Meet the Committee

Laura Jones-Committee Chair

Hi, I'm Laura, this is now my third year as the Committee chair, and previous to that I was the Committee’s Secretary so I have lots of experience of working within the Playgroup.

So, a bit about me… I have two children, Isla (6) and Freddie (5), who both have been through the playgroup, although they have both moved onto school now I still very much enjoy supporting what is a crucial amenity to the village as well as all the families who attend. I have a BA (Hons) with QTS and previously worked as a Primary School teacher in South London up until the birth of my first child. I'm now a Sales Manger and trainee Civil Engineer for a Tower Crane Company (I promise that it's more interesting then it sounds!)


If you ever want to discuss anything relating to the playgroup and your child’s care then I’m always available for a chat.

Kelly Earl-Committee Secretary

My name is Kelly, I live in Kings Stanley with my Husband and two children, Henry aged 3 (who attends Kings Stanley Playgroup) and Elliot who is 3 months. Not forgetting our third little boy Toby who is an 18 month old Labrador.


I am currently on maternity leave following the birth of Elliot, when not being a Mummy to our three boys I work as a Designer and Account Manger supplying home accessories to high street retailers.


I had decided to join the Committee as Secretary, I am passionate about supporting my local community and having involvement in my children’s learning and development.

Ema Pullin-Treasurer

Hi, I’m Ema Pullin and I have lived in Leonard Stanley for 5years with my husband.


We have two children Cecelia, 2 and Maeva 3months. Cece has just joined the playgroup so I am keen to get involved and help out where I can. I have a degree in international event management and am also AAT qualified.


I work for a company in Cirencester in the accounts department, managing the sales ledger and credit control function. I look forward to working with the committee and getting involved in all of the future fundraisers and events.

Harriet Pegler

My name is Harriet Pegler and I grew up in King’s Stanley and now live in Leonard Stanley with my husband and 2 little boys. I studied in Bristol for my degree and achieved a BA (hons) in law and history. I have been on the playgroup committee for nearly two years, starting when my eldest son started at the setting. I took on the role of treasurer just over a year ago to play an active part in the running of the playgroup. My background is in the Third Sector, with 8years experience working at Macmillan Cancer Support and then Meningitis Now. During this time  my work was diverse, ranging from, organising events at the House of Commons and House of Lords petitioning for the introduction of vaccines, working with a Royal ambassador to host palace dinners and lunches, to organising local walks and runs with our supporters and cheering on amazing individuals at events like Great North Run and London Marathon. All of these experiences have given me a great knowledge of the charity world and have been beneficial to my role at the playgroup

Hannah Day

My name is Hannah Day and I live in King’s Stanley with my husband, Paul and 2 boys; Henry (3) and Ezra (10 months).  I am just about to finish maternity leave and return to my job as an Operations Manager for Emergency Response at the British Red Cross. I studied Politics in Sheffield and I have a Masters in International development from Bristol. I have a love for travel, food and all things netball. I joined the committee as I love being a part of this community and I hope I can bring my knowledge of the charity sector, volunteering and fundraising to help revive our playgroup!

Aimee Batt-Social Media and PR Manager

Hi, I’m Aimee and I have lived in Kings Stanley for 6 years, I live with my husband and two children, Artie (2) & Winnie(4 months).

I joined the committee this August due to Artie starting the playgroup in September and wanted to get involved to help and meet other members of the community.


I am currently on maternity leave and returning to work next May.

Hannah Dickson

Hi, I am Hannah, I live in Leonard Stanley with my husband, two children, Charlie aged 5 and Mia aged 3 (who attends the play group) 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.