Fundraising and support

The Nursery Management Committee and staff would like to say a big thank you to Polaris House staff and Nursery and Holiday Club users, both current and past, for their continuing support.

Fundraising opportunities for 2019

This year we are looking forward to some exciting new events to help raise funds for the nursery. These include Mother's Day and Father's Day surprises, the Swindon Half Marathon and our traditional Christmas activities later in the year. Please look out for further details of events in our newsletters and on our noticeboards.


New Swindon Half Marathon 2019

We are looking for runners for the Swindon Half Marathon on Sunday, 22 September 2019 who would like to be involved in helping raise funds for the nursery. If you think you are up for the challenge of the 13.1 miles and can raise £200 in sponsorship for the nursery, we will refund your entry fee (*terms and conditions apply). Please contact for more details.

Fundraising throughout 2018

Fundraising during the year through various events has been very successful with a total raised of £1083.61.

Events have included our Christmas fundraising totalling £876.19, commission from photo shoots £146.00, donations from purchases made through Easyfundraising £46.42, Mother's Day jewellery sales £15.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in our fundraising efforts. The money will be going towards some new outdoor play equipment, once the drainage works in the garden have been completed.

Raising funds for Nursery - Ongoing Fundraising

Easy2Name Clothing Labels

If you require labels for school uniform, bags and shoes or are thinking about purchasing personalised gifts, please remember that the nursery earns a small commission on all orders placed through the Easy2Name website. Once you have added all the items you require to your basket, you will be given the option to select North Star Nursery as your fundraising group from the drop down menu on the checkout page.

Online Shopping with

You can raise money for North Star Nursery while doing your online shopping with the Easyfundraising Shopping Payback Scheme at You will need to register with the site, selecting North Star Nursery-Swindon as your good cause. When you shop online with any of the 2000+ well-known retailers, including Argos, Boden, Amazon, John Lewis, Boots, Vodafone, M&S,, Debenhams, eBay, ELC and many more, a percentage of the price will be donated to the nursery by the retailer - at no additional cost to you. You will need to make sure that you go via the easyfundraising portal when you shop online and then use the links provided on the easyfundraising site whenever you make a purchase.

Easyfundraising is completely FREE to use and if you select North Star Nursery-Swindon as the cause you wish to support when you register, you will help the nursery raise funds to enrich the experience of all the children in nursery and holiday club.

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club leaflets can be found in your child's tray at regular intervals. They are packed with loads of great books with savings of up to 70%. Furthermore, when you buy books, you will be helping the nursery get FREE BOOKS!

Morrisons' Lets Grow Vouchers

We collect Morrisons' Let's Grow vouchers which enable us to purchase a variety of growing and cooking equipment that enables the children to learn where our food comes from and helps to inspire them to grow their own fruit and veg in the nursery garden. This year the scheme is only being offered online and vouchers are not being issued at the tills. We are registered with this scheme so if you shop at Morrison’s, please register for us to receive your vouchers.