NDNA Cymru team

Sandra Welsby

National Manager, NDNA Cymru 

Since joining NDNA in 2005, Sandra has been instrumental in developing the infrastructure of NDNA Cymru, her experience and knowledge of the sector enables NDNA Cymru to offer effective support and recognition to the early years and childcare sector throughout Wales. Sandra has a wealth of experience in early years and childcare in Wales, early years and childcare policy, multi agency working, funding and project management skills. Sandra has previously worked in the public, private and voluntary sector in Wales.

Debra Winney

Regional Development Manager, South Wales 

In 2008 NDNA Cymru welcomed Debra to the team as a Cardiff Development Worker supporting Nurseries across the authority with sustainability, quality and business issues. 
In 2010 Debra become the Regional Development Manager, South Wales and is Key account manager to 12 Local Authorities. She supports the networks across Wales, and leads on Sales as well as the work on the CWLWM partnership contract.  Debra has previously worked in the public, private and voluntary sector in Wales and has a level of skills and experience in working with unemployed and economically inactive and gained a Diploma in advice and guidance, as well as a qualification, experience and knowledge of working in childcare. 

Sarah Coates

Foundation Phase Development Officer, NDNA Cymru 
Sarah has over 20 years of experience working within the early years and childcare sector, beginning her career as a teaching assistant. She has a range of vocational qualifications in Childcare in addition to a BA (Hons) in Childhood & Learning Support Studies and before joining the NDNA Cymru team in 2013 Sarah was responsible for the management of various Sessional, After school and Full day care settings.
Sarah is based within the NDNA Cymru office in Denbighshire, leading on the delivery of the Foundation Phase contract, providing support to member settings with the delivery of the Foundation Phase. Sarah also manages the delivery of the Welsh language contract.