Oak Hill Nursery searches for local trustees

Tamsin writes:

Oak Hill Community Nursery is recruiting up to three additional charity Trustees/Directors to join its Board at an inspiring time of growth and development. We are a relatively new nursery, set up in 2006 alongside Lewisham Council’s Hatcham Oak Children’s Centre. We provide day-care and early years education to 55 children and have a turnover over of over £0.5m. Our aim is to deliver the highest quality childcare provision, accessible and affordable to local families from the Brockley, Telegraph Hill, Honor Oak and New Cross communities.

We need people with the skills, energy and passion to take the nursery forward, and maintain its position as a successful charity for local children and their families needing a good, flexible and
affordable childcare provider that is part of the local community.

All our Board members come with a local community perspective, understand the needs of children and families, and champion the work of the charity in the neighbourhood.

We need a Board to take the lead in developing and driving forward the charity’s business plan (prepared last year in conjunction with Social Enterprise London), taking primary responsibility
for staff development and mentoring and overseeing premises and facilities management. This is an incredibly exciting time for the nursery as the reconfiguration of local Children’s
Centre Services means that there is an opportunity to take responsibility for the whole of the building, develop new ways to support local families, and establish new sources of income.

We aim to fill these vacancies by the time of our August board meeting. If you are interested, please send a short letter or email (certainly no longer than two sides of A4) by 20th July 2011 to the contacts below, illustrating your skills and commitment matching the above.

We will respond to you within seven days. Please note that these positions are unremunerated, although a limited budget is available for reasonable expenses.

For more information, email Tamsin.