The Committee

Whirley Preschool is run by members of the local community, for the children of the community. The pre-school is run as a charity and is obliged to have a committee to run the establishment.

If the committee is incomplete the preschool cannot run.

The committee help the staff to run the preschool, manage the finances, plan for the future and to reflect the needs and wishes of parents. The committee is interesting, fun and sociable (meetings are usually in the pub!). The committee holds regular meetings and an Annual General Meeting every September. You don’t have to be a committee member to attend.

One important aspect of the committee’s work is fundraising. The committee appreciates and always welcomes any help and support. Government funding is tight and fundraising really makes a difference to the preschool, and consequently the childrens’ experience here.

The committee is also a means, in addition of course, to conversing directly with the staff, for parents to communicate with the preschool about anything they would like to raise. The committee are totally independent of the staff and all correspondence is always confidential.

A questionnaire is carried out in the spring each year so that parents can give us anonymous feedback on how the preschool is doing.

The current Committee Trustee Members are:

  • Gemma Barriskell – Chair
  • Ellen Brown – Treasurer
  • Rebecca Brook
  • Nathanael Cockburn
  • Sian Curley
  • Anthony Watkins

If you are interested in joining the Whirley Pre-School committee, please contact a member of staff or one of the above committee members.