The Committee

Bamford Pre-school is run by a volunteer management committee, elected annually at our AGM in November.  The elected committee members are generally parents or carers of children attending pre-school, but we welcome anyone from the local community who would like to help.

Management Committee 2020/21

Victoria Fowler (Mum to Beatrix and Dorothea) is handing over the reins of Chairperson (From September) to Faye Ollerenshaw.  Victoria has found that the staff create a wonderfully nurturing environment which has helped both Beatrix and Dorothea develop in a short space of time. Dorothea is off to join her big sister at Bamford Primary this year.

Victoria Watson is passing on the role of Treasurer to Jeremy Scholes from September.  She is mum to twins Rosie and Joe who loved going to pre-school. It prepared them well for school and enabled them to settle-in very quickly.  Her youngest child, Ellie is just about to start ‘big’ school.

Faye Ollerenshaw, New Chair, is mum to Hugo, who has just finished his last year at Pre-school. “He has enjoyed every second of it and is sad to be leaving but looking forward to his next adventure. I have been on the committee for a few years, and now taking on the role of Chair, I look forward to seeing you all around Pre-school”

Jeremy Scholes, New Treasurer is Magnus Nordhausen Scholes’s daddy. As treasurer, in addition to handling the day-to-day finances of Pre-School, he is responsible for budgeting going forward (the planning exercise to ensure that Pre-School will have the money as we go along to be able to implement the very good ideas which our excellent staff team and committee have ). He is also responsible, amongst other things, for the relationship with the Charities Commission (one of the state bodies which regulates Pre-School).

Carrie Togwell, New Secretary is mum to 7 year old Nyah who thoroughly enjoyed her time at pre-school and still chats to everyone there from across the wall. Also Mummy to Toby who loves all the staff and his friends there.  He can’t wait to return for another year!

Fundraising / Support Committee

A very warm welcome to our new members:

Sara Omahony, New Committee Member, is granny to Jack and also to Ruby, who had a lovely time at preschool and still likes to talk about it even though she is excited to be going to big school very soon! Sara also works with preschool and school age children in her job as a speech and language therapist and previous job as a teacher.

Freya Hoggarth, New Committee Member, is mum to Freddie 4 who loved his time at pre school and also mummy to Poppy 1 who will be joining pre school when she’s over 2.

Sophia Crookes, New Committee Member, is mum to Amber, who has one more year to have lots of fun at preschool she before goes up to ‘big’ school.

We are always looking for new recruits and so if any parents have a couple of spare hours per month and would like to join the team, please speak to one of the committee members for more information.