Rekha created The Gap Club in 2001 when faced with the challenge that every parent experiences of how to manage work, family, childcare and life commitments in a balanced and healthy way for all, ensuring the children were her priority as well as achieving parity with her family and work/business. Her remedy to the childcare conundrum of was to create her own high quality home from home out of school group childcare, and so The Gap Club was born! Word of mouth recommendation and a persistent consistent drive for perfection has seen The Gap Club grow to what it is today.
Rekha is a passionate and strong supporter of children and young people feeling at ease, confident, happy, safe and secure with skilled practitioners by their side to encourage children to express their imagination and explore their curiosity at their own pace and individual need. She is proud to be a part of the journey of children becoming rounded independent young citizen’s.
It has been a privilege to work so closely with all our families and children over the years earning us the caption of being ‘More than just a Service’ by many.
She is highly skilled, qualified & experienced and enjoys sharing her knowledge of play and early years practices with all members of her team. She has over 30 years leadership and management experience and is qualified to Level 4 in Early Years.
Outside of work Rekha enjoys spending time with her 4 children and huge! lovable! dog as well as doing her bit for the community and charity work.
Rekha loves music especially of 80’s pop music. She has a medical background in pharmacy and relishes her personal development journey
Rekha’s favourite thing about working at Gap: The children and their humour, the staff and their dedication, the parent’s and their friendship and support.
Natasha has worked for The Gap Club for over 10 years after joining the company in April 2008 as a Playworker. She progressed in to a full-time role in 2011 after completing her Qualified Teacher Status. Following this she has also completed her Level 3 in Playwork and Level 6 in Early Years and became General Manager in 2014. Outside of work Natasha enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 5 year old son, and socialising with friends.
Natasha has a love of music, can sing and can play various instruments including piano, clarinet and saxophone.
Natasha’s favourite thing about working at Gap: Every day is different!
Alex has been working in playwork and childcare since 1999 and has worked in a variety of play settings from community centres, schools and providing outdoor play. He has a young family of five children and married having moved to the south in 2017.
Along with playwork, Alex has been active in The Scouting Association, and once worked on a cruise liner as an entertainment host! Alex has managed a number of playwork settings including playschemes, holiday, breakfast, and afterschool clubs. He is a qualified level 3 playworker and is also trained in Early Years.
As well as being a Playworker, Alex is also a DJ and once ran the London Marathon!
The quality of service for the children is the best I’ve seen in playwork. We have a great team of staff who love working with the kids.
Nel has worked for The Gap Club since 2011 and has progressed to be Supervisor of Old Windsor and our Finance Manager while completing her Level 3 during this time. Nel is well known for being a calming influence with the children. Outside of work Nel enjoys reading, spending time with her family and her dogs.
Nel has 5 grandchildren including a set of twin girls.
Nel’s favourite thing about working at Gap: Nel loves being with the children and enjoys the teams that she works with.
Lucy has been with The Gap Club since 2009 in between having her two daughters. She returned to the company in 2018, joining the Head Office team as our Recruitment Manager. She has a Level 5 in Childhood Studies as well as a Level 2 in Counselling. Outside of work Lucy enjoys yoga and various different forms of exercise, visiting her family in Yorkshire and spending time out and about with her daughters.
Lucy used to be a lifeguard and her first ever job was riding race horses.
Lucy’s favourite thing about working at Gap: The comradery between the staff and the friendly atmosphere.