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Run for the community, by the community

As a voluntary Management Committee, we are run by you, the parents, and simply cannot exist without your involvement, dedication and generosity. We value the contribution of your time and skills, as they are an essential ingredient to our success.

How it works

We are a member of the Early Years Alliance and have adopted its Constitution to guide how we run Windmills. When your child joins us, your family becomes a member of our group, and you're able to vote for the Management Committee at our Annual General Meeting in October. We need a minimum of six members to form the Management Committee each year and are always on the lookout for willing volunteers who want to put their skills and experience to good use within the community.  It's a wonderful opportunity to decide on how we run the setting and a great way to meet other parents and make new friendships.

Our responsibilities

The Management Committee have a range of responsibilities including;

  • acting lawfully and in the best interests of the preschool and its beneficiaries - the children

  • focusing on the wellbeing and welfare of children at all times

  • outlining our goals and strategic plan

  • ensuring financial stability (including fundraising)

  • employing and overseeing management of the staff team

  • putting in place and adhere to relevant policies and procedures

  • managing relationships with everyone involved with Windmills

Something for everyone

Whilst we have a number of roles to perform on the Management Committee (Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Designated Safeguarding Officer and Health & Safety Lead) we welcome any involvement from parents and carers in whatever capacity suits you best.

Be that helping with a spot of general maintenance at our annual BIG Spring Clean event, helping out at our fundraising events or setting up the preschool on a sunday evening during the summer term, amongst many other things.

We also welcome visits from parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  The children (and staff) love to have visitors come and share a special skill, job, hobby, or event they were involved in.

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