Neil Burden

Publisher/CEO
Neil has been publisher and CEO of Child's Play for the past ten years. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the entire company, and for the publishing programme itself. Having trained and worked initially as a teacher, his career in children's publishing spans over 30 years.
neil@childs-play.com

Sue Baker

Editor
Sue started working for Child's Play in 1988. Originally as an illustrator and now editor.
She shares the responsibility of managing new projects, spends time on background research and reads new submissions.
sue@childs-play.com


Paul Gerrish

Sales Manager
(Trade and Export)

Paul handles trade accounts and all export sales. He also deals with shipping requirements.
paul@childs-play.com

Nicola Gardner

Accounts and Order Processing Manager
Nicola has worked for Child's Play for 27 years and is responsible
for the inputting of data for all aspects of the accounting and ordering system.
nicola@childs-play.com


Annie Kubler

Art Director
Annie started working for Child's Play in the 1980s as a freelance illustrator and gradually took on the role of art director. She still illustrates a number of books
a year but is mainly responsible for all visual aspects of the Child's Play publications. This involves assigning illustrators, liaising with them, deciding on the visual look of the books and working closely with Sue on all projects from concept through to publication. annie@childs-play.com

Amy Griffiths

Education Liaison
and Marketing Co-ordinator

Amy's role comprises many different functions, ranging from direct liaison with teachers and parents at exhibitions to editorial support and research, managing the website and negotiating and controlling our advertising and marketing campaigns. She also works closely with organisations who share and support the Child's Play ethos of inclusive practice and who believe in the significance of books to young children's learning and development, such as Booktrust, ITV's Signed Stories, and The National Centre for Language & Literacy.
Amy@childs-play.com


Claire Matthews

Production Controller
Claire assists with the day-to-day running of a busy production schedule, ensuring that books are manufactured on time and to the highest standards possible.
claire@childs-play.com

Linda Mazzotta

Warehouse Operative
Linda has worked in the Child's Play warehouse for the past 24 years. She carries out all aspects of warehouse work: picking, packing and dispatching orders as well as numerous other tasks. She has a forklift licence.
warehouse@childs-play.com


Veronica Tooze

Warehouse Operative
Veronica has worked in the Child's Play warehouse for the past 23 years. She carries out all aspects of warehouse work: picking, packing and dispatching orders as well as numerous other tasks.
warehouse@childs-play.com

David Tomes

Warehouse Operative
David is an established member of our warehouse team. He carries out all aspect of warehouse work: picking, packing and dispatching orders; organising stock; preparing and dispatching export orders and setting up exhibitions. He also manages the South Cerney warehouse and has a forklift license.
warehouse@childs-play.com


Sarah Morris

Graphic Designer
Sarah has a degree in Graphic Design and liaises closely with illustrators during the editing process. She's a huge fan of illustration, photography and typography. She applies these skills to various editorial tasks.
Sarah@childs-play.com

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