Our Staff

The majority of the staff who work on the CHIPS Playscheme have been working for CHIPS for many years and return to work on the playscheme by taking time off from their main job of school teacher and teaching assistant. All the staff that are referred to fondly as ‘the reds’ have a wide range of experience, qualification and skills and are always enthusiastic when playing with the children to ensure that the children thoroughly enjoy the scheme. CHIPS staff will say that being at the scheme is not like going to work but meeting up as one large happy family.
Mary Chambers

Mary Chambers

CHIPS co-ordinator

A note from the Co-ordinator

Hi everyone, My name is Mary Chambers and I am the CHIPS co-ordinator. I joined CHIPS when I was 18 as a playworker and after 7 years I took the reins as the co-ordinator. When I am not working on CHIPS I work at Boxgrove Primary School as a teaching assistant and a Forest School Leader. I have worked with children in a range of settings and ages since I was 18 and I hold a BA in Early Years Studies and Education. I thoroughly enjoy working for CHIPS as the co-ordinator as it keeps me busy and no moment is ever the same!

CHIPS School Holiday Club Guildford About

About CHIPS

CHIPS was established as a community playscheme managed by The North Guildford Holiday Playscheme Committee, a voluntary management committee in 2002.

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Activities

Activities include arts, crafts and design, sports, music, dance, drama, and environmental play.

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CHIPS School Holiday Club Guildford Staff

Our Staff

Our wonderful team of staff are led by Mary. All staff are qualified carers and DBS checked.

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Dates 2017

Check the available play scheme dates for Summer and Easter school holidays 2017.

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"A safe environment with a similar staff base each year that gives a secure feeling to the children. The staff are fabulous. Each time my son is on a break from school he asks if CHIPS is on, it’s by far his first choice over the many other activities we do in the holidays."

"Chips has made a big difference to our lives this summer as my children have special needs and summer hols are too long for them as they are used to routine. They loved chips and want to come back next year. Staff are friendly and helpful. Thank you."

“CHIPS is fantastic, my son loves coming every year! We are reassured that he is in a safe and happy environment. Thank you.”

"My girls loved it and I'm so pleased they join for the week. They have learnt so many different things and their confidence has grown."