Meet the board

PLP is entirely run by volunteers, who work 'front of house' as playgroup leaders, teachers, assistants, librarians and 'floating' volunteers and 'behind the scenes' ensuring that PLP keeps running smoothly.


PLP is fortunate to have two co-directors at the helm, each passionate about and experienced in teaching and early childhood education. 

Hayley Wood

Passionate about early childhood development, she holds a British qualification in Early Years development and has over 10 years experience working as an early years educator. She is currently employed in an international school that follows the British EYFS curriculum.  

As well as being a co-director, Hayley coordinates PLP's playgroups, the Bumps to Babies group and has recently created the new Early Literacy class for 3-4 year olds. 

Claire Yalden

Claire worked in public libraries for 16 years before moving to Pays de Gex in 2016. Passionate about books, she loves seeing children enjoying books and stories and learning to read and write. Claire enjoys volunteering and meeting all the different families. In her spare time, she loves camping, traveling and exploring new places with her husband and two children aged 6 and 11.

In addition to her role as co-director, Claire has been our Librarian for the past 2 years.