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CIO Letter to Parents - Sept 2018

26th September 2018 Dear Parents, You may be aware from our Annual General Meeting, held in April, that Playgroup’s Parent Committee has been exploring the possibility of changing the legal structure of Tollerton Playgroup from an unincorporated association (i.e. a Charity) to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This is a transition that many pre-school settings appear to be going through in a bid to attract more parents and carers onto their Parent Committees by protecting the trustees from any personal and financial liabilities. The change will not affect the day to day running of our Playgroup; it is more something that will happen behind the scenes over the coming year. Our ant

Get rockin’ with Tolly rocks!

You may have noticed on your travels though Tollerton that there seem to be lots of painted rocks appearing all over the place which then disappear and reappear somewhere else! It’s all part of a growing national trend that’s now arrived on our doorsteps, which aims to get youngsters out and about into the fresh air whilst tapping into their creative talents. Think of it as a game of rock hide and seek, where you can be an artist and explore your community at the same time. Anyone can take part, simply find a rock, paint it using waterproof paint or varnish, write www.tollyrocks.co.uk and your name (optional) on the back, and then hide it somewhere in the village for other eagle-eyed rock hu

Report on the implications of changing to a CIO

NB: This report was circulated and discussed at Playgroup's Parent Committee Meeting on 22nd May 2018. We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on Friday 5th October 2018 at The Air Hostess, Tollerton, Nottingham, NG12 4EA at 2pm, to vote on the proposals. Parents are invited to this meeting should they wish to find out more. As briefly mentioned at the AGM [in April], we are exploring the possibility of changing the legal structure of the charity from an unincorporated association to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This report aims to provide you with information on the reasons behind the proposal and what this change will mean in practice for the charity, so that y

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING - 5TH OCT 2018 2pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Tollerton Playgroup will be held at The Air Hostess, Tollerton, Nottingham, NG12 4EA on Friday 5th October 2018 at 2pm to transact the following business: AGENDA Welcome and apologies Minutes of previous Committee meeting held on 22nd May 2018 (attached) Specific proposals Proposal 1 It is proposed that The Charity changes its legal structure to become a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in order to offer greater protection from liability for the members and trustees and that the members consider and vote on the following resolutions to this effect. 4. Any other business BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Secretary

Keep calm, Playgroup’s back!

A very warm welcome back to everyone at Playgroup, particularly to our new children and their families! The summer seems to have shot by in a blur of sun-cream and ice-lollies, but it’s great to be back and to tell you our news. Over the holidays, Steve - our lovely caretaker - has been doing lots of maintenance in and around the Playgroup building. We’ve also been making improvements to our forest school area. The existing wooden pallets now have ‘legs’ so they’re on more of a level with our little ones. Our mud kitchen is under construction! And a new sand and water tray has been installed (a wonderful gift from the parents of one of our July leavers, thank-you!). This half term’s focus ar

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