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Meet Your Local Team

Meet Your Local Team
This area of the site will introduce you to everyone in our team and explain what each of us does.

For some staff a contact form will be displayed, allowing you to contact that person direct through the website with a question if you would like to.  
Administration & Support Services

Jenny Withers- Business Support Administrator
Jenny is an experienced administrator and has worked for Action for Children for 11 years.

" I am often first contact for a family and share the good practice we offer here. 

I am able to share our programme of activities with families and encourage them to join in."

To send a note to Jenny Withers please click here
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Phillipa Hart- Business Support Administrator
Pippa is working from Westham supporting the team in the centre on Conifers site.

She thoroughly enjoys working with the team at Westham and is passionate about her role.

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Amie Bruton- Early Years Activity Worker
Amie joined the team as an apprentice Early Years Worker in 2013 and hasn't stopped!  Amie can be found running groups at Mulberry and Outlooks and has developed knowledge in PEEP Learning Together, Baby Clinic, Under Ones and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Amie recently completed her NVQ and is now a full time member of the Early Years team.

To send a note to Amie Bruton please click here
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Denys Newman- Early Years Activity Worker
Denys is based at Mulberry Children's Centre and specialises in working with children with special educational needs, is trained in Baby signing and toddler signing and enjoys working with the families from Weymouth.

To send a note to Denys Newman please click here
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Habiba Uddin- Early Years Activity Worker



Habiba is based at Westham Children's Centre and is a qualified early years practitioner with many years of experience in the early years foundation stage.


Habiba has ENCO training for working specifically with children with developmental delay or additional needs, and also english as a second language training.

Habiba finds it rewarding to work with families and children and is really excited to be starting her journey working with Action for Children.

To send a note to Habiba Uddin please click here
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Keryn Walden- Family Support Outreach Worker

To send a note to Keryn Walden please click here
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Fiona Hall- Family Support Outreach Worker
Fiona works primarily from Mulberry Children's Centre in Weymouth supporting families and their children with parenting, children's learning and development and is a well known face in the centres.

Fiona has a background in early years and is qualified in PEEP, weaning and has lots of experience working with babies and children.

To send a note to Fiona Hall please click here
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Michelle Waldock- Family Support Outreach Worker
Michelle is based at Westham Children's Centre and has worked for the Children's Centres since 2003. Michelle is an experienced outreach worker working in Partnership with Families and Children in the local community.

"I am committed to delivering a high standard of service to ensure positive support and outcomes for the Children and Families I work with. I enjoy the variety of my role, it is the best feeling to see Families make positive changes and achieve success."


To send a note to Michelle Waldock please click here
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Sharon Neal- Family Support Outreach Worker
Sharon works at Outlooks Children's Centre in Portland and has worked for Action for Children for 17 years.  Sharon's background is in early years, achieving an Early Years Foundation Degree recently. Within the centre, other than family support, Sharon teaches baby massage and is a lead in the dads group.

"I enjoy working in partnership with families and children, sharing their achievements and watching their child's confidence grow. "

To send a note to Sharon Neal please click here
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Sue Rolls- Team Leader Administration
Sue has been with Action for Children since 2009 and has worked in Children Centres since 2013.

Sue supports the business support Administration teams for East Dorset & Weymouth & Portland and leads in Finance.

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Sue Turle- Children's Services Manager

Sue joined the centres in May 2015 bringing a wealth of experience of developing services for children under five and their families with her.  


'I feel privileged to be able to work within the services across Weymouth and Portland, the children and families benefit from quality services plus there is a genuine desire to improve the outcomes for children in the area. I have been particularly impressed with the support from volunteers and parents who 
contribute to services within the towns.'

Sue also manages the East Dorset Children's Centre Cluster. 


To send a note to Sue Turle please click here
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Teresa Bowden- Service Coordinator
Teresa is the Service Cooridinator for Westham, The Mulberry, Outlooks and Bincombe Valley Children's Centres.  Teresa comes from a participation professional background and spent a large proportion of her career supporting young people at risk of offending.  Teresa moved her career into early years in 2011.

"I feel privileged to be part of a team who are passionate about improving outcomes for children, enabling them to have the best start in life".

To send a note to Teresa Bowden please click here
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