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Mother’s Day Raffle

Mother’s Day Raffle

This year we are holding a Mother’s Day Raffle – tickets will be coming home with children, on sale in settings and available at the Valentine Party and are £1 per ticket.

The two hampers are filled with goodies including Wine, Bubbly, A Gin Set, Pampering products and much more!  The cupcakes are made by a parent and will be freshly made for the weekend and really creative!  Good Luck!

Diary Dates!

Diary Dates!

For all the Term Dates Click here

  • Sunday 18th February – Valentine’s Party
    • Children’s Centre Hall, 10-11.30 – All Tickets Sold Out
  • Monday 19th February – Start of Term 4
  • Wednesday 7th MarchMother’s Day Hamper Raffle Draw
  • Saturday 17th March – Swimmathon
  • Wednesday 21st March – Easter Colouring Competition Deadline
  • Friday 23rd March – End of Term 4


  • Monday 9th April – Start of Term 5
  • Sunday 20th May – May Fair
    • Grand Opening of the Brampton Renovation and Celebration of the Royal Wedding!
  • Friday 25th May – End of Term 5


  • Monday 4th June – Start of Term 6
  • Sunday 8th July – Raft Race
    • A fundraising stall at the Raft Race, with games and crafts etc
  • Thursday 19th July – End of Term 6



Fundraising Meeting

Fundraising Meeting

Do you want to help raise funds for the Pre-Schools?

We are meeting on:

Wednesday 24th January

at Hall and Woodhouse

at 7.30pm.

Come along and help us plan the Spring Disco, Mother’s Day Raffle and The Annual Fair!  Everyone welcome – we will be in the lounge area upstairs.

Volunteers needed to join the committee

Volunteers needed to join the committee


The committee are the trustees of the charity that comprises of both Brampton and Hilltop Pre-Schools, without a full and working committee the Pre-Schools would not be able to open.  The only time to join the committee is during the Annual General Meeting which takes place on Tuesday 7th November at 8pm at Brampton.

The committee is made up a mixture of parents, ex-parents and members of the community.  It must have of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12, and of this a minimum 60% must be current parents. There are 3 named roles that must be filled: Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  And these positions are supported by other members who often take on fundraising roles, and in some years a Vice-Chair. This year the committee has 3 members from the previous year (Secretary – Lucy Murdock and Fundraisers – Jenny Niblett and Ross Calderwood) who are able to stay on, but none are currently parents.
Therefore, we need several parents to join the committee to achieve the required 60% parents and to fill the other named roles.
As the committee we are responsible for the charity and our aim is “to ensure accessibility to children and families from all sections of the local and wider community”.  The committee works closely with the team of staff and with them we agree policies, fund staff training, recruitment, purchasing of resources and fundraising.  The committee is also the point of contact with Ofsted, and we are responsible for budgeting, payment and pay scales of staff, legal requirements, maintaining the website and Facebook page etc.
We meet once a term, with the staff and if necessary we meet as a committee between those meetings.
If you think you might be able to help or would like more information, then please speak to a member of staff at a setting or contact the committee –


All parents should have received a letter about the AGM – if you have not received one it is below.  Please fill in and return to settings to allow us to prepare for the meeting.

AGM Letter to Parents

We are also looking for prizes for the Silent Auction.  Last year we had a variety of prizes and vouchers – a coffee machine, a Butchers Block voucher, Nando’s Voucher, soft play sessions, fitness boxing sessions…  These helped us raise about £200.  If you think you could offer something then please let us know by emailing –