Whirley Pre-School is a registered charity and we rely on fundraising to help supplement our income. Fundraising money is spent on equipment to benefit the children’s learning experience.
We try to do it in a way that provides as much fun as possible for both kids and parents – namely the discos and the Easter fair.
The money that we raise is 100% put back into the Pre-School for the benefit of the children – it pays for things like the ice cream van at sports day each year and for the coach for the leavers trip. Each child receives a leaving gift (usually a personalised pencil case with pencils) and we buy presents for Santa to give out at the Christmas party.
In recent years, fundraising money has also been used to help buy a new water tray, sand tray, tuff tray and storage units, as well as being used to supplement our annual leavers’ trip and events such as the Christmas Parties and Sports Day. We also purchased some IT equipment to get us up and running with the on-line Tapestry learning journeys.
Our main fundraising event is our annual Easter Fair, but we also hold termly discos and have a raffle and stall at Whirley Primary School’s Christmas and Summer Fairs.