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Governance

How we are governed

Early Education is a charity registered in England and Scotland and a company limited by guarantee.  Its governance is set out in its constitution. Download Early Education’s governing document

The charity's strategic direction and compliance with its legal obligations are overseen by its Board of Trustees. 

Trustee vacancies 2020

Nominations are now open for nominations to fill trustee vacancies from November 2020.  We are seeking nominations for the following regions:

• North West England (1 vacancy)
• Northern Ireland (2 vacancies)
• South West England (2 vacancies)
• Wales (2 vacancies)

Read our Call for Nominations and download the Nominations form.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020

Our next AGM will take place on Saturday 7 November 2020, from 12.00-1.00pm.  Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, it will be held online. 

If you are also attending the Autumn Conference, you can register for the AGM at the same time as registering for the conference.  Alternatively, register to attend just the AGM.

The papers for the AGM and the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 can be downloaded below:

Board of trustees

About the Board

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and have the option of standing for re-election for one further three year term at the end of their first term of office.  Trustees must not serve for more than six consecutive years.  Trustees are predominantly elected from the membership and represent the nine regions of England as well as the membership in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  A small number of Trustees are appointed outside of the electoral process to ensure that the board has all the skills and knowledge that it needs to support a charitable organisation. 

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year and they are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with the organisation’s overall strategic direction, in line with its charitable objectives. 

The board of Trustees also delegates some of its work to the Finance and General Purposes sub-committee to support the work of the Senior Management of the organisation to ensure that the work of the organisation continues between the formal quarterly board meetings. 

All Trustees give their time voluntarily and are not remunerated.

View profiles for our current board of trustees

Download the role description of a Trustee