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Our Staff

North Leigh Preschool is run by a dedicated team of staff members.
Angela Buckingham

Angela is our Manager.

(Designated Safeguarding Lead) 


She has been working in Early Years since 1993 and has Early Years' Professional Status and a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Angela has also been an assessor and tutor for  level 2 and 3 Early Years qualifications. She was also involved with the 'Leaders of Early Learning' initiative with Oxfordshire County Council.

Zoe Murphy

Zoe used to be on our management committee and is now working with us as a playworker each morning - Monday to Friday.  

Mandy Hale

Mandy is our deputy. 

(Designated Safeguarding Lead)


She has been working in Early Years since 2006.  She has a level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification and a level 2 qualification in Playwork.

Mandy previously worked at North Leigh School and as an assistant at North Leigh After School Club between the years 2000-2013. She has two grown up children of her own.

Zoe Horne

We welcome Zoe Horne to our team from September 2022. She is a qualified level 3 Early Years Practitioner.

Zoe is also our SEN co-ordinator and our Language Lead.

Leigh Abbott

Leigh is our administrator. 


She used to be the Treasurer of our Management Committee for several years and has lots of experience.


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