We have a team of highly experienced and dedicated staff members, all trained to Level 3 or above. You can find out more about each of them here.

Sam Dexter – Manager

      • Foundation Degree in Children and Young People’s Services
      • SENCo
      • Play Champion
      • First Aid trained

My name is Sam Dexter and I have been the Leader and now Manager of Belton Playgroup since 2007.

I have seen many changes over the 13 years and am proud of how we have grown from a couple of mornings per week for 2 ½ to 4 year-olds to 46 hours of childcare for ages 18 months to 10 years.

I have worked in Childcare for 30 years and have a Foundation Degree in Children and Young People’s Services, Level 2 in Understanding Autism and in Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

I have been a Special Educational Needs Coordinator for over 20 years.

I live with my husband, Ted and my youngest daughter. I have 2 other children and a step-daughter all who are grown up and busy making their way in the world.

I love reading and walking with my dog, Colin. I also enjoy Pilates.

Becky Swann – Deputy Manager

  • Level 3
  • First Aid trained

Jo-Anne Webber – Second Deputy and Communication & Language Support

  • NVQ Level 3
  • First Aid trained

Vanessa Cook

  • BTEC Level 3
  • First Aid trained

Kelly Eversfield

  • NVQ Level 3
  • First Aid trained

Amanda Overton

I am Amanda Jane Overton. I have recently joined the team of early years teachers at Belton Playgroup but have been involved with the group for over 8 years; as a committee member, then as Chair and most recently, until becoming a member of staff, as treasurer.

I have three girls and all attended the playgroup before moving up to primary school.

I have 10 years experience of teaching and supporting children from 9 months to 12 years in my previous carer as a home-based child minder. I have gained various certificates and qualifications during my carer including ‘Understanding Autism’ and ‘Autistic Masking’, ‘Understanding and Managing Difficult Emotions’ and ‘The Graduated Approach to Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). I am also working towards my Foundational Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services, specialising in the SEND pathway.

I am addicted to Pinterest and have more craft projects on the go than I will ever be able to finish! I also LOVE my garden; it’s the place I go to relax and rest my mind.

Megan Langley

My name is Megan Langley, I am new to Belton Playgroup. I am the leader of the sea lions group for the after school club.

I have 5 years’ experience in childcare. I achieved level 2 and level 3 cache early years educator. 

I live with my partner and my 2 year old daughter. 

I enjoy walking my dog Fudge with my partner and daughter. I also enjoy spending time with my family and taking my daughter on lots of different days out.