Management Committee

Management Committee

Portishead Pre-School (Hilltop and Brampton) is run by a voluntary committee, of both parents and members of the community.  The committee must have a minimum of 4 people and are voted into position by parents of the children who attend the Pre-School. This takes place at the Annual General Meeting, which is held each autumn. Committee members are required to attend a committee meeting each term, which contributes to the running of both settings.

Name Role
Hannah Harris Chairperson
Debbie Tiernan Treasurer
Lucy Murdock Secretary
Jenny Niblett Fundraiser
Ross Calderwood Fundraiser
Lisa Paskowski Fundraiser
Kimberly Grimsted Fundraiser
Emily Luxa-Richards Fundraiser

Committee members are voted into position by parents of the Playgroup at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in October/November each year. The Playgroup adopts the constitution of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.


Management of the Pre-School

  • Staff recruitment
  • Budgets
  • Health and safety & overseeing maintenance of the facilities
  • Setting pay scales & paying wages
  • Control of admissions
  • Fixing and collection of fees
  • Fundraising (Coordinated by the committee with Parent Representatives from the Pre-School)



As a registered charity fundraising is a vital part of the Pre-School budget. The Pre-School receives funding from North Somerset for children the term after their third birthday, however, this only covers the basic operation.  Because of this, fundraising is essential in order to maintain our generous ratio of adults, provide a free flow play ethos, as well as providing resources that encourage learning and development and also the cost of learning diaries.  


Would you like to help?

Volunteers are regularly needed to join the Committee as members naturally move on as their children leave the Pre-School. It can be very rewarding to be involved with your child’s Pre-School, to feel that you are contributing to a successful Pre-School. It goes without saying that it is great fun and an excellent way to extend your circle of friends.

If you are interested in becoming a Committee Member or finding out more about what is involved, please contact any member of staff or alternatively email the Management Committee directly –

We look forward to hearing from you.