The Committee

The Pre-school is a Registered Charity, run by a voluntary parent committee of trustees. All parents have a right to join the Committee if they wish and are formally appointed or reappointed at the AGM in the autumn term. The committee is responsible to Ofsted, the Charity Commission and Bath and North East Somerset Council to ensure that all statutory obligations are met. The committee also appoints the Pre-school staff team and decides on changes to pay and other contractual terms and conditions. The committee organises an annual programme of fundraising events to generate capital for new resources, equipment, and to pay for staff overtime for special events and Forest Schools sessions. Full details of the committee's current role can be found hereThe full committee meets four times a year.

Our current committee members and trustees, and their responsibilities are:

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor joined the committee in 2014, having had children at Pre-school since 2013. Her son is now at Freshford Primary School, while her daughter is in her second year at Pre-school.

 Fiona Meaking

As Treasurer, Fiona is responsible for the internal audit of the Pre-school's financial accounts, payroll system, and financial controls. Fiona approves all payments through the Pre-school's two signatory charity bank account. Fiona joined the Committee in 2016, and is a Chartered Accountant. Her son currently attends the Pre-school.  

Caroline Ford
Learning & Development 

Caroline is a secondary school biology teacher. She joined the committee in 2015. Caroline's daughter is now at Freshford Primary School, while her son is in his first year at Pre-school. 

Kathryn Rees
Volunteer Co-ordinator

Kathryn joined the committee in 2015. Kathryn runs a children's clothing company 'Desmond Elephant', and has two young girls. Her older daughter has recently started at Freshford Primary School and her younger daughter is now with us.

Holly Stephenson

Holly joined the committee in 2016 when her son started at Pre-school. 

Samantha Winstanley 
General Committee Member  

Sam joined the committee in 2015, when her daughter started her second year at Pre-school. She is a solicitor, and has a younger daughter will be coming to Pre-school in 2017

Jenny Craig
General Committee Member

Jenny joined the committee in 2017 whilst her eldest daughter was at Pre-school. She has been involved in organising several fundraising events this year and her youngest daughter will be joining Pre-school in September.  

Katie Scotland
General Committee Member

Katie joined the committee in 2016. She has two daughters, the eldest is at Freshford Primary School and the youngest is in her second year at Pre-school.