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Getting Involved

Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights.
These include a right to be:

  • Valued and respected.

  • Consulted.

  • Involved.

  • Included at all levels.

At Horsted Keynes Preschool, we recognise that the care of your child is of paramount importance and we are committed to working in partnership with you to support your child in developing confidence, self-esteem and enthusiasm for future learning. We recognise that parents are the first and most important educators of their children.  All of the staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child. As a community based, voluntary managed setting, we depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment.

Horsted Keynes Preschool is a registered charity run by a group of Trustees (Committee) who are mainly parents. The Committee includes an active Fundraising Committee that organises events and activities to raise much needed funds for the Preschool.

If you would like to join the Committee, please ask either our administrator or a Committee member.

If joining a Committee isn’t for you, there are plenty of other ways to help Preschool.

  • Help out at an event:
    Lots of your fellow parents give their time and a pair of hands to help at an event. Whether it is half an hour of face painting, baking a cake or manning a stall, please pitch in and help us out!

  • Lend us your skills:
    If you are a photographer, a gardener or a builder, or have some other useful skill, please let us know! We can often use your help.

  • Donate items:
    HKPS welcomes gently-used toys for the children, but also raffle prizes, prizes for tombola’s, plants for the garden and other items that may be needed.

  • Make a donation:
    We try to keep fees as low as possible given the size and quality of the Preschool. We hope to make up any shortfall by fundraising but direct donations are always welcome.

  • Stay & play:
    We really like parents/carers/grandparents/other relatives  to join us for all or part of their child’s sessions.  Regular helpers need to be DBS checked, and this can be arranged through our administrator.

  • Exchanging knowledge about your children's needs, activities, interests and progress with us:
    Through filling out your child's 'All about me' section on Tapestry, filling out half termly 'Interest sheets', contributing to the 'Progress check at age 2' and attending our termly 'Parent consultations'.

  • Building friendships with other parents in the setting.

Finally, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you want to get involved in any way, you will be helping to keep Horsted Keynes Preschool a high quality childcare setting for your child and future children.

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