Voluntary Help

The Pre-School is managed by a voluntary committee which is made up primarily of parents of children attending the Pre-School and Toddler Group. The committee is responsible for managing matters such as staffing, finance, fundraising and outings. New members are always welcome, please speak to the Chairperson or any of the committee members if you would like to join us. Meetings are usually held about 6 times a year at a mutually convenient time and place. If you are unable to join you can help in many other ways, volunteers for fundraising events are always greatly appreciated!

We have an information folder which is kept at the Pre-School. Please take it home to read through when your child starts with us, and return it when you have read it. It includes our constitution and policies on special needs, equal opportunities, discipline, complaints, admissions, safety, health and staffing. There is a book to sign to say you have read and understood it. It also includes the most recent Ofsted inspection report. Copies of policies are also available on request at any time.

HELP AT SESSIONS

We pride ourselves on our close partnership with parents who are welcome to help out at the sessions. This gives you the opportunity to see what goes on during sessions and to have a chat to your keyworker about your child’s progress. Younger siblings are welcome to come along.

Please speak to Mandy if you are interested.

A member of staff will run through the volunteer induction sheet at your first session.
Please respect the need for confidentiality of anything you may learn about individual children during the session. If you have any concerns, please report them to a member of staff and leave the matter in their capable hands. Do not approach the parents yourself as this can cause a lot of upset (there may be other circumstances you are not aware of). Please see the procedure “Incase of a concern about a child’s behaviour or appearance”– The procedures are displayed near the kitchen hatchway.

Under our Safeguarding Children Policy parents and carers volunteering must not take children to the toilet. It is also forbidden to take any photographs whilst visiting sessions, on your own photographic equipment.

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