Governance & Management

Pioneers is governed by a Board, made up of members who are parents in our services and the Director.  We also have a staff representative and educator representative who meet regularly with the Director. 

Head Office

Our Head Office is situated at 5 Cavell Street, Musselburgh. You are welcome to call in and meet our team at any time. 

Pioneers Board

The role of the Board is governance; the role of the Director is management. Governance focuses on the organisation’s wider issues of organisational purpose, including the setting and monitoring of strategic direction, and the establishment and monitoring of executive level policies. The Board works in close partnership with the Director to ensure that its objectives and goals are achieved.

If you are interested in becoming a board member please contact us.


   Penelope Pask - Director

Pioneers Board 2017/18

Mel Hayes (Chair), Pioneers Home; Laura Warren (Vice-Chair), Pioneers Elm Row; Scott Gilkison (Treasurer), Andrew More; Pioneers Russell Street; Liz Heseltine, Pioneers Koputai; Glen Pleasants Pioneers Home; Charlotte Wilson, Nicole McKay, Kim Jarvis; Pioneers Nursery.


Support Team


From left: Elva Hogbin (Support Team Coordinator), Chris Johnston

Early years' education is a journey of discovery, about the world around us and about ourselves.