The Staff and Committee

Staff where appropriate, hold certificates in Safeguarding Children, are Paediatric First Aid trained and hold Level 2 Awards in Food Safety and Catering.

Kate Coffey
Deputy Manager

Designated Safeguarding Officer
Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) BA (Hons) Primary Education
Business Officer
BA Degree in Management & Geography
Joanna Funnell, Practitioner

Level 2  

Level 2

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The Committee

We are a registered charity pre-school, run by an elected Committee of volunteers, mostly made up of parents/carers, family members of children attending the pre-school. The Committee work with the pre-school staff to ensure the smooth running of our pre-school from finances to safeguarding. Without a Committee the pre-school would not be able to operate and would have to close.

Chair – Charlotte Tester
Treasurer – Georgie Bushell
Secretary – Carlie Francois

All of the committee are DBS checked.

There are three main roles: Chair, Treasurer and Secretary (The Officers), these posts have defined roles. In addition, we require support members for roles such as staff liaison, fundraising, health and safety, premises, marketing and general members to help with events. There should be a minimum of 5 members including the Officers.

We hold meetings half termly and usually in the evening. We are also required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year in order to re-elect and elect committee members and present an overview of the year. Your contribution will make a vital difference to the quality and continued success of our pre-school, the common purpose and shared interest – quality care and education of your children.

If you would like to feel that you are putting something back into our community and volunteer for the Committee in any role, no matter how large or small, please speak to a member of staff or email us at

Toy Crane