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Committee Members

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Jill Blakey (Chair)

Jill has worked in Secondary Schools for over 10 years, working mostly as a Maths Teacher and as a Head of Year 7 and Transition. Jill lives in Padbury and has three sons, one in his second year of Padbury Preschool. 


Jill is also an Abstract Artist and has her own business selling her artwork. 

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Cathy Miah

Cathy lives in Padbury with her husband and three young children. One son is now at Padbury school and two children in the preschool.


Cathy is a district nurse team leader.  Hobbies include veg growing, spending time with family and supporting Northampton Saints.


Shauna Hayward

Shauna has recently joined the Padbury Preschool Committee after her Son joined the preschool in 2023.

Shauna is an Ecommerce Director at a media agency and lives with her Fiancé and two young children in Padbury. She enjoys baking and reminiscing about a full nights sleep. 

Claire McHenry

Claire is secretary of the Pre-school Committee and is responsible for all Pre-school registrations, payments and Child Protection. She is also the nominated person for Ofsted.


She is a Primary School teacher in Milton Keynes and lives in Padbury with her husband and daughter. Claire enjoys getting involved in village life and also has interests in cooking and gardening.


Claire can be contacted on 01280 816495 or by email 


Liz White

Liz lives in Padbury with her husband and son, who attends Padbury preschool

Liz enjoys gardening, being outside walking and exploring. Liz is a keen horse rider, but since becoming a mum hasn't yet found time to get back on the horse.

Liz is a HR Manager at an accountancy firm.


Andrew Odams

Andrew lives in Padbury with his wife and two young children. His daughter attends the preschool, with her little brother following suit in a couple of years time.

Andrew runs his own local estate agency business in Buckingham and surrounding villages. Some of his hobbies include running and keeping fit at the gym. Also a fan of all things buildings and architecture.

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