Hedge End Village Hall Pre-school is a registered charity run by a management committee of volunteers


The management committee is voted in each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and must have at least five members, with three of those members taking the officer roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. You are entitled to, and very much encouraged to, attend and vote at the AGM if you have a child at the pre-school.


What does the management committee do?

We manage the pre-school. We define the policies and procedures the pre-school follows. We are answerable to Ofsted and ensure compliance with all Ofsted guidance. We are responsible for hiring and appraising staff. We manage the budget. We are not involved in the general day to day running of the pre-school, which is the responsibility of Louisa and her team.


How does the management committee run?

We have a constitution, which is a set of rules we follow. We are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance who provide guidance.


Who can join the management committee?

People with an interest in the pre-school – such as a parent, guardian, grandparent.


How much time is required?

We hold a management committee meeting every month, which we like as many members as possible to attend. We are flexible on times and dates to allow for the best attendance.


What do I need to know before I register my interest in joining the management committee?

  • All members of the management committee have to undergo a police check and provide all the necessary details to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
  • Ofsted will also assess if you are a suitable person to form part of the registered person for the pre-school.
  • We have trustee indemnity insurance in place so committee members have no financial liability.
  • You will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and declare any conflicts of interest when you join the management committee.


How can being part of the management committee benefit me?

  • As part of the management committee you help shape and secure the future of the pre-school.
  • You play an active role in supporting our local community – because of YOU volunteering our staff are employed and our children are educated.
  • The role is a great asset for your CV, with many skills you can develop or enhance.


Your current management committee:


Chair: Helen Watts


Secretary: Jo Milne


Treasurer: Darryl Ashbolt


Trustee: Mark Polkinghorne


Trustee: Louisa Ashbolt





Tel: 01489 795 546


St Johns Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF


Registered Charity Number: 1078226