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Business advice for voluntary management committees

The Early Years and Childcare Commissioning Team offers advice and support to voluntary management committees responsible for early years settings (such as day nurseries and pre schools) or playwork settings (such as breakfast clubs or holiday playschemes). They can offer you expert advice and support to help you run an effective and efficient committee, including:

  • evening workshops to help new committee members understand their duties and responsibilities
  • specific support to those that take on particular responsibilities, such as the chairperson, treasurer and secretary
  • help with the basics, including how and how often to hold committee meetings, understanding record keeping and reporting
  • recruiting new faces to the committee, including non-parents
  • identifying and making the most of skills within the committee and sharing the workload more fairly
  • advice on applying for grants (we also offer start up grants and inclusion grants)
  • help with incorporation (PDF) to change the legal status of your setting to a limited company (and reduce your personal liability)
  • expertise in monitoring financial results and setting budgets for the coming year
  • business planning (PDF) support and business reviews

Just email childcarebusinessadvice@surreycc.gov.uk to contact the team for help and advice.

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