A BIG CHEER FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS
Did you know that EVERYONE here at Oshi’s World is a volunteer?
That’s right, every single person donates their time week after week to bring you the wonderful atmosphere and events.
We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have such an outstandingly committed team which has been with us from the very start in September 2016. We really would be nothing without these fabulous people, thank you!
If you would like to get involved, please head over to our support us page to find out more.
Oshi is my pride and joy and it's such an honour to be involved with Oshi's World. I spend most of the time in the kitchen making tea and coffee, chatting to the mums and dads and watching the children play. I love it and there"s nowhere I would rather be.
I’m a Stanwell 6th form student hoping to work with children who have special needs. I was welcomed with open arms into Oshi’s World which initially was part of my Welsh bacc volunteering assignment, however, I have grown a huge amount of love, appreciation and respect for the the amazing kids, their families, the other volunteers and Anna and her family. Oshi’s world truly has helped me to grow as a person. I hope to go to university so I can take the next step in reaching my career goal of working with children who have special needs. I also currently work at Bear Pak, a child care service. This experience in and outside Oshi’s World has taught me new skills and shown me the importance of striving for social inclusion for all children. I am a friendly, active and sociable person who is always happy to try something new. I have lived in Penarth all my life with my family of five (plus our dog!)
Alison isn't a fan of having her photo taken but her ducks are...
My name is Alison Case, I am one of the volunteers at Oshi's World. I have worked in Pupil Support for fourteen years. This includes working one to one with special needs, in various schools in the Vale. I have been trained in autism, behaviour management, disability awareness, epi pen training, PDA, lifting and handling, as well as training in ADHD. For the past 5 years I've worked at Westend Playgroup, where I also work one to one. I have a QCF Level 3 Childcare qualification.
I love volunteering and meeting new families and most of all spending time with children
I am qualified to level 2 in Childcare and I am currently working towards my level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development.
I have been trained in Child Protection, ADHD Awareness, Safe Guarding/Child Protection, Autism, First Aid, EpiPen, Food & Hygiene and have a diploma in Playgroup practice.
I have three children. In the past I have experience in childminding, run a mother and toddler community group for over 10 years and helped in the early years classes in Romilly Primary School on a regular basis.
I was born and brought up in Barry. After school, I trained as a nurse and worked part time as a Staff Nurse in Sully Hospital. Later, I moved into the community as a school and family planning nurse. When my children were taking their GCSE exams, I started a Health Visiting Course. After qualifying as a Health Visitor I worked initially in Cardiff then in Barry for 25 years. I initiated Barry Water babies which ran for over 15 years. Outside of work my main interest is the theatre. I've played lots of character roles in Frank Vickery’s company and have been in many Orbit musicals in the New Theatre where, if i'm not in a show, i'm a trained child chaperone.
I really enjoy helping with teas and coffees in Oshi’s World and getting involved with the lovely children. Congratulations to Anna and family for making Oshi’s World so accessible and such a success.