Staff Teams

Senior Management / Partnership Teams

Carolyn Asante Head of Centre
Kathryn Leighfield Deputy Head of Centre / Special Needs Coordinator
Karen March Day Care Manager
Lynda Jenkins Community Room Leader
Sarah Wiggins Flying Start Parenting Group Manager
Cath Keegan-Smith Early Years Inclusion Manager
Sarah Fitzgibbon Flying Start Parents Plus Manager
Karenza Moulton Flying Start Health Visitor
Jenny Vale Finance Officer
Admin Team
Sue Atkins Reception / Admin Officer
Deborah Price Reception / Admin Officer
Nursery Team
Rebecca Cullen Teacher
Cath Cooper Teacher
Margaret Owen Senior Teaching Assistant
Diane Horne Senior Teaching Assistant
Jamie Evans Senior Teaching Assistant
Harry Griffiths Senior Teaching Assistant
Rachel Fulthorpe Teacher
Rebecca Goulding Teacher
Jaci Gudgeon Senior Teaching Assistant
Laurie Sewell Senior Teaching Assistant
Naomi Asante Teaching Assistant
Lowri Davies Teaching Assistant


Centre Staff Teams

Day Care Team
Jane Brown Senior Key Worker – Baby Room
Rhian Pittard Senior Key Worker – Baby Room
Lisa Haincock Key Worker – Baby Room
Stacey Ward Key Worker – Baby Room
Molly Scanlon Key Worker – Baby Room
Gill Davies Senior Key Worker – Day Care 2
Amanda Johnson Senior Key Worker – Day Care 2
Louise Hingston Senior Key Worker – Day Care 2
Rhian Bailey Key Worker – Day Care 2
Bernadette John Key Worker – Day Care 2
Karen Sterio Key Worker – Day Care 2
Gemma Stubbs Key Worker – Day Care 2
Abbie Smith Key Worker – Day Care 2
Staff Working Across the Centre
Alice Evans Teaching Assistant (1:1 support and Community Groups)
Kirsty Richards Teaching Assistant (1:1 support and After School Club)
Christine Stephens Play Worker ( Community Room / Holiday Club)
Lynette Beer 1:1 support
Michelle Strachen 1:1 support
Linda White Breakfast Club / Daycare
Gwen James Supply – Daycare / Nursery / After School Club
Chelsea Bricknell Part Time After School Club / Holiday Club
Caretaking Team
Steve Woods Estates Manager
Andrew Miller Caretaker
John Gauci Caretaker
Catering Team
Nicola Lack Cook
Surayah Richards Assistant Cook


Governing Body

Centre Governing Body
Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre
Governor Type Position/ Area of responsibility/Link role
Julia Ellis CLK
Lynette Davies COMMUNITY
Carolyn Asante HEAD OF CENTRE
Karen March STAFF
Rachel Fulthorpe TEACHER
Cllr Sue Goddard LA  Special Needs
Denise Kelland LA  Child Protection
Zoe Young PARENT
Claire Hill PARENT
Nikki Cone PARENT
Vacancy PARENT


Parent Governors serve for a period of two years, while all other governors serve for a four-year period.

Although the Governing Body makes key decisions, like agreeing the school’s budget, appointing staff, the day to day management of the Centre is the responsibility of Carolyn Asante, the Head of Centre.

The Chair of Governors, can be contacted via the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre, Michaelston Road, Ely. CF5 4SX. Telephone 02920 671420.