Our Pre-school is governed by the Pre-school Learning Alliance constitution which means our parent-run committee must have 3 officers (Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) and between 2 and 9 additional members, plus up to 3 co-opted members after the AGM. If there are not enough parents to make up the committee, then we would be regarded as non-constitutional and be forced to close.

We meet to discuss matters arising during the previous month, or more frequently if there are important matters to discuss as well as to plan for any future activities such as fundraising events. The majority of members are parents of children currently at our Pre-School, this is our way of helping to ensure a bright future for our children. My daughter attended Step by Step for two years and she absolutely loved coming here, the staff are fantastic and ensured she had the skills and confidence she required to start school. This is my second year as a member of the committee; I enjoyed it so much that I took over the position of Chair in November 2015.

Being a member of the Pre-School committee is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, giving you as a parent/carer a greater involvement in the vitally important early stages of your child/children’s development, as well as making new friends along the way.

The Pre-school would not be able to run without you, so if you think you may like to join the committee at any stage in the year, please contact me or any member of the committee.


Helen Willson

2015/16 Committee Chair

Our 2015/16 committee members are:

Helen Willson (Chair)

Claire Bohle (Treasurer)

Jo Heatley and Maria Pearce (Secretaries)

Olga Carter

Andrea Joyce