Carefree Kids employs six part-time staff whose work covers both management and office functions as well as providing play therapy.
Marta joined Carefree Kids in September 2014 as a part-time operational and therapeutic services coordinator. Marta is an experienced clinical psychologist with a background in creative therapeutic approaches to mental health and project management. She says, “I am pleased to be working in this creative and refreshing environment.”
Netty re-joined Carefree Kids in May 2017 as a part-time operational and therapeutic services coordinator. Netty is an experienced child, adolescent and adult counsellor with a passion for the therapeutic benefits of play. She says, “Carefree Kids’ ways of working ignite my creativity and sow the seeds for growth of intellect and self-awareness .”
Sophia has been involved with Carefree Kids since 2007. “I started out as a volunteer and learned so much about therapeutic approaches and about myself. Working with the children in schools was extremely rewarding.” Sophia now works in the Carefree Kids office in administration and finance. She says, “It’s a great feeling to know your work is making a difference to the community.”
Alison joined Carefree Kids in 2013. Alison has worked with children, volunteers and teachers within schools, gallery and arts contexts and charity based initiatives. She says, “It is really good to see therapeutic play benefiting ever-growing numbers of children.”
Jemma Moonie Dalton
Jemma joined Carefree Kids in 2013. She has a background in primary school teaching and working within therapeutic environments supporting adults with enduring mental health difficulties. She says, “I am inspired by the philosophy of Carefree Kids, which has a very innovative approach.”
Zalihe joined Carefree Kids in November 2015 as a part-time operational and therapeutic services coordinator. Zalihe is an experienced play therapist and parent child therapist with a background in social work.
Ros set up Carefree Kids in 2004 as a result of realising, as a primary school governor, that there were very few affordable services for children in Waltham Forest.
By using her psychotherapeutic background, she was able to set up training for community volunteers and trainee therapy students on placement to deliver therapeutic work in schools.
Ros now runs the Before Becoming a Parent courses for which she also fundraises, as well as fundraising for the poetry competition.