Meet the Team

Debs Powell - Apple Trees Club Manager
I’m Debs Powell. I have three children and have been childminding since 2011. I lead a church parent and toddler group and co-lead a preschool children’s church group on a Sunday. I am a Governor at Curry Rivel Primary School. I am passionate about outdoor learning and enabling children to maximise their life chances through opportunities, compassion and encouragement.
Jane Snow - Session Supervisor
Hi, I’m Jane Snow. I have loved working at Apple Trees Club since 2015, and been involved with Curry Rivel School for many years, since my teenage son was a baby! I worked in the nursery for six years, at the same time I served in many roles on the PTA including as Secretary and later Chair. I also worked with the school-aged children at lunchtimes and with many of the younger ones as a volunteer reader. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development, and I’m qualified in Somerset Total Communication (enabling children with speech delay and communication difficulties to be understood and included). I have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs. I’m passionate about the inclusion of all children, regardless of barriers, in play-based activities to encourage learning, development and fun!
Emma Myhill  - Play Worker
My name is Emma Myhill. I am a qualified Nursery Nurse and LSA. In addition to working at Apple Trees I also work in the financial sector, volunteer at Curry Rivel Primary School and am the secretary for the school PTA. I believe that every child should be given support and opportunities in the indoor and outdoor environments to reach their full potential as an individual.
Charlene Hunsperger  - Play Worker
Hi, I'm Charlene Hunsperger and I have 4 children Adam, Luke and twin girls Anna and Ruth. I have been a school Governor for nearly 5 years both within Curry Rivel School and our previous school in Wiltshire. I grew up in Huish Episcopi and left home at 17 to join the Royal Navy, this was something I had wanted to do since I was a child of 9. I was lucky I had support and encouragement from my family and people around me - I believe this is so important for children so they can feel confident, safe and happy to share their ideas and dreams and be encouraged to fulfil them.
Amanda Epps  - Play Worker
Hi, my name is Amanda and I have 2 daughters at Curry Rivel school. Prior to having my children I worked in the financial sector and then the Civil Service whilst moving around the country with my husband’s job. I have years of experience working with children from volunteering at toddler groups, Sunday schools, holiday clubs and a Cubs group. For the past 4 years I have worked as a childminding assistant for Debs and thoroughly enjoy supporting children as they grow in independence and confidence in our nurturing setting. I aim to ensure that all children feel safe and happy in my care.
Sandra Hoffmann  - Play Worker
My name is Sandra Hoffmann. Since I finished my GCSEs in 1997, Döbeln/Germany, I have been working in the hospitality sector. Following my british partner, Roger, I moved to Curry Rivel in 2009 and since the birth of my daughter Jessica in 2016 a few things have changed including my wishes to pursue a new career. In working at Apple Trees I hope to help create a happy, and supportive place - an environment with a positive mindset that is both nurturing and safe for all the children in our care before and after school.
Georgine Morrisoe  - Play Worker
I am originally from West Yorkshire and have lived in Curry Rivel for 17 years with my husband and young son. I became a full time mum in 2016, and my son now attends Curry Rivel Primary School. For the past year I have helped with the School PTA events including face painting at the School disco, and crafting days, and more recently taken on the role of PTA Vice Chair / Secretary. In my past career I have worked across a diverse range of professions, including textile design and IT, training and online learning. Since having my son my career has taken a different route, which I am enthusiastic about. At Apple Trees I hope to use my design background to help the children have fun being creative, whilst supporting them in a safe, happy and positive environment outside of school.
Opening Times. Term Time:7.45am – 8.50am, 3.15pm – 6.00pm. We are closed for the Bank Holidays and INSET days.

Club mobile number: 07480 305447

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Breakfast Club
7.45am – 8.50am£4.75 / £5.00* per child

After School Club
Session 1 3.15pm – 4.30pm£4.75 / £5.00* per child
Session 2 4.30pm – 6.00pm£4.75 / £5.00* per child

Out of School All Day
7.45am – 8.50am and 3.15pm – 6.00pm         £13.00 / £14.00* per child

* lower rate for sessions booked half-termly in advance, higher rate for ad-hoc bookings
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