Playgroup Committee

Buckingham Playgroup is run by a Management Committee made up of parents and carers. It is a voluntary group that enhances and supports the playgroup in its day-to-day running. The Management Committee work closely with the Lead Practitioner and the Admin Manager to help the playgroup run smoothly by organising fundraising events and attending to the business aspects of the playgroup.

Being a member of the committee is a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. It enables parents/carers to get to know the staff and meet other parents. It is also a great way to become more involved in the early stages of your child/ren’s education. This is very rewarding and makes a valuable difference to your child’s experience at playgroup.

The committee is very much a “team effort” . The team is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and general members. The committee meet up once every half term to discuss our set agenda and other business, normally over a few nibbles and a glass of wine!

New members are always welcome to come along to meetings. Our Annual General Meeting is held once a year and is open for all to attend.

Here is what some of our former members had to say about their time on the committee.

Helen McDonald – a General Member for over 3 years.

“thoroughly enjoyed getting so involved in the committee, it’s lovely helping to organise events through the year to raise funds for playgroup and a great way to socialise with the other mums too! It never felt a chore to attend one meeting a half term and help out at events, and the children’s enjoyment through the actual events, or seeing them using the equipment bought from the proceeds, is such a reward”

Melanie Woolnough – Chair for 3 years

“I was the chair for Buckingham Playgroup for 3 years and thoroughly enjoyed my time on the committee. Being part of the group helped me to get to know the staff a lot better and also the in’s and out’s of running the Playgroup. It’s not just the hours that they are open, it’s all the extra that the staff and management team do behind the scenes which goes unnoticed. I shared some great times with the group, both professional and social. Buckingham Playgroup and the committee was a wonderful stepping stone for my family and me as we ventured onto big school”

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