The staff Busy Bees Pre-school is run by a Committee of Trustees consisting mainly of parents of currently attending children. They are supported by a team of highly experienced and well-qualified Early Years practitioners, who are all passionate about providing high quality care and education for children, as well as ensuring they have lots of fun!
The committee At Busy Bees, we have a parent-run committee of elected members, which is responsible for the overall management and smooth-running of the pre-school including:
Overseeing the employment of staff, salaries and contracts of employment
Working with staff to ensure the correct health and safety policies, risk assessment, insurance and first aid procedures are in place
Ensuring the continued upkeep and maintenance of our building
Committee members can volunteer for specific roles such as Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or Fundraising and Events, or can be general members. If you would like to become a Committee Member or would like more information, please get in touch.
The present committee members are: Chair/Ofsted Nominated Person: Pauline Ross Secretary: Carys Ross Treasurer: Zoe Parker General Members: Emma Smith, Kate Johnson
Partnership with parents Busy Bees Pre-school is run by a team of permanent members of staff and a committee of trustees. However, as a non-profit making charity, we also rely on the help and support of our parents with fundraising and day-to-day activities to ensure our continued success.
As well as making a real difference to Busy Bees, it is also an excellent opportunity for you to become more actively and practically involved in this aspect of your child’s life. Some parents have even chosen to pursue careers in childcare following the time that their children have spent at Busy Bees - just ask some of our staff!
Fundraising Busy Bees is funded by parent fees and Government grant via the Local Authority for the 15/30 hour funded childcare places, but fundraising plays a big part in helping provide new resources and extras. We have regular fundraising events throughout the year and ask for volunteers to help. These have included an Easter Egg Hunt & Raffle, Fish & Chip Quiz Nights, Bags to School, a Lottery Board, a Christmas Shopping evening, Christmas Hamper Raffle, and a stall at the Pannal School Christmas Fair. We are always open to new ideas and welcome input from parents to help with fundraising.
Helping out We very much welcome parents into Pre-School once their child is fully settled. This could be to share a hobby, talent or profession with the children, to help out with the morning snack, to come in to read/share a book or story at the beginning or end of the day, or to help on a trip. AGM All parents/carers are invited to join the staff and committee at the Annual General Meeting where we get together to review the past year. Please look out for the date and come along.