The Committee

Crescent Under Fives Pre-school Committee is run by volunteers. All parents are encouraged to take a part in the life of the preschool. We work with Reading Borough Council, Ofsted and the Charity Commission to ensure we are meeting our educational, legal and financial obligations. You can find an up-to-date copy of our policies and procedures in Reception.

We have regular, Termly meetings to discuss some of the following: fundraising events, purchases of new equipment, inspection reports and action plans, the pre-school development plans, implications of new legislation, recruitment and appraisals of staff and deal with issues raised by parents to name a few.


Rifat Jan – Chair

Zohaib Hassan – Treasurer

TBC – Secretary

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 - but there are some regular jobs too. Whatever your interests hopefully you’ll find a role of interest:

Chair: Co-ordinates the work of the committee to ensure effective running of the business side of the pre-school. Runs meetings, liaises with staff and authorises the work of the Treasurer.

Secretary: Organises meetings and agendas, takes minutes and ensures committee's administration is efficient.

Treasurer: Keeps the records of all the group’s financial transactions and covers three main areas: financial planning, reporting and budgeting.

Some of the other roles we are looking for volunteers for are:

  • Promoting Crescent Under Fives in the wider community
  • Fundraising
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Equal opportunities

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.

Please contact Rifat, who will be happy to let you know a bit more about the roles and how you can get involved.

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