Meet the Team

Bath Area Play Project is a voluntary sector organisation and registered charity run by voluntary Trustees who oversee the running of the organisation. They employ staff to provide the services. Visit our Management Information Page.


Director - Caroline Haworth B.Ed(Hons), MBE

Caroline has been employed as Director since October 1993. Previously she was a teacher working with early years children and children with emotional and behaviourial problems. She worked in a variety of play and childcare environments whilst training and also whilst teaching. She has worked in the private sector, voluntary sector as well as statutory.

Whilst with BAPP, Caroline has undertaken various tutoring qualifications including a Training & Development NVQ Level 3, Playwork Leadership and Management and tutors a range of playwork training.

As Director she is responsible for staffing, volunteers, publicity, fundraising, policy and strategy development, finances and service management.


Office Manager & Finance – Caz Hey


Short breaks coordinator & HR assistant - Roz King 



Outreach Worker – Sam Ward B.A.(Hons); PGCE; CACHE Diploma in Playwork Level 3; CFET

Sam started working with BAPP in a variety of roles; as a Playworker, Creche Worker, and Playleader as well as supervising sessional staff, overseeing the running of weekly Teenage Rampage sessions, undertaking Home Visits and various outreach work related to disabled children and young people.


Play Service Manager - Sabrina Lucas

The role involves supporting the Community Play Support Workers and the Family Play Support Workers as part of the Family Support & Play Service Contract. Sabrina's role includes assessing and planning services, organising service including Nurture Groups, Family Play Hubs and Playdays.


Community Play Support Workers – Sarah Meddick, Shane Leigh, Mark Delisser & Rachel Inker

With a range of relevant qualifications and experience, the team of 4 part time staff facilitate and deliver Nurture Groups in schools across B&NES as well as allocated families in Family Play Hubs in term time. They support children and families to works towards agreed actions and use the Outcome Star tool to evidence the impact the service has. During the school holidays, they facilitate an exciting range of play opportunities at playdays across B&NES.


Family Play Support Worker –John Melbourne, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBPsS

John is a an experienced practitioner who has supported vulnerable young people in Mentoring Plus and is employed in the Family Play Support team working individually with children as well as in groups, supporting positive outcomes for children through the Request for Support system.


Family Play Support Worker – Sarah Davies

Her responsibilities include a mixture of play support work with individual children and support for families for children that are referred to the Family Play Support service. 


Children & Young People’s Network Co-ordinator – Gilly Samuddin

Gilly is our children & young People's Network Coordinator, having previously been a primary school teacher in Bath for 10 years. She is passionate about working with children and young people and has always been interested in supporting local charities and community groups.


We also have other Staff employed in various services throughout the year:


Sessional staff / Pre-school Workers / Playworkers

All of our amazing team of playworkers who facilitate and support children’s play whether in a building or a park or out and about all year round!


Pre-school Workers: Michelle Straffen, Mandy Wordon, Kristy Rowlands, Harriet Riding

Sessional Playworkers: Petra Burgess, Garry Llewellyn, Kerry Burt, Rachel Longstreth, Siobhan Wilson, Sarah Booth, Eleni Dumont, Lucy Norris, Louise Booth, Matt Hudson, Matt Kenney, Sarah Bendall, , Mikey Rowlands, Emily Preater, Rachel Lacey, Michelle Blissett, Kerry West, Anna Pierce, Emma Hendy, Gemma Eades, Kyla Pole, Phoebe Eldridge, Charlotte Hansen, Jaydee Callas-Belben



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