The Committee

Your Pre-School committee is made up of the following at present:

Laura Hillery – Chairperson

    • Represents and acts as a spokesperson for the Pre-school

    • Chairs meetings of the charity, including committee meetings, open meetings and general meetings, such as the Annual General meeting (AGM)

    • Sets the agenda for meetings together with the secretary.

    • Co-ordinates the work of the committee to ensure effective administration.

    • Acts as 'nominated person' for Ofsted purpose.

    • Line manages the Manager of the setting.

    • Supports other committee members and authorises the work of the treasurer.

Laura Hudescu– Treasurer

    • Ensures the committee are aware of the financial position of the charity, providing an up-to date written statement of accounts at committee meetings.

    • Ensures that all committee members are aware of their financial responsibilities and comply with the charity's finance procedures.

    • Ensures that the committee apply the charity's resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objectives.

    • Presents accounts to the members at the AGM.

    • Manages the charity's bank account, updating the list of signatories as necessary.

    • Arranges for the accounts to be checked annually and independently.

Kelley Evans- Secretary

    • Responds punctually to all correspondence, keeping proper records.

    • Organises all meetings including booking venues, arranging refreshments, liaising with attendees to ensure they are informed etc.

    • Draw up meeting agendas and circulates to all attendees punctually.

    • Takes accurate minutes during meetings, types up and sends them out to all attendees in a timely manner.

    • Support all committee and staff members, by ensuring the administrative function is effective.


GENERAL MEMBERS:

Joakim Odegaard

Tianye Wang


Shared responsibilities for all committee members.

    • Act in the best interests of the charity, promoting its values and working to achieve its charitable objectives.

    • Working as part of a team with the other trustees, whilst bringing their own ideas, perspectives and experiences to the committee.

    • Regularly attend committee meetings and contribute tot he effective management of the charity.

    • Read committee papers and contribute to the decision-making process of the committee.

    • Working with the treasurer to set priorities for the budget.

    • Undertake Ofsted suitability checks as required.

    • Use safe recruitment procedures and work to early years foundation stage requirements to employ suitable adults to work with the children.

    • Employ a manager to act as the person in charge of the early years provision, supporting them to successfully manage the childcare provision and ensure that the early years foundation stage and Ofsted registration requirements are met.

    • Ensure all committee members and staff have clearly identified roles and responsibilities.

    • Submit the annual update, or annual return and accounts, to the charity commission.

Each committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is usually held every year in October / November. The committee is formed by parents and local professionals who give their time to ensure the Pre-school runs cost-efficiently and effectively. All committee members are subject to a DBS check and an EY2 form has to be completed and sent to Ofsted to determine suitability to the role of committee member.

Committee meetings are held every 6/8 weeks with the Pre-school leader to discuss the Pre-school.