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Lizzy Wilkinson-Duck
Director (Top Duck)

I have always had a huge passion for working with children and watching them learn and develop. From the age of 18 I worked with the local council running playschemes and youth groups. It was then that I realised I wanted to tailor my career path into playwork and sports coaching.

I attended St Mary’s University and completed my degree in Sports Sciences and Psychology before attending Brunel and completing a Masters in Sports Psychology.

I have qualifications in:
BSc Sports Science and Psychology
MSc Sport Psychology
Paediatric First Aid
Child Protection awareness
Safeguarding for Designated staff
Safer Recruitment
Mental Health First Aid
Level 2 Food hygiene
Level 4 PTLLS
Level 2 and 3 Playwork
Level 3 in Youth work
Level 1 and 2 Teaching Aquatics
Level 2 in Understanding Health Improvement
Level 2 Understanding Behaviour change
Level 1 and 2 Football coaching
Level 2 Dodgeball coaching
Level 1 and 2 Basketball coaching
Level 1 and 2 Sports Leadership tutor
Level 1 Handball coaching
Level 2 Treatment of injuries in football
Autism Awareness
Challenging behaviour training
Leadership and Management
Quicksticks Leadership
Tag Rugby coaching
Multi-skills coaching
Goalball Leaders course
Futsal introduction
Gaelic football introduction
ABC's and FUNdamentals of movement
Coaching disabled people in sport
Understanding ASD and ADHD
Epilepsy and it's treatments
Deaf Awareness
British Sign Language
Adapted Sports and inclusive play

Many of the modules I undertook were based around developmental psychology, child psychology and sports coaching. Whilst working for the council I started to volunteer as a football coach at the weekends and then gained my Level 1 and 2 badges.

With my football coaching qualifications under my belt I then worked for a company that primarily delivered sports within primary schools in Hertfordshire. I worked here for 9 years in total and completed numerous courses including swim teaching, PTLLS Level 4 and an NVQ Level 3 in youth work and playwork. These additional courses meant that I changed the angle of what I was delivering and enabled me to open my own childcare business.

In November 2016 Dynamic Ducks was formed. We started by delivering sports sessions before, during and after school and then applied for our Ofsted registration; which we received in June 2017. The breakfast and after school club has grown from strength to strength and we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved. I am fortunate to have an extremely reliable, enthusiastic and motivated team that go above and beyond to ensure that all children attending are engaged and having a great time.



Dynamic Ducks is a great and fun club to be at. It makes me feel safe and as has a lot of activities to do. My favourite is the football table.

Everyone is really cool and supportive, I got on well with Owen and they provide great snacks.