Governors and Staff


Our Governing Body is made up of the following Governors:

  • Chair of Governors: Tony Clare
  • Clerk to the Governors:  Sasha Tilley 
  • Acting Headteacher: Mandy Collier-King
  • Carolyn Stevenson
  • Holly Rostill
  • Karen McInnes
  • Jackie Melksham
  • School support link:  Amanda Boyd-McLaughlin

They are a group of volunteers who are responsible for our Nursery School  and who bring great expertise, knowledge and understanding to the role both individually and collectively.

The Governor’s are involved in developing, planning, overseeing and reviewing our services. They make decisions regarding staffing, budgets, policies, procedures and practice.

They show great commitment to Ilminster Avenue and really understand this community.
Our Parent Governors in particular know what it is like to be a service user, they are actively involved and are here to represent your views.


Our room leaders and teachers will be parents’ main contacts at Ilminster Nursery School:

  • Marie Muldowney Room Lead in Raindrops 2 year old Room 
  • Sarah Kozlowski Teacher in Star Room
  • Kate Boyes and Nikki Phillips Teachers in Sun Room

 We are able to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The main contacts are;

  • Sarah Coles Room Lead in Snowflakes Room 
  • Carolyn Stevenson SEND Co-ordinator  
  • Lucy Hobbs Family Link Worker

The Office Administrators are happy to help with all enquiries call 0117 90 30255 or email

Designated Safeguard Leader

Mandy Collier-King

Lucy Hobbs