Meet the team

Alex Baxter

START WELL SEND MANAGER

Alex Baxter is a Start Well Manager with responsibility for supporting providers to improve outcomes for children with SEND.

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Angela Maher

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY ASSISTANT

Angela Maher is a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant for the Early Years Communication and Language Development Service.

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Ann Monckton

CHILDCARE PARTNERSHIP OFFICER

Ann Monckton is Childcare Partnership Officer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Anna Ephgrave

EXTERNAL CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

Anna Ephgrave has been teaching for over 27 years and works with Bolton Start Well on a number of courses.

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Becky Hildred

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST TEAM LEADER

Becky Hildred has been a Speech and Language Therapist in Bolton for 7 years and is currently the team leader for the Early Years Communication and Language Service.

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Caroline Stowell

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST TEAM LEADER

Caroline Stowell has been a Speech and Language Therapist for 10 years and has worked as a Team Leader within Bolton since 2016.

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Dawn France

START WELL EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE ADVISER

Dawn France is an Early Years and Childcare Adviser with a particular focus on early intervention, inclusion and SEND in the early years.

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Gill Scowcroft

OUTREACH TEACHER

Gillian Scowcroft is an Outreach Teacher at Ladywood Special School and trainer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Halimah Omarjee

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Halimah Omarjee is a Speech and Language Therapist working in the Early Years Communication and Language Development Service.

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Helen Shearer

START WELL PROFESSIONAL LEAD (EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE)

Helen Shearer is the Start Well Professional Lead (Early Years Education & Childcare) and an Early Years and Childcare Adviser.

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Jane Howarth

START WELL EARLY YEARS CONSULTANT

Jane Howarth is a Start Well Early Years Consultant delivering the Quality and Outcomes offer to EYFS funded providers.

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Janet Birchall

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Janet Birchall is a Workforce Development Manager at Bolton Council and trainer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Jo Brown

EARLY YEARS SEND HUB COORDINATOR

Jo Brown is an Early Years SEND Hub Coordinator at Bolton Council and trainer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Karen Presto

INTEGRATED WORKING TEAM MANAGER

Karen Presto is an Integrated Working Team Manager at Bolton Council and trainer for the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Kathryn Catterall

START WELL SENIOR COMMS & LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Kathryn Catterall is a Senior Communication and Language Consultant for the Start Well Service.

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Kathryn Reid

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Kathryn Reid is a Speech and Language Therapist who has worked for the Bolton Start Well Early Years Communication and Language Development Service since May 2019.

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Laura Wright

START WELL EARLY YEARS & CHILDCARE ADVISER

Laura Wright is a Start Well Early Years and Childcare Adviser for Bolton Start Well Service.

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Lyndsey Longworth

START WELL EARLY YEARS CONSULTANT

Lyndsey Longworth is a Start Well Early Years Consultant delivering the Quality and Outcomes offer to EYFS funded providers.

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Maariyah Arshad

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Maariyah Arshad is a Speech and Language Therapist who joined Bolton Start Well in 2019.

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Natalie Coppard

START WELL EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Natalie Coppard has been a Start Well Early Years Practitioner since 2014. Prior to this she worked in a number of nurseries in Bolton. She works directly with children and families delivering high quality interventions. These support parent and child attachment, interactions and children’s learning and development.

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Pamela Graveson

START WELL COMMUNICATIONS AND LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Pamela Graveson is a Communications & Language Consultant in the Bolton Start Well Service.

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Sheron Kantor

START WELL QUALITY & OUTCOMES SENIOR CONSULTANT

Sheron Kantor's role focuses on our EYFS offer for schools and providers and delivering professional development activities across the sector.

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Tricia Wellings

TRAINER WITH MBK CONSULTANTS AND EARLY YEARS PROVIDER

Tricia Wellings has worked in early years for over 19 years.. She currently owns three day nurseries and four Out of School Clubs. Tricia opened the training and consultancy company four years ago, in order to support the development of the teams.

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