Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Garden Makeover Begins...

So in the burning sunshine we embarked upon our garden makeover today.  We went from this.....

to this......

and all in about 3 hours!!

A big thank you to Julie, Sylvia, Sarah, Jayne & Tony.....and to all our children who were there with us and kept themselves occupied and stayed out of trouble!!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Summer's Here!

Well what a lovely start to the Summer holidays - blue skies and sunshine!!  Fingers crossed it lasts!!

The staff would like to say a big thank you for all the cards and very generous presents that we received at the end of term.  It has been a pleasure to teach all of our children and we wish all those heading for 'big' school lots of luck and happiness - thank you!

We have lots of things planned for the coming year and will be spending some of our holiday getting organised for September as well as re-vamping some of our outdoor garden area.  We have to say a big thank you to Erewash Borough Council who awarded us a grant of £500 which enabled us to buy our new 'flower chalkboards', 'insect mirrors', 'butterfly weaving frame' and our willow tepee.  Following the success of our Summer Fayre we are now in a position to tackle one of the raised beds and perhaps even more.....watch this space!

So, have a very happy, safe and enjoyable holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Fayre Success

Well would you believe it the sun came out and stayed out yesterday for our Summer Fayre!

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event, due to your kind generosity we raised a wonderful £750....we hope this figure may even increase before we reach the end of term!

If you didn't get chance to see our wonderful 'Art Gallery' created by the children you still have chance to buy your children's artwork at a very reasonable £4.50, please see any of the staff who will be only too happy to help.

Next event is our 'End of Year Leavers Concert' on Monday 16th July at 1pm....tissues at the ready!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Summer Fayre

Well tomorrow is our Summer Fayre.....it's just a shame the weather doesn't seem to realise which season it is!!

But come rain or shine we will be having our annual Summer Fayre from 1.00pm - 3.00pm on Saturday 7th July.  We have special guests Peppa Pig & George to open the fayre at 1.00pm and the chance for a photo or two, then at 2.00pm Sharna Banana will be judging our crown competition and the red carpet will be rolled out for our very own King, Queen, Prince & Princess!!

We will have lots of stalls from cakes to crafts, from tombolas to lucky dips and lots more!  The raffle will be drawn at 2.45pm with some lovely prizes on offer.

We also have our special art gallery created by all the children!  Not to be missed!!

So please find the umbrella and come along and support this event, every penny raised will go direct to support the pre-school with this years focus being our outside area.  Following receipt of a grant from Erewash Borough Council we have started to brighten up our outside with chalkboards, mirrors, weaving frames and willow tepee.  We now want to expand on this and redevelop our garden area to make it more accessible to the children with lots of sensory activities - we can only do this with your support.  So a big thank you in advance from all the staff and committee and most importantly the children for any support you can offer - THANK YOU!