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URC PTA is a registered charity (registered charity number 1178895) and supports URC Preschool and Nursery through fundraising events. Please click here to find the termly PTA newsletters. 

Why we exist

 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. 

Who we are

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.

What we have achieved

To highlight how funds raised have benefited the Preschool, in 2018/19 we were able to provide the following at URC Preschool and Nursery:

6 brand new iPads with safety covers for the children.

10 iPad minis for staff to carry out observations and use our online platform Tapestry. 

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.

Artificial grass in our garden.

Join & Support Us

We would love to see new faces at our meetings throughout the year! We are grateful for your skills, ideas and any time that you can provide to help make our preschool a better place for the children. Please let us know if you would like to be part of our team - you do not have to attend every meeting to be part of the PTA, we are thankful for any support you can provide. 


Parents can join our PTA Facebook group to stay up to date with upcoming events and connect with other parents! 

Fundraising Events

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. Keep an eye out on this space to find out about the upcoming events we have planned for you! 

21/3/2019

Quiz Night

6.30pm

URC Hall, Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4ED

Event Details

21/3/2019

Quiz Night

Our yearly quiz night is a fantastic night out! Bring along your partner, friends and family for a quiz, drinks and food to help raise money for the preschool. This event will require a ticket, the price will be announced soon!

6.30pm

URC Hall, Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4ED

23/5/20

Wesley's Coffee Morning

10am

Wesley's Cafe, High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden

Event Details

23/5/20

Wesley's Coffee Morning

Come and have a coffee at Wesley's Cafe located in the High Street Methodist Church. The URC Preschool and Nursery will be running the cafe and having a cake sale to raise funds for the Preschool. 

10am

Wesley's Cafe, High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden

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Oval Fun Run

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Oval Fun Run

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Summer Open Day

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Summer Open Day

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