What is a committee?

We are a non-profit making charitable organisation managed by a committee and led by highly qualified staff. The committee is made up of parents who ensure the smooth running of the Pre-School. We hold termly meetings for committee members and once per year we hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which gives all parents/carers the opportunity to come along as we review the year, elect new members of the committee and review annual accounts.

 

The following positions and current committee members are:

Lisa Crawley-Heredge

Chair Person

I took over as Chair in September 2019 and before that I was Secretary for several years.  I have had 2 children attend Red Dragon Pre-school so the setting is very close to my heart.  Before I had my second child I was a Director Level PA for 20 years but now I am a busy mum of 3 children and I’m passionate about anything creative.

Helen Dawson

Treasurer

I’m the Treasurer of Red Dragon and I have volunteered in this role for over 10 years, since my 2 children were taught there.  My responsibilities range from budgeting to payroll, to the preparation of the accounts for the Charities Commission.  When I’m not working for Red Dragon, I am a full time Management Accountant working for CCFE at the Culham Science Centre supporting the UK’s development of fusion energy.  In my spare time I love playing board games, reading books and watching movies.

Gemma Lewis

Secretary

I am currently the Secretary. I have 2 children, the eldest attended Red Dragon a few years ago and my youngest now attends.  I joined the committee to meet other parents and also to help Red Dragon continue to thrive.  Being a committee member is fun, rewarding and also provides a great insight into the running of the Pre-school and what goes on behind the scenes.  We love welcoming new members so please do come along and join us.

Kerryanne Hook

Trustee

As a mother of 2 children I decided to join the committee to have the opportunity to get to know Red Dragon Pre-school more.  Having always worked in school classrooms I have found it really interesting to see what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a childcare setting.

Claire O’Connor

Trustee

 

 

Why not join our Pre-School Committee?

As a registered charity Red Dragon Pre-School is managed by a committee of parent/carer volunteers. The committee works hand in hand with the Pre-School Supervisor and Staff to ensure the smooth running of the Pre-School.

We hold half-termly meetings to plan fundraising events, check the budget remains on track and ensure that the needs of all children and staff are being met. It is a great way to get to know the staff better and to meet other parents . Not only is being part of the committee a truly valuable role, it is also hugely rewarding and great fun.

It gives you a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Pre-School as well as the opportunity to have a genuine impact on your child’s early year’s education. If you would like more information on becoming a committee member please email chair.reddragon@yahoo.com

 

 

What Ofsted say about us…

 

“The supervisor and staff have high expectations of children’s learning and how they
should behave. Staff are well qualified and continually update their knowledge and skills to
keep abreast of early years requirements. For example, they attend courses, research
online and share their experiences with colleagues. Safeguarding is effective. Staff are well
deployed and there are good adult-to-child ratios. All staff keep up to date with
safeguarding requirements. They supervise children effectively and follow rigorous safety
procedures to help ensure children are safe. Staff routinely review how to recognise
children at risk and how to respond to concerns about children’s welfare.
Ofsted Report 2018