Year: 2018

Join us at this year’s AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at preschool on Wednesday 19 September at 7.30pm so we would love to see you there to hear about the fantastic year we have had and our exciting plans for the future. We also welcome new committee members at this meeting to help with fundraising and the running of the preschool.

New management team to join preschool

Following Jane and Belinda’s retirement before summer, we are delighted that Caitlin Phillips and Sarah Robson will become our new Manager and Deputy Manager respectively.  Caitlin joins us after 2 years as Manager of an outstanding OFSTED graded nursery and Sarah has worked in childcare for 16 years, most recently as a Team Leader and Inclusion Worker.

We are looking forward to welcoming them both to preschool in September.



Playground makeover thanks to Big Lottery funding

You will have noticed that our playground has been resurfaced thanks to The Big Lottery Awards for All. The new surface of artificial grass has been welcomed by children, parents, carers and staff.

Jane Hughes, Setting Manager, explains why a new play surface was especially important. “As well as providing a fantastic new surface for all our children, it has also benefited our children with additional needs who can now walk and play more easily on a flat surface.  We are delighted with how it looks and we are now fundraising for new play equipment to make it even better.”

Kate Linford, Chair of the preschool committee said “This award has been so important for our preschool. As a charity, it can be difficult to raise funds for major refurbishments and we are very grateful to the Big Lottery for its award to improve our facilities.”

As well as new play equipment, future plans for the playground also include further developing the outdoor classroom including a new mud kitchen.

Children celebrate the new play ground

Children celebrate the new play ground

Latest fundraising events..

We are planning some fun events to raise funds for preschool! Our preloved kid’s clothes, books and toys sale will be held at the village school on Friday 27th April from 3.30pm until 5pm and on Saturday 28th April from 10am until 2.00pm.  If you have any items in good condition that you wish to donate, please drop off at preschool. A charity car wash is planned for Sunday 20th May from 10am until 12.00 at the preschool/community room, £5 per car including a free bacon sandwich!  See you there!

Read our latest Ofsted report

Happy new year to you all, we hope you had a lovely Christmas.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday 8th January for our new term, but if you haven’t already seen it, do have a look at our latest Ofsted report. We are very pleased to say we have been awarded a “Good” from Ofsted which is great news. We would like to thank our parents and carers who said lovely things about us and of course to our staff for ensuring our children are happy and fulfilled during their time at preschool.

View the 2017 Ofsted report here.