Our Staff

The staff here are our most important resource. 

Karen Smale – Manager- Level 3 qualified 

Karen has been running Begbroke Playgroup for over 19 years, having three children herself she has a wealth of experience to help her support the children in their life at playgroup. Karen is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, and has overall running of playgroup. First Aid qualified.





Zu Jewitt – Deputy Manager – Level 3 qualified

Zu started her career as a nursery nurse before coming to Begbroke Playgroup in March 2010.  With 29 years’ experience in childcare she has a huge amount of experience in caring for children.  Zu is our promoting positive behaviour officer and Lead Safeguarding Officer. First Aid Qualified.




Caroline Waugh – Playgroup Assistant –Level 3 qualified

Caroline has chaired our committee for a number of years and is working at playgroup having achieved the Level 3 qualification. Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and academia to our group engaging the children in various learning activities. With her interest in the way children learn she brings understanding and care to our setting. Caroline is our Deputy Safeguarding Officer. First Aid qualified.