St. Mary’s Pre-School Committee

Introducing our friendly and motivated Committee Members


Sally Batchelor – Chair



Eileen Holland – Treasurer

Joined December 2017



Danette McCowan – Secretary



Liz McCarthy

I am a freelance writer and photographer, and (most importantly) mother to Nuala, 4, and Theo, 2.  Nuala was at St Mary’s Preschool from September 2015 to July 2016.  She adored her teachers, made some lovely friends, blossomed in confidence and left preschool well prepared for the new adventure of Big School.
Theo spends lots of time with me at the preschool now as I pop in and out on various errands, and he already feels completely at home with the teachers, the toys, the tricycles and (when given half a chance) the snack table!  He can’t wait to start at preschool himself, and I am very happy that he will be looked after by such a dedicated, caring team of staff.



Alice Marris

I am Mum to Theo (nearly 4) and Alma (2) and currently really enjoying being a stay-at-home-mum. I am also a secondary school history teacher and plan to return to teaching at some point in the future. Theo has attended St. Mary’s Preschool since October 2016 and will be there until he starts school next year. Alma is desperate to join him and will start in February! Theo absolutely loves preschool and has done from the outset. He always comes home full of enthusiasm and tales of his games that day! I love the emphasis on learning through play and discovery and Theo is constantly demonstrating new skills and knowledge acquired through his time at St. Mary’s. He loves his teachers and I am very happy to be on the committee to try to contribute to such a nurturing and encouraging preschool.




Carly Raynsford

Joined September 2017






Sarah Baxter

Joined September 2018





Sophie Kempster

Joined January 2019

I’m Mum to Lochlan. I’m also a qualified Chocolatier and work part time in retail. When Lochlan first started at St Mary’s he was very shy, but with the amazing teachers the shyness didn’t last long, he has made so many friends, he loves it!



Kate's pic

Kate Lomax

Joined 2017

I’m Kate, Mum to Iggy and Esme. We’ve recently moved to Chesham and are loving being a part of this little community. When I’m not running after my two kiddos, I’m busy as Nutritional Therapist, Massage Therapist, Essential Oil Wellness Advocate and Swing Dancer.


Without volunteers the preschool could not operate. St Mary’s Pre-School is run by a committee of volunteers and is a not-for-profit charity.

If you would like to help at the preschool or be involved with the committee we would love to hear from you. Helping out as a parent, grandparent or carer will be of value to you and your child. Please read our leaflet for more information about this.

Helping out at St Mary’s

A huge thank you to everyone who helps!

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