Emmer Green Pre-School is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation run by a committee of parents. As a charity, our pre-school depends on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep it in existence and thriving as a key part of the community.
The committee supports the management team and is responsible for running the business side of the pre-school, fundraising, the appointment of staff and policy making. The day-to-day running of the pre-school, activity and curriculum planning are the responsibility of the Supervisor and her team.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place early in the Autumn term at which the committee roles (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are appointed for the school year. It is vital that we have parents attend the AGM and to ensure these committee roles are filled in order for the pre-school to continue running. Committee meetings take place each half term to discuss the smooth-running of the pre-school, any issues that arise and to organise fundraising events.
More information about our committee roles can be found here.
If you can’t commit to filling a committee role or attending committee meetings throughout the year, there are many other ways that you can help. Perhaps you can provide an hour of your time to help run a stall at our annual Summer Fair, or simply come along to one of the fundraising events to help support the pre-school. Alternatively, you may know local businesses who would be happy to donate prizes for our Christmas or Summer Fair raffles or equipment we need and get their name known in the pre-school community. We value your ideas and your help in whatever way you can give it so please do come forward with any opportunities.
We actively encourage all parents to become involved with our pre-school in one way or another, to support your child’s early years setting. You may well develop new friendships and skills yourself through helping out and getting to know other families with children of a similar age. The success and long-term future of Emmer Green Pre-School depends on your support – so please get involved, with your child’s best interests at heart.
Parent help rota
Research shows that children learn better when their parents/carers are involved. It is also a great opportunity for parents to see first hand their child’s involvement and learning within the setting. Our pre-school policy is to have two parents/carers helping per session, therefore we ask you to do a minimum of two sessions per term. This helps to:
- maintain the high ratio of adults to children in our pre-school, guaranteeing individual care and attention for each child
- give parents/carers the opportunity to take part in the group, see everything first hand and talk about it afterwards with their child, as well as discuss their child’s progress with their key worker
- allow children to see their own parents/carers in a new role
If you are unable to help by being actively involved in a session, there are many opportunities for parents to help pre-school in other ways. Any help is welcome, so if you can offer alternative support or have a special skill, please speak to the Supervisor or Committee Chair. We will put your skill to good use!
- Amanda Cowan – Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rebecca Boulton-Smith – Vice Chair
- Cinthuja Mahathevan – Treasurer treasurer@
- Ellie Cottam – Secretary email@example.com
If you have any queries or want to join the committee please feel free to contact the Chair.
And please remember, our pre-school would close without a committee to run it!