Welcome to our Committee section.
Welcome to Ludgershall Pre-School Committee! As the current Chairperson of Ludgershall Pre-School I would like to welcome you all to our webpage, which I hope you will find useful and informative.
Ludgershall Pre-School Committee is run by a voluntary Management Committee. The committee is made up of parents of children within the setting, parents of previous children from the setting, and local business people. We are dedicated to assisting, along with management and staff, the successful running of the pre-school.
Meet the committee
Our committee is made up of the following:
Stephen Smith - Chairperson
Jim Hughes - Treasurer
Kirsty Safe - Secretary
Jo Mayer - Committee Member
Harry Marshall - Committee Member
Helen Rickard - Committee Member
Karen Smith - Committee Member
As a committee we follow the Early Years Learning Alliance constitution, this requires us to have at least 60% of committee members to be parents of children currently in the setting at the time of the AGM. The other members of the committee can be made up of previous parents and local business/charity organisations. Claire Churchill (Manager) attends all meetings as a staff representative but will not have a vote in certain agenda items.
The committee has a number of important responsibilities towards the pre-school, staff, children and parents that include but are not limited too the following areas:
1. Legal responsibility
2. Financial responsibility including contingency accounts
3. OFSTED requirements and responsibilities
4. Policy setting and changes
6. Organising social events
7. Health and safety checks and responsibilities
As mentioned above the committee is purely voluntary and requires the goodwill of our members to dedicate their time and skills set to helping the pre-school be so successful.
It is very important to state that without the committee the pre-school would be unable to operate and remain open. The pre-school is committee led and as mentioned has over all responsibility of the pre-school.
Each member of our current committee came with a large set of skills and backgrounds in many different industries which allows us to be diverse in our ideas and commitment to the children, parents, management and staff.
THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP!
We are continuously looking at inviting new members to our committee – we always need new members to bring exciting opportunities to the team.
Our Committee meets once a month (usually on a Tuesday) at 7.30pm at Ludgershall Pre-School (term time only) where we can discuss the above responsibilities listed. Sometimes there is even cake or biscuits!
Committee really doesn’t take a lot of any of our members time and is valuable to the pre-school!
Attached are some important documents with more information regarding becoming a committee member, however please do not hesitate to contact myself or Julie (Administrator) if you have any further questions.
Both mums and dads are equally welcome, but the important thing is that you do not need any direct experience to help us develop further!
I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Stephen Smith (Chairperson)