We employ a Manager, Deputy Manager, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, Pre-school Assistants and an Administrator. We also have bank staff.
All our staff are Ofsted approved and are DBS checked.
Our staff hold Ofsted approved qualifications, are peadiatric first aid trained and take part in regular training courses.
We are a registered charity run by an elected Committee of volunteers, mostly made up of parents of children attending the Pre-School. The Committee work in tandem with the Pre-School staff to ensure the smooth running of the Pre-School.
The Committee is responsible for:
· Ensuring the Pre-School works in line with its constitution
· Overseeing financial budgets
· Developing and reviewing Pre-School policies and service delivery
· Making sure that the Pre-School works in partnership with the children’s parents
Parents and carers who support the Pre-School as volunteers, particularly as committee members, are vital to its success. The committee is responsible for ensuring the provision runs safely, efficiently and legally. Committee members have an important role in managing the Pre-School, and ensuring it meets the needs of the children and parents/carers who use it. By being a member of the committee you, as a parent/carer, are in an ideal position to help make this happen.
The Committee needs members with a variety of skills and experience – everybody can contribute. Key skills include being enthusiastic and enjoying working as part of a team. Each volunteer member of the Committee will bring different skills which are invaluable to the running of our Pre-School. However, the important thing is, you don’t need any direct experience to make a difference.
There are three officer roles required on the Committee: Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and these posts have a more defined role. However, all committee members are equal in acting in the best interests of the Pre-School, promoting its values and working together to achieve its charitable objectives. Working as part of a team and contributing to the decision-making process of the Committee. Undertaking Ofsted suitability checks as appropriate and ensuring that the Pre-School complies with the rules in its constitution, charity law and other regulations that govern the work of the Pre-School.
The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in July each year and generally meets once a term. The Annual General Meeting is open to the parents of all of the children who attend the Pre-School. It is our forum for looking back over the previous year and shaping the coming year’s activities.
If you would like to feel that you are putting something back into our community and volunteer for the Committee in any role, no matter how large or small, please speak with our Manager or Administrator. Alternatively contact us on: .
We very much look forward to welcoming all new volunteers.
Manager: Fay Davidson
Deputy Manager: Elaine Hewitson
Administrator: Laura Collins
SENDCO: Donna Allbury-Smith