Creative fundraising ideas for early learning centres!
Creating ideas for your preschool
fundraiser is a little different to a run of the mill school fundraiser, which
means that you’ll need to be a little creative when it comes to raising funds.
Preschools perform an important task in
the community and from time to time require fundraising to be carried out to
provide essential resources and services for young children working their way
through their preschool education experience.
While some preschools have government
support, others are privately owned which means if you want the best resources
and facilities, parents and the community often need to take a proactive
approach to fundraising to ensure pre-schoolers get quality schooling and care.
While some activities might work for
schools, preschools are a little different and as part of the preschool
community putting your thinking cap on will be essential to make your
fundraising a success.
We have put together some of our top
creative ideas for fundraising for preschools so your little one can get the
best experience and the finest facilities during their early learning
Cake or healthy treat drive or stall
asking parents to bring in a slice, cake or healthy treat as a donation, you can
put on a parents morning or afternoon tea or even set up a stall as parents are
arriving or leaving the centre with goodies for sale.
as this, you can set up a Grandparents Day or Mother’s Day high tea and charge
a gold coin donation with all funds going towards the preschool.
important to be aware of the fact that chocolate drives and unhealthy
fundraisers are not as popular in this day and age and ensuring you have
healthy options for preschool fundraisers is essential.
Rent out the rooms after hours
do need to fundraise however parents and the centre staff don’t have time to
physically do the fundraising, you can consider hiring out the centre after
hours for meetings, training or other events.
and child care centres aren’t used on the weekend, so perhaps consider hiring
out rooms and facilities to groups as needed to raise essential fundraising
Guides, child centre trainers and even first aid groups looking for facilities
could be a great place to start for possible groups looking to hire.
such as tea towels are a great way to raise funds for preschools.
a daily basis by nearly every member of the community, tea towels can be bought
in bulk, packaged nicely and used for a range of fundraising drives from
Mother’s Day stalls to grandparents day gifts.
items that are a great fundraiser when it comes to branded or personalised
items include backpacks, journal books, and branded shopping bags.
Sun smart items
a sun safe
message in pre-schoolers early in life is
essential, and fundraisers that involve items such as sunscreen and branded sun-safe
hats are a popular item for preschool fundraisers.
would need to be available in a wide range of sizes for children from newborn
through to 5 years, based on the target market.
also create hats as a fundraiser for parents, which can also be a great way to
build awareness of your centre in the local community.
comes to the early years, children are in nappies for their first few years,
which means that a nappy bag could be a simple and useful item that can be used
as a fundraising item.
in a range of colours and styles and with your centre branding, a nappy bag is
not only practical but also a great way to ensure your preschool community is
supporting a fundraising product that can be reused again and again.
Graduation gift packs
child graduates from preschool and enters into their primary school years a
graduation is usually held which can be a great idea for a fundraiser.
capes and primary school gifts such as school bags, lunch boxes and commemorative
shirts are a popular fundraiser that can boost your preschool’s fundraising
print a commemorative shirt for your child’s graduating year group so they can
have a keepsake or memento of their early learning years before starting
proving an order form and a few images of graduation gifts and gear, you can
allow parents and families to capture their little one’s first graduation and
enter in their next phase of schooling all kitted out ready for school.
Preschools and child care centres can
find it hard to raise fundraising dollars however with a little bit of effort
and creativity there are plenty of great ideas that will bring in the essential
funds your preschool needs to have the best resources.
Form a preschool fundraising committee
and put your heads together and you’ll find that getting a little creative is a
great way to make fundraising an enjoyable and successful experience for your