Meet the Team

Katy Ferguson

Head of Early Years | Camp Co-Ordinator

“I am a qualified nursery nurse and have 15 years of experience caring for children ranging from 0-6 years of age. I have worked in various roles within the childcare sector, including nursery management, which has given me the skills to provide a consistently safe and nurturing environment for the children.

I love working with children, and I am passionate about being a positive role model. I feel it is important for children to have a good start in life-whilst being able to learn and be inspired through play.”

Ashlea Brewin

Senior Playworker | Urmston Camp Leader

“I have been working with children for 6 years, primarily as a dance teacher and sports coach but also in a childcare setting through charities and buddy programmes at school. This experience provided me with the knowledge and confidence to work in our setting at School of Play UPS. My aim for the children at is to feel they are in a safe, supportive, creative and most importantly fun space where they can experience new activities and develop skills that will continue to help them grow. I am passionate about being a positive role model in the lives of the children we teach and hopefully assisting them in getting the best out of their experience with us.”

Interesting Fact

“I once auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent with my dance troupe.”

Elinor Wallace

Playworker | Chorlton Camp Leader

“I am an energetic, fun-loving person who has a passion for delivering high-quality childcare. I have always loved being creative; doing DIY and crafts, so being able to create fun and exciting activities for our children to do always brings me great joy! I have a background in Performance, and love to bring this to work, whether it is doing acting sessions with the older children or dressing up with them and creating fun and exciting experiences in costume and film work!”

Interesting Fact

“I’ve spent three summers working abroad.”

Jessica Kokocinska

Bowdon Camp Leader | Social Media Creator

I am a qualified dance and gymnastics coach, and I have been working with children for four years. I have gained valuable experience through coaching, and it has inspired me to provide support to children throughout their education and development, in fun and active ways.

“I was once a volunteer in Thailand, teaching English, and I was part of a turtle conservation project. I also spent a year living in San Francisco working as an Au Pere.”

Sophie Nelson

Playworker

“I am a qualified primary school teacher with experience across age ranges. I have worked primarily in the Early Years throughout the last several years, and I am now studying for a Masters in Educational Psychology.

My knowledge and understanding of educational and psychological research help me provide children with unique experiences that develop their confidence and resilience.

At School of Play, I want to facilitate children’s learning and promote their interests and curiosity. I aim to inspire children to love learning and be the best version of themselves.”

Interesting Fact

” I’ve shaken hands with Barack Obama.”

Emma Hallas

Playworker

Bio coming soon…

Holiday Team

Ellen Walapu

Lorna Davies

Emily Aldridge

Abby Jenkins