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About Our Committee

The Jack and Jill's Pre-School committee is comprised entirely of volunteers, many of whom have children who currently attend the pre-school, or have children who have attended the pre-school in the past. We currently have six main members and you can learn more about them and their particular interests here.

In addition to the six main members, we have a number of additional representatives who provide a valuable contribution to the running of our pre-school. (A complete list of all members can be found in the reception area at Darwin Hall).

Should you be interested in joining our committee we would love to hear from you! Please contact us or alternatively please speak to a member of our management team or an existing committee member.

Stephanie Atthueis-Grundy


Stephanie became the preschool's chair in January this year and her role involves ensuring policies are adhered to and the preschool is managed efficiently. Stephanie works closely with staff and other committee members to ensure the smooth running of preschool.

Cathy Dobbs

Vice Chair

Cathy has been a committee member at Jack & Jill's since 2015, recently stepping down from the role of chair after being in the position for just over a year. She has enjoyed promoting events which take place in the setting and helping with fundraising.

Theresa McDowall


Theresa's son attends Jack & Jill's and not long after joining the committee Theresa decided she wanted to further her involvement with preschool and she joined the staff team as a key person. Within the committee Theresa has the role of Company Secretary and has helped insure the preschool keeps up to date with Ofsted guidelines.

Dawn Markwell


Dawn's role involves fundraising for the preschool and providing a vital "second opinion" as part of the decision making process. Dawn has very good links within the Lichfield community which is very beneficial for the children who attend Jack and Jill's pre-school.

Ellie Bailey 

Committee member

Ellie's daughter attends Jack and Jill's pre-school. Ellie brings a wealth of knowledge with her Qualified Teachers Status to help bring ideas and a desire to make Jack and Jill's pre-school first choice for those looking for an excellent Early Childhood Centre in the heart of Lichfield.

Catherine Swallow - Accountant


Other members

All the members of Jack & Jill's committee are valued for their help in the decision making process and for their work to make events and activities at the pre-school run smoothly. They include: