Our Holiday Club Team

Harvey Marshall

Holiday Club Manager

Hi, I'm Harvey! I have worked at Smiles since we first opened, with around 5 years experience working with children in various roles both at the club, a local holiday camp and supporting a pre-school. Working at our Before and After School I was responsible for health, safety and wellbeing until September 2022 when I took a step back to study BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at Nottingham Trent University. Since then I continued to help from behind the scenes as well as covering for other staff when I can. Now I am really enjoying my new role as Holiday Club Manager and, following our launch in the summer of 2023, I am excited to oversee the continued success of our holiday clubs! I am grateful to have the chance to be back working regularly in such an fantastic setting with an amazing team, enjoying the fun and making lots of memories with the children during the school holidays. I have recently completed my Level 4 Award in Nursery Management and also hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare on top of completing various training including Pediatric First Aid, Spotting the Sick Child, Safeguarding for Designated Leads, Children's Playwork, Mental Health and Wellbeing, EYFS, Behaviour Management, and SEN Coordination.

Lucy Hardy

Deputy Holiday Club Manager

Hi, my name is Lucy and I live at home with my mum, dad, younger brother and dog Lexi. I love to perform and have been trained in singing, dancing and acting since the age of 2. I have over 6 years experience working with children, having worked as the Choreographer at Barrow Arts Theatre Society teaching dance to children from the ages of 2 to 16 since 2018, as well as having experience babysitting and nannying. I have worked at Smiles for the past two years before and after school, progressing into my current position as Playleader (Operations) responsible for all health and safety matters. In this time, I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and I have attended various training including Safeguarding for Designated Leads, Prevent, Health and Safety for Managers, Fire Safety for Managers, Positive Behaviour in Early Years, Paediatric First Aid, Early Years Education Framework and Becoming a Manager. I have a keen interest in leadership and management, as I hope to have my own performing arts academy in the future, so I am loving my new role as Deputy Holiday Club Manager supporting with the the day to day leadership of club and shaping the future of what our holiday club at Smiles offers!

Maddie Gray

Activity Leader (Physical)

Hi, I’m Maddie, I live at home in Mountsorrel with my parents, elder sister Lydia and our pet cat, Rufus. I am currently at Rawlins Post 16 studying Dance, Drama and Psychology A Levels. In my spare time, my absolute passion is dance. I’ve been attending Charnwood School of Dance since the age of 2 and along with attending competitions and festivals across the UK, I study many dance disciplines. I’m the 2019 and 2022 Leicestershire Ballet Champion and also in 2022, I was very proud to have made the grand finals of the prestigious Miss Dance of Great Britain. I’m also a teaching assistant in the baby ballet classes. I am currently Playworker and Online Marketing Lead at Before and After School Club, alongside my role as Activity Lead (Physical) leading on the planning and delivery of physical activities at our Holiday Club. I enjoy working with children and their many personalities. During this time, I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare as well as training in Level 1 Safeguarding Qualification, Prevent, Basic First Aid Awareness and Data Protection in Marketing.

Grace Biggs

Activity Leader (Creative)

Hi, I'm Grace and I live in Quorn with my family. I am currently attending Rawlins Academy, where I am in sixth form and studying Psychology, History and Economics. In addition to this, I have completed training including Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding, Prevent, Paediatric First Aid, Positive Behaviour in Early Years, Mental Health Awarness, Mental Health and Wellbeing in Young People and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. I've also finished my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare covering themes including: Early Years Provision; Keeping Children Healthy & Safe; Play, Imagination & Creativity; and, Children with Special Needs. At Before and After School Club I enjoy my role as Playleader (Pastoral) alongside planning the creative activities for Holiday Club as Activity Lead (Creative). In the future, I hope to attend university before going on to hopefully become a primary school teacher. In my spare time, I enjoy going out with my friends and spending time with my family. I really enjoy working with children and I am loving my experience at Smiles and being part of this amazing team!

Ava Jones

Play Assistant

Hi, I’m Ava and I live in Mountsorrel with my family and our pet dog, Narla. I am currently at Rawlins Post- 16 studying Biology, Chemistry and Film studies. In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends and playing football with my team, where I have won many awards with them during the time I’ve played. I have previously volunteered at a local After School club and enjoyed taking care of the children and helping to create new, fun activities for them. I have recently completed Level 1 Child Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and First Aid Awareness training. In the future I hope to attend university in America and specialise in Paediatric Dentistry. I’m excited to be working as a Play Assistant in both the Before and After School Club and Holiday Club Team!

Lilly Evans

Play Assistant

Hi , I’m Lilly and I live in Quorn with my family and our dog Bobby. I am currently at Rawlins Post-16 studying Art, English Literature and Geography. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and looking after my baby sister Ada. My swimming has enabled me to work as an Assistant Swimming Teacher. Whilst in this role I have completed my STA Level 2 Safety Award for Teachers. I am also Safeguarding and Prevent trained. I have also worked as a Farmhand and Children’s Party Host at Stonehurst Farm. Alongside my work at Before and After School Club, I also work at our holiday club and as an Activity Leader at Tay Play Holiday Camps. In the future, I hope to attend university and go into the fashion industry. I am enjoying being a part of the Smiles team!