The Village Pre-school is a registered charity managed by a Committee of volunteers. Members of the Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting near the beginning of the Autumn Term. Being involved in the Pre-school Committee is both enjoyable and rewarding, and gives a far greater insight into how our Pre-school is administered, planned and co-ordinated.
Working within Pre-school we have Melanie who covers Finance and the majority of the ‘business work’, however it is the elected Committee who are the Trustees of the setting and have overall responsibility for the management of Pre-school, ensuring that we comply with our memorandum and articles of association, company law, charity law and other relevant legislation and regulations, including any requirements imposed through Ofsted.
Joining the Committee is a serious responsibility and members must be able to make a regular commitment to attend Committee meetings which are held usually monthly during term time.
Potential new Trustees are invited to the first Committee meeting of the term to learn more about the work of the Committee, and at the end can decide if they want to stand for election. If you cannot attend that meeting, please contact the Commitee Chairperson, for an informal chat about becoming a Trustee. If you intend to stand for election, you must declare it in writing by no later than two weeks prior to the AGM. If you are joining the Pre-School later in the year, we can occasionally co-opt new committee members during the course of the year. Please use the form below if you would like to join the Committee in the Spring or Summer Terms.
Some parents prefer to offer to help at events or with fundraising, and their help makes a big difference. From time to time we may ask for help at events – all offers of help are always welcome!
Without a small number of parents prepared to give some of their time to the Committee, Pre-school would have to close. Please keep this in mind when the Committee are asking for help or support to raise funds for Pre-school. We are extremely fortunate to have a fabulous Pre-school providing our children with high quality pre-school education and childcare, and we want to keep it that way!