Woody's Breakfast & After School Club
Woody's                           Breakfast & After  School Club

Our Staff Team


Emma Wood - Emma is the Woody's Breakfast & After School Club Director. She has ultimate responsibility for Woody's. This includes staff recruitment, personnel matters, Ofsted, Health and Safety issues and the general day to day running of the club, including the ultimate welfare of the children.


Emma has a vast knowledge of the childcare industry, and over 24 years experience. Emma holds a Level 2 and 3 NVQ qualification in Childcare and Education. She also holds  Paediatric First aid, and Safeguarding certificates. She is also the joint owner of her own Day Nursery in the Brockhill area of Redditch, and currently studying a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work. www.brockhillbarndaynursery.

Richard Wood - Rich is the co-director of Woody's. He is a qualified football coach, coaching a very succesful youth team in the Midland Junior Premier League, and holds an enhanced DBS certificate. He is a father of four, and relates well to children of all ages. Rich implements all of the sporting activities for the children at the club, both indoors and out.

Rich holds an NVQ Level 2 in Leisure and Tourism, Safeguarding, food hygiene, and Paediatric First Aid Certificates.

Julie Harper - Woody's Manager

Main Qualifications

Level 3 in Children's Care & Learning & Development.

Level 1 - British Sign Language.

Level 2 - Exercise & Physical Activities for children.

Level 2 Diet & Nutrition forhealthy living.

Advanced (Target 2 ) Safeguarding Children. Channel General Awareness - Prevent Duty. Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate. General awareness of child abuse & neglect, CPD Certificate in Special Educational Needs.

Job Role

Julie is the designated Breakfast/After School Club Manager. Her responsibility is to support Emma in her role as Registered Person, and to ensure the safe and effective running of the club which includes; communicating with new and existing parents on a regular basis, carrying out staff supervisions, implementation of all policies and procedures, working within the Early Years Foundation Stage Famework where necessary, and implementing relevant activities and to work as an effective team leader ensuring the children's welfare is paramount at all times.

Length of Service

January 2015 to Present

Knowledge and Experience

Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience of childcare and development.She has previously worked in out of school clubs and nurseries, and has worked as a volunteer within schools, supporting pupils on a 1-1 basis, including disabled children.

Hobbies and Interests

Julie enjoys bargain hunting for new resources and equipment for the club! She also enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family and her own two children.




Angela Cherry - Playworker Volunteer

NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development, First Aid Level 4 advanced training, Level 2 Food hygiene, Safeguarding children certificate.

Other Relevant qualifications

Level 3 Child Psychology, Level 3 Mental Health support worker, Challenging behaviour in young people, Level 3 Child anxiety and confidence. 

Job Role

Supervising creative activities, preparing snacks, creating displays, whilst interacting with children aged 4 to 14. Angela also deputises if Julie and Rich are absent.



TJ Cherry 

Main Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Childcare & Education.

Job Role

Supervising creative activities, preparing snacks, creating displays, whilst interacting with children aged 4 to 14.

Length of Service - May 2019 - Present

Other relevant certificates - Enhanced DBS, Child safeguarding Level 2, Channel General awareness/radicalisation

Hobbies & Interests


Gemma Taylor

Playwork Assistant

Job Role

Supervising creative activities, preparing snacks, and creating displays, whilst interacting with children aged 3 to 14.

Length of Service - Oct 2020 - Present

Hobbies & Interests

Socialising with family and friends

The Woods Childcare Limited

Contact Details:

Telephone: 07773190543

   Or 07595732125



Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (Term Time)

Breakfast Club: 07:30 to 08:45

After School Club: 15.10 to 18:00

Based at: Holywell Primary School, School Rd, Rubery, Birmingham, West Midlands B45 9EY
0121 453 7829


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