MEET THE TEAM
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MEET THE TEAM
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OLLIE

Ollie is the coordinator at our St Andrews club. The Starfish kids love his art skills and playing outdoors with him.

PAUL DIELLO - Manager

STARFISH MANAGER - Paul spends most of his time in the office at Starfish but can often be found at all four of the clubs. He particularly enjoys seeing children of all age groups forming new friendships with each other at the club. Paul is also a singer, songwriter, pianist and promoter.

MAX

Max is the coordinator at St Paul’s and Cottesmore school for Starfish. He also works as a musician. He loves organising craft activities for the Starfish kids.

JAY

Jay is coordinator at St Barts and has been with Starfish since 2007. She loves playing with the kids and has four children of her own!

FELIX

Felix is the deputy coordinator at St Andrews afterschool club. He plays in a band - & loves music and outdoor activities at Starfish!

Rali Sarker

Rali is a playworker at our Cottesmore setting. She also works at Cottesmore school as MDSA and covering Teaching assistant. In her spare time she is involved in plenty of community projects as part of her role as an Editor, Publisher and distributor of a community newspaper.

HAYLEY - PLAYWORKER

Hayley is a playworker at our St Andrews club - she has a choreography and dance degree and loves introducing dance and movement to children’s creative play. She loves all things outdoors and Disney, and spent the last 5 years in America working for the Walt Disney Company. She can’t wait to introduce some games and activities to the children that she learnt from Disney.

NINA

Nina is a playworker at our St Andrews club and is studying international relations and Mandarin at Sussex University. She sings in a jazz band, and loves music and art, especially drawing. Nina enjoys helping kids grow through playing games, being creative and baking.

Maria Tall-Stuart

Maria is playworker at our Cottesmore club. She is very arty and has a degree in Illustration and in a previous life worked in the creative industry in London but now she’s a mum and a TA in reception class, she loves nothing more than getting messy, making loads of arts and crafts and playing with the children. She is also a mum of two boisterous boys!

Charlie  - Playworker

Charlie is a playworker at our St Andrews club -She has a strong passion for inclusion in the play environment and has worked with children in a range of settings over the last 16 years. Charlie enjoys painting, cooking and photography and also works as an individual needs assistant at St Andrews school.

Alice

Alice is a playworker at St.Bart’s and St.Paul’s. She has two degrees in History of Design. Currently, Alice also works as an INA at St.Bart’s. She loves doing anything creative with the kids and enjoys working with a mixed age range at the Starfish clubs. Alice has lived in Brighton for 6 years but is originally from West Wales, where she loves to visit as often as she can.

KAT

Kathleen is a playworker at our St Andrews club. In her spare time she writes for a music and arts magazine and loves to plan creative activities for the children!

Grace

Grace is a playworker at our Cottesmore club. She studies American Studies and History at the University of Sussex and in September will begin training to become a primary school teacher. In her spare time, she loves writing for the University newspaper and going for runs on Brighton beach. At the club she especially enjoys playing outside and making arts and crafts with the children!

Ollie

Ollie is a playworker at our St Andrews club. He enjoys playing outside with the kids as well as helping with their Lego constructions. When not at starfish, he loves playing guitar, attending gigs, and writing articles. Ollie is also a keen footballer.

SHERYL

Sheryl has been a volunteer at Starfish for over 20 years. She loves helping out with various activities including icing biscuits and potato printing.