I have always been involved in both the Arts and the care industries.
From Studying fine Art at Brighton College, working at Glyndebourne Opera house, Cabin Crew for BA and working throughout the years with adults and children with learning difficulties these have been my chosen career paths, including becoming a registered childminder.
All this lead me to start Kudize Club Club with Becky Holst, combining all our life skills together
BECKY HOLSTDirector and play worker manager
The youngest of five, Becky grew up in a big family with a big heart, and for many years, her dream job was to be the person who made the thing when the Blue Peter presenter said ‘here’s one we made earlier’.
Becky’s passion for making things lead to an Art Degree at Loughborough University in 1998, and after having two children, she completed her Early Years professional qualification in 2012.
Fast-forward to the present, Becky feels incredibly lucky to be part of a creative and caring club where children feel like they belong. In fact, it’s her dream job.
NATILJA TURNERSupervisor and early years manager
I have been graduated with DipHE and was awarded a degree comparable to a British honours Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy. I have great experience working with children of different ages.
I have been working for Kudize club for 4 years as a supervisor and helping occasionally to run holiday club.I’m an early years specialist and have previously worked close with sen children. Thanks to my experience, I can offer help and support to SEN children and their parents.
SORAYA EMBLEYPlay worker
Soraya grew up in Washington DC, having moved there as a child. On her return to the UK she was busy raising her children. She was extensively involved in school activities and volunteering at her children’s school. Now that her kids are grown up, she is enjoying working with the wonderful kids at Kudize.
Soraya has returned to University and is studying Counselling and is hoping to start a Post Graduate degree in Psychotherapy in September.
REUBEN DELANEYPlay worker
I’ve been working at Kudize for 2 and a half years but had worked with children, through my mums work, and scouting for a few years before that, helping run activities and games. I studied child development at secondary school, and have been babysitting since the age of 15 which has given me experience with working with children individually as well as in large groups.
EVIE DELANEYPlay worker
My names Evie and I have been working at Kudize since March 2021. I have worked at a range of jobs since the age of 15, these include: a waitress, an eyelash technician, and a salon assistant. I have also been a personal assistant for a young boy with autism for three years providing one to one care and helping him with any challenges. In addition to this I have done massive amounts of babysitting for a wide range of age groups and I have been highly involved in my 5 young cousins childhoods. I love working with children and have thouroughly enjoyed having fun and being adventurous and creative with all the children at kudize! In March I completed my Business, Sociology and Health and Social Care A Levels and I am planning to start a degree in business management this September whilst working with Donna and Becky to help manage Kudize and aim to create the best experience possible for every child.
ANNABEL MACKENPlay worker
I’m 18 years old and have been volunteering as a leader in the scouts since 2017 and have helped on two camps working with kids aged 10-14. I love being outdoors and am currently doing my Gold DofE
Hi, my name is Claire. I have lived in Hassocks for over 20 years. During this time I have raised my four children and have worked and volunteered within many different local childcare settings. These include, being a Midday Meals Supervisor at local schools, looking after children as a before and after school Nanny and working as a Nursery Practitioner at a Pre-school and Day Nursery. I am currently working through a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork and I am enjoying working with all the children at Kudizeclub who are teaching me the value of play.