities in Church. Vivienne mostly covers school holidays but is sometimes available to work sessions during after school club when needed. As well as being a trained teacher Vivienne has a degree in Art and loves being creative and inspiring in her work 

Keyworker Emma



Tara is our newest member of staff who started working with us in May 2019. Working 3 days a week and full-time during school holidays, Tara also started training for her Level 2 Certificate working with Children & families in September 2019 and is aiming to complete this by March 2020.  Tara has been providing classroom based activities during after school working with children from year 2 upward and really enjoys getting creative having a passion for pencil art and drawing

Other Staff Include

Working with us we also have Emma F who is our Breakfast Club Supervisor. Marie and Emma have worked together for 16 years having moved from working together for a local childcare charity. Emma now just works during breakfast Club and has a full-time role working in school as a level 3 teaching assistant & has responsibilities in SEND, safeguarding & welfare. 

Other Casual staff Include:

Debbie P-  Who has been with us for many years, after starting as a volunteer back in summer 2014 before going to college to complete a Level 3 childcare course. We later employed her to work when our clubs became popular/busy and she went on to study at University in Primary Education. Debbie is now in her final year of teaching and it has been wonderful to see how she has grown in confidence becoming a valuable member of our staff support team. 

Hannah F- Also in her final year studying primary teaching at University of Cumbria. Hannah started with us in June 2019 and worked during summer 2019 delivering & supporting early years with Marie

William R-  Who worked with us over the summer, across all groups when needed to support busy days. William will be back with us during the Easter holidays & Summer 2020.

Donna V- who started working casually when needed during after school club and during school holidays in February 2019. Donna is a trained primary school teacher and works full-time in school as a TA



We provide wrap around childcare for 46 weeks a year for children in nursery & primary school attending where we are based in Scotforth St Paul's in Lancaster.

Our holiday clubs run for 8 weeks during half terms, the first week of Easter and the first four weeks in summer and are open to children from all schools.  


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Scotforth Playschemes
Scotforth St Paul's -
C of E Primary School
Scotforth Road

Tel: 07796 569719


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