Help us grow

There are several ways to help our Pre-School, from joining our Committee or fund raising team to shopping via website. See below for more details. As a Pre-School charity, we are are always very grateful for donations of funding and equipment. We regularly apply to local organisations for funds to go towards specific resources and equipment for the benefit of our children at Pre-School The company you work for may have a charity giving scheme which awards grants or equipment to charities.  If they do, please let us know how we can make an application.


BRIDGES incredible charitable offer

 The Pre-School receives 15% of any house sale commission that they make. 

What to do:  If someone (anyone! even someone with no links to the pre-school) sells their house through Bridges, they must mention at point of contact that they would like to activate the Sonning Common Pre-School charitable donation.  This means the pre-school could raise almost as much as a fair could in one fell swoop!  One house sale would mean SO much to the Pre-School so PLEASE spread the word!

Joining the Committee

The Management committee is run by volunteers who’s aim is to provide a sounding board for the Manager of the Pre-School and to work with them to introduce new policies and processes to keep the Pre-School fully up to date with all elements of Health and Safety, EYFS guidelines and generally a safe fun learning environment.

PLA Volunteer for your Pre-School Committee

The committee work hand in hand with the Pre-School Manager and staff to ensure the smooth running of the Pre-School at all times. Generally we meet on a monthly basis as a group but will attend both the staff meetings and a weekly meeting with the Manager. When you join the committee it is generally for a year at a time as a minimum and the changeover happens in June at the AGM where new volunteers are sought. However additional members can join throughout the year with a maximum of 3 being co-opted in during a school year period and making a total of 12 at any one time.

If you would like to contact any of the committee please speak with the Manager who will pass your details onto them. Alternatively you can contact us on the following e-mail address

Joining the Fund Raising Team

Even though the Pre-School is funded by government funding and fees from children attending the Pre-School, this only pays for the staff and general day to day running of the Pre-School. Any new equipment or arts and crafts materials or cooking ingredients have to be bought with money raised via the Fundraising team.

Therefore joining the fundraising team to help organise activities and days out are crucial to the upkeep of equipment and facilities for the Pre-School. Even if the help you offer is just on the day it spreads the load overall. As per the Committee this team is all run by volunteers and this year especially we desperately need people to help in this area.

If you wish to get involved either speak with a member of staff who can pass on your details or e-mail the Fundraising team on

Joining the

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Sonning Common Pre-School?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join.
Head to and sign up for free.

2. Shop.
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

3. Raise.
After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to our good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Sonning Common Pre-School will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.