We have a dedicated and experienced team at Chirpy Chicks working together to give your children the best start on their pre-school adventure. Below you’ll find out a little about them, and don’t hesitate to say hello at Playgroup as it’s great to get to know all the Mums, Dads, Grandparents, and carers.
Jill is the Managing Director of Chirpy Chicks Playgroup Ltd. Jill has 15 years experience working in science education from secondary to third level, and has also worked in Pathology in the Royal Hospital Belfast. In recent years Jill has been a registered childminder and runs another enterprise teaching Babysigning, giving hearing babies communication skills before they can talk. A fan of musical theatre and drama she also works in the Web Theatre supporting their youth drama programmes. Jill lives in Greyabbey with her husband and three children aged 13, 6, and 4 with her youngest a current Chirpy Chick.
Jayne is Chirpy Chicks Playgroup Leader and joined in December 2011 as Deputy Leader, having previously worked as a Leader in Little Starfish Playgroup Ballywalter for 8 years. She is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Child Care and Education, and is currently undertaking Level 5 in Leadership and Management at SERC. Before moving into a career in childcare Jayne was a registered nurse in Belfast City Hospital for nearly 20 years. Originally from Coleraine she now lives in Greyabbey with her husband and 3 children aged 19, 17 and 7 all three attended Chirpy Chicks and Greyabbey Primary School.
Playgroup Coordinator/Deputy Leader