Roundabout Playgroup opened in 1968. We are a small, friendly setting at Wick Hall in
Littlehampton, West Sussex. We have 24 places per morning for ages 2-5 years. We are open from
9am to 12noon, Monday to Friday, term time only.
Our owner and assistant manager Lynda Vallance is N.N.E.B trained and has been working at Roundabout Playgroup since
1969. Her staff are all parents and most hold a Level 3 Qualification in childcare, they have many years of
Our children enjoy a wide range of stimulating activities helping them to improve their skills in all areas of development in preparation for school.
We have a fully enclosed, safe outside area which we enjoy all year round.
Lynda Vallance is the Owner and Assistant Manager. She is N.N.E.B. trained and has been working at Roundabout Playgroup since 1969. She became the Owner/Manager in 1996, stepping down from Manager in September 2021.
She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Suzy Hellyer has worked in childcare since 2008. She gained her Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce in 2012 and joined us as a Supervisor in 2016. She became the Manager in September 2021. She holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate and is our Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Suzy has 2 daughters.
Tracey Mockeridge helped at local schools before joining us in 2001. She gained her N.V.Q. Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education in 2003, when she became a Supervisor.
Tracey holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate and is our S.E.N.C.O.
She has 3 grown up children.
Stephanie Wells gained her Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education in 2006. She has been working in childcare since 2008 and holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
She was a Supervisor with us from 2016 to 2020 and has twins, a girl and a boy. Steph is now a member of our Bank Staff.
Paula Brock gained her Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development in 2009. She previously worked in a childcare setting for 8 years and joined us as a Supervisor in January 2018.
Paula holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
She has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Sophie Martin De Lucia
Sophie had worked as a Midday Meals Supervisor for 6 years before joining us as an Assistant in April 2020.
She has 2 children, a boy and a girl.
Victoria Major holds a BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing which she gained in 1990, followed by her Higher National Certificate and a Montessori Teaching Diploma. She also gained a Speech and Language certificate in 2011.
She joined us as a Supervisor in September 2019 and has twin girls.
Sarah Lugard gained her Level 3 Diploma in Childcare in 2004 and has had many years of experience, working in a forest school for four years before moving to Littlehampton in 2019.
She holds a paediatric first aid certificate, outdoor learning lead certificate and a Makaton foundation certificate.
Sarah joined us as a supervisor in 2022, has 2 dogs, 4 boys and 3 grandchildren, with another one on the way.
Sarah loves being outdoors and having fun.