The pre-school is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation overseen by a Board of Trustees, which is elected annually at the AGM in the summer term. The board consists of a Chair, Secretary and a Treasurer. A representative of the staff is usually present at the board meetings.
The trustees employs the staff, who are responsible for all the children in their care and the day-to-day activities. The help and support of parents is essential to ensure not only the continuing success of the pre-school, but indeed its very existence.
There is an expectation that all parents and carers of children attending the pre-school will contribute to its running through participating in fundraising events.
We are registered by OFSTED to offer early years education for up to 44 children daily. We have three rooms; the BeeHive room can accommodate up to 10 children aged between 2 and 4, the Butterfly room can accomodate up to 24 children aged between 2 and 4 and the Dragonfly room can accomodate up to 10 children aged between 2 and 4.
We are inspected regularly by OFSTED Inspectors. A copy of the Certificate of Registration is displayed on the notice board.
We are also a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, a voluntary body that is registered as an educational charity, and the Pre-School has adopted its constitution.
One Pre-School Manager, an Administrator, three Room Leaders and the necessary number of early years practitioners are employed by the Trustees and give a high adult to child ratio at each session.
Jack and Jill Pre-school is an equal opportunities employer. Each member of staff and each trustee is checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any new members of staff, while waiting for police checks to be completed, are never left unsupervised with any child.
All staff undertake appropriate training to update their skills and underpin their knowledge and understanding of the needs of the pre-school.
Board of Trustees
The current Board of Trustees consists of the following members.
Chairperson: Laura Collier
Treasurer: Trevor Dodd
Secretary: Clare Doolan
Safeguarding: Laura Collier