Meet the Staff



Karen Akehurst (Play Leader)

Level 3 Diploma in Child Care Learning & Development

Advanced Child Protection
Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene

Karen lives in Abermule with her husband and 2 children, she ran the mother and baby group for a period and started volunteering in the local playgroup which led to doing her Apprenticeship from which she went on to achieve her Level 3 diploma in Childcare.


Karen also works in the school as a lunchtime supervisor and runs the after school club.





Lisa Bennett (Assistant Play Leader)

BTEC National Diploma Nursery Nursing

Food Hygiene
BTEC First diploma in Caring
Child Protection
Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Lisa lives in Abermule with her husband and daughter, she has worked with children for 22 years in different settings and has held various jobs within Abermule school.                             



June Morris (Play Assistant)

BTEC National Diploma in caring

Food Hygiene
Child Protection
First Aid


June worked with children with special needs for over 10 years until her retirement. She was convinced to come back into the work force to be bank staff for her daughter (Karen)