How is Pre-school managed?

Our Committee
Hanborough Meadows Pre-School is a charity run by a Committee of volunteers that, as Long Hanborough Playgroup has was established in 1984.  The Committee is made up of parents and local residents wishing to contribute to the Community.  The Committee members bring a variety of skills and perspectives. There are always more tasks for the Committee than there are people to deliver, so if you think you can help please contact the Chair at
The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the statutory responsibilities of an early years setting are met.  We hold regular committee meetings and welcome new members.  All committee members are subject to DBS (Police) and Ofsted checks. Our annual general meeting, at which the Committee for the following year is selected, is usually held in October.
The Committee, with the support of the Manager and Staff, are responsible for the Pre-School policies, finances and the recruitment and appraisal of staff.  We support the Staff in their professional development to ensure that they are up to date with relevant policies and training to afford them the opportunity to provide the highest standard of care and education for the children attending the Pre-School. As a charity the Committee relies upon fundraising to supplement the grants we receive.  Parents are encouraged to support our fundraising events and become part of the Pre-School family, working towards our common goal of ensuring the children thrive.
Meet our Committee

Megan Sayers


Megan has been Chair of Hanborough Meadows Pre-School (and as Long Hanborough Playgroup) since December 2016, is a qualified social worker and children's guardian, and runs a safeguarding consultancy business which includes work with Oxfordshire Early Years Team providing support and training to other Pre-School committees.

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Kerry Simpson


Kerry is the Treasurer for Hanborough Meadows Pre-School, a qualified book keeper and has her own accountancy business.  Kerry has strong family ties to the Long Hanborough community and has two small children. 

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Elizabeth Pringle


When Elizabeth's eldest daughter began attending Pre-School in June 2017 she was keen to help and become part of the community. Her professional experience has enabled her to organise several fundraising events and functions. Liz recently took on the role of Secretary. The Secretary keeps the Committee functioning: updating and distributing documentation and forms, managing the website, designing marketing material, minuting meetings and writing agendas.

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Emma Rusher

Committee Member

Emma joined the Committee in 2019 as her middle and youngest child both enjoyed their time at Hanborough Meadows so much. 'The Pre-School has had such a positive influence on their development and confidence.' Emma really values the team of staff and the other families whose children attend; the welcoming, caring and friendly feel of the setting. Emma has previously worked as an Events Manager and she now manages a research project in Oxford.


Stacey White-Rose

Committee Member

A life-long Hanborough resident, Stacey joined our Committee in January 2020. Her eldest son joined Pre-School in 2018 and she decided that she wanted to help! She has very valuable experience in Early Years childcare, having gained qualification and working in numerous different childcare settings. Most recently she has been running her own childminding business and is enjoying time with her youngest son. Stacey has helped with the organisation of fundraising events and is keen to contribute to Hanborough Meadows Pre-School's future.


Medlan Porter

Committee Member

Medlan joined the Committee when her youngest son started at Pre-School in 2019. She loved the ethos and approach of the setting and wanted to get involved! Medlan has experience in many areas of education having worked for SENSS (Special Educational Needs Support Service) for a number of years. Medlan has enjoyed being involved in organising fundraising events and also looks forward to seeing her daughter join Pre-School in the future.


Sonia Groves

Committee Member

Sonia joined the Committee in October 2020, after her son joined Pre-School and settled in right away. Having recently moved to Long Hanborough after some time back in the United States, she wanted to help and become more involved in the community. She immediately loved the feel of the Pre-School community, how the children are encouraged with free-flow learning, and the importance placed on learning and exploring outdoors. She is excited to be part of Hanborough Meadows Pre-School's continued growth and success.