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
Alexis Andrews 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
Rebecca Goulding Teacher
Donna Thomas Senior Teaching Assistant
Diane Horne Senior Teaching Assistant
Rachel Fulthorpe Teacher
Jaci Gudgeon Senior Teaching Assistant
Laurie Sewell Senior Teaching Assistant
Tyler Baker 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
Molly Scanlon Key Worker – Baby Room
Tiffany Stubbs Key Worker – Baby Room
Abbie Smith Senior Key Worker – Day Care 2
Stacey Ward 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
Kirsty Oxenham Key Worker – Day Care 2
Staff Working Across the Centre
Alice Evans Teaching Assistant (1:1 support and Community Groups)
Christine Stephens Play Worker (Community Room/Holiday Club)
Lori Tyson 1:1 support
Lynette Beer 1:1 support
Michelle Strachen 1:1 support
Lucia Osborne Breakfast Club / Daycare
Gwen James Supply – Daycare / Nursery / After School Club
Chelsea Bricknell Part Time After School Club / Holiday Club
Caretaking Team
Robin Owen Estates Manager
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
Rachel Wrathall LA
Jessica Bailey PARENT
Akshatha Rao PARENT
Claire Green 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.