Chairperson Position

Little Bears Committee
Little Bears Pre-School Shebbear

I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to our parents and carers who support Little Bears Pre-School to advise you of the current situation where our committee is at.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am resigning as Chairperson earlier than originally planned and will be leaving on the last day of the summer term. With the committee moving over to a Chartered Incorporated Organisation there will be lots of changes going on in the background regarding the Preschool as a business but they are all exciting and more beneficial changes, we are also hoping this will encourage new committee members in the future as they will no longer be personally liable and also there will be two separate committees, a business committee comprising of a chair and two or more trustees and then a fundraising committee. The new chairperson role will be to oversee the whole preschool but you can choose if you want to just be on the CIO and the fundraising committee or just concentrate on the CIO and let Selina who will be our administrator keep you up to date re fundraising, we have appointed committee members to be in charge of the fundraising so that won’t be run by the chair. Also, the work load of the chair will be greatly reduced as Selina will also be taking on most of the admin workload for this role. A new chair needs to be appointed for the first day of the September term, if this doesn’t happen then unfortunately the Preschool will be questionable and may have to close. I will be happy to get together with the new chair and pass over the workload to both Selina and the new chair during the holidays.

The Pre-School is committee run by parents who kindly volunteer their time to form part of the committee to ensure the day to day running of the pre-school continues. We have a responsibility to look after the staff who make Little Bears what it is today as well as ensuring bills are paid, the pre-school is well maintained, policies are up to date to name just a couple of jobs, but most importantly, that the children have new and up to date equipment and resources to ensure they have the best start with their pre-school journey.

If you think you could be the next Chairperson of our Pre-School and would like more information of what the role entails, or you would like to know more about becoming a committee member as we are also looking for volunteers for the CIO (business committee), we would love to hear from you. Please contact Selina direct and she will be more than happy to discuss it further by 20th July 2017.

Please contact Selina direct on:
01409 281280

I have had a very rewarding year as Chair, and have before that had 3 great years striving to raise as much money as possible for Little Bears, helping to make the improvements to the premises and equipment for both the staff and children. Seeing the outside area being re floored, re painting and improving the kitchen area and having a healthy bank balance this year has just been some of the great achievements and I hope you have many years of enjoyment out of it. I will be very sad to leave, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to an amazing team of committee volunteers who have made all of our achievements possible and supported me in my role along the way.

May I take this opportunity to thank you in advance and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Hayley Bond
Chairperson of Little Bears Committee