Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Committee Meeting

On Monday 4th February we will be having a committee meeting at The Risley Park pub at 8.00pm.

All parents/carers are invited to attend, this is your chance to get involved with the running of pre-school as well as help raise much needed funds to keep pre-school operational.  The committee's role is to help the staff ensure that pre-school runs smoothly and efficiently but also to organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year.  Fundraisers are a vital part of pre-school life because without them we would not be able to continue to provide high quality activities with wonderful resources in safe and comfortable surroundings.

If you think you'd like to get involved please pop along on Monday evening, or speak to Jayne for more information.  We look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Staying Closed

We have decided that due to the continuing snow we shall remain closed for the rest of today.  We hope that parents appreciate that making the decision to close is never an easy one and one that is taken with the best interests of the children and staff at heart.  We thank you for your understanding.

Fingers crossed we shall be able to open tomorrow, but until then we hope everyone has a fun but very safe day in the snow!

Closed - Monday 21st January

Pre-school will be closed today, Monday 21st January, due to the weather conditions.  All affected parents will be notified by text.

A decision as to whether we open for the afternoon session will be taken later and depend on weather and road conditions.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bad Weather Closure

In light of the snow today we made the decision, like some other local schools, to shut early at 1.30pm.  This decision was not taken lightly and was made taking into account the weather and road conditions at the time as well as the condition of local pavements and the school grounds.

Parents are advised to check this website regularly for updates during periods of bad weather as well as our Facebook page.  Parents will be notified by text should pre-school decide to close.

We take a decision to close pre-school very seriously and try to avoid doing so at all costs but in situations where we feel that the safety of our children and staff maybe compromised then we have no other choice but to close.  During bad weather we take into consideration the safety of the access in and out of pre-school, as well as whether sufficient staff can make it to pre-school to ensure that children are adequately and safely supervised.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter please speak to Jayne or email at

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Admission to Infant School - 2013/2014 Academic Year

A reminder for parents with children born between 01.09.08 and 31.08.09 that the closing date for primary school places starting in September 2013 is fast approaching.  All applications must be made direct to Derbyshire County Council by midnight on Tuesday 15th January 2013.

There are three ways that parents can apply:-

1. Online at
2. By phone to 08456 058 058 Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm or Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
3. By paper application which can be obtain by emailing or by ringing 01629 537499

For parents of children living in Nottinghamshire please refer to

Any questions please speak to Jayne.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Start of Term

Just a reminder that the new term starts on Tuesday 8th January 2013!

We hope that everyone has had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year!