Windmill Day Nursery is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. It is run through a unique partnership between the professional staff and parents.
A management committee is elected annually at the AGM held every March. A majority of members have to be parents with children still at the nursery. All parents have the opportunity to either stand for election or nominate other members. This means that parents have a direct means of influencing the development of the nursery and the care and facilities it provides.
The committee is a vital part of the nursery, who support the staff and provide input regarding what we would like to see as parents. Recently we have organised for a wall to be removed to make the Monkey Room a much larger space so it provides the children with more opportunities to explore and develop. The refurbishment included new flooring in all the playrooms and new blinds in each of the rooms to keep the sun’s glare at bay. Following feedback from parents, the children’s next step’s sheets were altered by the nursery and our Admissions policy was also reviewed.
Our role is best described as a combination of a PTA and the Governors for schools as we also fundraise throughout the year, organising family fun days, raffles and many other activities which raise well used funds and provide enjoyable events for our hard working parents.
As a registered charity, Windmill Day Nursery is a not-for-profit organisation meaning that every penny earned is invested back into the nursery. This enables us to offer very competitive fee rates and it means that every financial decision that is made, is made because it is whats best for the children.
The Windmill Day Nursery is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number: 281653). Click here for further information on the Charity Commission and how it regulates charities.