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.

As one of the largest providers of out-of-school clubs in the UK, we employ more than 180 Play Leaders, Club Co-ordinators, Assistant Club Co-ordinators and an administrative team.

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 DBS checked.

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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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, Catherine and Lottie (Service Delivery Co-ordinators).

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Catherine

Catherine is a Service Delivery Coordinator. She has worked for Class of Their Own since 2010 and was the Club Co-ordinator at Stanford until 2019.

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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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Ellie

Ellie works within our Customer Care, Accounts and Finance Team and joined Class Of Their Own in 2018.

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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 Customer Care, Accounts and Finance Team.

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Jane

As the Quality, Training and Compliance Manager, Jane is responsible for ensuring that our Operational Policies and Procedures and risk assessments are fit for safeguarding purposes and compliant with Ofsted requirements.

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Lisa

Lisa joined Class Of Thier Own in 2010 as an administrator, before moving to HR.

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Lottie

Lottie is a Service Delivery Co-ordinator. Prior to joining the office team, Lottie was the Club Co-ordinator at Glebe After School Club.

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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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Pepper

Pepper loves to come in the office and help out. She particularly enjoys meetings and visiting everyone at their desks.

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Regina

Regina is Team Logistics Coordinator responsible for managing rota across all Class Of Their Own Breakfast, After School and Holiday clubs.

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Ryan

Ryan is Service Delivery Co-ordinator and has worked for Class Of Their Own since 2008. Ryan was the Club Co-ordinator at Brunswick Juniors until 2019.

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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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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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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!