Frequently Asked Questions
How old does my child have to be to attend?
Children can join us from the term after their 2nd birthday, we have children joining throughout the year and at all different ages.
What does a committee lead Preschool mean to me as a parent?
The committee will ensure that the preschool is run with the child as the priority, the committee are parents of children the attend the preschool or have recently attended.
What does the committee do?
The committee supports the preschool leader in the policies and running of the preschool. The committee and the sub fundraising team raise money so the staff can purchase extra items for the children, they have funded entertainers, parties, computers, gifts and even ethnically diverse reading books.
The fundraising is always something fun and mostly aimed at the children. The summer fair gives us opportunity to run a stall with children’s activities. We’ve also ran shopping nights, raffles, sponsored bounces and many other activities.
Can I join the committee?
Every year in May we have the AGM, this is open to all and you are always more than welcome to join the committee. We have a fantastic team with different levels of experience but we’ve all started somewhere. The committee have 6 meetings a year, so if you are interested you can either come to the AGM or even for a taster the last May meeting is an open meeting for prospective committee members to come along and see how it all works.
If you feel that the committee is too much of a commitment, then there is always the fundraising team and we are also always wanting parent volunteers to help walk to the allotment or trip to the park. If you feel you would like to be involved, then please ask.
I have been the Chair of the Preschool committee since Summer of 2015, both my children have attended Meppershall preschool and my son still attends. We have lived in the village for 4years now and we love the village life. I am a massive Disney fan and bring our children up on dreams, hope and pixie dust!
In the last year I have learnt many things from the staff at the preschool and have even baked my first cake.
In the real world I am an optician and work and own a local practice.