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Committee Group

Committee Group

Voluntary Managed Committee Group

West Street Pre-school has a parent-run committee which needs you to enable the group to run. We are a Registered Charity 1036704.

What is the purpose of a committee?

The pre-school parent led committee is responsible for the overall management and smooth running of the setting. The committee is the employer of staff in the pre-school and so have overall responsibility for recruiting; training and developing staff; paying their wages and managing their contracts.

The committee also has the responsibility for things like developing a Business Plan; A self evaluation system (SEF); managing the daily accounts and working with staff, ensuring the setting follows health and safety risk assessments; Data Protection procedures followed; insurance payments; EYFS and Welfare Requirements adhered to. and first aid guidance. In January 2016 we were graded as an Outstanding pre-school by Ofsted.

What is there in it for new parents?

Research shows clear benefits for children when parents become actively involved in their child’s learning and developing.

Volunteering offers an ideal opportunity to be more involved. Parents also find benefits for themselves including meeting other parents, updating skills and learning new ones, as well as putting something back into the community.


As a small pre-school we organise fundraising events and apply for grants to improve our resources and service provision. We are supported via Local donations to our group as well.

We hold annual events such as Yard Sales, Sponsored Events, Raffles, Book Sales, Car Boot sales.

We welcome any new ideas or assistance.

West Street Pre-school Committee

Chairperson and Fundraising Co-ordinator : Pat Trotter
Secretary : Sarah Jubb
Treasurer : Hilary Clough

Committee Members
Sarah Jubb (First Aid reviews undertaken)

Emma Trotter

Sarah-Jayne Kidd

Rowanne Trollope

Abby Lightfoot

Co-Opted Members
Claire Curran (Safeguarding & Health and Safety Coordinator )

Invited staff for specific functions.
Sally Edwardes ( Minute secretary and Newsletter organiser )

The committee and staff create and adopt policies and procedures to meet the governments welfare requirements. You can view them in our pre-school: