St Paul’s Walden is parent led nursery, back up with a fantastic team of nursery staff doing the day to day work of looking after all the children.
The nursery sits at the heart of the community and is where many new additions to Whitwell and surrounding areas meet for the first time. We encourage all of the families who attend our setting to get involved in whatever way they can so that we can continue to offer this vital service to the community.
As parent led nursery the committee represent all of the families that attend. The committee is made up of current parent/carers as well as co-opted members from outside the nursery. The nursery cannot run without having a committee, so it is very important for us to keep the numbers of committee members up, the more the merrier!
This role is often giving out to two people making co-chairs. It is their role to ensure committee meeting run smoothly, that everyone has a chance to participate and that any decisions the committee make are implemented. The chairs will often liaise with the nursery manager and ensure a smooth running of the nursery.
Our current Chairs are Melanie Chrisp and Adam Pike
The secretary of the committee deals with the committee admin including the organisation of committee meetings and the AGM, they are to draft the agendas of each meeting and send them out to all members.
Our current Secretary is Lucy Cottrell
The treasurer is responsible for the nursery finances, which involves keeping an eye of the expenditure and income and liaising with the nursery manager when creating the yearly budgets.
Our current Treasurer is Esme Harvey