Our setting is currently in the transition from an unincorporated  charity to an incorporated charity (CIO) and as such is overseen by a volunteer management committee and Trustees. We are a registered CIO with the Charities Commission and a Committee run setting with Ofsted.

Our members were elected by the parents of the children who attend our setting. The elections took place at our Annual General Meeting.

We will keep you updated with the transition.

Trustees are Cliff Marsh, Abi Potter, Katherine Chapman and Darren Wannell.

The Annual General Meeting, held each year in October, is open to the parents of all of the children who attend our setting. It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous year's activities and shaping the coming year's plan.

Meet the committee

Chair Person




Treasurer / committee safeguard officer

Roles and Responsibilities for Officers and Committee Members



  • Oversees the committee and chairs meetings (has casting vote at meetings)

  • Liaison with the Manager on the agenda for meetings

  • Welcome at AGM and reports on the group’s events

  • Reads out the actions and matters arising from the previous committee meeting

  • Staff recruitment, retention and employment issues

  • Appraisals of staff

  • Support Management and committee members

  • Informs Ofsted of all changes

  • In consultation with the staff ensures the Ofsted registration requirements are met

  • Delegate and ensure jobs are shared out and undertaken

  • Health and Safety Officer – work with manager to make sure that all related health and safety documentation is completed appropriately i.e. accident books, incident books, risk assessments etc.




  • Takes and types minutes of meetings

  • Makes sure all committee members/trustees receive copies of minutes

  • Files minuets for records




Pre-school manager overseas the financial administration and book keeping matters, however an accountant signs off the financial year. The committee as a whole are responsible for making financial decisions, but the treasurer is the one who is responsible for ensuring that the Accountant keeps records of all the group’s transactions and that systems are in place to protect the group’s money from theft fraud and muddle. The treasurer is responsible for ensuring the following is completed by liaising with the manager.


  • Prepares a treasurers report for committee meetings and the AGM

  • Liaise with manager and monitors bank account balance

  • Ensures the Accounts are audited and available to all members at the  AGM


Other Committee Roles

  • Committee designated Safeguarding Officer – confidentially support the settings Designated lead.



Other committee responsibilities (which may be delegated)

The rest of the work is shared among the committee. In addition to being jointly responsible for all decision taking, members of the committee will arrange for the following work to be done, though they might not do it all in person:


  • Write and oversee the groups policies in liaison with staff

  • Review Policies Annually (on-going process)

  • Arrange fundraising activities

  • Discuss Ofsted reports – follow up on any actions etc. 

  • Make decision over running of setting

Want to join our committee?

If you're interested in joining the committee, please speak to Sheryl who will put you in contact with Abi.

Want to join our committee?

If you're interested in joining the committee, please speak to Sheryl who will put you in contact with Abi.

Date of next


Annual fund raising events
  • From Sept to July

  • Halloween Party - 25th October 2019

  • Christmas Party - 20th December 2019

  • Moon party - 10th February 2019

  • Valentines Raffle 14th Feb 2019

  • Mothers Day Raffle 20th March 2020

  • Easter Egg Hunt -  Cancelled 

  • Annual Picnic - Cancelled
  • Fathers Day Raffle Cancelled
  • Sports Day - July

  • Fun Day - 20th July 2020 in Preschool

Fundraiser and Grants Total
September 2019 - September 2020
Halloween Event £
Amy's Table Top Sale £115
The Co-operative £         Wessex Water £360
 Christmas party £ 256.85
 Donations Debbie Higgs £100 Ruth Hawkins One Stop £200
Moon party £100 Valentines raffle £ 39.00
Mothers day £
Easter Egg Hunt £ Cancelled
Cake stall in Park £ Cancelled
Fathers Day £ Cancelled
Fun Day £

Contact Us

Wellington Youth Centre, Mantle St, Wellington TA21 8SW

Tel. 01823 661971

Email. courtfieldspresch@gmail.com

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