Our Staff

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

Angela is our Manager. 


She has been working in Early Years for over 20 years and has Early Years' Professional Status and a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Angela is also an assessor and tutor for  level 2 and 3 Early Years qualifications. She has also been 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.  Zoe is studying for her level 3 EYE qualification.

Jennifer Keates

Jenny retired from our full-time early years' staff in December, 2018. 


She is on our emergency staffing list.


Mandy Hale

Mandy is our deputy. 


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.

Leigh Abbott

Leigh is our administrator. 


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


Kate Leach

Kate has worked with us from November, 2016 and has recently returned from maternity leave. She has a level 3 Cache Early Years' Education qualification.

Rebecca Villadsen

Becca is our apprentice and is working and studying full time.

Emma Tasker

Emma has worked with us as a playworker. 


She lives locally and has three children of her own.  Emma is studying for a level 3 qualification in childcare.