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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. 

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Details of the 2017 AGM are given below.

Board of trustees

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

Annual General Meeting 2017

The next AGM will take place from 9.30am to 11.00am on Friday 10 November at London Metropolitan Univeresity, prior to our Autumn Conference.  Attendance at the AGM is free; there is a charge for attending the conference.

Download the AGM agenda.  The minutes of the 2016 AGM and the Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded from the links at the top of this page.

Call for nominations

There are a number of vacancies arising on the Board of Trustees at the AGM.  Members are invited to download further details: