Committee and Fundraising
Dicker House Preschool is a registered charity and is run by a volunteer parent committee…
Dicker House is managed by an elected Committee of volunteer parents who are responsible for the fundraising, finance, policy making and staffing of Dicker House. We would like to encourage you to join the Committee as new ideas are warmly welcomed. Meetings are held at regular intervals, usually at the home of a Committee member in the evenings.
We have our AGM about January each year when the committee is re-elected and new members proposed although you are of course invited to join whenever it suits you! As a registered charity, the preschool relies on parent membership of the committee as we are not allowed to operate without a fully functioning committee. Being involved with the committee is not all hard work, and parents find that it is a good opportunity to become actively involved in all aspects of the preschool.
Before each event we always put out a note asking for potential helpers, items we are collecting, and times we require help for, so please look out for these extra letters in your child's trays or on the notice boards. Full details of the current Committee are on the notice board in the foyer. Please see any committee member, the manager or supervisor if you would be interested in joining or have any new ideas for us!
How to join
- All families are welcome to join the committee, and doing so is as easy as contacting the current Committee Chair: Paula.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday 27th January @ 7.45pm
Help raise funds
- We collect the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers annually which help us to resource the preschool with some outdoor equipment.
Paula Committee Chair
I joined the committee in 2016 when my Son started at Dicker House as I like to get involved and help organise fundraising events. It’s a nice way to meet other parents and to be part of discussions and ultimate decisions made on how the Pre School is run. As of September 2018, I accepted the position of Chair as my Daughter is also about to start her journey through Dicker House Pre School.
About the committee
We are a friendly, fun and motivated group of parents who get together every 6 weeks to discuss ways we can raise money for Dicker House, how we can best spend any sponsorship money and any other points to discuss. Dicker House Preschool is Committee run and therefore our role is vital in its smooth running. We have lots of fun organising various fundraising events including our annual quiz night which is always popular and our jolly jars stall at the Summer and Christmas Birchwood Grove School Fair.
If you are interested in joining the Committee we would love to hear from you and really appreciate any help you can offer.
Beverley Committee Secretary
I joined the Dicker House Committee in 2019 whilst my second son attended the preschool. Both he and his older brother have attended Dicker House and have loved it and thrived. The staff are all wonderful and show real dedication to their jobs and the children and it's for that reason I wanted to join the PTA and, hopefully, contribute as well as participating in the preschool community.
I joined the committee in February 2019 as my youngest child recently started at the preschool. I have previously had two children go through the preschool and feel now is the right time to contribute to helping more. I look forward to helping to fundraise and contribute where I can to this lovely preschool.
Noemi Committee Book Keeper
I joined the committee as Bookkeeper in 2016 when my son attended his first year at Dicker House. I fell into this role a bit by chance, and since have enjoyed being part of the life and evolution of Dicker House. The committee is formed by a group of motivated and friendly mothers who help to insure the smooth running of the Pre School. Although my son has now left Dicker House to start school, I have decided to continue my role as Bookkeeper to ensure continuity within the role and also because I really do enjoy being part of this fun group of dedicated mothers!
Jo Committee Member
I joined the committee in January 2018. My eldest daughter started at Dicker House in the January too. I love to get involved with fundraising for the Pre School and having my own input in where the funds are spent. It's nice to understand what goes on behind the scenes of the Preschool. I'm unable to pick and collect my daughter up most days due to work, so it's a good way to stay in the loop of what is happening.
Abigail Committee Member
I joined the committee in January 2019 when my son started at the preschool. I am so pleased that my son looks forward to going there every day, it has been really good for him. Without the committee, the preschool couldn't run so I felt it was important to join. It's a lovely group and I am really looking forward to helping to raise funds and supporting the preschool in anyway that I can.