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Easter community fun day

We are holding an Easter fun day for all the family on Saturday 8th April from 2-4pm. Free to attend, with a small charge for some activities, the day will include Easter egg decorating, egg hunt, egg rolling, crafts and refreshments. Come and join in the fun! IMG_1459

Join us on the catwalk!

Join us for a fun night of fashion at our community room on Friday 31st March from 7.15pm where Chameleon Fashions will be showing their collection of ladies clothes and accessories. Tickets are just £3.50, including drinks and nibbles and proceeds from the show will go towards the refurbishment of our building. Tickets can be purchased from preschool or from Kate on 07789 481445 or Laura on 07791 832014. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Play with the animals!

Zoolab –  a company who bring interesting animals for the children to see and interact with – will be visiting our preschool on Friday 17th February from 1pm until 2pm. All children are invited to this event, so please let us know if you wish your child to attend. The children absolutely love this experience. Looking forward to another fun session!

New “wraparound” care launched

Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to preschool.

We are pleased to announce that we can now offer extended care from 8am until 6pm (term time) as well as our core hours from 9am until 3pm.

8 – 9am will cost £4 and breakfast will be provided

9 – 3pm will remain unchanged at £27 – packed lunch still required

3 – 6pm (or any part thereof) will cost £12 and will include an evening meal

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to secure a space for these hours.

 

 

Merry Christmas from everyone at preschool

We will close for the Christmas break on Tuesday 20 December and re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

We would like to thank you all for your kind support this year and wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you all for the new term in 2017.

 

Nativity tickets now available

Good news, tickets for the preschool nativity play are on sale at £3.50 each which includes refreshments. The nativity will be held at the Village School on Sunday 4 December at 10.15am. Tickets are limited to 2 per family but more tickets may become available w/c Monday 28th November so please ask the staff if you would like more.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

Dates for your diary!

We’ve lots of exciting events coming up at preschool starting with… a Halloween day on the morning of Friday 28th October! Please dress your child in a Halloween outfit for lots of fun activities and a Jabberjacks session.

Our Christmas Nativity is on Sunday 4th December at the Village School hall from 10am until 12.00.

We will also have stalls at the Village School Christmas fair on 25th November from 4pm – 6pm and at the Village Hall Christmas fair on 3rd December from 2pm – 4pm.

We’re going to be busy!

More details on these events will follow nearer the time but please come along and support us to raise funds for the preschool.

See you there!

Raise free donations for pre school when ordering online

If you shop online, you can now shop through www.easyfundraising.org.uk and raise free donations for our preschool. It costs you nothing as the retailers fund the donations. With Christmas fast approaching, please sign up to support us via https://new.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mickletrafpre/  You can search for retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, Next and Debenhams so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Happy shopping!

View your child’s learning journey online!

Learning JTapestryourneys have grown in popularity over the last decade, offering early years settings a way to record the special moments of their children, and to keep parents involved in a partnership as their children blossom and grow.

We are pleased to announce that we are starting this year to use Tapestry, an online Learning Journey, to record all our observations during the year.  The web address is www.tapestry.info/ if you wish to have an understanding of what it’s all about.

Tapestry is an online Learning Journey that provides us with an instant way of recording any observations and special moments your child has at Pre-school.  Each child will have their own Learning Journey which only their parent/carer can access and look at.  It will be password protected.  Parents/Carers will be able to add their own photographs and comments on to their child’s learning journey from home and when an observation is made at Preschool parents/carers will be sent an e-mail notifying them.

We will provide you with more information about Tapestry via email on September 8th and also we will give you an Introductory Booklet – please don’t forget to ask for one!

This important email information will contain a personal activation code which will allow you to access your child’s Learning Journey. Once you have activated the account you will be able to change the Password and User name to your own personal preference. Please note you will need to do this within 24hrs.

During your child’s time at Preschool you will receive notification emails which will tell you when an observation has been made on Tapestry for you to view.

We are very excited about this new venture and hope you will support us with this!

If you need any further information or support please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Hughes at the Pre-school.

 

Come and join us at our AGM

Welcome back, we hope you had a great summer!

Our AGM will be held on Monday 26th September, 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Community Room (next door to the Pre-school room). As a registered charity, the Pre-school is dependent on a voluntary management committee for the overall running of the Pre-school.  If you would like to join us for the AGM, we would be delighted to see you. If you are interested in joining the committee, you can do so at the meeting or by contacting Jane Hughes, Setting Manager. We hold committee meetings once per month. See you there!