Our pre-school has been established for over 35 years and during that time we have developed close links with the local school and with the wider community of Stowupland and surrounding areas. The services we offer have expanded and now also include a baby and toddler group and extended Pre-School sessions. We welcome children from Stowupland, Cedars Park, Stowmarket, Earl Stonham, Needham Market, Onehouse, Mendlesham Green, Old Newton, The Creeting villages, and surrounding areas.
The Management Committee
The Pre school is a registered charitable company by limited guarantee (registered charity 1128585) and is run by a voluntary Management Committee to ensure any decisions are made in the best interests of the setting and that all legal requirements are adhered to. The committee oversees the employment and management of staff and the financial running of the setting. A key task of the committee is to raise funds to equip the pre-school. There are up to twelve trustees of the charity comprising of three honorary officers; Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and a maximum of nine committee members. The members are elected by the parents/carers of the children who attend the Pre-school. The elections take place at the Pre-School’s Annual General Meeting which is held in the Autumn term each year. As a committee member you need to be able to attend meetings regularly to ensure the smooth running of the pre school and to help organise and run the fundraising events as part of a team. The committee adheres to a constitution which is adopted at the AGM (see the ‘useful information page’ for a copy of this document). Joining the committee gives you the opportunity to make new friends with people who you will have a lot in common with. If you would like to get involved, please see the ‘useful info’ page.