The Children and Families Worker

We look forward to welcoming you and your family here at St Francis.

Nikki Clare  //  Children and Families Worker

Hi I'm Nikki.

I've been here at St Francis Church as a member of the congregation for over 10 years, part of YACC team for 9 years and I've been in post for four years now. I have a diploma in Childcare, NNEB, with 22 years experience in Childcare, having worked in various settings and with lots of different professional groups. I am also a fulltime mum to my little boy.

I love my job here at St Francis! We have an amazing congregation and Ministry team. I am lucky enough to work within a great Youth and Children's Church team,  working alongside Rachel and a great team of volunteers.

We really look forward to welcoming your family here at St Francis!

I'm based here at St Francis on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and during Sunday services. I currently manage the YACC team and run Toddle time, Baby group and lead the Pre-school section of YACC on Sundays. I also help out with The Cellar Group (for older children) and Connect (for our Youth) and organise some larger scale events which involve the whole Church family.

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If you have any questions regarding our Youth and Children's work please do contact me on

Rachel Hickey //  Children and Families Worker Assistant

My responsibilities include: co-planning and implementing the 0 -5 years Youth and Children’s Church group, planning and co-running Toddle Time sessions, planning and running other Youth and Family events throughout the year, representing St Francis Church for outreach to local schools such as assemblies and supporting swimming lessons and leading the ‘Cellar' Youth Group. Please contact me at