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Where the Passion Begins

Robin Dean

Chair and Company Secretary

Robin Dean has a wide range of experience in running a variety of businesses, including other local charities.  He is, amongst many other activities, the churchwarden of St Mary's Stanford. He has considerable knowledge about IT from his background as an IT project manager in prestigious organisations and as a lecture in college. He also runs the Silver Surfer Support to help local people with IT problems and is the IT Champion at Tenbury Library.

The Chair of the Board is responsible for ensuring that the nursery operates in a safe manner and for the strategic decisions, after discussions with other trustees, that ensure the effective running of the nursery and that the trustees carry out their duties efficiently.

The Company Secretary is responsible for the financial operation of the nursery with the assistance of a paid book keeper.  Additionally, Robin advises on IT hardware and management software.


Cecilia Dean

Trustee with Responsibility for Safeguarding

Cecilia is currently Head of Science and a Maths teacher at a local Prep school.  Previously, she has worked in Abu Dhabi in a senior management role and as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
As the Safeguarding Trustee, Cecilia will ensure that policies are fully implemented and up to date.  In the event of a safeguarding concern the Safeguarding Trustee will work with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

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Katherine Poole

Parent Trustee

Katherine is currently Research Policy and Compliance Lead in the Research and Innovation Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Previously, she has worked at Imperial College London and the NIHR Diabetes Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre in roles supporting research assessment and strategy and clinical trial management. 


Katherine is a Parent Trustee with two children, aged 2 and 4, currently attending the Nursery.

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