North Northumberland
Children’s Centres

North Northumberland
Children's Centres

Meet the Team

Early Help Locality Manager

Vanessa Easton

Early Help Locality Manager

Responsible for leading the overall development and delivery of integrated Early Help services, including Family Support Work and Sure Start Children’s Centres across the North Locality of Northumberland.

Integrated Centre Co-ordinators

Marjorie Charrada

Integrated Children’s Centre Co-ordinator

Jacqui Gibb

Integrated Children’s Centre Co-ordinator

Responsible for the operational day to day management, delivery and development of the Children's Centre. Working closely with parents to look at how the services are running and consider what parents in the community identify as a need. Supporting staff and ensuring that our practitioners deliver fun, high quality activities.

Finance & Facilities Manager

Sally Holborn

Finance & Facilities Manager

Assist the Early Help Locality Manager in the budget, finance, information and data systems arrangements.

Admin Assistant

Nicola Stebbing

Admin Assistant

Ros Findlay

Admin Assistant

Kath Elliott

Admin Assistant

Amy Borthwick

Admin Assistant

Provide administrative support to the North Locality Sure Start Children’s Centres and to provide clerical assistance to the Early Help Locality Manager.

Early Help Senior Practitioner

Claire Forster

Senior Practitioner

Responsible for the coordination and support of the Early Help Family Worker team in the North Locality; offers advice and guidance on the Early Help process and acts as a first point of contact for enquiries.

Early Help Family Workers

Sonia Goldsmith

Early Help Family Worker

Jaki Duffy

Early Help Family Worker

Margaret Robinson

Early Help Family Worker

Jane Hardy

Early Help Family Worker

Jon Duffy

Early Help Family Worker

Claire Clark

Early Help Family Worker

Helen Bates

Early Help Family Worker

Tracy Aitchison

Early Help Family Worker

The Early Help Family Workers work with families where there is a 0-19 year old. They can help families with a wide range of issues including practical & emotional support, financial, employment, education & training, parenting & health. If there’s a 0 - 19 year old in the family and you think you or another family member would like some help, why not speak to one of the team?

Early Years Practitioners

Amy Berry

Early Years Practitioner

Dawn Smith

Early Years Practitioner

Keighley Walton

Early Years Practitioner

Caroline Stewart

Early Years Practitioner

Carol Redpath

Early Years Practitioner

Natasha Greer

Early Years Practitioner

An Early Years Practitioner's role is to provide a high quality learning environment and individual support for your child when it is required. An Early Year Practitioner can:

  • Provide exciting play sessions for example. 'Let's Move' 'Learning together through play' 'Sing and Sign' 'messy play'
  • Offer guidance around your child's speech and language development, additional needs, safety advice, eating and sensory development.
  • Offer guidance on transitions into school and being 'school ready'
  • Help families to access the centre. This maybe simply providing quieter times to visit and get to know the staff and centre first.