Our Committee

We are a charity and therefore need a committee of volunteers made up of parents and carers of children attending or recently attending the preschool to run its financial and administrative affairs. The committee meets once a term.  All parents and carers are encouraged to take an active role in the committee and/or come along to meetings – without volunteers the preschool will not be able to continue. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the committee, we always welcome new expertise and enthusiasm!

Our current committee:

Sarah White CHAIR (Trustee)
Coordinates committee activities,  main point of contact for staff, parents and relevant, authorities; public face of committee if necessary, chair all committee meetings and ensure that these
meetings run effectively, responsible for staff line management and recruitment of staff (some of which may be delegated)

Rebecca McWilliam SECRETARY (Trustee)
Prepare agenda for meetings (in consultation with the Chair) and circulate to committee members, attend meetings and take minutes, send and receive letters on behalf of the group and keep
a record of correspondence, co-ordinate circulation of relevant documents to committee members.

Lucy Champion SAFEGUARDING and HEALTH AND SAFETY
Ensure Safeguarding policy is up to date, ensure staff training on safeguarding is up to date. Ensure Health and Safety policy is up to date, including process for undertaking Risk Assessments, maintain first aid box.

James Barr Miller TREASURER (Trustee)
Responsible for reporting to the committee all matters to do with the groups finances; keep clear, accurate records of the group’s financial transactions, prepare a budget and budget forecast, manage the group’s budget, issue bills, receipts and payment on behalf of the group, manage the group’s bank account, pay staff wages and volunteer expenses

Cecily Etherington FUNDRAISING LEAD
Coordinate activities of the fundraising team, report back to Committee on fundraising activities

Emma Howell COMMUNICATIONS LEAD
Ensure the website is up to date (update at least once a term),  monitor and improve, where necessary, communications channels and messages to parents/carers