Management Committee

About the committee

St Helen's Preschool is a charity, run by a management committee, working closely with the staff for the benefit of the preschool. The committee members are all volunteer parents/carers who give their time freely for the management of the preschool and are elected by the parents of the children who attend the preschool.

The committee is responsible for managing and monitoring the preschool resources and budget, and for reviewing policy and practice in line with legislation. We also raise money for the preschool (for toys, equipment etc.), promote the preschool by taking part in various local events, and arrange fun things for the children to do.

A new committee is elected each year at the AGM, which ensures that decision-making is in the hands of the parents whose children attend the preschool. All parents/carers are welcome to stand for election to the committee. Parents/carers are informed of the AGM well in advance so that they are able to attend.

Contact the committee

If you have anything you wish to bring to the committee's attention, or have any questions, please have a chat with any of its members or send us an email.

The current committee members are

Nicola Cole Chair
Amy Franklin Secretary
Angelica Fackrell Treasurer
Laura McManus  
Victoria Oakey  
Dan Smith  
Nicola Bright  



Meeting dates are shown on the Noticeboard page.
Committee meeting minutes are available to download (PDF format):

Feb 2017
Jan 2017
Nov 2016
September 2016 (AGM)
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015 (AGM)
July 2015
June 2015
April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
December 2014
October 2014
September 2014 (AGM)
July 2014
April 2014
March 2014
January 2014
November 2013
October 2013 (AGM)

Other ways to get involved

We always welcome parents/carers contributions to preschool. Please let us know if you would like to take part in a session as a parent helper or if you would like to share something interesting with the children for a few minutes at the start or end of a session and we will arrange a suitable date.

  • Visit us and show the children your skills or tell them about your job.
  • Donate craft material and toys, unwanted gifts for raffle prizes, etc.
  • Help with gardening and maintaining equipment and toys.
  • Help with fundraising and ideas.