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Current Members:



Chair: Gina Cooksley 


My name is Gina and I'm mum to Max, who is in Reception at primary school 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)!


 Treasurer: Lucie Baxter 


My son Charlie attended Dauxwood and has just moved up to Year 1 and his little sister Eva has just started. 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.


 Secretary: Alex Nicholas

I have two children - Lola attended Dauxwood and is now in Year 1 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: 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.