Our lovely committee is made up from a variety of people from different backgrounds. Here's a little bit of information about them.
All committee members sign up to a trustees code of conduct and we have a conflict of interest policy in place. At the beginning of each committee meeting trustees are asked if they have any conflicts of interest regarding the agenda and any changes within their circumstances.
Carol Nice MBE
Hello my name is Carol and I am Chair of the committee. I am the founder of Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group and I have over 30 years of knowledge and experience in early years education.
Hello - my name is Paulina and I am the Secretary of the committee. I'm from Venezuela. I have raised my family here in U.K. Before being a mum I used to work in Media, now I am committed to supporting Stepping Stones with volunteering at the nursery and supporting the charity as a committee member.
Hello - my name is Sean. I am the Treasurer of the committee. and have been involved with Stepping Stones since my son who has additional needs attended Tots group. I'm CIPFA qualified. That's chartered institute of public finance and accountancy.
Hello my name is Theresa, I have been a trustee for 15 years. I was Colchester mayor 2015-2016 and Stepping Stones was one of my chosen charities. I am a local councillor representing New Town and I was a Essex county councillor for 16 years. I'm a mum of 4, grandma of 3. My hobbies include running, embroidery and family history.
Hello - my name is Emma and I have been a trustee for over 10 years. I am a SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at a local school.
Hello - my name is Jo. I have been a trustee for over 10 years and have been part of the committee ever since my son who has additional needs attended Tots group.
Hello - my name is Louise and my son has complex special needs. He has attended Stepping Stones nursery since 2017 but, as a family, we have received help and support from the nursery since 2016 when we first received his diagnosis. I wanted to join the committee to help support the setting and ensure their invaluable services continue. I have been a trustee since 2018.
Hello - my name is Pete and as a parent of an SEN child at the nursery, we have benefitted greatly from the support and knowledge that the Stepping Stones team were able to provide at what was a difficult time. By joining the committee I hope to be able to help the charity provide this same invaluable support to many more parents in the years to come.”
Hello - my name is Laura and I have been a trustee since 2018. I have several children with additional needs.
Hello - my name is Paul and I have been a trustee for 8 years and served as Chair for 5 years. Both of my children attended the nursery and I’m keen to help this wonderful group continue to offer services to children and their families.