Annual General Meeting

Dear Parents and Carers,

I wrote to many of you last school year to explain how Debenham Roundabout pre-school is a committee run charity that needs the support of parents in order to exist. On Thursday 11th October we will be holding our Annual General Meeting, where over wine and nibbles we review the past year and look forward to the upcoming school year. The AGM is also where many committee members stand down and new committee members come on board.

As mentioned in my last letter, we have been very lucky over the past few years to have a number of wonderful volunteers who have been mainstays of the committee but who now, due to their children moving on from pre-school, have decided it’s time to leave. Not only does this leave a hard gap to fill, it puts the existence of our pre-school at risk. The committee are also trustees of the pre-school charity, so if we don’t have enough members on our committee, the pre-school will be forced to close.

 We are very lucky in Debenham to have such an outstanding pre-school with excellent, experienced staff. If the pre-school were to disappear it would be a huge loss, not only to those involved but to those of you looking to educate your children and the community as a whole.

This is where you come in!

If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form ( AGM nominations 2018-2019) and hand it in to the pre-school by Friday 28th September or if you would prefer, you could contact me directly (see details below). The form gives you the opportunity to nominate yourself as a parent representative, or if you would like a more active role you could also nominate yourself for Chair,  Secretary, or Treasurer.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, please don’t let that put you off from nominating yourself. You don’t have to be there for your nomination to be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding any of this, please don’t hesitate to contact me on (01728) 861748 or email; or contact a member of staff in pre-school or email the pre-school on

Remember, please don’t leave it to somebody else. Even if you can volunteer just a small amount of time to support your pre-school, this would be an enormous help.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Phaup

Chair, on behalf of the pre-school committee