Our Team

Class Of Their Own was started by Sam Thomson in 2001

In order to provide an excellent level of care and exciting play opportunities for every child, we hand pick up our team for their fun and playful attitude, hard work and enthusiasm.

We operate on a ratio of one adult to every eight children and every club has a Supervisor who is responsible for the day to day running of the club, depending on the size of the club at team which includes an Assistant Supervisor and qualified and unqualified playworkers.

Children get to know our team extremely well and develop really strong and positive relationships with them.

We have operate a Safe Recruitment policy which ensures that each person is completely right for the role and we have an extremely low turnover of staff which is fantastic for the children, the team and parents.

Class Of Their Own is one of the largest providers of After School and Holiday Clubs in the country.

Our Team Members

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Sam Thomson

Hello, I’m Sam, the Founder of Class Of Their Own. I’m also the Director responsible for everything that happens within the clubs.

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Tanya Petherick

Hello, I am the Director responsible for the business support teams of HR, Marketing and Customer Care, Accounts and Finance.

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Jane

As Quality, Training and Compliance Manager Jane is responsible for ensuring that clubs meet all Ofsted criteria and for developing training plans to ensure the team understands their responsibilities.

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Bec

As Service Delivery Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Bec is responsbile for the overall management of all After School, Breakfast and Holiday Clubs with support from Ryan and Catherine (Service Delivery Co-ordinators).

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Clair

Clair is our Operations Manager. She has been working for Class Of Their Own since 2007. Clair's wide ranging knowledge enables her to provide a link between the office and clubs.

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Sally

Sally joined Class Of Their Own as HR Manager in September 2014, having taken a couple of years away from work while having her twins. She is responsible for creating and implementing our strategic HR plans and overseeing all our HR activities.

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Majda

Majda is our Marketing Manager. She joined Class Of Their Own in 2018, with over 15 years of experience in Brand, Marketing and Communications within the aviation industry and the third sector.

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Emma

Emma joined Class Of Their Own in November 2011 as an Administrator. Since then, Emma's role has grown and now she manages our Administration team.

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Ryan

Ryan is the Club Co-ordinator at Brunswick Juniors and has worked for Class Of Their Own since 2008. He has completed both his Level 2 & 3 in Playwork and holds a Football Coaching qualification.

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Catherine

Has worked for Class of Their Own since 2010 and is the Club Co-ordinator at Stanford.

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The Teams Qualifications

Over 65% of our staff have playwork qualifications with the remainder either training or due to start playwork training soon.

Our club teams have a broad spectrum of backgrounds and qualifications. Several of the team are gradutes in disciplines other than playwork, others hold Foundation Degrees in Playwork, plus we employ students and people who have always known that Playwork is for them!