James Elliott
Committee Chair

James joined the committee as Treasurer when his eldest daughter started at the preschool in 2019. A love of cars has led to a career as an accountant in the motor trade, James enjoys watching both Formula 1 and football, and is a long-suffering Reading FC season ticket holder. James has stepped into the Chair role as of 2020.

Joanna Walford

Joanna joined the committee as secretary in 2018 and has a daughter who is at the preschool. Joanna is a secondary school Design and Technology Teacher and also runs her own Textiles business. Her first passion was always design and textiles and she loves doing anything involving arts and crafts when she not working or spending time with her 3 children.

Sarah Joyce

Committee Treasurer

Sarah joined the committee as Treasurer when her daughter recently started at the preschool. She has previously worked in Accounts as a Credit Controller, and was completing her AAT Certificate before having her daughter in early 2018. She completed her Level 2 AAT with Distinction. A lover of fashion she now works part time in that sector. On her downtime, she loves family holidays, sketching and going for autumn walks with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd.

Barry Stoneman
Maintenance Officer 

Barry joined the committee in 2020 after helping out on a regular basis with general DIY and maintenance jobs as they came up. He has a 10 year old son and is a step father to two boys aged 10 and 14. He enjoys car racing, gaming, movies and DIY projects including decorating.

Daniel Boothman
Health and Safety Officer

Daniel started volunteering at the pre-school when his first son began attendance. He joined the committee in 2017 and now has two boys at the pre-school. Being Admissions and Transport Officer for Surrey County Council keeps him busy and in his free time, Daniel seeks challenge in the world of tabletop games. His super trick is the ability to hum and whistle at the same time. (His weakness? White chocolate.)

Kate Elliott
Events Coordinator

Kate became the Lead Events Coordinator in September 2019 when her eldest daughter started at the preschool. Her experience in events began in her marketing days for various companies and large trade shows and most recently running nearly new children’s markets. Kate is now a full time mum to both her daughters. Kate is a keen crafter or greetings cards and loves to take snaps of her family.

Emily Nicholls
Committee Member

Emily joined the Committee in 2018 as a General Committee Member when her son started at the Pre-School and is now a Co-Chair with Hannah Flower. She has three children (A daughter in year 6, a son who attends the Pre-School and her youngest son who will hopefully attend the Pre-School next year.) Emily has had some very interesting jobs varying from the fostering industry to working for the NHS at Broadmoor Hospital.  In her free time, she loves family trips out mainly to the Zoo and seaside. Emily is a massive music lover – despite being an awful singer!

Hannah Flower
Committee Member

Hannah joined the committee in 2019 as Co-Chair with Emily Nicholls. Hannah has a 3 year old daughter who currently attends the Pre-School two afternoons a week. Hannah is a qualified Paramedic and works in the local area. In her spare time Hannah enjoys reading and going on walks. Hannah is looking forward to the new challenge of being Co-Chair and helping raise plenty of funds for the Pre-School.