The Kickstart Team

  • Dean, Managing Director

    kickstart Dean is an experienced education practitioner, a former primary school teacher, trained assessor and education consultant, he has a passion for providing high quality teaching and learning. As well as having a passion for sport, Dean connects well with children and staff alike and he has built an excellent reputation by being flexible, adaptable and building positive working relationships.
  • Rebecca, Director of Childcare

    Rebecca has over 10 year's experience in working in the Early Years Sector. She has created a caring and nurturing ethos that is embedded in to all of our childcare provisions. Rebecca has been a manager for 3 years and became a Director of Kickstart in September 2016, she is also the Safeguarding lead for the organisation. In addition to being responsible for our provisions, Rebecca has also worked with Local authorities and Greater Sport in delivering and evaluating Physical Literacy programmes such as Let's Play.
  • Jackie, Family Support Specialist

    Jackie is our family support officer, she has a wealth of experience in this area of work. Having been involved in social care for more than fifteen years Jackie is used to working with children who are disengaged and supporting their families. In addition, Jackie has been a primary school teacher and has run intervention programmes successfully for a number of years. In this new position, Jackie will coordinate the family club and intervention schemes that Kickstart offer.
  • Linda, Deputy Manager - Childcare

    Linda Linda first worked with Kickstart as a parent in one of our primary school family clubs. Linda worked in Health and Social Care before re-training with Kickstart to complete her Level 2 Childcare qualification. We were so impressed with Linda that we employed her in January 2016 and she has now finished her Level 3 playworker qualification. Linda is responsible for the implementation of the first aid policy in our childcare settings.
  • Sam, Senior Coach (Sports and Community Development)

    Sam is a confident lead member of the Sports Coaching Team who engages with children and provides constant assurance to young people. In addition to delivering a range of different sports, Sam is committed to learning new skills and continually developing his knowledge and skills. Sam works well with staff and children and organises high quality and structured lunchtime and after-school support. Sam also helps facilitate community projects such as playstreets and family clubs.
  • Mairead, Senior Coach (Sports and Community Development)

    Mairead Mairead is a lead member of the Sports Coaching Team and works alongside our other coaches in developing sports provisions in our partner schools, as well as running after school sports clubs and delivering sport in our holiday clubs. Mairead also facilitates our family club where parents and children come together once a week after school and she plays rugby for a local team and coaches a youth girls team evenings and weekends.
  • Rebecca S, Sports Coach

    Rebecca is a member of our Sports Coaching Team and helps to deliver sports provision in our partner schools as well as running some of our after school sports clubs. Rebecca has a wide variety of experience of delivering sports coaching sessions to children, and is also a Premiership Ladies Rugby player for Worcester Warriors.
  • Lisa, Playworker

    Lisa Lisa is a member of the Playworker team working in our childcare wrap around provisions. Lisa runs one of our breakfast clubs in Urmston and works at our Stretford after school club. As well as being flexible, Lisa builds positive relationships with the children, parents, and staff.
  • Kim, Playworker

    Kim Kim is a member of the Playworker team working in our childcare provision at Barton Moss. Kim has a reputation for building positive relationships with parents, staff and children. A hardworking and dedicated member of the team, Kim goes above and beyond to ensure that the children have a great time in her care.
  • Lisa H, Playworker

    Lisa was a parent who attended and helped out at one of our family clubs and is now employed by Kickstart at our Barton Moss childcare provision. Lisa has two children of her own and she has recently been working as a teaching assistant at a local school.
  • Tom, Sports Coach

    Tom is an experienced multi sports coach who joins us having worked with a local youth zone, facilitating and delivering activities for children of all ages.
  • Charlotte, Dance Coach

    Charlotte is a very experienced coach and offers a professional, varied and enthusiastic range of dance teaching, including street dance and cheerleading. In addition to working with children, Charlotte also delivers community dance projects and undertakes charity work. Charlotte has a bubbly and vibrant personality and she is well liked by children and adults alike.