January 2020

We need this fundraiser to be really successful as Government funding has been frozen for four years and we have financial obligations to meet and resources that need replacing. 


·         Buying tickets and having a brilliant night out

·         Telling all your friends, work colleagues and relatives about the gig and encouraging them to buy tickets as well

·         Asking a local business, shop or restaurant to donate a raffle prize

·         Displaying posters

·         Liking, sharing and commenting on Facebook posts about the gig as this helps to publicise the fundraiser.THANK YOU!

**** FINAL REMINDER: Apply for Primary School places by 15 January 2020 ****


EARLY LITERACY WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: Thursday 23 January at 7.30 pm

SPARE SESSION: All the spare sessions were filled very quickly but there is a Friday afternoon session still available so please get in touch if you are interested.

DANCE: Aimee Symes will be with us again on Thursday 9 and 23 January for a dance session in the morning.  Please make sure children are wearing something loose and comfortable so they can move and dance freely.

BAKE AND SHARE LUNCH: The next lunch will be on Thursday 16 January and a letter will be sent out this week.  We will be making cheesy egg muffins with potato wedges and vegetables, followed by banana cake and custard.

HOLIDAYS: Now the New Year is here you may be thinking about booking a holiday or having a few days away.  If so, you will need to give us notice by completing a holiday form.  Email Lynsey in the office or ask and a form can be left on your child’s clip.

SESSION CHOICES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020: September may seem a long way off but we need to allocate sessions for children who are staying with us in the autumn term so we can begin the intake procedure for new children. A form will be sent home shortly for you to make your session choices.

FOREST SCHOOL: We are taking a brief break from Forest School as there is very little shelter on the school field during the winter.  Instead we will use the field for walks and other outdoor play.  Forest school will resume at the very end of February.

FOOD ALLERGENS: The weekly snacks are written on the whiteboard outside the entrance door.  The food allergen information is posted on the playroom door and on our website.  Please keep the pre-school informed of any changes in your child’s health and any known allergies or intolerances.  Packed lunches must not include any nuts or nut products as there is a child at pre-school who has a severe nut allergy.

PROGRESS APPOINTMENTS: If you have not managed to see your key person yet, please ask or use the slip at the bottom of the newsletter.



·         Coat, hat, gloves and spare socks in the colder months

·         Sun protection cream and sunhat in the summer months

·         Small bag for artwork and belongings (no large bags or plastic carrier bags)

·         Spare nappies and wipes in your child’s bag (if needed)

·         Small plastic or metal lunchbox (no soft lunch bags); we provide cutlery; no nuts

·         Names on coats, bags, wellies, lunchboxes, hats, sweatshirts etc 



·         Please tell us if your child has had any medicine at home before coming to pre-school, including paracetamol or ibuprofen.

·         Children should stay at home for the first 48 hours after starting antibiotics and their return to pre-school should be agreed with the pre-school leader.

·         Children cannot return to pre-school until 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.