Parental Involvement

Parents are the first educators of their young children. The aim of the group is to support parents in their essential role. We recognise the importance of effective dialogue between staff and parents. Parents are consulted and kept informed of the child’s progress at every stage, and are welcomed into the pre-school to support theirs and other children’s learning. All parents including those with Additional Needs or Disabilities are invited to suggest ways in which they would like to become involved in the pre-school.

Playbox has a dated rota, which parents can sign if they would like to help out at a particular session. Helping out enables you to see what day-to-day life is like at Playbox and enables you to help children to get the best out of their activities. You can offer to take part in a session by sharing your own interests and skills with the children. In the past parents have visited the setting to show the children how to bath a baby, to show pictures of a local carnival, to teach the children a dance or new song, show a collection of dolls, antiques, shells and such like. We invite you to drop in, to work and/or play with the children, or to speak to any of the team anytime.

Committee and Constitution

As a constituted playgroup, an elected committee of parents and carers manage the group. We hold our Annual General Meeting in September/October and everyone is welcome to stand for election. We are a registered charity and as such acts in accordance with the charity commission laws. We are very keen for new parents to feel as much a part of Playbox as their children, so are always delighted when parents become involved.

We meet during the evening once every half term, and are primarily responsible for:

If you would like to by a part of the Playbox committee, or would like to get involved in fund-raising events, please contact a member of the team who will put you in contact with the Chairperson.

The current Committee Officers are as follows:

If you wish to speak to any of the committee members please speak to one of the team, who will either introduce you, or, take your contact details for the committee member to get back to you.

For a full copy of our constitution please download the Policy documents: Playbox Pre-school - Policies & Procedures.pdf (0.6MB)

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