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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.

Upcoming events …

Our next events are all “Christmassy” as the season draws closer:

  • 26th November (Sunday)

Nativity Performance @ 10am-12pm in the Village School Hall.  Tickets will be £4 each.  We will also have Christmas cards made by the children and other Christmas items to purchase as well as our raffle.

  •  2nd December (Saturday)

Village Hall Christmas Fayre @ 2pm – 4pm.  Preschool will be providing face-painting and glitter/temporary tattoos.  Please come along and support both us and the Village Hall.

  •  8th December (Friday)

Chameleon Fashion Show (doors open 7.45pm, catwalk starts 8pm) offering lovely and affordable ladies’ clothing, accessories and jewellery from £5 which you can purchase and take away on the night.  Perfect as a treat to yourself or as Christmas presents for family and friends.  Tickets will be £5 with a free drink and sweet and savoury nibbles.  A candle stall will also be attending and we hope to secure a few other stalls to help you with your present buying!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for coffee and cake!

We are hosting a meet up for parents/grandparents/carers in our community room this Thursday, 21 September from 3.15 pm until 5.30 pm.  We hope this gives you a chance to get to know other parents and members of the committee will be on hand to answers any questions about preschool and serve refreshments. Children and siblings are welcome to come along, activities will be available. A donation for refreshments towards our refurbishment fund would be much appreciated. See you there!

 

End of term party raises £621.50!

A huge thanks to everyone who helped us raise £621.50 at our end of term party and to everyone who was involved in the preparation and helped on the day. Special thanks goes to Warren for the great music and lighting.  Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays, see you back at preschool on Thursday 7th September.