How to get involved

How to get involved

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved while your child attends the Penenden Heath Pre-School.

Donations

As we are a registered charity that does not make a profit all donations given to the Pre-School are gratefully received. Items like boxes of tissues, black sacks, spray cleaners and green jay clothes are always useful and requests for an item may be sent out if our stock becomes low.

Register for Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising is a cash-back website which earns money for Pre-School when you make a purchase over the internet. It takes just a few minutes to do…. All you have to do is go to the website, register as a user and select Penenden Heath Pre-School as your charity.

When you want to buy something, simply go to: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and purchase your items selecting one of over 2000 retailers on the scheme. We will then get back up to 15% of your order value at NO extra cost to you.

So please help us to raise funds for the school TODAY. Please remember to buy things via www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

Register for Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of eligible purchase directly to the Pre-School when you register with Amazon Smile. Use this link to register and select us as your charity of choice. If you are already registered with Amazon Smile, and you shop using their app on a phone - Open the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. You'll then be raising money for us every time you shop through the app!

Help out at a session

** Session helpers are not currently being accepted due to Covid-19 restrictions **

Please email info@penendenheathpreschool.co.uk to volunteer your time and help out during a session.

Practical jobs

If you are able to help with any of the following jobs, please contact info@penendenheathpreschool.co.uk.

– Cutting out for craft activities

– Washing tea towels

– Photocopying letters, etc – b/w or colour

– Helping at fundraising events

– Carpentry skills, e.g. repairing tables

– Electrics and plumbing

– Accounting

– Gardening

– PC knowledge

– Any other relevant skills that you feel may be helpful.

Fundraising

Various fund-raising activities take place throughout the year to raise funds for the Pre-School.

Previous fundraising included Christmas and Easter Fairs, Silent Auctions, a Scavenger Hunt, Quiz Night and Scholastic Books. Commission has also been raised from a photographer and through selling tea towels. This enabled us to fund entertainment for the Christmas and Summer parties and organise a leavers trip to Tylands Barn, replace a storage shed and repair the safety flooring in our Pre-School garden.

In both 2020 and 2021 we successfully ran a Christmas Lights Trail in Penenden Heath. Maps were available to purchase in local shops and online and great fun was had by all. Perhaps your house will be the winner this year?!

If you are able to help at an event or if you have a good idea for a fund-raising activity, please email info@penendenheathpreschool.co.uk.


Committee

Penenden Heath Pre-School is a charity-based organisation that is run by an elected committee.

The committee is responsible for:

  • Meeting the needs of the Pre-School – from helping to tidy the garden to helping out at the parties.

  • Organising fund-raising to provide toys, books and parties.

For more information on what is involved in being on the committee please click here.