Management Committee

As a charity, Burwell Early Learners is run by a management committee made up of volunteers, many of whom are parents or grandparents of children who attend BEL currently, or have done in the past.

The committee members are the charity trustees of the nursery and after school club and together they are responsible for the overall management and smooth-running of the setting. This can mean anything from organising fundraising events to negotiating utility contracts. The committee is the employer of staff so has overall responsibility for recruiting, training and developing staff, paying their salaries, and managing their contracts of employment, although we employ a manager, deputy manager and finance officer who take responsibility for these things on a day-to-day basis. The committee also has responsibility for things like developing a business plan, managing the accounts and working with staff to ensure the setting follows health and safety, risk assessment, insurance and first aid guidance and procedures.

A lot of the work the committee does is fun – building new partnerships with other parents and professionals, coming up with new fundraising ideas, getting exciting plans off the ground – our Treasurer even tells us that spreadsheets are fun!

Why volunteer with us?

Are you interested in learning new skills?

Would you like to meet new people?

Would you like to share your skills, time and ideas with others?

Have you ever wanted to improve the running of your child’s setting?

The committee always welcomes new members – if you want to find out more then please contact – we would love to hear from you!

There are lots of ways you can contribute to the committee and you can choose to give as much or as little time as you can spare.

The good thing is you don’t need any experience to make a difference.

Research shows clear benefits for children when parents become actively involved in their child’s learning and development from an early age.

Volunteering for the committee offers an ideal opportunity for you to become more actively and practically involved in this aspect of your child’s life.

You will personally benefit from this experience by meeting with other parents, updating existing skills and learning new ones, as well as putting something positive back into your local

Working as part of a pre-school committee is all about opportunities – for the nursery, but also for yourself – and from small beginnings, you could find yourself taking a new direction in life.