We are governed by the Early Years Alliance (EYA) constitution which means our parent-run committee must have 3 officers (Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) and between 2 and 9 additional members. If there are not enough parents to make up the committee, then we would be regarded as non-constitutional and be forced to close.
You can download a copy of our constitution here.
You can find a copy of our Committee Handbook here.
We also have charity status and therefore are registered with the Charity Commission.
The committee support the day to day running of the Pre-School, including ensuring the building is safe, is well maintained, applying for charity grants, as well as working with staff to make sure that the setting has, and works to, policies that help it to provide a high quality service; and Cornwall Council, Ofsted and the Charity Commission to ensure we are meeting our educational, legal and financial obligations.
“We meet termly, to discuss matters arising during the previous term and to plan for any new fundraising activities. As parents of children currently at the Pre-School, this is our way of helping to ensure a bright future for such a wonderful place, however we are always looking for more volunteers to join us.”
We are pleased to announce our current committee members are as follows:
Beatrice Cudmore – Committee Chair
Tom Shilton – Secretary
Sophie O’Shea – Treasurer
Sarah Thomas – Staff Representative
We are always looking for new faces to join the fundraising committee. These fabulous parents come together to think of and organise all the fundraising activities, from the Summer Fun run for the children, to the winter ball for all our families, as well as all the events in between.
As a charity, it is important we raise enough money to help us fund those extra activities and to buy new equipment so that your children continue to thrive in our care.