We are currently recruiting new members!
Some of our members' children are moving onto primary school in the coming school year and therefore they have naturally chosen to resign from the committee.
This means we are now actively looking for new members to join our wonderful Playgroup!
Here's the lowdown:
We follow a constitution which states various legalities, including how our committee should be comprised.
In order for Playgroup to remain running, we must have in place, a Chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and at least two more general members (and no more than nine general members). 40% of all members must be current parents and no one person may remain on the committee for longer than nine years.
We are in the very fortunate position this year, that many members would like to remain elected for the upcoming school year, and as such, we already fulfil these requirements stated above!
However, as some members are leaving, we really do need more man-power, so the more, the merrier! Team work makes the dream work!
Our Annual General Meeting AGM:
We are preparing to hold our AGM in May this year (Date TBC). It has previously always been held in July, however, this has always been an immediate handover. By holding the AGM in May, our resigning members will remain active until July and we hope to fully support new members to achieve a smooth transition.
All members must be elected or re-elected at the AGM.
Our team has worked hard and been fantastic this year, so current members aiming to be re-elected in May are:
- 4-5 x General Members
This means we still have space for between seven and eight general committee members (and we are particularly looking for current parents for the 2023/2024 school year), so please do come and join us!
So, what do we do?
As a committee, we all hold relevant DBS certificates and must sign our constitution. We do love to fundraise, however, we are not solely a fundraising team. We are classed as trustees of the charity and work closely with Vicki and the staff to ensure Kings Stanley Playgroup is the best it can possibly be. Please download the below form to find out what our job roles entail - as detailed by PATA, our governing body.
Of course, we really do like to fundraise as well! As a charity run, community playgroup, we manage to keep our costs low by fundraising. Our sensory garden that is nearing completion has cost approximately £8000 and is the result of many hours of hard work applying for grants and fundraising over the last two years... But wasn't it worth it?! How amazing is it, that all the children, both current and future, get to enjoy and benefit from a wonderful sensory garden and we get to leave that legacy behind?
We are a wonderful and friendly team. We meet when needed, sometimes it's monthly or bi-monthly but we must meet at least three times a year, as per our constitution. We either meet face to face (with snacks) or over Microsoft Teams (also with snacks) in an evening, around 7.30pm/8pm. Lots of us work and have younger children, so we're all really very flexible about timings. Not all committee members need to be present at all meetings, but for a meeting to go ahead, we must have two officers (Chair/Secretary/Treasurer) and 50% of all members present.
We hope we've given you a bit of an insight into what we do here on Kings Stanley Playgroup's Committee and we'd love to have you on board. If you're interested in joining us, or have some questions, please get in touch via the following email address:
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
King's Stanley Playgroup Committee