An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic individual to work with a team of people to provide outstanding early education for children aged 2.5 – 4 years.

 Role description

·        The public face of the committee, the Chairperson is expected to represent the group in an official capacity at public events and open meetings.

·        Chairs all committee meetings and ensure that these meetings run effectively.

o   If the Chair is unable to attend a meeting, it is their responsibility to find a volunteer replacement.

·        Ensures that the committee operates to its constitution.

·        Ensures a quorum of members attend meetings so that proposals can be discussed and voted on and decisions made.

·        Presents a report at the AGM.

·        Has an overview of the setting’s:

o   Business & employment practices.

o   Responsibilities to Ofsted.

o   Financial position.

·        Ensures that staff line management regularly occurs. Line management may be delegated.

·        Is responsible for recruitment of staff (with support from other members & leader).

·        Supports the treasurer and secretary and ensures they are managing their roles and responsibilities.

·        Makes quick decisions in the event of a crisis. You must try to canvass the opinion of as many of the committee as reasonably possible before making a decision if it is essential that a decision be made before the next committee meeting.

·        Acts democratically and not as a dictator. 

What skills do I need?

Previous experience or knowledge of early years/education sector an advantage. Good communication skills and organisation important

  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Teaching, Training and Coaching
  • Trusteeship, Committee Work


When can I volunteer?

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

No set parameters – attend meetings, respond to emails when possible. Keep in regular contact with preschool manager to support running of the preschool.


Milton Road
KT15 1NY

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