Board

PACEY’s Board of Trustees consists of up to 12 trustees, from a range of backgrounds including childcare, local government, business and finance. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy for the charity and overseeing its operations.  All Board members are volunteers.  They meet several times a year, usually on a Saturday morning.

The Board has appointed from among the trustees a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Treasurer.  The Board appoints committees, as necessary, including Recruitment and Selection, and Remuneration.

 

Chair

Dr Amy Page, became Chair in November 2020.

With extensive experience in the early years and childcare sector, Amy began her journey as a paediatric doctor. In 2013, she gained her Early Years Professional Status and then became a childminder for six years until 2017. Passionate about early years, while Amy was a childminder she also set up a local childminding network and helped to run toddler groups in the local area. 

After 2017, Amy then joined a nursery chain and helped manage their group of pre-schools, day nurseries and after-school clubs. With her previous experience, she has recently re-entered the medical profession, currently working for a medical insurance company.  

Amy joined the PACEY board initially as a Trustee in 2018 and was appointed the position of Chair in November 2020. 

You can contact Amy by email at chair@pacey.org.uk or write to her care of PACEY, Northside House, Third Floor, 69 Tweedy Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3WA

Trustees

Sabrina Saulle is a chartered accountant and has been an Internal Auditor for Financial Services for most of her 15 years career. Sabrina currently works for a global bank leading the GIA quality assurance team for EMEA. 

Sabrina joined the Board of PACEY because she believes early years’ education is crucially important for both children and parents.

Lindsey Doe has a wealth of experience working within the childcare sector, with an excellent insight and knowledge of the various childcare options available to parents. She is currently the Managing Director of a childcare business which operates and delivers large-scale childcare operations across multiple sectors, ensuring that quality and a child centric environment remains at the heart of the business. Lindsey joined the Board as, from her own experience juggling a career with young family, she is passionate about supporting working parents to successfully blend family and a career. She wants to ensure that all forms of childcare and represented, valued, and supported to aid parents when making their childcare choices.
Stephanie Douglas is Head of Early Intervention and Localities for Doncaster Borough Council. She has over 25 years' experience working in the education and skills sector and 20 years working as a Local Authority Senior Officer. Stephanie is dedicated to improving outcomes for children and families by the leadership and implementation of excellence in policy and practice. She has been awarded the MBE for services to Education and Early Years in 2021. Stephanie joined the Board because she is passionate about the care and education of young children and their families, and to represent the voice of the sector she values very highly.
Shanti Flynn is Head of Education at Storal, a group of award winning nurseries across the UK. Shanti began her career in early years as a teacher over 25 years ago, and has worked as a LA advisor, Area SENCo, Ofsted Inspector and Head of Education and Childcare. She has proven experience in leading teams to deliver excellent care and education so that our young children achieve the best possible outcomes. 

Andrew Maxwell is currently Head of Markets and Infrastructure at a large IT Services organisation, focusing on Digital Transformation. He has a background in delivery, operations and sales. As the parent of young children, Andrew joined the Board because he has experienced first-hand the impact early years practitioners have on the development of children.

Sharne McLean is currently Head of Early Years and Childcare at the London Borough of Royal Greenwich. In her role, Sharne has been driven to promote the value of early learning and childcare to families and organisations, especially supporting private, voluntary and independent providers, including registered childminders. Sharne has joined PACEY’s Board to support the ambitions of the organisation in making sure every child has the best possible early years’ experience, valuing the role of excellent practice in the sector and increasing parental confidence in using childcare.

Danny Frost is the Chief Risk Officer & Regional Head of Risk for EMEA and APAC at American International Group (Fortune 500 company) and he is a designated ‘Material Risk Taker’ as defined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Prior to joining AIG, Danny spent nineteen years of his career at Credit Suisse Investment bank. Danny holds Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and Chartered Institute of Banking qualifications. Danny joined the board as a trustee, given his passion for driving positive change, so as every child has the best possible developmental opportunities.  

Paula Timms is the Business Development and Delivery Director at Children in Wales, responsible for growing income and developing their funding strategy.  Previous to joining Children in Wales Paula worked for Barnardo’s UK developing their health strategy and Merthyr Tydfil CBC leading on poverty prevention programmes. Paula is now entering almost 30 years children’s sector experience, leading on business, strategy and fundraising developments to support the sector and our membership organisations. 

Lucy Lewin is a dedicated champion for early years education, serves as the founder of The Profitable Nursery Academy and Little Angels Nursery. With her profound experience in the sector, she has crafted her mission around empowering early years settings to embrace a strengths-based leadership approach. Lucy started her early years journey s a childminder and is now a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who firmly believes in harnessing individual strengths to cultivate highly engaged and motivated teams. This approach, she believes, is instrumental in delivering high-quality education and care to children and families.