• Learn About High Flyers! •

Our little crew members that attend the club love coming, in fact some of them want to stay longer or not go home! To me this speaks volumes that we are doing what I set out to do.


We pride ourselves on the fact that we are here to support parents in any way we can, to enable this we are as flexible as possible. As long as your child is registered with us, you can book on the day, spaces permitting.


“Children explain that they 'love attending' and have 'made lots of friends'.”

A QUOTE FROM OUR LASTEST OFSTED REPORT

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Our aim is to provide a professional and caring after school provision in a safe, happy, and comfortable environment. We also believe it is important to embrace a healthier lifestyle, through education, healthy snacks and movement.


I am very proud that I have such a fantastic and supportive team, they make High Flyers what it is.


• Meet The Team! •

Allie

After moving to the local area with a young child, I identified the need for wrap around child care at my sons’ school. As the school had had one in the past, they were reluctant to go ahead with one, so I decided to give it a go. I gained a qualification as a ‘Play Worker’ to enable me to open High Flyers at Christopher Rawlins School in Adderbury. I am very proud to say it was deemed ‘Good’ by OFSTED, and parents are extremely grateful and children love it.


I have a wealth of experience in a number of areas which I feel has helped me provide such a warm and caring environment for the children. These include my time at British Airways, Monarch Airlines, an Events planner at the NEC, running a business, I have also owned a restaurant. My experience of a mother of three and enthusiasm to provide excellent service, have made a positive difference to people’s lives within in the community. Enabling parents to work whilst knowing their child is having a great time.

Qualified Play Worker, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Sue (Adderbury)

My name is Sue and I am a qualified Playworker at High Flyers Adderbury. I have wealth of experience from nannying for many years, working within school for the last few years and also having five wonderful children of my own.


I ‘love my job’ is a phrase you will very often hear me say, and I have been complimented more than once by teachers and parents on nurturing nature. I really do enjoy being with the child, they just love playing freely.

Qualified Play Worker, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.



Layla (Adderbury)

I completed my work experience at High Flyers and loved it, so I knew this was something that I wanted to pursue. As I loved working and playing with the children in the relaxed atmosphere whilst they are learning.


I am part of the breakfast club team and I enjoy developing their life skills, by independently getting their own breakfast and helping to clear away. The children love this ‘it’s like when you’re in a hotel’ as we have lots of different foods on offer.

Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Tanya (Deddington)

Hello I'm Tanya and I have been working at Deddington Primary school for nearly 20 years and specialise in Autism. I have worked with every year group including early years and I enjoy helping children learn through play, to progress their development.


I am the Manager at High Flyers and I find it very rewarding to see the children be creative in their play and having lots of fun in a relaxed atmosphere, after a long school day. I am also the 'key worker' for foundation stage children at the setting, and support the children's development.

Teaching Assistant, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.



Amy (Deddington)

Hello, I am also known within Deddington school as Mrs Harbottle, as I am a full time TA within school. I know most of the children and have two children of my own that also attend Deddington School.


I am qualified in Childcare and Child Services to degree level and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. The children love Playing freely and at High Flyers they are encouraged to do so. Free play means the children are solving their own problems, they feel in control of the own interests, they are taking risks all helping them to develop into healthy adults. It’s very refreshing.

Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Rose (Adderbury)

Christopher Rawlins is my old primary school, in which my Mum is a well-loved Teacher. I too want to follow in her footsteps and become a Teacher. High Flyers is the perfect place to come and see children ‘playing’, ’developing’ and ‘learning’ freely and at their own pace. This makes their learning fun, natural and self-driven. I have made some really strong bonds with the children, it really is a lovely place to work.



Zara (Adderbury)

I actually used to attend High Flyers when I was at Christopher Rawlins and I used to love coming afterschool. I came back to High flyers to do my Duke of Edinburgh award and enjoyed being with the children so much I wanted to stay. I really relish in seeing the children, as every week one of them does something new or incredible. The freedom High Flyers offers to children so they can immerse themselves in play, is invaluable. It gives them an out let to express themselves and develop a sense of who they are.

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George (Deddington)

Hi my name is George, and I’m new to the team. I am very sporty and I have spent a lot of time coaching children to play football and doing holiday clubs. The children are letting me know all the fun stuff they want to do and games they want to play, we have some real sporty children at Deddington. Active play is critical for a child physical development.

Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.



Arianne (St. Mary's Bicester)

Hi, I’m Arianne or ‘Mrs Brown’ to the children at St Mary’s. I have been a TA at St Mary’s School in Bicester for just over 9 years! During my time there I have been both a classroom TA across the different Key Stages and a one to one TA to a number of SEN children.


I am absolutely loving my new job as a High Flyers play worker. It is great to spend time and interact with the children in a different environment and I’m amazed how much energy they still have after a busy day of learning! so far there hasn’t been a dull moment and our time together goes very quickly indeed! I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to work in two fantastic roles and work with such wonderful, creative, energetic and fun-loving children.

Teaching Assistant, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Liz (St. Mary's Bicester)

Hello, my name is Liz (Mrs Hill to all those at St Mary’s School). I have over 20 years experience in Physical Education before I became a TA and have been at St Mary’s for over 16 years. I’ve enjoyed every moment and have found it incredibly rewarding to pass on my knowledge and skills.


One thing to know about me is that I am passionate about arts and craft! I especially love organising activities that allow the children to show off their individual creativity. High Flyers allows them to be creative and experiment, to do things they may not get the opportunity to do at home and make their own choices. It is incredibly satisfying to see them grow and develop in such a fun and supportive environment.

Teaching Assistant, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene Certificate.



Claire (Operations Coordinator)

I have always loved working with children and am passionate about helping them grow and learn. I have more than 25 years of experience in education and childcare and I love that my days are filled with creativity, fun and laughter. I am a Qualified Teacher, holding a Bachelor of Science (Hons), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in Early Years. I gained much of my teaching experience in Birmingham before moving to Oxfordshire with my husband and two daughters.


Most recently I have been Deputy Manager at a local day nursery, where alongside the very important business of playing with children, I was able to coach, train and mentor staff to help develop their knowledge and practice. I have a lot of hobbies and interests and love to be outside walking my dogs in the woods or on camping adventures. You might also find me painting, swimming or doing crochet and I am more than slightly obsessed with ice hockey!

Teacher, Early Years Specialist, Qualified Paediatric First Aid

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Petra (Adderbury)

My name is Petra Lakin and I’m from Czech Republic.I came to the UK in 2003 to improve my English and I didn’t manage to go back thanks to my British husband. We are very fortunate to have two beautiful children together. I would describe myself as optimistic, enthusiastic, creative, nature and people loving. I’m trying to stay away from my phone and be present to my family and friends. I’m passionate about healthy living and being good to our planet.


I always loved looking after children. It started when I was a teenager helping in summer camps. After completing nursing school I went to USA as an au pair for a year and then went to the UK as an au pair again, for another two years. Because of my other passion for fashion passed down from my Gran who was a designer/ dressmaker, I also managed to become a visual merchandiser for a leading high brand and I spent twelve years in that industry.


After having my own children I realised I wanted to work with children again. They are so inspiring with their creativity and endless imagination. I love interacting with them. I have recently been working in local nursery settings and as an TA in a local college. High Flyers is amazing opportunity for me and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

Qualified Nurse, Early Years Experience, Food Hygiene Certificate