If you don’t want to be a facilitator but would love to be involved we have some great opportunities available After you have attended the course with you child.

You can become a Funpact Ambassador which means you can become a helper on the course – supporting the facilitator and team leader during the sessions, welcoming families and helping set up and pack up at the start and end of the sessions.

You will be invited to come to events to represent families who have done the course which might mean speaking to potential families or funders.

You will be invited to all social events for all the families to attend who have done the course If you have not done the course but would still like to help.

It might be possible for you to still be involved. Contact Elise Pacquette at the first instance. You will be Invited for a chat and to observe at least one session before you are asked to make a commitment.

All facilitators need to have specialist knowledge in the subject area of the session such as:

session 1: qualified mentor/qualified or trainee psychologist

session 2: qualified mentor/qualified or trainee psychologist

session 3: qualified or trainee psychologist

session 4: qualified mentor/qualified or trainee psychologist

session 5: qualified financial capability facilitator

session 6: qualified mentor/qualified or trainee psychologist

All training is provided.  Those interested in becoming a facilitator must observe sessions before they join the team. they are then supported to work towards facilitating the sessions through shadowing and co-working.  DBS certificates and other necessary additional training are provided as team members

All facilitators receive a fixed fee as well as additional travel expenses on receipt of proof of purchase


Elise Pacquette

Founder and Team Leader

Elise is the founder of Funpact and creator of the course. She has a Secondary School PGCE and has a wide range of teaching experience and course development experience: teaching entry level maths and English, level 3 course for support workers, final year degree students.  As a volunteer she has helped on parenting courses for the last 4 years, is a school governor and a Neighbourhood mum (supporting a local mother in the area).  She has done extensive research to develop this particular course.

MA PGCE qualified

Alexander (Sandy) Leslie MA, Dip Psych, Adv Dip (Therapeutic Arts)


Sandy’s background is in education and therapeutic provision as a specialist support worker with vulnerable and at risk children. He have extensive experience working therapeutically with children in primary schools and have developed and delivered a tailored arts-based nurture programmes. His work centres on helping children understand and process their emotions in a creative, relational environment. He founded Therapy & Nurture Consulting as a therapeutic community dedicated to helping young people flourish emotionally through relationship building and engagement with the arts. As helping children develop emotional literacy is such a core part of his work he is excited about Bridging the Gap because it is such a helpful platform for children and parents to work together in understanding  emotions allows  good relationships to develop.

Zainab Awaleh


Zainab is an experienced qualified mentor and has mentored in the wider community for over 5 years.  She has volunteered for a number of charities: working as a peer mentor with a homelessness and substance misuse charity; supporting 16-24yr old clients who are not in education, employment or training and she is a trained Neighbourhood mum (supporting a local mother and child in the area).  Zainab has also worked as an IT Team Leader with Peabody and currently works with Look After Children and with an established local secondary school. She has both the skill and passion to help children development emotionally and educationally   and speaks fluent Somali & some Arabic.

Richard Chilton


Richard has been a financial capability trainer for Citizens Advice Hammersmith & Fulham for the last 5 years. He has worked with a wide range of groups, but not normally with different generations together. He feels this course is an excellent way of spreading learning between children and their parents and helping them all with their finances.

Pat Sucher


Pat is a qualified accountant, who spent 20 years lecturing in accounting and then worked for the Financial Services Authority and Bank of England in financial services regulation for over 11 years until the end of 2015. She has been a financial capability trainer for Citizens Advice Bureau since 2016 and brings to her training lots of experience and examples from her work over the last 30+ years.  Pat was also a school governor for over 20 years and very much enjoys working with children as well as adults.

Tania Lewis


Tania has been a volunteer financial capability trainer for Citizens Advice Hammersmith & Fulham for the last 2 years working with a wide range of community groups. In her professional life, she is a market researcher running focus groups all over the country with a particular focus on banking where she has done extensive work on debt management and child banking. She has two teenage children and believes passionately in the importance of the courses that Funpact run.