Parents and Committee
Parkview prides itself on how staff and parents work together to enrich each child's learning journey at Parkview. As a community-led pre-school with charitable status, we are run by a committee of parents with children attending the pre-school. This collaboration between parents and staff makes Parkview feel like a family endeavour in the truest sense.
Parkview also understands that parents might feel that their child needs some additional reassurance from time to time, and welcomes any parent wishing to stay and help settle their child.
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All of our committee have undergone
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks
Parents at play
Every half term, parents are invited to be added to a parent helper rota, which offers the grown-ups a chance to enjoy some special play-time with their child at pre-school whilst getting to know their children's friends and playmates. Making cups of tea isn't obligatory, but the staff are always delighted to receive any brews and support they can get! The main aim of these 'helper' sessions, however, is for parents to have fun with their child.
Parents are frequently asked if they have, or know of people who have, an unusual or special skill or subject to tell the children about. Some of the special appearances Parkview has had over the years include those from musicians, firemen, doctors, pet-owners (with their pet!), vets and authors. These visits and, in some cases, hands-on experiences, are really exciting for the children, and provide valuable enrichment to their learning.
Working closely with the supervisory team are the Committee and Trustees(*), made up of parents who volunteer for the roles of Chair*, Secretary*, Treasurer* and Fundraiser for the duration of their child's time at Parkview or beyond.
The Committee is responsible for the constitution and policies, employing and paying the staff, and for fundraising. They also play a key role in drawing parents together for socials and fundraising activities, and promoting our pre-school to the broader community.
All parents are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting held in the summer term, when the new Committee is elected. The ideas and involvement that parents offer is key to ensuring that Parkview remains the wonderful grass-roots pre-school it is, long into the next generation.
Chair: Johanne Mitchell
Treasurer: Helen Miller
Secretary: Lauren Singleton
Fundraiser: Lauren Miller & Charlotte Stillwell