Tilehouse Street Pre-school and Nursery is a charity, and managed by a committee of parent and community volunteers who are the trustees of the charity.

The Trustees are elected in September and receive training in safeguarding and the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage and meet regularly to oversee the smooth running and development of the setting and its provision.  Many trustees serve for more than one year.

As well as looking after the management of the Pre-school and Nursery, they also collect feedback, raise funds and carry out marketing and publicity for the setting.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the trustees, please speak to the setting Manager.

Phil Earl

“I’m Phil and I’m the Chair of Trustees.  I’m dad to three boys, two of whom have gone through Tilehouse and the third has just joined September.  I joined the committee in 2015 because I wanted to get more involved with my children’s education.  Commuting to a full-time job in London means I’m not normally around much during the day, so being a trustee has given me an opportunity to support the setting in a different way.  During the last 5 years I’ve learnt a huge amount about Early Years education, and running a small business.  It’s great fun – and rarely predictable!”

Claire Day
My name is Claire Day.  I am a retired School Admissions Registrar and Headmaster’s PA.
I became a Trustee because I am interested in being involved in the  running of the nursery.  Two of my grandchildren attended last year and this year, and my son attended in the early 1990s.
Nitin Parsooth
Lara Freeman
Kerry Parkin

My daughter Mabel has joined the caterpillar room and she absolutely loves it. She is curious, happy, fulfilled and really engaged with her friends. I’m hoping through my work as trustee to continue to develop the setting, ensuring its longevity for years to come.

Paul Smyth

Father to Emilia-Rose who attends the Butterfly Room (last year was in the Caterpillar Room).I was born and still currently live in Hitchin with Claire, fiancée and Mother to Emilia-Rose.

I work in Retail Management, specialising in Retail compliance. I am Proud to be associated as a trustee with the setting where I once attended as a child realising the importance of safeguarding the future of Tilehouse Pre-school and Nursery. And it gives me an opportunity to contribute and assist anyway I can to the great work the team is currently doing for the children in a safe and protected environment.

Ruth Taunt

Mum to Emmy who is new to the Caterpillar room, I’d really like to get involved with the nursery. I work in trust tax and am looking forward to getting involved on the other side as a trustee.