This meets 6 times/year in the evening for about 2 hours to support Gaynor and Pat in managing the staff team and the day to day running of the playgroup. Fiveways can pay for a babysitter or some times parents take it in turns to come to meetings. Enthusiasm is as valuable as particular skills. Fiveways needs a parent led management committee to continue as a charity and not for profit social enterprise.
Meets as needed to organise events, such as the Valentine’s Ball, Summer Fair, Barn Dance, Quiz nights, Jumble Sales, Firework night and the Xmas bazar. Meeting times vary to suit those involved – day times, evenings, at each others houses, in the pub, in the building. Some people help with their favourite event others help all year round. The more people involved the easier it is. Extra help is always needed on the day of events.
Help In Kind
You may have a trade, practical skill or special interest you can offer. For example: gardening, making, baking, bicycle repair, wildlife, plumbing, decorating…
Its always helpful to have a solicitor, accountant, press office, policy adviser etc… for help and advice.
You may be able to print colour posters at your workplace or access charitable trust funds, ask for sponsorship of an event or offer a prize for the raffle.
We also hold tidy up days when we need a good sort out.
Volunteering at the Play centre
We offer work experience for parents thinking about starting a career in childcare and those wanting to be more involved with their children’s education. Speak to Gaynor or Pat if you are interested, we find it is best to let your child settle in first.