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PlayWise Learning CIC  - The Directors


Pam Fry

CEO & Director

Over 20 years experience of working with disabled children / families including but not limited to, managing Sutton Portage Service, developing specialist sensory services, consulting and advising on disability in education, ABA specialist and designing & delivering bespoke training. Qualifications: B.Tec Early Years; BSc Psychology and Counselling; MA SEN and Inclusion (in progress)

Yvonne Charalambous

Director of Business & Operations

25 years working with children, young people and families. Roles include Head of Student Support Services, Centre Management & School Business Management. Experience includes Recruitment, Finance, Premises Management, Training & Development, Behaviour Management and Designated Safeguarding Lead. Qualifications: PGC Guidance and Counselling/ PGC Management (Education); Level 4 Human Resources; NLP Master Practitioner / Master Coach, Advanced Safeguarding.

Anne Eglin

Director (Non-Executive)

Over 30 years working in various front line and management roles across the statutory, Early Help and Voluntary Sector, primarily within 0-12yrs services.
Roles include management and consultancy, involving the development and implementation of new services, leading the review and improvement of practice and the implementation of new / enhanced systems and processes. 
Qualifications: BA Honours degree in social work / qualified children's social worker


And here is our amazing Team

Teresa Lyons

Portage Worker

  • 4 Years in Portage

  • 10 Years working with disabled children

  • NNEB

  • Certificate in Portage

Natalie Endacott

Portage Worker

  • 13 Years in Portage

  • 20 Years working with disabled children

  • NNEB

  • Certificate in Portage

Sheila Canning

Portage Worker

  • 17 Years in Portage

  • 30 Years working children/ young people/ students

  • NNBE Tutor

  • Certificate in Portage

Michala Asghar

Portage Worker

  • 3 Years in Portage

  • 13 Years working with children/ families

  • CACHE level 2 &3

  • Certificate in Portage

Jessica Whant

Portage Worker

  • 3 Years in Portage

  • 15 Years working with disabled children

  • BTEC Early Years

  • Certificate in Portage

Nikki Brooks

Portage Worker

  • 1 Year in Portage

  • 20+ Years working with disabled children

  • BA Hons

  • Early Years

  • Certificate in Portage

Zoe Walker

PlayWise Portage Worker

  • New to the Team

  • 15+ years experience of working in early years and SEN

Lesley Boys

Portage Administrator

  • 32 Years in Portage

  • Expert in all things Portage