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 Cranberry Whizz Kids every morning and 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!”


Charlotte (Charlie) Potter


“I joined Whizz Kids at the end of 2023 and work before and after school each day. I enjoy working here as I like to engage with the children and see them grow up and thrive whilst learning new things.

In my spare time I like riding my horse Jeannie and enjoy being involved with amateur dramatics.”


Vanessa Dawson

Playworker, NVQ III Playwork

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 2020

“Staff create a warm, welcoming and carefully arranged environment for children to play, explore and relax in. They have high expectations of children and their behaviour at this friendly club.”

“The staff know children and their families exceptionally well and have strong links within the local community. Children happily and confidently enter the club.”

“Staff thoroughly enjoy working in the club and feel very well supported by the manager and owner.”

For the latest Whizz Kids inspection report please go to:

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


St Gabriel’s School