We depend on the committee and parents/carers to support us in our fundraising efforts.  Without fundraising, we cannot have special events or buy new equipment, so we organise a number of events throughout the year.  These include:

Christmas Cards
Christmas Fair & Raffle
Cake/Bun Sales
Easter Egg Decorating Competition
Spring Fair
Sponsored Pea Hunt

We really welcome new ideas for fundraising, and would love to hear from any parents/carers who want to get involved.

Results of fundraising events from the Summer term:

Plant and Cake Sale

On July the 5th, we held a plant and cake sale in the school hall to raise funds for Pre-School. We made a grand total of £111.60! Many thanks to Marlene (Armand’s mum) for her brilliant idea of having a sale, and for nurturing lots of seedlings that enabled us to have many lovely plants to sell. Thank you also to everyone who made and donated cakes, and for coming along to help support a successful event. 

The Great Pea Hunt - Sponsored event

Many thanks to all those who have sponsored the children in the Great Pea Hunt. They have been absolutely fantastic in spotting the peas and so have the staff in counting them all! The final amount raised is as yet unknown, so watch the noticeboard for updates and remember to bring any sponsor money in by the end of term!


Current Fundraising

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Please cast a vote and help us raise £25,000!!!!

Heslington Pre-School has been nominated for a MCF Community Award of between £4,000 and £25,000. The more votes we receive, the more chance of being awarded £25,000; however each person can only vote once. 

Please go to:, search for
Heslington Pre-School and then cast your vote by entering your name and email address. 

It takes less than a minute, no need to register.

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Heslington Pre-school has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund

We submitted an application at the end of last year to the Co-op Local Community Fund and we have been successful in being chosen for the latest round of funding.

1% of everything Co-op members spend on Co-op branded products and services go to the local cause you choose. The fund is open now until 7 October 2017.


How are we going to use the money?

We are going to buy a raised playhouse with a slide to provide the children with somewhere to climb and play - encouraging imaginative play and physical activity.

About the Project

The pre-school moved in to temporary accommodation last year.  The children's outdoor area has been created by a team of volunteers that has made the area safe, secure and usable - but it has a lack of facilities. Installing a playhouse with a slide will give the temporary facilities a real wow-factor for the children. It will benefit the children from the pre-school and also children who attend the school's after school club. Importantly, the equipment can be re-positioned to a new site in the future.

How you can help?

Become a Co-op member and select us as your local community cause.


If you are already a Co-op member you can select Heslington Pre-school as your local cause, then 1% of what you spend on Co-op branded products and services will go to our communinity fund. So please go online and select us! It is easy to do and only takes a minute but the benefit will be great. (Please ask if you need any help.)


If you’re not a member, then please become a member today. 

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Raising Funds - Car Boot Fundraising

Laura Chadwick (Parent, Committee member - Emily's Mum) is planning to have a few car boot sales to raise some funds for the pre-school.

Laura thought it would be nice for Emily (and possibly a few other preschoolers/parents) to ‘play’ shop whilst raising some pennies for a fab pre-school.


We need you to donate as many items as possible to raise as many pennies as we can!


Item's can be brought to preschool for Laura to collect or she is able to collect from you. Laura has plenty of space to store items - so get in touch.

Many thanks in advance - ALL funds will be donated to the pre-school. Thanks Laura!!

Contact Laura on: 07845707321 or