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The Windmill Preschool

Bolford Street Hall, Thaxted, CM6 2PY

"Children arrive happy and quickly settle into this calm and welcoming pre-school"

OFSTED, 2018

01371 831457 (session times only)

Your committee

As a registered charity The Windmill Preschool is managed by a committee of parents. The word "committee" can sound off-putting, but we are really just a group of parents with a little time to give to preschool. It’s not a huge commitment and we do have a lot of fun.


We meet roughly once a term to plan fundraising events, keep an eye on the budget and ensure that the needs of all children and staff are being met.


We aim to raise around £2,000 each year for preschool funds.  Last year we raised approx. £2,245 which was a fantastic effort.  With fees and funding only just covering the essentials such as wages and rent, this money is vital to pay for new toys and equipment, the summer outing, book bags for children going to school, the christmas party, and more. Our major fundraiser of the year is the annual Christmas bazaar, but we try all sorts of other things too, from cake stalls and car boot sales to sponsored fancy-dress walks. If you have any bright ideas we would love to hear them!


Joining the committee is a great way to get more involved in preschool life. You'll get to know the staff better and meet other parents. You'll also gain a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes, as well as the opportunity to have a genuine impact on your child’s early years education.


If you're interested in joining us, please speak to our current chairwoman, Sue, or any committee member (ask Emma to point you in the right direction if you're not sure who we are!).


The latest Committee Newsletter can be downloaded here


The committee email address is