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A Better Start Southend

Meet the friendly YourFamily team

Paul Maynard
YourFamily Team Manager
Hello, I’m Paul. I have worked with families in Southend for over 10 years, helping them develop their existing strengths to realise their best hopes for the future. I’m excited about the new YourFamily programme and the benefits it can bring to the Southend community over the coming years. I’m a bit of a dog lover and enjoy cooking.
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Sarah Middleton
YourFamily Worker
Hi, I’m Sarah. Prior to working for YourFamily, I was a primary school teacher for over 20 years and had the privilege of teaching children in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. In my spare time, I enjoy running, paddle boarding and walking.
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Aimee Wicks
YourFamily Connector
Hello, I am Aimee, I previously worked in an Early Years Setting for over 5 years working with children aged 2-3 and 9-18 months. I love being out and about, socialising and doing fun things with my family and friends!
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Amanda Littlejohn
YourFamily Deputy Manager
Hi, I am Amanda I have worked in Southend with families for many years and am really looking forward to continuing to work with families on their journeys within the YourFamily programme. I have a miniature dachshund that keeps me busy and three grown up children.
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Charlotte Barker
YourFamily Worker
Hi! I’m Charlotte. I have worked primarily with families for the past ten years and enjoy drinking coffee and spending time with family and friends.
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Rebecca Taylor
YourFamily Worker
Hi, I’m Rebecca, I’m an Early Years Educator with experience of working both 1:1 and as a key person in an early years setting. Outside of work, I’m a keen runner and represent my club at cross country.
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Danniella Metson
Health Visitor
Hi, I’m Danniella and I have been a Registered Nurse for twenty years, working both in the UK and Australia in Adult and Neonatal Critical Care. I have been a health visitor in Southend on Sea for the last ten years. I am excited to be a part of the YourFamily team advising on health and supporting families to maximise their potential. I am a qualified yoga teacher and I sing with a local band.
Joanne Price
YourFamily Worker
Hi, I’m Jo. Prior to joining the YourFamily team, I worked as a Nanny to two young children and more recently I was a Learning Support Assistant for 16 years in a Primary School. I enjoy walking my dog, practicing yoga and cooking.
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Nancy Mills
Your Family Volunteer Co- ordinator
Hi, I’m Nancy, prior to working for ‘Your Family’ I Worked in an adult hospice for 18 months. Previous to that I worked in the City in banking for over 20 years. I love anything to do with water and boats. I enjoy holidays and time spent with my friends and family.
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Nicolle Bass
YourFamily Worker
Hello, my name is Nicolle. I have been working with families in Southend and surrounding areas for many years and I’m looking forward to my new working challenge working with the Your Family Team. I have a professional and personal passion for investing in the community. In my personal life, I enjoy many different activities from stand-up paddle boarding and singing in a choir, and sometimes I like doing both at the same time!
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Abbie Potter
YourFamily Connector
Hi! I’m Abbie. Prior to joining the YourFamily team I was completing a Social Work degree at the University of Essex. I have a young son who keeps me busy and in my spare time I like to go on long bike rides along the seafront.
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Jennifer Reynolds
YourFamily Worker
Hello, I’m Jenny. I have worked with families in Southend for many years and I’m excited to be a part of the YourFamily team, giving families the opportunity to make the most of their community. I have 2 children and like being active with them, I also enjoy time with my family and friends.
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