Whizz Kids Alsager

St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids


St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids was established in 1994 and was originally based in Frayling scout hall next door to the school. In September 2010 we moved location and we are now based within the grounds of St Gabriel’s school. As we are based at the school we are lucky enough to have full use of the playgrounds and playing fields to enjoy plenty of outside fun and exercise.

Telephone contact number : 01270 884338

Opening Hours term time: Monday - Friday: 7.30-8.40am & 3.00-6.00pm

Meet the team:


Nicky Farr

Manager, NVQ III Playwork

“I work at St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids before and after school every day in term time and 2 days a week in the school holidays.

I was given the opportunity to work in childcare after being made redundant in 2003. I then completed my NVQ level III in Playwork, although it was a change of career for me, it’s one that I have enjoyed every day since.

I joined Whizz Kids in 2008 and have since become the Manager at St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids. I am a mum of two boys and I like to promote a home from home atmosphere at Whizz Kids. I enjoy all the continued training and studying needed to promote a great setting and service for all of our families.

I love my job as the rewards are endless when working with children.”


Gillian Luxford


“I work at St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids every afternoon in term time and 2 days per week in the school holidays.

I was born and bought up in Ireland and moved to London to work in Banking and Broadcasting. When I moved to Alsager I was blessed to have a big family and I also have five lovely grandchildren.

I began working at Whizz Kids in 2014 after working for many years at St Gabriel’s and Pikemere Schools as a mid day assistant. I enjoy meeting and welcoming children and their families into a happy and homely environment on a daily basis. I take great pleasure in both playing with the children and watching them interact with each other. It’s just fun!”


Jason Clewlow

Playworker, NVQ III Playwork

“I work at St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids every day before and after school in term time and three days per week in the school holidays.

I have worked at Whizz Kids since 2009, in this time I have achieved a NVQ Level II and Level III in Playwork.

I enjoy getting to know the children and their families who attend Whizz Kids and feel proud that parents can go to work with the knowledge that their children are safe and having fun.”

We asked our children what they thought about St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids and they said .....

  • “We all like playing outside and building dens”
  • “We always have lots of craft activities to do”
  • “Whizz Kids is a really happy and fun place to be”
  • “All of the staff are really nice and kind”
  • “I really enjoy playing with the toys and making lots of fun stuff”

Ofsted said

St Gabriel’s Whizz Kids – Ofsted Report 2015

“The warm and caring staff team goes to great lengths to ensure that all children have their needs understood and met exceptionally well. Children quickly form very strong emotional attachments to the staff a newcomers settle very quickly into the setting.”

“They provide an extensive range of equipment and activities that engages children’s interests and enhances their learning both indoors and out.”

“Partnerships with other providers and professionals, particularly the on-site school and nursery, are dynamic.”

For the latest Whizz Kids inspection report please go to:


For information about St Gabriel’s School please go to:


St Gabriel’s School