Lisa Paine | Manager | Safeguarding Lead | Level 6

I joined BCPS in September 2017 after graduating from Reading University with a BA Hons in Children’s Development and Learning. I’ve been inspired through my experience in a range of roles in supporting young children in Pre-Schools, Primary Schools, as well as running baby and toddler signing and music classes. I am Mum to 2 teenage boys so spend lots of my spare time watching them playing football. I perform as a singer in a soul band, so always love a good singalong with the children at Pre-School. I feel passionately about young children’s curiosity, wonder, and capabilities.                                                                                                                                                             

Janet Barron | Lead Early Years Practitioner/SENCo | Level 3

I am a qualified Norland Nanny and spent 15 years working as a nanny, 9 of which were with the same family. I loved the close relationship that I had with children when nannying and have been happy to experience the same with the children we care for since starting at BCPS in January 2018. I’m also a reflexologist and recently qualified in baby reflex .I am mum to identical twin girls which keeps me busy!  As a family we enjoy cycling, I also love music and doing crochet in my spare time. 

Julie Smith | Early Years Practitioner | Level 4

I have worked in a Childcare environment since my son started school in 2005.  I qualified with my Level 3 in 2007, and then my Level 4 in 2009. Over the last 16years, I have supported children with their learning journey's in Reception classes, Pre-Schools and nurseries, with a short career break to have my daughter.


Before working with children, I was a PA commuting into London.  I am also a qualified Masseur, Make-up artist and Nail technician. In my spare time, I love being with my family, and my daughter and I have just started Paddle boarding.  If I’m not falling into a lake off a paddle board, you will find me in the gym strength training or walking my Boxer Dog.

Catherine Reeve | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3

I have over 20 years experience working in Pre-Schools and Nurseries. I enjoy working with children and find it very rewarding to see how they learn and develop. You will find me getting involved in messy play, role play and having fun extending the children's learning through activities and the natural world.

Originally from Suffolk, I also lived in Malaysia for 5 years where I volunteered at the Garden International School and the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) association. I now live in Bracknell and have been married for over 25 years and have an adult son. I have recently completed my Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma which gives me a great insight into the latest rules, best practices and government guidelines.

When not studying or working, I like to travel and have recently started joining my husband on the back of his motorbike for days out around the area. I am also a keen walker and will always be seen with my Fitbit on my wrist to keep track of my steps!


Hollie McCarthy | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3hree young girls. 

I have over 20 years experience working with children and joined the team at BCPS in October 2019 after previously working in a range of roles in nurseries and Pre-Schools and most recently as a Nanny for a family with three young girls. 

I have worked with children ranging from birth to 8 years old and have found every age extremely rewarding and continue to feel this way in my role at BCPS.

In my spare time I enjoy day trips, spending time with my family and trying to get to the beach as often as possible!

Angela Cracknell | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3

I was born and grew up in South Africa, have lived in America and Australia and recently moved to Camberley after living in London for 10 years. I achieved a Montessori qualification and have over 10 years experience working with children ranging from 4 months to 13 years old in both home and school settings. 

I joined BCPS in April 2019 and am passionate about being a positive influence in the early years of children’s lives and supporting them to become independent individuals. 

I love to bake and create personalised home made cards and gifts in my spare time. 

Elaine Edwards | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3

I trained as a Nursery Nurse at the Chiltern Training College over twenty years ago and I have enjoyed working with a wide range of age groups from babies and children to teenagers and young adults since then.  

I have experiences in a variety of roles and settings which include Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools, a Japanese Kindergarten and an SEN school, as well as a Residential Short Break centre and a Children's Ward in a local hospital.

I was inspired by the BCPS team when I came to spend a few days with the children during the summer of 2019 and was delighted to be offered a permanent role from September 2019.

Having always been interested in holistic therapies I have recently attended some courses in my spare time. 

I have a son and as a family we enjoy music, camping, cycling and snowboarding. 

Emma MacNeill | Early Years Practitioner | Level 3

I joined BCPS in 2021 with 5 years experience working with children aged 2-5 and have a level 3 diploma in Early Years Foundation in Childcare.  I started out as a volunteer helper at my children’s Pre-School and soon realised how rewarding it was to be part of a child’s learning journey.  I enjoy supporting children, watching them develop their learning and ideas to extend their play.  I have twins and as a family we enjoy walking, cycling and nature.  In my spare time I like up-cycling old furniture and socialising with family and friends.

Victoria Austin | Business Support

I joined BCPS in September 2016 as Part-time Administrator. A lot of my past work experience is Admin and Analytical related and I previously worked in the Admissions Department at St George’s College, Weybridge. I achieved a BSc in Business and Maritime Studies from Liverpool John Moores University in spite of being sea sick and a poor swimmer ! 

I am married and Mum to 2 teenagers and our Westie.  We moved from Bagshot to Camberley a few years ago and I love working in a place that holds so many good memories for me and our children. 

I am a passionate Southampton FC fan and lover of all things ‘90s, especially the music!

It is a privilege to be part of such a dedicated and passionate team at BCPS. I relish the opportunities I get to spend time with the children and love watching them grow and develop in our nurturing environment, whilst I keep an eye on all the paperwork!

Gareth Jones - Chairperson

Corinna Stubbs - Secretary & Marketing

Sarah Jones - Fundraising Lead & Creative

David Stubbs - Setting Development

Sarah Reed - Treasurer

Justin Browne - Vice Chair & Thought Leadership

Gemma Maine - Early Years Strategy & Advice

Cherry Taylor - Business Development & Fundraising