**** Pre-School Manager Application Details ***** 


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In early 2014 Dauxwood became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

This means we need a Committee of Trustees to help in the running of Dauxwood.  Dauxwood is not allowed to open without a full committee, so we are always eager to welcome new members at our meetings.  All our Committee members are volunteers who give their free time. If you have any suggestions for improving the pre-school or if you have any thoughts on fundraising, please let us know or come along to our meeting. 

If you're interested in joining or would like to learn more, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Current Members:



Chair: Lucie Baxter 

My son Charlie attended Dauxwood and has just moved up to  reception. His little sister Eva will be starting here next year. Before children, I worked in finance for a large banking organisation. I love being on the committee because I am passionate about children's early years and I want to give something back. It’s also lovely to be part of such a great team.


 Treasurer: Liz Barnes 


I have two children, Zach and Isabelle.
Isabelle was fortunate enough to get a place at the wonderful Dauxwood Pre-School. Prior to having children I worked for an investment bank. I love being on the committee at Dauxwood as it’s a great opportunity to feel part of the community and work in a team.

Secretary: Alex Nicholas

I have two children - Lola has just left Dauxwood and Ffion has just started. My professional background is in hospitality. It's a great feeling being part of a team of like-minded individuals and contributing to the community. I've also struck up some great friendships from it. 


Trustee: Gina Cooksley


My name is Gina and I'm mum to Max, who is in his final year at Dauxwood and Olivia, who already has her place reserved to start in 2021. I wanted to join the committee as Dauxwood will be a part of our lives for a number of years so wanted to help the pre-school in any way I could. I originally worked as a florist before working at a local garden centre in charge of the gift department. I'm currently a stay-at-home mum (which seems much harder than working full-time)!


Trustee: Kelly Charman


I have been a secondary school teacher for 15 years, teaching in Horsham and now in Billingshurst. I have 4 children, two are in their 20's. My 8 year old son Harry went to Dauxwood and my husband and I were so happy with the care he received, it was a no brainer to send Jack too. Dauxwood Pre School is a special place and I wanted to show my appreciation and support by becoming a member of the committee and help where I can.