Our Current Staff

 All our staff have been Disclosure and Barring Service (DRS  - formerly CRB) checked.


Anne Wasyliw – Manager

‘Working with children is a great privilege – giving them a good foundation in their education and helping them develop confidence, social skills and positive attitudes. I have worked at LPG for many years and enjoy the small friendly approach that we have in the Playgroup. I enjoy watching the progression of the children through Playgroup into school and beyond with many bringing their own children into Playgroup when the time comes, completing a very rewarding cycle.’

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management and leadership of staff team
  • Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
  • Designated Lead in Safeguarding Training


  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 ' Childcare and Education'
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 'Observation, Assessment and Planning'
  • EYFS 'Key Person Approach' Training
  • Management Training
  • Safer Recruitment Training
  • Paediatric First Aid

·  SShelley Austen – Deputy Supervisor

 'I really enjoy working with children – the job is fulfilling and no two days are the same! LPG has such a lovely atmosphere and it’s a real joy to work there’

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Manager in planning and running the Playgroup

‘I reIQualifications/Training

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 ‘Childcare, Learning and Development
  • Safeguarding Children Training
  • Equality and Diversity training
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Domestic Violence & Children Training 

Lucy Cross – Playgroup Assistant

‘One of the best parts of working with children is watching them grow and be ready to leave us for school. My own son attended LPG and once he progressed to school I began as a volunteer at Launton Playgroup. The atmosphere is so warm and welcoming, it’s lovely to be part of it’

Key Responsibilities:

  •         Assistant in planning and running the Playgroup


  •       Working towards an NVQ Level 3 ‘Childcare and Education’
  •        Paediatric First Aid
  •        Safeguarding training

Terrie Lazarus – Playgroup Assistant

'Working in Early Years is a huge privilege. It brings lots of joy to nurture, support and teach young children in preparation for the next stage in their learning journey. LPG is a wonderful, warm and friendly environment and I'm proud to be part of the team.'

Key Responsibilities:

·         Assistant the in planning and running the Playgroup 


  •        Level 3 Diploma ‘Children & Young People Workforce'
  •        Paediatric First Aid
  •        Safeguarding training
  •      Level 3 Early Years Teaching Assistant