Jenny Macfarlane


Play Worker and Driver on Benji

Jenny gained a HNC in Childcare and Education from Stevenson College straight after leaving school in 2007. Jenny then honed her natural play skills whilst working in two private nurseries. In addition to Jenny’s rich child care background within nurseries, Jenny has also completed voluntary work with both vulnerable children and parents. Jenny is constantly on the lookout for new play ideas and will often spend her time, planning, making and sourcing new activities for parents to try at home. Her multiple talents extend to her ability to navigate and drive Benji our double decker bus.

What is your favourite children's book that you’ve read?
Norman the Slug with The Silly Shell by Sue Hendra.

What is your favourite children's game?
I am a bit sporty so I have always loved playing tig and running about.

What piece of art/craft that you’ve produced are you most proud of?
I made a paper mache man at school and I really impressed myself! I love the arts and craft we have on the bus. I am always looking for new ideas and I’ll test them out at home first.

What is your favourite song/nursery rhyme?
Aiken Drum – The silly ones are always the best!

What do you enjoy most: playing, talking or reading?

If you were to describe yourself as a children's character or superhero, who would it be?
Ariel – I wouldn’t mind getting to swim all day!

When you were a child what did you want to do when you grew up? 
I love animals so when I was younger I wanted to be a vet.