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. Our committee for the year 2022/2023 has been decided, however, we would love for you to join the committee for the next school year. 

Fraya - Chair

Hi, I'm Fraya, I have lived in the village for all of my 31 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.

Holly - Secretary

 Bio coming soon!

Gavin - Treasurer

Hi, I am Gavin, I live in Leonard Stanley with my wife and 4 children; Charlie 7, Mia 5 and our youngest  additions to the family, twins Felix & Imogen who are 1. 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.

Rachel - General Committee Member


I'm Rachel and I live in the village with my husband and two boys.


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


I've been a committee member now for just over a year and I love being able to support my local playgroup and the surrounding villages. Fundraising is a favourite of mine!

Hannah - General Committee Member

Hi, I am Hannah, I live in Leonard Stanley with my husband and 4 children, Charlie aged 7, Mia aged 5 and 1 year old twins Felix and Imogen 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. My daughter starts school now and I'm so thankful for her wonderful playgroup experience so I wanted to stay on the committee to remain involved for when my twins hopefully attend in a few years.

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 is due to start at the playgroup in September and I would like to support his and other children's playgroup experience. 

Francesca - General Committee Member

Hi, I’m Frankie and I’ve recently joined the committee as a general member.

I’ve lived in Middleyard for 4 years, as an active outdoorsy family we love the countryside and village feel. I live with my husband and daughter Mabel who is three and our dog Lenny. 
Mabel join the playgroup a year ago and has loved it, she describes it as ‘the best fun ever!!’ and describes her keyworker Danielle as one of her best friends. I wanted to join the committee to support it and hopefully contribute to making it even more amazing than it is already. 

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 Stanley Playgroup. Now it's my daughter's turn to start and I wanted to get more involved and do what I can to help out!

Lisa - General Committee Member

I’m Lisa I live in Leonard stanley , my son Albie is 3 and goes to Kings Stanley Playgroup.
I’m a hairdresser at a lovely salon called The Beauty Barn in Stroud . 
I’ve grown up in the Stanley’s so it’s to help out by being part of this lovely playgroup committee.

Kirsty - General Committee Member

Hello, I'm Kirsty, I have two girls, Freyja (3) who attends playgroup and Arrietty (9 months). 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 Stanley Playgroup and believe it's an important part of the community. I also want to help in any event as much as possible