Who We Are

Emma, Scheme Manager

I have been Scheme manager since July 2012. Prior to working for Home-Start I taught at West Herts College and worked as an Ofsted Inspector for Early Years. I have always worked with families and young children and am passionate about the difference Home-Start makes to family life. I am married with three children.

Rachel, Co-ordinator

I have been part of Home-Start since 2011 when I became a home-visiting volunteer. I then joined the office team as a Coordinator in 2014.  I really enjoy visiting families and being part of their journey of change, and witnessing how the time given by our amazing volunteers can make such a difference.  My background is in the NHS and then childminding for 7 years.  I am Mum to two children.

Emma B, Co-ordinator


Alli, Community Fundraiser

I joined the Home-start team in July 2016, Most of my working life has been supporting children and families in one way or another.I am here to raise the profile of the charity and encourage the community to join us to raise funds for Home-Start , whether through an event we are running or running their own! Whether you have lots of time or very little there will be a way you can help -get in touch with me on : allisonnunes@home-startwatford.org.uk

Tracey, Administrator


Gaynore, Group worker

I trained as a Nursery Teacher and worked until I had my children. We then lived abroad for 10 years and only returned to England when my husband’s job brought us back. I then became a Home-Start volunteer whilst teaching part time in Watford. When I left teaching, I became the Home-Start group worker working in conjunction with several Children Centres in groups with extra support for families. I am now involved in running a group for Home-Start families which I find very rewarding.

Jill, Bookkeeper

I am an independent book keeper and joined Home-Start in September 2012.

Henry Home-Start

I am Home-Start’s new Mascot and happy to visit your school, office or business

Come and say hello when you see me!!!

Funded by the Cabinet Office, delivered by the Big Lottery Fund
Funded by the Cabinet Office, delivered by the Big Lottery Fund