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A Better Start Southend

Our team

A Better Start Southend is proud to have an expert team with backgrounds ranging from early years practice to health, education and social care. The team covers project and programme management, business support, research and evaluation, marketing and communications, and a dedicated crèche service. Additional expertise is provided by partners including specialist public health expertise and data analytics. All are committed to working alongside parents and the community, our partners and providers, to ensure Southend-on-Sea is the best place in the country to bring up a child and be a parent.

Alex Khaldi

A Better Start Southend Independent Chair

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Jeff Banks


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Stephanie Farr

Assistant Director

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Wendy Bailey

Programme Manager (and Communication and Language Workstream)

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Rachel Wood

Knowledge, Research and Evaluation Lead

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Dawn Harvey

Business Support Manager

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Tom Morton

Communications and Marketing Manager

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Julie Lannon

Project Manager (Social and Emotional Workstream)

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Charlotte Graham

Project Manager (Diet and Nutrition Workstream)

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Omolade Oshunremi

Contracts and Compliance Lead

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Brooke Littlejohn

Project Support Officer

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Lauren Dolphin

Knowledge, Research and Evaluation Officer

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Rhiannon Jones

Communications and Marketing Assistant

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Zoe Hill

Business Support Administrator, Governence

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Rosemary Ersser

Business Support and Finance Administrator

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Laura Burke

Personal Assistant to the Director and Senior Management Team

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Barbara Goldberg

Diet and Nutrition Specialist Advisor

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Lynsey Weston

Specialist Early Years Teacher/Communication and Language Advisor

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Sian Ansell

Specialist Early Years Teacher/Communication and Language Advisor

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Sabrina Kerr (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Health Improvement Practitioner Advanced

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Erin Brennan-Douglas

Senior Public Health Principal

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Kayleigh Churchman

Crèche Supervisor

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Samantha Tower

Crèche Worker

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Clare Sharratt

Crèche Worker

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Ileana Tait

Crèche Worker

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Lauraine Hurst

Crèche Worker

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