2020-21 Management Committee (Trustees)

Becca Bye


Holly Meikle

Vice Chair

Kim Gavigan


Meg Smith


Emily Jezzard


Laurette Clilverd


Louise Green



Lucy S – NVQ Level 3

Lucy is our Pre-school Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead.  She has been in the childcare sector for 12 years and has worked in the past with children aged 3 months to 11 years.  She loves interacting with young children with lots of singing and reading books, and seeing the excitement on their faces when they get lost in a story.  She spends her free time with her two little girls, aged 5 and 3, and enjoys baking, going on walks and gardening.

Lucy B – NVQ Level 3

Lucy has 10 years experience in the childcare sector, she has been with CAPS for 8 years and is Deputy Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.  She comes in 4, sometimes 5, days a week and works closely with our Leader to plan, organise and manage sessions. Lucy is extremely organised and if you have any questions Lucy is the one to ask. In her spare time Lucy enjoys cooking, pottering in the garden and spending time with family and friends.

Carol – DiPP Qualified

Carol has been with CAPS for 10 years; she is our Senior Pre-school Assistant, has been in the childcare sector for 25 years and is passionate about early years development, often spending her spare time researching new ideas and practices.  Carol works at the pre-school every day and likes to support the children to become confident, independent individuals that have skills to be able to think for themselves and problem solve.  Her interests and hobbies are art/craft, yoga, reiki and photography.

Natalie – NVQ Level 3

Natalie has been in the childcare sector for 14 years and work full time at CAPS as a Pre-school Assistant.  She has a real passion for child development and supporting them to become more independent.  Outside of pre-school she enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing netball for Cold Ash in the Newbury League.

Helen – NNEB and Norland Diploma

Helen works with us part time as a Pre-school Assistant.  Her passion is SEN provision, and as such she is our SENCo… She has extensive knowledge and experience in this field and likes working with parents to best support all children equally.  She has been in the childcare sector for 25 years and is known for being the messiest (with messy play of course!) staff member.  Outside of pre-school she enjoys to spend time with her family and animals, gardening and seeing friends.


As our administrator, Clare works with us part time keeping all the administration in order.  Originally a CAPS parent and then Committee Trustee, Clare learned what a lovely Pre-school CAPS is and jumped at the chance to become more involved.  She has been with us for 8 years and worked with staff and numerous committees to keep us on track to maintain our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating.  In her spare time Clare enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing a spot of gardening and going to the theatre.