You may not be aware that Debenham Roundabout Pre-school is a charity and run by a volunteer based committee. What this means is that, unlike most schools, we do not have a board of governors to run the school nor a PTA to raise funds.
As you can imagine, more hands make light work so we are in the market for some new recruits!
Our committee is mostly made up of parents (both mum’s and dad’s!) who volunteer their time to help with all aspects of running the Preschool and have or did have, children at the preschool. We are a friendly bunch and welcome mums, dads and regular carers of children to join the committee where absolutely no knowledge of early years childcare is needed! All we ask is for some of your time, knowledge and expertise to help us keep the preschool running.
Committee members can volunteer to help with many things like:
– Setting up and/or running of fundraising events.
– Working stalls at fundraising events.
– ‘Tidy Up Days’ in the garden over the summer.
– Children’s Christmas Party
– Refreshments at Parents Evening.
– Maintenance jobs around the preschool.
We’re always looking for parents with skills in areas like building, gardening, management, accountancy, marketing, or parents with close links to our local community, but in truth, most of us joined the committee with parenting skills, enthusiasm and no other experience! For those wanting to take a more active role in the running of the Pre-school, we have other more involved roles such as Chair of the Committee, Secretary and Treasurer, all of which need to be filled for the Pre-school to operate.
Joining the committee is easy and involves less work than you might think. We meet every six weeks to discuss fundraising and the running of the preschool and run four or five main fundraising events during the year.
The committee also act as trustees of the Pre-school charity, so a lack of committee members could mean the Preschool has to close (Wetheringsett preschool was forced to close for this reason a few years ago).
Come along and hear what we have to say. See what is involved and how your help can make a big difference to the education and learning environment for the children of today and future generations! New committee members are needed and welcome at any time of the year so please don’t leave it to somebody else!
If you feel you can volunteer in any shape or form and give up some of your time to us then please do contact:
Tel: 01728 861748
Any member of staff
Chairperson, on behalf of the committee.