The playgroup is ran by a committee of volunteers (trustees of the charity). The committee must legally contain a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and at least two general members (but no more than nine) - 40% of these must be made up of current parents of the playgroup. Internally, the playgroup is managed by a very experienced early years manager. We're very pleased to introduce the KSPG Committee for the school year 2023-2024

Fraya - Chair

Hi, I'm Fraya, I have lived in the village for all of my 32 years. This village holds many great memories from as a child to now where I have created new ones with my husband Ben, our son Arthur and two dogs, Teddy and Harley. 


I’ve joined the Committee as I’d like to give back to my local community and to ensure the playgroup (which I attended as a little girl) remains open for many more years. Playgroup is a wonderful and safe place for our children. Somewhere I'll be proud to say my son attended. With the support of Committee Members and the public KSPG will remain to be a great place for your children to flourish. 


If you would to discuss anything Playgroup related or any great ideas you would wish to share, please do get in touch.

Rachel - Secretary


I'm Rachel and I live in the village with my husband, two boys and two dogs. My youngest attends KSPG and is absolutely thriving there. 


In my day job, I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse, with a certificate in Small Animal Nutrition which is where my passion lies. In my downtime, I'm a keen knitter and reader.


I've been a committee member now for two years as a general member and have now stepped forward to be Secretary for the upcoming year. I love being able to support my local playgroup and the surrounding villages. Fundraising is a favourite of mine!

Gavin - Treasurer

Hi, I am Gavin, I live in Leonard Stanley with my wife and 4 children; Charlie, Mia and our youngest  additions to the family, twins Felix & Imogen, who are due to start at KSPG in September. Last but not least is our much loved dog Edith.


Originally from Glasgow I moved to Kent when I was 6. 

I have a BA Honours in Business from the University of Kent and have worked in the insurance industry since graduating. I spent almost 10 years in London working in the City before moving to the Stanleys. I love the local community and I am pleased to be able to give something back as part of the Playgroup committee.

Hannah - General Committee Member

Hi, I am Hannah, I live in Leonard Stanley with my husband and 4 children, Charlie, Mia and twins Felix and Imogen (both due to start at KSPG in September), and the most clingy sprocker spaniel in the world, Edith.


I grew up locally and then moved to Leeds where I obtained a BA Hons in English and Philosophy and then lived in London and Kent for a while before returning to the village to raise my family. I work as a Probation Officer and am passionate about child safeguarding. I decided to get involved in the committee in order to support the community and be involved in the learning and development of my children. 

Chloe - General Committee Member

Hi, I am Chloe. I live in King's Stanley with my husband and two children. 


I am Stroud born and bred and we moved to King's Stanley a year ago to raise our family and start our children's education journey. 


I'm pleased to become involved with the committee and help support the local community. My son attends King's Stanley Playgroup and I would like to support his and other children's playgroup experience. 

Rebecca - General Committee Member

Hi, I'm Becca and I live in King's Stanley with my husband Jamil and our two children.
I grew up locally, went away for university, and then moved back to Gloucestershire again! I have a BA degree in History, an MA in Classics and Ancient History, and I work for the online cartoon library CartoonStock.
I joined the committee because, despite covid and lockdowns, my son had a really positive experience at King's Stanley Playgroup. My daughter now attends and I wanted to get more involved and do what I can to help out!

Kirsty W - General Committee Member

Hello, I'm Kirsty, I have two girls, Freyja (4) who attends playgroup and Arrietty (almost 2). We live in Stonehouse with my husband, Jay, we moved here in 2019 from Bristol.
I'm a property manager and a part time potter.


I joined the committee because I love King's Stanley Playgroup and believe it's an important part of the community. I also want to help in any event as much as possible

Kirsty G - General Committee Member

Hi, I’m Kirsty and I have two girls, Florence (3) who attends KSPG and Iona (11 months) who will join when she is old enough. My husband, Dave, and I moved here in 2019 from Cheltenham and have loved getting to know the area. 

I grew up in Sussex but stayed in this part of the world since going to university in Bristol to study Physiotherapy. I work part time as a Physiotherapy Manager within the NHS.
I have been really impressed with all the improvements and fundraising efforts at KSPG and it is lovely to see Flo happily running in every day. I was therefore keen to give something back, get to know more local people and help in any way I can, hence offering to join the committee. 

Garret - General Committee Member

Hi, I am Garret, I’ve lived in Leonard Stanley since 2018 with my wife and 2 children, Olivia & Sophie.
I grew up in Woodchester back in the early 80’s, and then Rodborough in the 90’s. I’ve got a degree in Photography and Art history.

I’ve lived in and around the surrounding area for the best part of my life, with a small stint in Bristol where I met my wife, Becky. We wanted to raise our family in a village setting so moved back in 2018.
I joined the civil service in 2016, and since 2020 I predominately work from home meaning I have more time to give back to the local community and the playgroup.

Katie - General Committee Member

Hi, I’m Katie, I live in Stonehouse with my partner and two children, Reuben 3 (who is starting playgroup Sept 2023) and Rosie aged 1. In our household we also have our cat Maisy and a very sociable tortoise, Billy.

I am currently a full time mum but have worked previously in Health and Social Care and Early Years. I grew up in Kings Stanley and attended both playgroup and school there and so it fills me with joy for my children to follow in my footsteps.

I have joined the committee because I’d like to support the wonderful setting where children play and learn safely whilst having lots of fun. Also to help out anyway I can will give me great pleasure.