Set Your Sights is a Norwich based company that specialises in providing a range of drama, art and sports activities to children aged 4-12. The company was founded in 2009 and has been providing fun, safe and 
inspiring learning environments for children throughout Norfolk ever since. 

Staff Profiles

TOM PEARCE

Role: Set Your Sights Director

Qualifications/Experience:

BA Drama (Theatre and Media)

20+ Years experience working within Primary and Secondary Schools across the East of England.

 

Certificates in:

Emergency First Aid

English Cricket Board Level 2

Equity in Your Coaching

Enhanced DBS Check

Coaching Disabled Performers

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Long Term Athlete Development

Fundamentals in Coaching

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

"I have always held passions for Drama, Music and Sport. At the age of seven I joined my local Football club and since then have been heavily involved in sport. I represented my county in both Football and Cricket, was selected for an East Anglia Representative XI in Football at the age of 14 and reached the National Final in Cricket with Norfolk County Cricket Club at 15. I completed a year at The Bracewell Cricket Academy in New Zealand, where I developed as a player and a coach. I was also selected for one of six National Cricket Academies whilst at University. Having been involved throughout school in Drama productions, I decided to study the Theatre at University, where I helped produce work that led us to London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a residency at the centre for European contemporary Arts in Cardiff. I am a keen musician and have performed for Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales. I have been able to achieve and experience these things due to the high level of teaching and guidance that I received throughout my childhood. I value this help and am dedicated to my goal of providing similar environments and support which will allow others to achieve their potential and fulfil their goals.

 

After running Set Your Sights for 13 years, I continue to take great pleasure in providing opportunities to both the child that attend our clubs and the staff that love to run them.”

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LAURA PEARCE

Role: Set Your Sights Director

 

Qualifications/Certificates:

Certificate in Management

Level 2 in Introducing Caring for Young People and Children 

Enhanced DBS Check 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safer Recruitment Trained

I come from a training and change management background within the corporate sector, however after having children I left my role to become a Director of Set Your Sights. I spend a lot of time working with staff to ensure that high quality, flexible and fun childcare is provided to families, along with spending time in the settings to review safeguarding, policies and adherence to Ofsted guidelines. Alongside my work within setting, I also manage the administration of the business from managing the booking process of the settings, accounts, payroll and HR duties including recruitment in line with current safer recruitment guidelines. 

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HOLLY DENNIS
Administration Assistant

 

I'm Holly and I'm part of the admin team.

 

I'm a mum of 3 beautiful children and as a busy mum I understand how important children's clubs are to parents. 

I have worked as admin in a school previously, as well as more customer facing roles in other sectors.

 

I'm really excited to be part of Set Your Sights and look forward to helping with any queries you might have.

 

Cringleford After School Club

 

CHARLOTTE HUBBARD
Manager

Qualifications:
Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Level 3 Award in Playwork 
Level 4 working therapeutically with children
Level 2 Managing Children’s behaviour


Certificates in:
Peadiatric first aid
Safeguarding 
Level 2 food hygiene

I’m Charlotte and I’m really excited to be involved in the expansion of the After School Club at Cringleford Primary. 
I currently live in Wymondham with my husband and two small boys. Time spent at home usually involves family days out, house renovations and lots and LOTS of Lego!
With over 14 years experience working in childcare, education and extended school settings I can’t wait to work alongside the SetyourSights team and the children to create a fun and exciting place to be. With a passion for imaginative & creative play and child-led activities, I’m looking forward to watching this club grow! 

 

SARAH BROWNE
Manager

Qualifications:

 BA Hons childhood studies

 

Certificates:

DBS

Food and hygiene level 2

Paediatric first aid

 

I have always enjoyed looking after and caring for children, I decided I wanted to study childcare at a university level so I studied the BA hons childhood studies at Norwich city college. I volunteered for a year at a small nursery based playgroup in Norwich with children aged 2-4, however I have always wanted to work with children in a school setting, I currently work at the Cringleford After School Club as a Room Leader, I am always excited to see what each session brings. Outside of work I love walking my dog around different parks, beaches and woodland areas

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JULIE ATKIN
Playworker

Qualifications:

NVQ level Teaching Assistant 

 

Certificates:

DBS

First Aid

Whole school safeguarding 

Epi pen training 

Food hygiene  level 2

Step up training .

 

My name is Julie, I have 5 children, 10 grand children and 2 great grand children .

I have worked in schools for 22yrs as one on one support Assistant and MSA as well as a whole class teaching Assistant.  

I have recently joined Cringleford After School Club, which I am enjoying.

When i am not in work I love being in my garden and cooking with the grandchildren. At weekends i run a kitchen at a rugby club, for the youth .

If I was not working with children, not sure what other job I would do.

 

Charles Darwin Before and After School Club

 

REBECCA CAMPBELL
Manager
 
Qualification:

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare And Education (with Early Years Educator status)

Studying Education Degree

 

Certificates:

Enhanced DBS checked 

Paediatric First Aid Qualification 

Completion of National Citizen service 

My passion for teaching children and making a difference in young people lives stemmed from my early childhood where for as long as I can remember I have wanted to go into teaching. Since having this aspiration to go on and teach children I am currently half way through a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education where I hope to continue my study with a degree next year. I have learnt all about Safeguarding the Early Years Foundation Stage and putting children’s needs first with this course that I am now thrilled to put into practice at Set Your Sights. Throughout my qualification I have gained lots of experience with young people by going to placements at a local primary school twice a week where I have supported children and there families whilst having lots of fun. At my previous employment I gained even further experience with children up to 12 years old as a Party Host keeping the children and their families safe as well as providing them with food and an amazing service. I’m eager to start working at Charles Darwin Primary School and above all looking forward to putting a smile on children’s faces and teaching them new skills they can use for life, whilst providing a safe, caring and enjoyable environment for every child. 

 

BECKY PURSEY
Playworker

Qualification:

- Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Certificates:

Enhanced DBS checked 

- Emergency First Aid at Work

- A Level Spanish, Psychology & Maths

I have spent the last academic year at The Norwich Montessori School as a student volunteer, practicing the Montessori method with children aged 2.5-5. Previously I lived in Spain where I worked as a summer camp monitor, kids club representative in a hotel resort and au-pair. My passion is languages – I speak Spanish and have a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language.

In my spare time I volunteer for a charity working with miniature therapy donkeys in care homes, and also enjoy arts & crafts and reading.

 

LILY MINNS
Playworker

Qualifications: BTEC level 3 in Performing arts

Certificates in:

SchoolPro TLC certificate in Data Protection in Education 
The National College certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The National College certificate Food allergy and Anaphylaxis 
The National College certificate in The role of a Fire Warden (2021-2022)
ISTD Imperial classical ballet: Grade 8 Merit
ISTD Contemporary: Grade 8 Distinction

DBS checked

 

I have always had a love for drama and performing, so that is something I am hoping to bring to set your sights as I believe it helps enhance children's confidence, builds and strengthens friendships and I believe it is vital for children to have a creative outlet. I have 5 years experience as a children's storyteller, craft leader and face painter. and recently completed a 6-month kickstart scheme working as a junior school Teaching Assistant. 

 

DAVID BROWN
Playworker

 

Avenue Before and After School Club

 

GABBY ROWELL
Manager

Qualifications :

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education 

British Sign Language Level 1 

Certificates:

Safeguarding Level 2 and 3

First Aid 12 hour Paediatric 

Food Hygiene 

Covid training 

Epi pen training

I have worked with children for over 25 years with all ages of children. I have always enjoyed it, I was babysitting since age of 15. I have been a nanny, worked in nurseries, childminding in New Zealand, worked in pre school and after school clubs. 

Working with children is rewarding job as it’s great to see how children develop new skills and grow in confidence. 

I have lived in New Zealand and Australia for many years gaining knowledge of different childcare skills there.

I have 2 children who are both at high school.  

I am creative person who likes to find new things to make. I also enjoy yoga, running, pilates, tennis and sometimes play in cricket team. 

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DENISE BRADSWORTH
Deputy Manager

Qualifications:

NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Certificates:

DBS
Child Protection
Level 2 Food Hygiene
Epipen training
Covid awareness

 

I worked as a Teaching Assistant in and around Norwich for over 25years before joining Set Your Sights.
I enjoy my role as a Playworker at Avenue Junior School as no two days are the same.
During my spare time I like to go to watch live bands and go to the theatre as well as spending time with my grandchildren.

 

WORAPHAN (TINA) GAUKROGER
Playworker

Qualifications :

University Degree, Bachelor of Education – Social Studies

Teacher Training College, Higher Diploma – Teaching

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Silpakorn University, Basic Guide Course – Tourist Guide

NVQ Level 3 – Playwork

 

Certificates in:

Paediatric First Aid    

Level 2 – Food Safety Catering

Introduction to Safeguarding Children

 

I was born in Thailand, but have been living in the UK since 2000. 

After completing my education, I taught in a secondary school for a while before moving on to work as a Tour Guide. I enjoy looking after people, especially children, so after coming to England I chose to study for my NVQ qualification and become a Playworker. I also have experience of working with younger children in a nursery setting.

One of the first things I learned working with children, is that if you respect them then they will respect you. I like to organise both physical and arts and crafts group activities, but often find myself asked to join in the activities the children themselves have organised. So, I may find myself playing badminton, table tennis, tag, avalanche, or perhaps just being the goalkeeper for their penalty shootout. I am happy to be flexible so that I can meet their needs.  I really enjoy my job and the satisfaction it brings me.                  

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HOLLIE SMITH
Playworker

Qualifications:

Level 2 Health and Social care

Level 3 Childcare and Early Learning Diploma 

Certificates:

DBS

 

I studied Health and Social Care while at college, through doing this I realised I wanted to learn more about the childcare side of social care. I decided to do a Childcare and Early learning Diploma after I left college, as well as volunteer at a nursery to gain experience while studying. 

I really enjoy working at Avenue after school club, the children are all so lovely and they make the job a lot of fun and interesting. 

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LOUIS COLES
Playworker

 

GEORGIA SWAN-HORTON
Manager

Qualifications:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Certificates:

  • DBS

  • Safeguarding Trained

  • Paedatric First Aid

  • Completed EpiPen course

 

My name is Georgia, I have just completed my CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education with an a* in sixth form around Norwich. Through this course it has allowed to work in 3 different setting including 2 nurseries and one infant School where I was able to gain experience working and caring for children ages 0-5 years.  I have always been interested in supporting children’s learning, development and meeting their induvial needs. Since I was in year 9, I have always wanted the opportunity to work with a range of different ages of children and where I am able to plan fun, enjoyable activities for them to complete at their own pace! I am very hard working and enthusiast when it comes to looking and caring for all children because I want all children to reach their full potential and get the best outcomes in life!

In my spare time I enjoy going out with my family and friends where I like going sightseeing and exploring what’s around Norfolk and Suffolk. I also like meeting new people and I’m always ready for new challenges!

 

Queen's Hill After School Club
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BECKY ROSE
Deputy Manager

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Level 3 Health and Social Care

Certificates:

  • DBS

  • Food Hygiene

  • Paediatric First Aid ​

My name is Becky i studied Health and Social Care at Sixth form, while doing this i realised i wanted to learn more and work in the childcare sector.
I enjoy working with the children as all the children are lovely and make all the days fun and different. I believe this job will help me with making my future goals to work in the childcare sector.

 

NICOLE DELAICHE
Playworker

 

ANNA ROGERS
Manager

Qualifications/experience:

  • PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status, specialising in Early Years 

  • BA Hons Education Studies

  • 10 years experience working in school settings (6 years whilst studying and 4 years as a teacher)

 

Certificates:

  • Introduction to British Sign Language level 1 

  • Epi-pen training 

  • Epilepsy awareness training

  • DBS check

  • Safeguarding 

  • Food Hygiene

  • Level 1 award in Sports Leadership

  • Mindfulness and other wellness courses

  • Maths in Early Years

 

Since being in High School, I have always wanted to work with children. I started out volunteering in my local primary school and then whilst completing my degree in Education Studies, I became a midday supervisor and cover TA at a SEND specialist school. During my degree, I also enjoyed placements at various other schools and then went on to become a qualified teacher, specialising in Early Years. I taught reception in a diverse Infant School in the city, where my passion was personal, social and emotional development. After nearly 4 years of teaching, I left to pursue my own business focussing on the mental and emotional wellbeing of adults, but continued to support parents with the wellbeing of their children during this time too. I'm now excited to be back working directly with children again, helping to create a safe and enjoyable environment for them. One of my favourite things about working with children is seeing their individuality and listening to the things they have to say. Outside of work I enjoy time in nature, baking and crafts.

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