Our Staff Are Experienced, Fully Trained & CRB Checked
All our staff are now COVID trained
The children at The Parachute Club have drawn pictures of each staff member so you can see how good they are. Parachute Club is an outstanding out of school club, offering the best facilities in Westhoughton. Our staffs are committed to providing the best care for our children and are constantly undergoing training you can see some of our training below.
Owner/Manager of The Parachute Club, Nicola holds level 3 in Play work, Nicola is our safeguarding officer and holds all relevant qualifications.
Administrator/ Deputy Manager of The Parachute Club, Jenni holds her level 3 in Play work and is currently training to become our special needs officer, as well as holding a CACHE certificate in childcare and education and holds all relevant qualifications.
Senior Play worker and Safeguarding Officer, Eileen holds her level 3 in Play work as well as inclusive play and holds all relevant qualifications.
Jennifer Higson - Parachute Angel
Jennifer sadly suddenly passed away in November 2016, Jennifer was a well loved member of staff at The Parachute Club and is greatly missed by all children and staff.
Joined us in October, Jackie has previous experience in out of school care and is level 2 qualified and is working towards her level 3 which will be completed by Dec 2020
Jade joined us in February, she is a trainee Playworker and will be joining the other staff on the level 3 training which will be completed by Dec 2020. Jade is undergoing all the relevant training.
Play worker, Cy is a parachute club young apprentice, Cy is working towards his level 2 nvq and holds all relevant qualifications.
Francesca has been volunteering at the Parachute Club over the past year. Francesca is due to become a full time member of the team in Sept 2020. Francesca already holds level 3 Health & Social and will complete her level 3 childcare in December 2020.
Michelle is newly qualified Level 3 in playwork and holds all relevant qualifications (Currently stanby staff)
Nicola’s dad and club chauffer, the man of many trades, Terry is fully DBS checked.
Nicola’s mum and club chef, Sylvia prepares our entire snack menu as well as helping the children with their homework and reading, Sylvia is fully food hygiene trained.
Nicola’s son and volunteer playworker (when he’s home) Tom is currently at the University of Maine Fort Kent. On a football scholarship
As well as all the qualifications mentioned ALL staff hold full enhanced DBS check, Paediatric first aid, food hygiene, fire safety, allergy awareness and much more. Our staffs are very highly qualified and someone is always doing some training.