Committee Members

Barbara Foord

I taught for 40+ years in Key Stage 1 but I have been retired since 2015.  I remain interested in education and like to help out where I can in a voluntary capacity  I think the early years are a really important time and it is crucial that children’s  preschool experience is the best it can be.

My hobbies are yoga, walking, reading, knitting, volunteering at the National Trust, helping at the school, allotmenting and helping with my six grandchildren!

Hanh Jelf

Hanh is a solicitor specialising in corporate finance – she has set up as a sole practice on a part-time basis.


She lives in Addington with her family and her son attends the pre-school. Her interests include cooking, DIY, gardening and badminton.


Hanh can be contacted on 01296 709098.

Lucy Read

Lucy lives in Padbury with her husband and three young sons, two of whom have loved their time at Padbury Pre-school and one who is due to start in 2019.

Lucy was a District Nurse in Bicester before having her children, she has since qualified as an antenatal teacher with the NCT.  

She loves yoga, running and reading. 

Claire McHenry
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 

Tricia Norwell

After retiring from a thirty year career in Primary and Early Years teaching, Tricia joined the committee as chair in 2016.

She lives in Tingewick with her husband Ian. They have two grown up daughters. Tricia has embraced retirement enthusiastically and enjoys a variety of voluntary roles. She is passionate about early years provision and is enjoying her involvement with the Pre-school.


Her hobbies include, walking, swimming, cooking and reading.

Sammy Dalton
James Hay
Sonya McVeigh

James lives in Padbury with his wife and three young daughters, two now at Padbury School and one who is looking forward to attending the pre-school in the Spring. 

Katie Bradbury