Our Staff


All staff and committee members are Full DBS checked

The Staff have been trained in Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid and have Safeguarding qualifications as standard.

The staff have several years experience of working within the childcare sector.

The day to day running of the club and sessions are the responsibility of the staff comprising of a:

Manager – Catherine Martin

Deputy Manager – Louise Rouse

Play Leader

Play Worker

Apprentice Playworker


Catherine Martin (Club Manager)

  • Catherine has been with the club for many years, starting as a play-leader moving on to the Deputy Manager, then Manager.
  • Catherine has a level 3 in childcare and Management, as well as training in Autism, Epilepsy, Allergies, Risk Assessment, Health and Safety, WRAP, Mental Health, Behaviour and Epi pen.
  • Catherine’s working career has mostly been in childcare, she has two grown up children of her own.
  • Catherine is also safeguarding lead within the club.
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Louise Rouse (Deputy Manager)

  • Louise started with the club as a holiday club play-worker, moving up to play-leader when she completed her level 3 in childcare, then taking on more responsibility in her job role a Deputy Manager.
  • Louise has a level 3 in childcare as well as training in Allergies, WRAP, Mental Health, Epi Pen, Behaviour and Autism.
  • Louise is Safeguarding Deputy for the club.
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Abbi Worthington (Play-Worker/ Play-Leader)

  • Abbi  joined the club in 2018, but has childcare experience from other areas within the childcare umbrella, Abbi is responsible for role play.
  • Abbi has a level 3 in childcare.
  • Abbi volunteers at the local ‘Beavers’ group.
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Pauline Jackson (Play-Worker)

  • Pauline started with the club in 2001, doing Afterschool and Holiday clubs, she enjoys doing crafts.
  • Pauline has a level 3 in Play-work.
  • Pauline likes to do Dance and Study in her spare time.
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If you would like any information, Registration forms, Holiday club Booking forms please feel free to contact us at:

Abbots Hall Out of School Club
Abbots Hall CP School
Danescourt Avenue
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP141QF

Telephone: 07913 682 413

Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you.


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