URC PTA is a registered charity (registered charity number 1178895) and supports URC Preschool 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 whom have or have had children at URC Preschool and Nursery. 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 the Preschool. The PTA is open to anyone whose children are attending the Preschool and Nursery 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 up-to-date on all events, school updates and social interactions between other members of the school. The link is in your welcome pack, find us and request to join.
To highlight how funds raised have benefited the Preschool, in 2018 we were able to provide the following at URC Preschool and Nursery:
· 6 brand new iPads with safety covers.
· New outdoor equipment such as the mud kitchen, little reading hut & the red seesaw.
· Preschool learning equipment such as Numicon.
· Christmas party & Easter gifts for the children.
· Area dividers to increase safety in the garden.
Past fundraising monies have been spent on updating carpets, rugs and flooring, putting in brand new toilets, 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 PreSchool 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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