The Playscheme Team

Ternaya Cummings

Director of Playscheme

With over 18 years’ experience of working with children, young people, she is passionate about empowering families to improve their lives in a way that meets their needs. She is a qualified Youth Worker and the tutor on our Youth Work Courses.

Ternaya managed the Four Towns Playscheme for 9 years before establishing it as a registered charity and changing its name to South Gloucestershire Playscheme with the help of our trustees. She is very passionate about supporting children, young people and families to access free support and activities.  Ternaya is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the organisation.

Barbara Ball

Playscheme Manager

Coordinator of the Playscheme since January 2017, when it was known as Four Towns Play Association, Barbara has expanded it to cover new areas across South Gloucestershire. Her focus is to ensure the scheme reaches and supports as much of the community as possible.

She has 2 children, one with additional needs. This has sparked her focus on SEN, inclusion and ensuring young people have the opportunities to reach their potential. She is working towards a level 3 Youth Work qualification and is trained in Paediatric First Aid.

Photo of Barbara Ball, our play scheme manager
Photo of Amelia Jackson, Trustee

Amelia Jackson

Playscheme Trustee Chair

Working closely with the community Amelia helps people get the support they need. As a mother to 3 children, Amelia is passionate about developing young minds and also supporting parents – especially in the holiday period.

Amelia has worked in a variety of rolls focusing on this. She has expertise in event management and community outreach, as well as a safeguarding and is highly experienced with charity structures.

Amelia Jackson is a Trustee whom strives to help others.

Susann Francken

Playscheme Trustee

Susann is a legally trained professional working in legal operations and international project management. Previously, Susann has worked in childcare for many years and is passionate about opening opportunities for play and learning to children from all backgrounds. .

We were privileged that we have a high number of staff who come back year after year to work for us. As many staff had previously worked for us, they already understood our aims, ethos and how we work.    

Each location has 1 Play Leader and 3 Play workers.  We provide a free lunch to every child that attends.  The lunches are supplied by Snack Attacks in Patchway and are nutritious and healthy.

All South Gloucestershire Playscheme staff have undergone Enhanced DBS (disclosure barring service) security checks.  We do this to ensure we meet legal requirement to ensure all children attending are safeguarded.  

“The leaders were excellent, food was great, location was perfect and it’s even free of charge. Thank you so much! ”

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