Meet the Team

Anna Jenkins – Family Support Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

    • I provide 1:1 support for parents who require help with finances, behaviour, mental health and domestic abuse.
    • I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies, and a Post Graduate qualification in Early Years Professional Status.
    • I am trained to give contraceptive advice.
    • I am the centre’s CAPO co-ordinator for families affected by parental offending in Bristol. I regularly work at HMP Bristol and HMP Eastwood Park supporting children, families and offenders.

Kerri Matthews – Family Support Lead and Safeguarding Lead

    • I have a degree in Sociology and a Masters in Developmental and Therapeutic Play.
    • I am the contact point on behalf of the Family Support Team for any queries about referrals and our group services.
    • I spend some of my time at city-wide meetings looking at the ways in which we can develop our service.
    • I build links with other agencies and professionals.
    • As part of my role I am involved in some 1:1 support to families.
    • I also support women affected by domestic abuse and mental health issues, I have a Diploma in Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

Sue George – Family Support Worker

    • I provide 1:1 support and signposting for families.
    • I am Nurturing Parenting Programme trained.
    • I facilitate Rockabye and Antenatal Rockabye for mums suffering from Postnatal Depression and Low Mood.
    • I have lived and worked in Brentry and Henbury for 36 years, working with children and supporting families.
    • I have three adult sons and two young grandchildren.

Milli Barry – Family Support Worker

    • I am CAPO (children affected by parental offending) Lead and support CAPO Champions across Bristol within their role.
    • I have an NVQ Level 3 in Early Education and have lots of previous experience within Early Years and in Leading Roles such as Deputy Manager and SENCO.
    • I provide 1:1 support and signposting for families.

Clare Holden – Family Support Assistant

    • I have a degree in Primary Education and have spent many years teaching in a primary school.  I have also worked with a local pre-school and childminder.
    • I facilitate Stay and Play and Tiny Tots.
    • I have 4 children and enjoy playing netball.
    • I have spent time volunteering with a family support charity giving 1:1 support to families.

Emma Laird – Breastfeeding Support

    • I support the Health Visitors at the Brentry Baby Clinic and run the Breastfeeding Support Group every Wednesday morning at our Brentry site.
    • I work in our Baby Room, Buttercup, and have many years of experience working with babies and young children.
    • I am Nurture Programme trained and I am able to support parents with parenting advice.