About Us


Welcome to Coaley Village Playgroup

With over 40 years of experience, your child is in good hands!

Our Team

Becky Court - Playgroup Co-Manager, Designated safeguarding lead , Level 3

Becky Court


​"Becky has worked in childcare for over 20years and really enjoys being outside running and playing games with the children. Becky has 2 of her own children; they like to go geocaching and bike riding together.


Sarah Portlock - Co-Manager – Level 5 - Senco-Deputy DSL


Sarah Portlock

Sarah has 17 years’ experience in Early years, She loves singing and dancing. Sarah has 3 children of her own and likes to spend time watching them play football and going for country walks

Shelly Carter - Fire Warden

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Shelly Car​ter​


Shelly completed her qualification at Coaley approx. 5 years ago. She is a wonder at creative play and likes the outside. 

Shelly also has 3 children; they keep her busy with football and she also loves walking.

Sophie Goode- Early years Practitioner Level 3

Sophie Goode


Sophie also started working in early years 17 years ago, she really likes creating messy play and cooking with the children  . Sophie has 2 children of her own. They really enjoy the fresh air and going to the beach


Fern Stokes- Early years Practitioner Level 5

Fern Stokes 


Fern joined  the team in September 2021, she has 10 years experience in early years , she has passion for small world play and phonics. Fern  has 2 daughters of her own. They enjoy everything Disney and family dog walks together.


Fiona Metcalf- Early years  Assistant   

Fiona Metcalf


 Fiona also started with us in September 2021 , she really enjoys imaginative play  . Fiona has 4 children of her own. They also enjoy football and bike riding  together.