Barton Le Clay Pre-School is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1023883).

Our main income is from the government funding received for the funded children. These fees only cover our rent, staff salaries and insurance.

Fundraising meets all other costs.  For example toys, books, equipment,paint, paper, provisions etc are all provided by fundraising. So in order to purchase new equipment or pay for visitors that will enhance children's learning, we must Fundraise!

Our Fundraisers are committee members, many with children at Pre-School and they stage different events to generate funds throughout the year.
Our latest project raised enough funds to provide the children with a brand new Touch screen computer and a Fridge Freezer.

Below is a calendar of some of the events coming up to help raise valuable funds.
We currently have just a few fundraisers who are working very hard and would really like some help, so if you can spare any time or have any fundraising ideas please let us know.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Our Fathers Fun Day was a massive success and raised a whopping £900!  With such a fabulous amount we were able to order our Touch Screen Computer, a gorgeous new Art Trolley and a Fridge Freezer!

Here are some other examples of some of the things we’ve been able to buy as a result of our fundraising efforts:

  • Benches for front garden/waiting area.
  • New torches
  • Activities for Christmas
  • Lindy Lou session for Christmas Party!
  • Brand New Climbing Frame and modular equipment for the Garden.
Last year we were fortunate enough to have a Bumper Christmas Raffle held at The Bull in Barton Le Clay on Christmas Eve 2014. This raised a whopping £530!   We hope to do the same again this year.

We have lots of fun and varied events planned for this coming year and next to raise valuable funds including those listed below. If you have any fundraising ideas please do let us know we always welcome new ideas!

October 2015 – Haloween Colouring Competition and dressing up week

November 2015 – Festive Fayre

December 2015 – Father Xmas Letters and Pop up shop as well as a Carol Concert

February 2016 – Valentines cards/ Cookies

March 2015 Mothers Day Presents & Easter Raffle

April 2015 Sponsored Dressing up week and Healthy Living Week

May 2015 Fathers Day Presents
June 2015 Strawberry Fayre

July 2015 Sports Week

Easyfundraising is a FREE service where funds can be raised for any charity, trust, school, club, good cause or community group you support when you shop online. Barton-Le-Clay Pre-school has recently set up an account and we are, therefore, trying to encourage parents and friends to use this service when purchasing online. There are over 200 of the UK's best known retailers including many popular names such as NEXT, Amazon, Debenhams, John Lewis and HMV. Just shop using the links on their site and for every purchase you make a percentage of this (up to 15% in some cases) will be donated straight to our preschool. It doesn't cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds for our cause using their site. All you need to do is register at (clicking the link will automatically select the Barton-Le-Clay Pre-school charity). Why not raise funds for us making purchases you would make anyway?

There are a number of ways that you can help:

  • Make free cash donations to our Pre-School by doing your online shopping through Over 200 shops give cash donations to charities like ours.
  • By attending and supporting our fundraising events throughout the year. This is by far our most important and successful way of raising funds and you can help by giving up your time to help on the day and/or donating raffle prizes and cakes to sell.
  • Join our Committee to help with fundraising activities.
Purchase your child’s Pre-School photograph from Tempest photographers; Pre-School receives a small amount of commission from all monies taken.