Our Team and Partners

Stotfold and District Children's Centre Staff

Lisa Howard

Children's Centre Co-ordinator

Lisa is here to support you no matter what you are facing.  She has a BA Degree in Early Years and has achieved Early Years Professional Status, with 23 years of experience in Early Years, as well as having two children of her own.

She also has a Level 4 qualification in ‘Working with Families with Multiple and Complex Needs’.  Lisa is qualified to facilitate The Nurturing Programme (Parenting Puzzle and Ante-Natal Parenting Puzzle), The Freedom Programme, You & Me - Mum, Recovery Toolkit for Children and Young People, One Stop Parent Shop, Baby Signing, is a Parent Educator for Parent's As First Teachers and a qualified Breastfeeding Support Counsellor.  

Lisa also facilitates the Bump, Birth and Baby Stuff ante-natal classes and has attended 2 day Foundation Training in Protective Behaviours and uses this in her work with families.



Debbie Rogers

Children’s Centre Family Support Worker



Debbie has a Foundation Degree in Childhood and Family Studies.

She has 20+ years of experience within childcare settings, the NHS and as an Early Years advisor to Nurseries and Pre-Schools.  She is also a mum of three children so has lots of 'hands-on' experience!

 

Debbie is responsible for providing the ante-natal to12 months services at the Children's Centre. This includes Kickers and Dribblers 0-12 months baby groups. She co-facilitates Bumps, Birth and Baby Stuff (ante-natal classes), is a Qualified Infant Massage Teacher as well as a qualified instructor in Baby Signing, Baby Days First Steps and Baby Days Next Steps. Debbie is also a Breastfeeding Support Counsellor and Sleep Specialist.

 



Sarah Hossack

Children's Centre Administrator/Receptionist



Sarah has the varied role of helping with enquiries, centre administration, office management support, database and registration maintenance  as well as keeping things organised and liaising with families, team members and partner agencies.

One key responsibility is to raise awareness of Children's Centre Services through PR, Marketing and Information Support as well as keeping families and professionals updated on what is going on.

Family Support Programme

Lisa, Debbie and Jess offer support and advice to families to help them meet their needs and reach their full potential.

They can assist with positive parenting and show you how playing and having fun with your child can really strengthen bonds and boost their confidence and learning. 

They can also offer ideas on fun activities for parents and their children to do at home together and the benefits they will gain from these.

As well as the above and visiting new families in their homes, they can also support with: dealing with challenging behaviour, setting routines, weaning, sleeping, potty training, finances, employment and training needs, domestic abuse (support for victims and perpetrators), managing relationships and leading a healthy lifestyle.

 If you are struggling, don't face it alone.  They are here to help.

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Jess Johnson

Children’s Centre Family Support Worker



Jess is a qualified to Level 3 in children's care, learning and development. She has 11 years experience working in early years settings as well as having two children of her own.


Jess is responsible for running the Busy Buddies stay and play sessions at Arlesey. She organises all the fun activities for 0-5 year olds so if you ever need any inspiration, please have a chat with her.





Abby Souter

Children's Centre Assistant



Abby is a Mum of two children with a passion for helping families to access support and information relating to the health and wellbeing of all the members of a family. She is a qualified breastfeeding support councilor usually on hand at the Pop-in clinic and Brasserie. A love of engaging with children through singing means she is our resident children's entertainer.