Meet the Committee...
Committee Chair: Kyria Wright
Hello, I'm Kyria. I currently have a girl who has just started at Pre-school, my son has started Primary school having transitioned from Belton Pre-school. I have lived in the village for seven years. I was a Design & Technology teacher before having my little boy, so have an understanding of the education system.
Secretary/Treasurer: Louise De'ath
My name is Louise and I work at the pre-school as the business administrator as well as serving on the committee as the Treasurer & Secretary. Both my children have attended Belton Pre-school & enjoyed their time here.
Fundraising Co-ordinator: Abby Dainty
My name is Abby and I am delighted to be part of the Belton pre-school committee. My eldest son started here at the beginning of 2018 and my youngest has followed in his big brother’s footsteps. I am part of the fundraising/ marketing team and we welcome any ideas from fellow parents! Along with the rest of the committee, I hope to make a difference, so that our children continue to have such a wonderful place to spend their early years. ‘
Upcoming Events for 2020
Belton Pre-school is a registered charity which is run by a voluntary trustee committee of parents and carers. The Committee is responsible for the overall leadership, governance and financial stability of the Pre-school and for ensuring that it complies with relevant legal regulations. As part of this, the Committee will provide direction on the Pre-school's policies, manage and engage staff, and organise fundraising and organising social events. The responsibility for the implementation of the policies and the day-to-day running of the setting rests with qualified professionals, namely the Manager (Kathryn Pullan) and her team of staff.
The Committee meets half-termly, unless more frequent meetings are required. Good communication between the Committee, parents and staff is crucial to the smooth running of the Pre-school. At least one member of staff attends each Committee meeting and we canvass parent feedback through questionnaires (once or twice a year) and on a more informal verbal basis more regularly. We also organise an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Autumn term for all parents to attend. This is when the committee for the following year is elected. Fundraising events occur throughout the year.
The Pre-school is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA), which is a support network and provides all registered Pre-schools with help and advice for all areas of work. The way in which we run ourselves as a committee is governed by our Constitution (PLA 2011) which is on the notice board at pre-school.
As a committee, we focus a lot of our effort on fundraising to fund specific projects which will enhance the children’s learning opportunities and improve their environment. In previous years this has included- addition of a decking area to bring the classroom outside, new children's toilets and most recently- changes indoors to create a free-flow environment. We also carry out general fundraising each year to cover costs such as building maintenance. Regular events include our summer fete, quiz night and regular cake stalls! We are looking for parents/carers to join our Fundraising sub-committee to help out ad-hoc at our fundraising events. Please contact Kathryn or a member of the committee if you are interested in volunterring some of your time. Thank you.