Trustees and Directors

The Pre-school is run by volunteers who take on the roles of trustees and directors. The elections for the Trustee/Director positions take place at our Annual General Meeting (usually held in October/November). The AGM is open to the parents / guardians of all children at the setting. It is our shared forum for looking back over the previous years activities and shaping the current years plan.

The trustees are responsible for overseeing the:

  • managment of the pre-school’s finances and budgets
  • employment and managment of staff
  • implementation of the settings policies that ensure we provide a high quality childcare and safeguard children effectively.
  • way we work in partnership with the children’s parents.

Meet the current Trustees/Directors:

Georgie Bottomley

I am the Chair of Trustees here at the pre-school. I am married to Neil, mother to Sam and Hannah and a part-time teacher. Sam joined pre-school in January 2015 and left last summer, whereas Hannah has just turned two. I teach English and Sociology at Lytchett Minster School. You might see me here at pre-school or during parents’ evenings or open evenings at The Manor. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have about the running of the pre-school.

Simon Jewers

Many years ago I did an engineering degree, but I got bored, dropped out, and became a firefighter instead, which was much more fun. I’m also keen on cycling, kayaking and building extending and renovating houses. I am now retired, with a young son, and I am especially interested in SEN, which the Pre School is good at.

Jenny Pluck

I have a background in teaching (ages 2-11 yrs), which I have now returned to after working in the private sector as an IT Business Analyst. I have 2 children – my eldest, attends the Primary School. His little sister is at the pre-school. As a family we enjoy going to the beach, cooking and gardening.  I became a trustee, as I wanted to give something back to the community. I felt that one way of achieving this, was to support the pre-school that my little boy attends. The pre-school staff are both committed and supportive, and know how to get the best out of all the children.

Rachael Hampshire

In July 2014, my husband and I met with Tracey for a tour of the pre-school and to find out more.  Since that day, I have nothing but praise for this amazing place!  Our son Oscar started at the pre-school just before his 3rd birthday.  Oscar had found it tricky to settle in his previous setting and was therefore a little apprehensive about starting somewhere new (as was Mummy!!) Tracey and her wonderful team of staff could not have eased this process more and were there for support and advice and very soon Oscar was happy, settled and attending four days a week! Our daughter Ava was born in October 2014, she was registered for pre-school from 6 months old!! She has attended since her second birthday and enjoys every minute! I have the utmost respect for the work of our pre-school and when the opportunity arose for me to become part of the team by becoming a Trustee, I decided to go for it!  I attended the AGM and felt that this role would allow me to support the work of the Pre School and put a little bit back to say thank you for all that they have done for our family.  I have been a primary school teacher for 15 years now and am currently teaching a Reception class in a school in Wiltshire.  I hope that my experience as well as enthusiasm and drive to ensure that children remain at the centre of all that we strive to achieve, supports my role.  Our Pre-school already do a wonderful job, and sometimes in the most difficult and changing of climates with budget, guidelines and goalposts continually moving, they most certainly deserve our continued support.

Gemma White

I have two young children, one who is at Lytchett Matravers Primary School and one who is currently at the pre-school.

I have for the last ten years worked for Lush and within that time have become a teacher of massage and an assessor. I am also a qualified dance teacher and (up until recently) for the last fourteen years ran my own dance company locally.

I also run a local Brownie Unit in Wareham. I enjoy helping others, reading, crafts and watersports.