Emma Jacquest – CEO
Emma oversees all aspects of managing the charity and promoting services to the wider community.
Kiki Virdee – Manager, Children’s Project
Kiki has been with the project since the start and manages the after school club, holiday play schemes and a team of dedicated play workers.
Mark Daniels – Deputy Manager, Children’s Project
Mark has been with the project for over 15 years and supports Kiki with all elements of managing the children’s project.
Jake Newman – Senior Play Worker
Jake has been with the project for over 12 years, firstly joining as a youth worker, but now mainly as a playworker. He still co-leads the youth football sessions.
Jon Gibbs – Senior Youth Worker and Play Worker
Jon has been with the project for over six years and works across the youth and children’s projects. He leads the youth clubs and football sessions.
Glenn Hirst – Play Worker
Glenn joined us over 15 years ago. He has also worked as a Nursery Supervisor for the same amount of time.
Hugh Taylor – Senior Play Worker
Hugh has been Out of Schools Development Officer at Brighton & Hove Council for the past 11 years and worked closely with us throughout that time. He has now joined the team to support the project.
Sophie Thompson – Senior Play Worker
Sophie has worked for us for four years and is now a play scheme specialist and a resident cover staff.
Kat McKinlay – Play Worker
Kat has been with us for 18 months and also works in a primary school supporting children with additional needs.
Lara Samuels – Play Worker
Lara joined the team for the summer play scheme and now also works in the after school club.
All staff have qualifications in Play or Youth Work. We promote and support professional development and ongoing training. We also have lots of volunteers supporting projects and regular sessions and we are always looking for more supporters.