OUR STAFF TEAM
all of our staff are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council, so you can be assured that your children are being looked after by skilled, trusted and confident workers.
Carla Gallon - Manager
Carla has worked part-time at the Club since 2014, working during term time and holidays. Carla has an HNC in Childcare and Education, an SVQ IV in Children's Care Learning and Development, a BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood Practice, and most recently has completed a PGCE (Merit) Primary Education through the University of Dundee and UHI. Carla also works with the Local Authority as the Childcare Manager for North area.
Martin MacKenzie - Playworker
Martin works Mondays and Wednesdays at the Club during term-time and various shifts throughout the Puddle Jumpers holiday programme. Martin joined the team at the beginning of 2016. He has completed his SVQ III in Social Care (Children and Young People). Martin has been working with children in both educational and out-of-school care and so brings valuable experience and knowledge to the Club ( Currently he also works at Dornoch 3-18 campus). He very much enjoys seeing what interests children, what inspires and motivates them to learn and develop, and how they view the world.
Lauren MacKay - Playworker
Lauren has worked at the club since 2016 - both on a part time and relief basis; Lauren now works everyday after-school and during holiday periods. Lauren has completed an HNC in Early Education & Childcare, and also brings a wealth of experience in this sector. Lauren also works at Dornoch Firth 3-18 campus. Lauren very much supports the outdoor, freeplay ethos that Allsorts promotes and has completed training as a Woodland Activity Leader.). Lauren knows many of our families and service users well, and has positive relationships with them and the other members of the staff team.
We are also currently recruiting for additional relief staff, to build up a pool of team members to deliver our service.
Jade Aspinall - Relief Playworker
Jade joined the team in August 22 and is very much looking forward to developing her career within the Childcare Sector. She is enthusiastic and not afraid to get involved with the children, getting “stuck in and “messy”; she loves the outdoors and is a keen gardener too! Jade currently works shifts Monday through Thursday, and provides occasional relief cover when necessary (for example for holiday / sickness cover)
Annie Stewart, Lucy Robertson and Hazel Lyon– (Relief Playworker staff)
Annie, Lucy and Hazel and Lucy have recently joined our staffbank and will be working over the summer 2022! Annie is a Secondary PE teacher, Lucy is our first “former user” turned employee and Hazel is studying childcare as part of her Senior Phase school curriculum