Abi Cernik

Founder

Number of children:
2 girls; Livi & Evie

Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Always. Unless I fancy tea

Average number of hours sleep a night:
7-8

By day:
Mama, friend, plate-spinning, dungaree-wearing Founder of Standout Girl and general delegator of tasks (sorry husband)

By night:
Found in the cosiest dressing gown of all time, typing away on my laptop – unless it’s FriYAY (date night) and then I’m unconscious in front of a film. YOLO.

Favourite verse:
“…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

Hebrews 13:5 (AMP)

Secret ambition:
To be in MI5

Will be the woman:
Writing a list, listening to LANY and eating (healthy) snacks

Esther Caws

People & Projects Coordinator

Number of children:
2

Coffee or tea?
Strong milky tea (you know, attack-the-tea-bag strong)

Average number of hours sleep a night:
Currently broken sleep totalling around about 6 or 7 (oh sleep, how I miss thee) but ideally would love a solid 8 or 9. We’re working on that one…

By day:
Mum to an energetic toddler and an adventurous baby, my days are mainly spent keeping these two alive

By night:
Night? I sleep. Or I try to.

Favourite verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Secret ambition:
To invent something incredible. Then live off the earnings on a beach in Hawaii…! Ha. I actually want to see some injustices in the world change and become a thing of the past.

Will be the woman:
falling asleep curled up on a sofa in the corner of a room at the end of the evening.

Jenny Hickson

Operations Coordinator

Number of children:
2

Coffee or tea?
Tea (and biscuits!)

Average number of hours sleep a night:
Not enough by far…

By day:
I look after my two precious kids, building Duplo houses, collecting scribbled pictures, blowing raspberries, endlessly tidying Annabelle’s play kitchen, building AMAZING train tracks (only to have them destroyed again), and changing what feels like millions of nappies…

By night:
Watching a movie whilst dreaming up my next craft or cake project.

Favourite verse:
“Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.”

Psalm 25:12&13

Secret ambition:
To learn to jive. But this is a long way off as my childhood ballet teacher informed my mum that she was wasting her money sending me to dance lessons.

Will be the woman:
Eating far too many chocolate biscuits, hair in a topknot, wearing jeans, sparkly converse, and a well chewed teething necklace…

Rebecca Howells

Childcare Coordinator

Number of children:
2

Coffee or tea?
Coffee Coffee Coffee!!!!!

Average number of hours sleep a night:
6

By day:
Single Mum raising two lively boys whilst battling an illness that won’t beat me!

By night:
I’m a cleaning fairy, learning calligraphy and watching Gilmore Girls

Favourite verse:
It is well with my soul!

Secret ambition:
To be a Midwife

Will be the woman:
Who can always be heard singing her way through life

Jade Webb

Photography & Film Coordinator

Number of children:
3

Coffee or tea?
Tea

Average number of hours sleep a night:
8

By day:
School-runner, nursery-dropper, tea-making, errand-running, self-employed mum!

By night:
Evenings are all about sofa-sitting, pj-wearing and cereal-eating. Laptop & phone out ready for either work or some online retail therapy 😉

Favourite verse:
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts”

Colossians 3:15

Secret ambition:
To be an Interior Designer!

Will be the woman:
Running and panting and dragging all the kids to the school gates, with forgotten book bags, water bottles or reading books… No matter how early I get up or how organised I am, I always seem to be (or feel like) “that mum”.