Daphne Angell – Chair of Governors – I have been a Governor for the Nursery since 2012 and, as well as this work, also enjoy doing some voluntary work for the Children’s Centre. I have lived in Hungerford for the past 27 years and my two children were educated within the town. I have extensive Early Years knowledge and experience having been an early years practitioner, a Day Care Adviser with West Berkshire Council and subsequently an Early Years Ofsted Inspector until I retired in 2012. I have a First Class BA (Honours) degree in Childhood and Youth Studies.
Nick Furr – Vice Chair My name is Nicholas Furr; I am a retired electrical engineer and have lived in Hungerford for the past nineteen years. I have three children and two grandchildren. I joined the Board of Governors of the Nursery School in September 2005 having had experience, some years previously, as a Parent Governor at St Bart’s in Newbury; until recently, I was also a Governor at Lambourn Primary School. For a good percentage of my time at the Nursery I have served as the Chairman of Governors.
Rebecca Hopkins. I have lived in Hungerford since 2011, and started as a Governor in March 2016. I have two boys, the eldest attended the pre-nursery and nursery and starts school in September 2017. He has (and we have!) loved everything about the Nursery and the people who work there. The youngest will start at the pre-nursery in 2018. I have used the Family Centre with both my boys and think it’s invaluable to families, in particular new mums. I am the Health and Safety Governor, and Chair of the HR and Sites Committee. I have worked in HR at West Berkshire Council since 2008, and have an MA in Human Resource Management.
George Styles. I moved to Hungerford when I was a one year old, and have then spent most of my life in the town. I run a family business Styles Silver, which is in Bridge Street, and my son, Felix, has just started at the Nursery. I have been involved within the Chamber of Commerce and also the Town and Manor. This is the first time as a governor, but I am looking forward to being actively involved, by bringing some fresh new ideas to the table.
Sue Clare. I became a Parent Governor for Hungerford Nursery School in 2014 and have lived in Kintbury for nearly 4 years. I am a Secondary School Teacher and have always been interested in education and improving the learning experiences for all children. All of my three girls have attended the Nursery School and, even as a teacher for the past 14 years, I was deeply impressed by how much they developed and how much I learned as a parent about their emotional and practical needs at this stage. I have a BA Honours Degree in French and Italian and a Spanish Diploma completed while living and working in Spain, as well as a PGCE. I am a keen runner and love spending time with my family, going for country walks with our 2 dogs, and baking.
Maureen Martin. I have lived in Hungerford for 35 years. My daughters attended Hungerford Nursery where they grew in confidence and developed a love of learning which has taken them all the way to university and beyond. I went back to college while they were at primary school so I understand how challenging it can be to return to education when you have young children. I qualified as a teacher and worked in adult education for 20 years, and I have recently attained a doctorate in education. I am delighted to be involved with the nursery again and look forward to working with everyone at the Family Centre.
Louise Smith. I have been a parent governor since 2016.
Ex Officio Governor
Marie Beasley. Associate Member
Shelly Hambrecht. Associate Member.
Robyn Kirby. Clerk to Governors.