One of the great things about Newtown Community Preschool is that it is a charity run by the parents and carers that use it.
The Committee which runs the preschool consists of parents and carers like yourselves, keen to have a say in the running of their child’s pre-school. They usually meet once every half term. A variety of decisions are made at committee meetings, including changes to opening hours, setting fees and planning special events.
“Do I have time to be on a committee?” If you can find the time to help, the experience of a committee member is rewarding and satisfying. Parents who have been on the committee will agree that it is a worthwhile experience as well as a way to meet new people and gain new skills. There are a number of training courses available which are free to committee members, which could prove useful for your CV.
Levels of involvement vary from the formal roles of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, to “ordinary” committee members who help as and when they can. We also have regular jobs which can be undertaken by parents who cannot attend meetings, such as shopping, putting up posters around the neighbourhood, washing or mending toys etc.
If you can offer just a little time to help run your child’s preschool, please speak to one of the staff or committee members, or come along to the next meeting. No experience is necessary and all help and support is welcome.