Our Staff Team

We have a playwork team with a wealth of skills and experience of working with children and young people with disabilities.  Each play work team is led by a Playleader, supported by a Deputy Playleader, and together they create a fantastic environment for the children to play in.  The teams give individual support according to the needs of the children, often one to one support where necessary.

As well as recruiting great calibre play staff, we provide a training programme to enable our staff team to develop professionally and in order to maintain our standard of practice. We provide compulsory training for all staff on safeguarding children.

If you are interested in joining our bank staff team either in a paid or voluntary position see our working with us pages.

Our Business Manager, Maria Munday, is our Designated Senior Member of Staff for Safeguarding and has overall responsibility for managing Malvern Special Families services, including managing finances, and evaluating how our play services best meet the needs of families and children and young people. Maria rejoined Malvern Special Families in March 2015 and has a son who came to our clubs.

Caroline-ConeinOur Play Services Co-ordinator is Caroline Conein, who has worked with Malvern Special Families since 2007.  Caroline is responsible for the delivery of services; staff recruitment and training; welcoming and registering new families .  Caroline is the lead for quality assurance within the organisation and supports the Playleaders to provide an excellent experience for the children who come to us.


Sue Robinson is our Playleader for the Ofsted registered 5-11s clubs at both the Poolbrook Centre and Fort Royal settings. Sue has been with us since 2009.

Ann Marie Gilchrist is our Playleader for our Clubs at Regency High School.  She has been working with us since 2011.


Margaret Bennett is our Playleader for Malvern Saturday Youth Club and has worked for Malvern Special Families at Regency, Poolbrook, Fort Royal and Malvern Vale. Margaret is also the leader for our Wednesday evening youth group at Malvern Vale Community Centre.