A team of Committee members (made up entirely of parents of children who previously and currently attend pre-school) manages Sutton St James Pre-School. These people volunteer their time, energy and enthusiasm and without them, our pre-school would not exist.
Our paid staff group provide all the activities and care for the children while they are at pre-school, supplemented of course by parent and Carer volunteers who get involved with preparing snacks and other play activities. They also organise visits to pre-school from other professionals. E.g. Vet, Doctor/Nurse, Firemen etc
The Committee work alongside the staff group on lots of different aspects of running pre-school from managing the finances, administration, development and policies and last but not least, fundraising. A Core Group consisting of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (who are elected at the Annual General Meeting) meet separately to discuss any staffing issues.
‘If your child attends Sutton St James, have you thought of joining the committee?’
The types of tasks committee members do are really varied and a great way to share your skills and knowledge, learn new things and to have a real stake in your pre-school. You choose what you get involved with.