Our Team

Kate Lawrence

Scheme Manager

Kate joined the scheme in 2008. She previously worked for a medium sized charity as a Human Resources Manager and member of the Senior Manager Team.  She has also worked with vulnerable young adults, children excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education, young carers and is a lone parent. Qualifications include  BA (Hons),  PGCE (Post Compulsory Education) and MCIPD Human Resources Management.


Alex Salmon

Office Coordinator

Alex has been volunteering with Home-Start since 2009 and joined the staff team in December 2012. She previously worked in administration roles before taking a break to have triplets.  Alex has NVQs in Understanding Autism and Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace .


Sarah Jarvis

Family & Volunteer co-ordinator

Sarah joined the charity in 2009. She previously worked  with pre-school children as a childminder and in a nursery setting and also worked with children who are absent from school due to sickness or anxiety.  Sarah has a Diploma in Childhood Studies and holds a level 4 Award in Working with Parents (Intense support for families with multiple and complex needs).  She is also PTLLS trained.


Tosca Anstis

Finance Officer

Tosca has been with the scheme since 2009.  She trained and worked in acupuncture before having children.  She is currently the volunteer treasurer for the Uckfield branch of the National Childbirth Trust. Tosca holds a BSc and is working towards her finance qualifications.


Kim Akpro


Kim worked in retail before joining the staff team as an Apprentice Administrator in 2014 and was short listed for National Apprentice of the Year.  She has an understanding of immigration issues and has two young children.  She has  NVQs in Understanding Autism and Mental Health.