What is a Committee-led Pre School?
Yelvertoft Pre-School is a committee-run Pre-school but what does this actually mean?
"Charitable settings are usually managed by a committee of volunteers nominated by the parents, who together form the trustees of the charity, and take the role of the Ofsted ‘registered person’. As well as benefiting children, volunteering offers parents the opportunity to meet other parents, get more involved in the community and widen their social network, update existing skills and learn new ones. This has valuable long term benefits when applying for jobs or undertaking further training."
Parental involvement is informal and voluntary but it is the lifeblood of our pre-school and critical to its future – without a committee of trustees Yelvertoft pre- school would not exist. The pre- school is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) whereby the pre-school has its own separate legal identity from the trustees/committee members. The Committee is responsible for fundraising and overseeing the management of the pre-school. A meeting is held each month with the Annual General Meeting held in July. All parents are invited to join the Committee.
Should you wish to join, please speak to a member of staff who will be pleased to give you more details.
We are always looking for new members, especially in July where we inevitably loose members.
We cannot legally run the pre-school without a committee so please consider joining!
Current Committee 2019-2020:
Sophie Webb - Chair
Christine Newhouse - Vice Chair
Abi Dennison - Secretary
Louise Somers - Treasurer
Milly Fyfe - committee member
Danielle Acton - committee member