Designated safeguarding lead. Key person for the YELLOW group.
Sophie joined the committee as chair in September 2022 and has a son at pre-school.
Sophie has experience in leadership and management, working at the frontline of clinical care as part of the operational management team in the NHS. Sophie is passionate about innovation, improvement and safety so more recently moved into a corporate improvement team to continue to support with improving patient care, staff wellbeing and education. Sophie is enjoying assisting the pre school and is supported in this role by Sarah, Vice Chair and the rest of the committee.
Sophie is the nominated person for Ofsted and can be contacted via email@example.com
Jess is our Billing Administrator. Living locally with her soon to be Husband Nathan, Jess's son currently attends our pre-school and her daughter also has previously attending our setting and is now at Hagbourne Primary School.
Jess wears many hats as our Billing Administrator however the main elements of her role include handling and responding to any billing enquiries, invoicing parents/carers for fees and payments, liaising with the pre-school manager on admissions as well as responding to emails sent to our enquiries inbox.
When not super busy with her two children or with pre-school, Jess is passionate about helping others and is a Paediatric Nurse, working at local hospitals.
Cheng is Ethan’s mum and the Treasurer of the Committee. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, cash and bank account management, payroll management and financial reporting. She is also responsible for working with the independent auditor to ensure true and fair representation of our annual return to the Charity Commission.
Cheng is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and has over 8 years’ experience in the audit of both public and private sectors.
I’m Sarah and I’m mum to Beatrice (Bea) and Edith who attends Hagbourne Primary School. I joined the committee in June 2022. We live just outside of Hagbourne in Didcot with my Husband Jeff and our very fluffy dog, Flossie.
At the moment I’m a full time mum to both of my girls and carer for Edith who has complex medical needs and a physical disability. Prior to this I have been a Primary school Teacher for the 15 years specialising in Early Years. For the last six years of my career I was in Senior Leadership at a large village primary school and as a Deputy Head in a new town based Primary school locally. During my 15 year career I have also worked as an Early Years advisor for the County Council, supporting local schools to improve their Early Years provision, as a Phonics improvement lead and as Maths Specialist Teacher where I lead CPD and Maths focussed school improvement.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time on the committee so far, it’s great to use the skills I’ve gained working in Education to support Preschool and help it to continue to flourish and grow alongside the amazing staff.
Natalie is our Secretary and joined the Committee back in 2020. Living locally with her husband and two children, Natalie's son attended our pre-school previously whilst Natalie joined the committee and now her daughter attends our setting. Passionate about helping the pre-school succeed, Natalie's main roles as Secretary include dealing with correspondence on behalf of the committee, arranging venues for meetings, collating and ensuring minutes of committee meetings and AGMs are circulated, updating staff contracts and job descriptions following committee reviews and assisting the chairperson to maintain staff and committee records.
Natalie is a Digital Marketer with 12 years' experience. She works locally and has a passion in her working life to help and support small businesses get their businesses online.
Upcoming committee meeting dates.
We would love for more parents/carers to join us. Please email us if you would like to join us at one of our upcoming meetings.
- Monday 12th June
- Monday 3rd July