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01787 277367 Clare Bears Committee


The pre-school managed by an elected committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, the financial management of the pre-school, fundraising and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff. There are up to 12 committee members, including a chairperson, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary.

Our Annual General Meeting is held each Autumn, and parents will be informed in good time so they are able to attend. We are always looking for new members to join our committee, click here for further information or speak to our pre-school leader. The Pre-School cannot function without a full committee. Notices for meetings are always displayed in the Pre-School foyer.


We actively encourage parents to be as involved as possible in pre-school life and have a parent helper rota so that parents can help at each session.



Clare Bears: Role of parents

Clare Bears Pre-School is a registered charity that is run by the parents who form the management committee. Unlike a school, which has the support of School Governors, the local education authority and head teachers, a charity run pre-school operates with just the committee supporting the staff. We actively encourage all parents to become involved with our Pre-School in one way or another.


We cannot legally open without a committee

Please do not hope that someone else will volunteer to become a committee member or rely on the same selfless individuals....become a member yourself! Committee meetings take place each half term in the evenings usually from 8pm onwards at The Bell. These are very informal and everyone is welcome to attend. Angela (or acting Playleader) attends each meeting and gives a report on all the preschool news and we can find out what our children are getting up to during their sessions!




Fundraising is an essential part of the running of our Pre-School and we rely entirely on parents for this important task. Funds raised are used to keep toys and equipment up-to-date, buy new items and pay for staff training.



AGM every September at Clare Bears

Our Annual General Meeting takes place every Autumn at which the committee positions (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer etc.) are appointed for the following school year. The committee is responsible for the management of the Pre-School and its finances along with the employment and appraisal of the members of staff. The day-to-day running of the Pre-School, activity and curriculum planning are the responsibility of the Playleader (Angela Steward) and her team.


If you would like to join the committee or come along and find out about us please speak to Angela and fill in/return the form here.



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