All staff at TOG are level 3 qualified in child care development in the Early Years and are also highly skilled in supporting children with a variety of special educational needs including physical and medical disabilities. We use a Somerset total communication approach which includes signing and the use of photos and provide a stimulating environment, planning for each child’s individual needs in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage.  We are lucky enough to have one of our volunteers taking on an apprenticeship this year.

Helen Charles

Manager and Student Mentor

Julie Farmer-Labbe´

Deputy Leader and Lunch Club Leader

Hayley Hooper

Play Leader

Rebecca Earl

Play Leader

Mary Allen


Nina Engleby

Play Leader

Check out an interior view of TOG here!

Bank Staff

We do not have any bank staff at present, however they need to be level three trained in the Early years and  called on as and when needed, please see TOG reception board or phone TOG if you would like more information.


We have some lovely ladies who give up their time to volunteer to come and help out and play with the children. For more information on who volunteers at TOG please get in touch or see our reception board.


We also have students on placements with us throughout the year. All our students have their suitability verified by their College or School and are supervised during their placement by Helen Charles.

TOG’s Management Committee

TOG is a registered charity and is run by a Voluntary Management Committee. We warmly welcome and actively seek Parent representatives on the Committee so that Parents can help drive forwards the services we provide. An AGM is held every November to which all Parents/Carers are invited and if any parent is interested in joining the Committee then please speak to Helen. Meetings are held once every half term and usually in the evenings.

TOG Committee Members – November 2020:

Jennifer Bird – Chairman

Allison Brown – Vice Chair 

Gavin Brown – Treasurer

Allison Brown – Secretary

Helen Charles – Lead Practitioner

Malcolm Turner – Committee

Becky Barnes – Committee

Mo Hodeges – Committee

Allison Brayshay – Committee

Susan Sian – Committee

Heidi Brand – Committee

Jena Whittet-Evens – Committee