Friday, 30 November 2012

Important Notice for Parents

Please be informed that late yesterday a group of travellers took up residency on the council car park adjacent to pre-school.

This means that there is significantly less parking available in the car park and would suggest that parents either park on the street (being as courteous as possible to local residents) or use the Lidl car park over the road.

We will endeavour to operate as normal, although careful consideration will be given to our outdoor play activities and if and when that occurs.  Please rest assured that your children's safety is paramount to pre-school at all times.

We have contacted the council and as far as we understand it is up to the local council (Erewash Borough Council) to handle the matter.  We would recommend that any parent who is concerned about the situation to make contact with the council themselves.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Ofsted Inspection

On Tuesday 13th November we were visited by Ofsted for our Early Years Inspection.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 'GOOD' grading and are very pleased with the report that has been produced which highlighted;

  • Children feel safe and secure within the setting because they operate a good organised key person system, which also helps children to form secure attachments and promotes their well-being.
  • The staff team work well together, they are enthusiastic and very good role models for the children. They are fully involved and support the children well in their play and learning. The children's progress is good.
  • Regular self-evaluation by the manager and staff, with the contribution of parents and children, makes sure that priorities for development are identified and acted on in order to promote a good quality of education and care.
All our parents have been issued with a paper copy of the report and it should appear on the Ofsted website in approximately 15 days time.

We would just like to say a big 'Well Done' to all our staff for achieving such a high standard of care and education and a big thank you to all our parents for their continued support.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Fayre Success

Many thanks to everyone involved with yesterday's Christmas Fayre; all those involved with the organisation, the setting up and clearing away, the manning of the stalls, to our wonderful Santa and especially to everyone who came along and joined in the fun and spent their hard earned pennies.

We raised an amazing £730!!  Thank you from all the staff, committee and the children, it is only with events like these that we can continue to provide the high quality care and education that our children need and deserve - thank you!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is on Saturday 24th November from 2pm - 4pm.

Santa will be in his Grotto and there'll be lots of stalls for all the family.  Entrance is £1, for adults only, with a complimentary mulled wine or hot drink!  We have a raffle with some fantastic prizes - a Derby County FC signed football, £50 Boden voucher, beauty and hair vouchers and lots more.  We will also have a Lucky Dip, Bottle Tombola, Sweet Tombola, Cakes stall and even a BBQ!!

All profit from this event goes direct to pre-school so that we can continue to provide high quality care and education for all our children.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Finishing Touches

Over the half term break we were able to add some finishing touches to our outside area;

Many thanks to Darren for taking the time to put these up for us!!