Staff Team

Our most important resource is our staff team. We have very little staff turnover and most of our original team are still with us! All our staff are fully qualified in their various fields, and are completely dedicated to giving every child in their care a daily experience which is both educational and fun.

Most of our staff are parents themselves, we even have a grandmother on the team! All staff are CRB checked and have completed paediatric first aid as part of their induction.

What is a family Worker?

Your Family Worker has special responsibility for Your child. Your family worker will work with your child and you as parents/carers to ensure your child is safe and cared for and all educational needs are met.

At the Exwick Ark we are very much dedicated to welcoming you as a family, if you should have any concerns please do talk to your family worker, no matter how big or small we are here for you all.

Paula Stone – B.Ed hons, Qualified teacher. Early Years Professional Status.

Paula is the Managing Director and Safeguarding Officer.

Harriet Sharp – B.Eng, Diploma in pre-school practice.

Harriet is the Managing Director and Safeguarding Officer.

Sharon Crook – Nursery Manager. Level 4 qualified in Childcare with a BA Hons in Health and Social Care
Professional Diploma in Management and Leadership Level 5. Safeguarding Officer. 
Family Worker.

Lauren Bellamy – Room Leader- Degree in Education Studies, Level 3 in National diploma in children’s care learning and development. Family Worker.

Wioletta Hojda-Jakubowska – Qualified Teacher and setting SendCo. Family Worker.

Sarah Emerton – BA Hons Childhood and Youth Studies, Early Years Professional Status, Level 5 Management. Leader of Outdoor learning and Forest school. Family Worker.

Sharon Parrott – Level 4 Childcare qualification. Level 5 Management qualification. Out of School Club Manager.

Kim Phillips – Level 3 childcare qualification. Family Worker.

Sophie Roberts – Level 3 childcare qualification. Family Worker. Health and Safety Co-ordinator and Fire Officer.

Monica Deidda – Masters Degree in Primary Schooling Sciences, QTS. Room Leader. Family Worker.

Louise Leyland-Simpson – Level 3 Early Years Educator. Family Worker. Parent Partnership Co-ordinator.

Susan Wilmott – Level 2 childcare qualification. Play Assistant.

Nawal Boudjemia – Level 3 Early Years Education. Family Worker.

Sarah Casey – Level 3 Early Years Education. Family Worker. Room Leader.

Jade Woolley – Level 3 childcare qualification. Family Worker.

Monica Gomez– Kitchen Cook

Ellie Browne – Early Years Apprentice

Holly Hook – Early Years Apprentice

We also have many students undertaking various childcare qualifications working regularly with us.

Paula Stone
Harriet Sharp
Sharon Crook

Employment Opportunities

We are always interested in hearing from qualified people who would like to join the team and work in such a great environment. However we always seek to promote from within but all our Vacancies are published on the Devon website. If you would like to find out more about opportunities at The Exwick Ark Ltd, please give us a call on 01392 425551.

Contact Us

The Exwick Ark
Exwick Old School
Exwick Road

Tel: 01392 425551