There are many ways to get involved with the pre-school
You can give as much or as little of your time as you are able to.
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.
Being a member of the pre-school committee is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, giving you as a parent/ guardian a greater involvement in the vitally important early stages of your child/ children's education. If you think you may like to join the committee at any stage in the year, please contact any of the committee in person, email us or speak to Kathryn.
As a committee, we focus a lot of our effort on fundraising to fund projects which will enhance the children’s learning opportunities and improve their environment. Following the addition of the outdoor decking and a set of funky new toilets for the children, work has now begun on improving the outside space (if you haven’t had a go in the tunnel or rolled down the grassy bank, you really should). The staff have lots of other amazing ideas for the garden and, as a committee, we would love to be able to provide the money for this. At present we are fundraising to provide sensory play equipment in out outdoor space.
As a charity, we are able to claim gift aid worth £2.50 for every £10 received. If you feel you are able to donate either a one off amount or an amount spread over the terms please complete a gift aid form and return to Kathryn or Louise at the pre-school.
Donations of time and materials are always very gratefully received. There is a wish list of materials and 'odd jobs' up in the entrance hall. Whatever contribution you think you can make and however you think you might be able to help us, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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