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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; OFSTED self evaluation form (SEF); managing the daily accounts and working with staff, ensuring the setting follows health and safety risk assessments; insurance payments; welfare requirements 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)
Holly Feeney

Chloe Goodwin

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 here:

1 1 Childrens rights and entitlements

1 2 Safeguarding Children Young People and Vulnerable Adults August 2016

1 2a What to do if

1 3 Looked After Children

1 4 Uncollected Child

1 5 Missing Child

1 6 Online Safety September 2015

2 1 Employment

2 2 Student Placements August 2016

3 1 Induction of Staff Volunteers and Managers

3 2 First Aid April 2017

4 1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

5 1 A Staffing (group provision) August 2016

6 1 Administering Medicines August 2016

6 2 Managing Children who are Sick Infectious or with Allergies August 2014 Jan 2015

6 3 Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents August 2016

6 4 Nappy Changing August_2016

6 5 Food and Drink

6 6 Food Hygiene

6 7 Basic Kitchen Opening and Closing Checks Template

6 8 Individual Health Plan August 2014 Jan015

7 1 Promoting Positive Behaviour August 2016

7 10 Disciplinary procedure

7 11 Grievances procedure

8 1 Health and Safety General Standards August 2016

8 2 Maintaining Childrens Safety and Security on Premises

8 3 Supervision of Children on Outings August 2016

8 4 Risk Assessment August 2016

8 5 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation August 2016

8 6 Animals in the Setting

8 7 No Smoking February 2016

8 8 Health and Safety Risk Assessment Template

8 9 Fire Safety Risk Assessment Template

8 10 Staff Safety including Home Visits February 2016

9 1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion and Equality August 2016

9 2 Supporting Children with SEN April 2017

9 3 Social Wellbeing Audit Updated October 2013

9 5 British Values 9 4 Access Audit August 2014 Jan 2015

10 2 Admissions

10 4 Registration Form

10 5 Parental Involvement August 2016

10 6 Childrens Records

10 7 Providers Records

10 8 Transfer of Records to School

10 9 Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

10 10 Information Sharing

10 11 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

10 12 Making a Complaint