Hi I am Samantha Brand and the Deputy Manager of the Club.
I have a degree in Social Anthropology which focussed on social structures and religion in South East Asia. I has twenty-one years’ experience of working in child-care provision, from volunteering for a charity in Calcutta in 1996, in which I saw the lack of provision for children in a make-shift clinic and set up a basic play setting, working as an outreach worker for children with disabilities at Lancaster Social Services from 1997 -2004 and then I set up my own business as a Community Support Worker.
I’ve has been The Deputy Manager at the Club since September 2012. My relevant qualifications include an NVQ in EYFS , Teaching Assistant qualifications and working with Children and Young People.
I’ve also been a trained Tai Chi teacher since 2001 and a Meditation teacher since 1993.