Our Team

The Hackney Playbus team is made up of a group of staff and volunteers who are committed to improving the lives of young children in East London. The members of our team come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of skills and talents, brought together by a shared belief in the power of play and the importance of community.

Every member of staff has a current DBS certificate and is trained in Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid. Staff and volunteers are trained in early years child development and regularly attend courses to continue their professional development. We love to learn!

If you’d like to join our team, check out our jobs section for available roles here.

Hackney Playbus is managed by a voluntary board of trustees who bring a variety of expertise to the committee. Our current board members are:

  • Annabelle Burns (Chair and Safeguarding Lead)
  • Julie Anisiobi (Vice Chair)
  • Julie LeBon (Treasurer)
  • Stuart Hunt (Secretary)
  • Cllr Anntoinette Bramble
  • Emma Bridge
  • Mine Serttas
  • Tim Woolridge
  • Eva Brookes
  • Matt Churchill
  • Karen Davey
  • Rachel Pullen
  • Yolanda Browne

If you’d like to play a role on the board of trustees, please get in touch here. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who reflect the cultures, ethnicities and languages of the families with whom we work with in Hackney and surrounding boroughs and those with lived experience of bringing up children in challenging circumstances.