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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.

Amy Ryan
Deputy Manager (Deputy Duck) & Early Years Co-Ordinator

Hi , I’m Amy- the early years coordinator here at dynamic ducks.

Working with children is something I really enjoy. I started here in 2019 whilst completing my apprenticeship in becoming and early years practitioner. In November 2020 I joined full time and have welcomed several years of new receptions who have settled really well into dynamic ducks.

During this time I have completed a variety of different courses to help develop and expand my knowledge.

I have qualifications in:
DSL safeguarding
Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
Child Protection Awareness
Safeguarding for Designated Staff
Level 2 Food Hygiene
FGM Training
Prevent Training
Paediatric First Aid
Dealing with Challenging behaviour
Child Mental Health
Autism Awareness

Nicole Williamson
safeguarding specialist

Nicole is Dynamic Duck’s safeguarding specialist – and in her day job is a director of a safeguarding company called Education Child Protection LTD.

Nicole is a Psychology graduate with QTS (PGCE) and a Level 6 qualification in Leadership and Management. Nicole has spent most of her professional career managing children and young people’s services within Local Authorities and the voluntary sector.

With this wealth of experience, Nicole moved into a Head of Training role where she led teams of trainers delivering Apprenticeships in Youth Work and Playwork, Diplomas and Core Skills programmes for professionals working with children and young people as well as young people training and intervention programmes including youth work, group work, dance, sports and leadership.

Nicole’s specialisms are Safeguarding, Leadership and Management. Nicole has represented and delivered training for the Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards nationally and undertaken the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead in each of her managerial positions throughout her career.

In addition, Nicole has developed and implemented Audit, Policy Development and Safer Staffing procedures, supporting organisations to ensure the highest standards of protecting children are reached. Nicole has also been a counsellor for Childline and developed Safeguarding programmes which she delivered to teaching staff in The Gambia for a period of 3 years.

I have qualifications in:
Education DSL training
DSL Training Keeping Child Safe during Covid-19
Introduction to Prevent – E-Learning Package
Annual Online Safety Course for Online Safety Leads / DSL’s
Designated Senior Person Training
Early Years DSL Online Training
Safeguarding Adults for Managers
Certified Business coach status
Understanding Sex Offender Behaviour: A foundation course in behaviour analysis
Youth MHFA course
Identifying and managing allegations against staff
Safer Recruitment – Train the Trainer
Signs of Safety Training
Level 4 Certificate in Leading the IQA of assessment processes and practice
Understanding Young People’s Challenging Behaviour Training
Personal Interview Training
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
Child Protection in Education Conference
CMI Level 6 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF)
PGCE (Post graduate certificate in education) – Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Management Development Programme
Level 2 Award in Dance Leadership
Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership
NCFE Level 1 in Drug Awareness
Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
Psychology BSc
Level 2 Certificate in Playwork
Certificate in Youth and Community Work

Lauren Wildman

Hi my name is Lauren Joanne Wildman, I am 17 years old, I am studying level 3 sport at Watford west Herts collage, in my spare time I like watching Watford FC and like spending time with my family and friends.

I have qualifications in:
Child safeguarding,
FGM awareness

Sheralyn Bamford

I enjoy working at Dynamic Ducks as I love working with children. I have been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2004 as well as having two children of my own. I also work as an Assistant cook at Rickmansworth Park school. I have completed my paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, FGM, Prevent, Challenging behaviours and food hygiene courses.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking and walking and when I get time ... reading!

I have qualifications in:
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Safety and catering
Safeguarding Children
Challenging Behaviour training

Connor Davey

My name is Connor Davey, I am a 18 year old student currently studying for my A Levels in English Literature, History and Drama at Rickmansworth school.

In my spare time my main hobby is acting in any shape or form; this is something I hope to one day pursue as a career. I am a member of the Kings Langley Players amateur theatre company where I have recently won the NODA Charles Summer award for best actor in a play for district 10.

I have been trained in safeguarding and food hygiene to ensure that in my role here I can carry out all duties to the very best of my professional ability. I absolutely love every minute working with Dynamic Ducks!

I have qualifications in:
Child Protection Awareness
Food Allergy Awareness
Challenging Behaviour
Paediatric First Aid

Helen Williams

As well as having 3 children of my own, I have worked in a primary school environment for the past 3 years and I am also a catering assistant at Rickmansworth park school.

Ellie Williamson



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.