Downton Pre-SchoolOfsted Good Provider

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play



Sunflower Appeal

on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

We are delighted that our Sunflower Appeal has reached our initial target of £15,000 to kit out the new pre-school building at the Memorial Hall.

We are extremely fortunate to have recently received a donation of £3,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Thanks to the support of the ladies of Downton and our fantastic committee, our recent Frock Swap also raised £400.45, bringing our total to £15,222.98!



Tesco Bags of Help

on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

Downton Community Pre-school is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Downton Pre-school is one of the groups on the shortlist for the Salisbury area.

Pre-school Parents Fundraise for the New Build

on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Posted in Fundraising, Events

On Sunday 26 November Bridget Telfer, and her husband Kevin (parents of Rafe at pre-school), ran the Downton half marathon to raise funds for the pre-school's move into new purpose built premises in Downton next year. We'd like to congratulate both of them for completing the event and for raising £325 for the pre-school! What a fantastic achievement!

All funds raised will go towards equipment, furniture, IT equipment, toys and indoor and outdoor play equipment for the new build - which is due to open in September 2018! Thank you Bridget and Kevin.

Partridge Fair 2017

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

The annual Partridge Fair was held in Downton on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

As usual, the pre-school stall sold homemade gingerbread and hot chocolate. Thank you to everyone who made some gingerbread to sell and to the committee members and volunteers that worked so hard on the stall. We made £114.20 for the pre-school!

Thank you for your support.

Co-op Local Community Fund

on Thursday, 23 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, General

We have been given an amazing opportunity by the Co-op Local Community Fund for the third time!

We are extremely lucky to have been chosen as a local cause again.

The second round of fundraising has just finished and we are delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £3843.58 for the pre-school! This is a very welcome bonus to our current fundraising efforts. All the money will go towards kitting out the new pre-school building. We are really grateful to the Co-op for this donation and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us.

The Co-op membership scheme allows you to support local causes. Every time a member chooses to buy a Co-op branded product or use their services and swipes their members card at the till, 1% of what they spend goes to their chosen charity.

Christmas Cards

on Sunday, 12 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who ordered Christmas cards, gift wrap and labels this year. The children made some lovely Christmas designs and IQ Cards transformed them into great products for us. Your combined orders raised £42.90 for the pre-school!

Frock Swap

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support we received at our Frock Swap in October. Local ladies had a great time swapping clothes, drinking prosecco, browsing the stalls and having their nails done!

It was a huge success with people already asking when our next event will be! We raised £542 which will go towards kitting out the new pre-school build.

A special thank you to Kate Drennan and the pre-school committee for organising and running such a successful fundraiser. Well done everyone.

Easy Fundraising

on Thursday, 13 October 2016. Posted in Fundraising, General

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Downton Community Pre-school?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!