Our trustees are valued volunteers
The Lenches Preschool thrives thanks to the dedication of many different people who work with us as volunteers, members and paid staff. As a committee member and trustee we value your contribution of time and skills as they are an essential ingredient for our continued success. All our Trustees are volunteers.
The Trustees of the Lenches Preschool are jointly responsible for the effective running of the Charity and making decisions regarding the management of the preschool. The Trustees have an overriding duty to act lawfully and in the best interest of the Charity and its beneficiaries.
Together, the Charity Trustees are the Registered Person with OFSTED and have overall responsibility for the childcare provision so the manager will be the person who oversees the day-to-day running of the preschool. Although the Trustees have a shared responsibility for PreSchool the chairperson is the nominated person to represent the organisation and is the main contact with OFSTED.
The Trustee role is also subject to the requirements of suitability checks by OFSTED (EY2) and a criminal records check (DBS). Having a conviction or not necessarily bar you from volunteering with us. This will depend on the circumstances and background of the offences disclosed.
All Trustees will undertake training in respect of health and safety, safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. The Committee of Trustees meet every 6/8 weeks.