Meet Our Committee

Sarah Phaup My name is Sarah Phaup and I am the Chair for the Pre-school. I have 2 children, Archie is in reception and William is currently at pre-school. I have been a member of the committee since March 2015. I have helped with teas and coffees at parents evenings, and Christmas show, baked cakes etc for Duck Races and Summer Sizzlers. I have also helped to organise the Duck Race. We as a family were new to the village in 2014 and have met many new people through the Pre-School.


Sarah WattsMy name is Sarah Watts and I am the Co Chair. I have two children, Arthur and George and we moved to Debenham from Colchester in April 2016. I joined the Committee in September 2016 as a way of helping us settle into village life. I have really enjoyed getting stuck in helping at the fundraisers throughout the year and Arthur, George and I have been very lucky to have made some solid friendships.


Ashley BuckleMy name is Ashley Buckle and I am the Secretary  on the preschool committee. I have one son, Rudy, who attends the preschool. I have been a member of the committee since October 2016 and have helped out with teas and coffees at parents evening, fundraising and selling refreshments at the Christmas concert, the annual duck race, sports day and the summer sizzler. It’s been great to meet new people and help raise money for our lovely preschool.



My name is Milly Thomas and I am a parent representative, my daughter very happily joined the Pre-school in September 2016. As a family we felt especially fortunate to be able to send her to such a caring and stimulating setting and so I joined the committee in 2017 in order to try to give something back. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to learn lots more about the pre-school and meet all those involved in its success.


My name is Emily Hannah and I am a parent represenative. I have two children, Finn (3), who’s just started preschool, and Reilly (1) who’s enjoying some quality 1-1 time in those preschool hours. As a new member of the committee, I’ve as yet to get stuck in with much, but I’m hoping to help out as much as I can in fundraising events, and supporting all that happens and hopes to happen at the preschool. I’ve only been living in the village since April 2017, but having been part of and working for the Forge Community Church for seven years, I’ve got a real heart and passion for things happening here in the community.


My name is Gordon Coe and I am a parent representative. I joined the committee in January 2018 to try and give something back to the people who have helped my children. I have 2 children; Darcy who is in his second year of Pre-school and Esther who is in her first year. I’m a keen athlete and athletics coach and am the head coach at Diss Athletics club. I look forward to helping raise money for the various projects that go on!