Meet our team

The manager and all key workers have an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Development and most have possibly the most important qualification – they are parents themselves!



Keely – Playleader   

Started at Bobtails in 2001

Qualifications NVQ3

Paediatric first aid

DSO (Designated safeguarding officer)

Keely has 4 children – Mollie who has special needs, Nancie and twins Betsie and Lottie.

Keely has run both Bobtails and Teddy club and is a foundation of knowledge for all things Bobtails.




Lisa – Deputy, SENCO and Red Keyworker     

Started at Bobtails in 2007

Qualifications NVQ3

SEN (Special educational needs)

DSO ( designated safeguarding officer)Lisa has 2 children Jordan & Abi.

Lisa has worked in Teddy club and Bobtails.  She is the organised one of the team.  Lisa also helps out with the admin, invoices and fees.




Louise – Red Group SENCO   

Started at Bobtails in 2006

Qualifications NVQ3

SEN (Special educational needs)

Paediatric first aid

Louise has 3 children Tom, Chloe and Lily.

She is known for her calm friendly manner and often nick-named “pied piper” because the children follow her everywhere.




Kim – Blue Group      

Started Bobtails in 2011

Qualifications: NVQ3

Paediatric first aid



Kim has 5 children! Michaela, Dean, Connor and twins Freddie & Millie.  She also has 2 grandchildren.  Kim is very creative and is known for her fabulous models made for the home corner.


Lisa Zumba


Lisa – Yellow Group   

Started Bobtails in 2014

Qualifications:  NVQ3

Paediatric first aid

Lisa has 4 children Sophie, Isabel, Andreas and Alexia.





Katie – Green Group    

Started Bobtails in 2014

Qualifications:  NVQ3

Paediatric first aid



Katie is one of our full time members who is looking to further her qualifications by doing her early years foundation degree.






Julie – Playgroup Assistant

Julie used to work at Bobtails 5 years ago, and now she has come back to re-join and support the team.

Julie has a lot of experience with children having 4 of her own. Keri, Jodie, Bradley and Nathan. Julie is a great asset to our team.






Lelly Edden – Volunteer

Lelly left the team in April 2014 after 12 years but now comes in as a volunteer and to cover staff courses.

Lelly always brings fun and laughter into to Bobtails when she walks in the room.