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Nursery School

Who are the Governors?

Maureen Martin – Chair of Governing Board

I have lived in Hungerford for 37 years and both my daughters attended the Nursery where they developed the skills to be confident learners throughout their lives. The Nursery helped me to understand how I could support my daughters’ learning which in turn gave me the confidence to go back to college. I qualified as a teacher and have worked in adult and higher education for over 20 years. I am delighted to be a governor and to be involved in the outstanding work of the Nursery staff in supporting children, parents and families.

Daphne Angell – Vice Chair of Governors 

I have served as a Governor for Hungerford Nursery School Centre for Children and Families since 2012. I have lived in Hungerford since 1988 and my two children were educated within the town.  In addition to my Governor duties I am a volunteer driver for CHAIN and, with my husband, organise parcels for the Over 80s in Hungerford.  I have extensive Early Years knowledge and experience. I have worked as an Early Years practitioner, a Day Care Adviser for West Berkshire Council and subsequently as an Ofsted Early Years Inspector. Prior to my retirement in 2012 my final role within Ofsted was as an Early Years Quality Assurance Team Manager.  I also have a First Class BA (Honours) degree in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Sarah Gardener - Co-opted Governor

Mark Batup - Co-opted Governor

Sian Jackson- Co-opted Governor

Denise Gaines - Co-opted Governor

Kirsty Brown - Co-opted Governor

Nick Pritchett - Co-opted Governor

I became a co-opted governor in 2020 but also retain a close involvement with the nursery as a parent of children who attend it. I am a practicing solicitor who, having worked in-house for various businesses, am now self employed in order to have flexibility for my family. This flexibility allows me to participate in our wonderful local area and as well as my involvement with the nursery, I am a member of HRFC.  

The nursery is, quite rightly, regarded as one of Hungerford’s ‘crown jewels’ and this is solely due to the efforts of the staff and leadership. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to such an organisation using the skills I have acquired in my business and personal life.

John Downe - Associate Governor

Lucy Maynard - Parent Governor

Rebecca Cavill - Parent Governor

Suzanne Taylor (Headteacher) - Ex Officio Governor


Marie Beasley (Senior Family Support Worker) - Staff Governor

Steph Efford - Clerk to Governors