URC PTA is a registered charity (registered charity number 1178895) and supports the Pre-school and nursery through fundraising events.
The PTA was set up in order to help the Preschool with a shortfall of funding as new legislation meant that preschools could no longer charge top up fees once children were entitled to their 15 hours free childcare. Unfortunately, the money provided by the Government does not cover the Preschool’s running costs – this means there would be two less members of staff and the outstanding level of provision would be threatened if the PTA didn’t help raise extra funds. It was decided that the PTA would not cover the cost of wages, but instead buy equipment and resources.
There is a fabulous team of committee members, all of which have children or have had children at URC. The leadership team consists of a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Treasurer and Secretary. These position are appointed at the start of each academic school year. We have one meeting per term to discuss fundraising ideas, what the school needs and any other ideas to keep supporting URC Pre-school. The PTA is open to anyone who's children are attending URC and we welcome everyone to join us. Once you have joined URC we encourage you to join our closed facebook group for parents, carers and family members to keep upto date on all events, school updates and social interactions between other members of the school. The link should be in your welcome pack, or please click on the below to request to join.
To highlight how fund raised have benefited the preschool, in 2018 we were able to carry out the following at URC pre-school and nursery:
· Purchase 6 brand new IPADS and ipad covers.
· New outdoor equipment such as the little reading hut & the red seesaw.
· Pre-school learning equipment such as numicon.
· Christmas party & Easter gifts for the Children
· Safety dividers so the children are safe in the garden from the steps
Past fundraising monies have been spent on updating carpets,rugs and flooring, new blinds and indoor play equipment.
Every term we hold fundraising events such as quiz nights, kids parties, pamper nights, sponsored runs and cake sales. Every event is a team effort and needs the support of parents, carers and family members to succeed.
Please help support URC Pre-School Harpenden PTA by shopping online.
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To make it easy you can click on the link below and sign up for the URC easyfundraising page.
Please consider raising funds for the school via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn’t cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the school. All you do is register (it’s good to click the “Find & Remind” button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it’s effectively free money to benefit the children of URC Pre-School and Nursery! Thank you.
Please register by clicking the link below:
Click on the files to download the latest PTA newsletters and events for the URC Preschool Harpenden.
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