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!

I work as a Family Support Worker and for the last 12 years have previously worked within Education and Children’s Safeguarding. Working in Early Years settings, Primary and Secondary schools.


I am Father to two boys, one who has been through preschool and thoroughly enjoyed his time and the other is due to start. I enjoy running, playing football and most importantly making memories as a family. 

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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 three children have all attended the pre-school. Her interests include cooking, DIY, gardening and badminton.

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 

Sammy Dalton

Sammy is mother of 3 children that have all gone through the preschool, 2 of which are now at the school.


I love anything outdoors especially running.

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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.

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Jill Blakey

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 two sons, one in his second year of Padbury Preschool. 


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