I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the parent involvement. For me, this simply started with selling the raffle tickets the children came home with, contributing to the cake stalls, donating items (where possible) or just my time to help out. I loved knowing that the fundraising at any of these events would be put straight back into the preschool supplies, resources and training and keeping it running in the fantastic way it does!
Not many people know that the setting is Committee led. This means without trustees to form said Committee, the preschool would be unable to run.
I’m more than happy to give a bit of my time to be a trustee (and now Chair person) for this fantastic preschool & I enjoy helping however I can. We meet one evening, each half term (with refreshments) 🤗 To discuss upcoming events and planning these within a great board of trustees really doesn’t take that much time and effort when you’re having fun!
We arrange events for families so we can get together and make friends, outside of the drop off/pick up times! These events are never limited to immediate family; there is Lads Day In/Mums In Days/ Grandparent In Days; all for Mums, Dads, Grandads, Aunts, Uncles etc.
What I am trying to say is that you won’t regret getting stuck in – and helping out wherever you can, however big or small, is something that will make your time as a family at the Preschool even more enjoyable.
The community feel this gives, whilst we’re having such events, is brilliant! – as are the friendships made at preschool between children and their parents too.