The Children and Families Worker

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

Nikki Clare  //  Children and Families Worker

I look forward to meeting your family! I'm based here at St Francis on Wednesdays and Fridays and during Sunday services. I currently manage the team (below) and run Messy Church, Toddle time, Shake and Shimmy, Café Church and lead the preschool group 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.

I am a level 3 qualified NNEB and have 15 years of childcare experience. Eight of those years I have been in Nursery management. I currently am a part time Nanny when I'm not here at St Francis. I am also a full time mum!

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

Claire Meola  //  Children and Families Worker Assistant

With over 12 years of experience in Corporate Education, I am enjoying working with the younger generation!    

It is wonderful to see how they learn about the world around them and to be able to engage with them in fun and exciting activities.

I help look after Toddle Time as well as Youth and Children's Church and Messy Church on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Please contact me at: