Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Half Term Update

We hope everyone is having a lovely half term break despite any rain!

Just to confirm that pre-school re-opens on Monday 3rd June until Friday 19th July.  We have a busy term ahead with our Summer Fair on Saturday 22nd June, School reports issued mid-July and our Back 2 School Disco on Saturday 13th July.

See you soon!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

What's on 4 Little Ones Awards

We have been nominated for a 'What's on 4 Little Ones Award' in the 'Most Outstanding Committee Led Pre-School' category.

If you would like to vote for us please follow this link - http://www.whatson4littleones.co.uk/awards-voting-2013.asp

Voting closes at 5pm on Tuesday 28th May.

Thank you!

Smartie Success

Do you remember the Smarties we sent home at Easter?

Well lots of you returned the empty tubes full of loose change and we have finally managed to count it all...we have an amazing £134.46!!!

Wow!  This is an amazing result, thank you to everyone who enjoyed the smarties and returned those tubes full of pennies!!  It really is appreciated and will help us re-stock our craft supplies!

Committee Meeting Minutes


PRESENT:  Jayne, Pete & Debbie                                              
Apologies – Phil, Julie

·         Back 2 School disco has been organised, will also include tuck shop and bar (Jayne sorting out drinks etc.).  Date confirmed as 13th July  7.30pm at Friesland School Sandiacre.

SUMMER FAYRE - Strawberries & Cream Theme
·         Advert has gone out in the Sandiacre and Stapleford Connections magazine.

·         Raffle tickets to be in drawers by 5th June (Pete)

·         Entry drink confirmed as Pimms – Jayne to buy the Pimms (or equivalent other brand) plus ingredients to go in it. 

·         Stalls to be:  decorate a biscuit , make a bracelet, tattoos, sweet cup tombola, lucky dip, bottle tombola, pick a pound,  plastic fruit in Strawberry Jelly (preschool to make up the night before),  cakes, strawberries & cream. 

·         Additional stalls for outside companies i.e. Fashion House etc (charge £10 per stall).

·         Also:  BBQ (Pete to organise supplies), guess the weight of the Strawberry & Cream layered cake (Debbie to make and bring on the morning of the fayre), Bouncy Castle (Pete looking into), Pete to speak to Bluebell Dairy re. Ice-cream Van.

·         Jayne to research possible idea of ‘let a balloon go’ (balloon race), balloons to have tags attached (balloons for the race will be bought and let go at the fayre ),  prize to be given for first tag to be returned when found (need a good prize for the winner).  Balloons to be red & white in keeping with the Strawberry & Cream theme.

·         Donkey rides – look into idea of having donkeys at the Fayre provided by Lanes Farm at Risley (Pete to look into and Jayne to look at Pre-Schools insurance).

·         Debbie to see if can get the Strawberries & Cream for free  by speaking to co-op, lidl etc.

·         Pete has organised a letter out to parents asking for help with raffle prizes plus help on the day (manning stalls etc).

Non uniform week will be the week before the Summer Fayre (bring a bottle for the bottle tombola).

Plans for Autumn Term:   Children’s Christmas Cards, Photographer.
Christmas Fayre - Date of 30th November 2-4pm

Letter from the Committee


Dear Parent or Guardian,

As you will hopefully now be aware, we have set a date for our Summer Fayre (Saturday 22nd June) but as always, we need your help!  

Could you:

  • Assist with the arrangements or help run a stall on the day – A list of stalls will be on the door of Pre-school so please put your name down;
  • Provide a raffle prize – If you, a friend or perhaps your employer could donate a prize, please let me know;
  • Visit local supermarkets to ask for donations (sweets, bottles, vouchers etc.) – If you are planning to visit any stores, please confirm which ones so we don’t bombard them with requests;
  • Put a poster up at a local venue or your place or work to publicise the event;
  • Ensure that the sun is shining on the day!

If you feel you can help with any or all of the above OR if you have any ideas or feedback you would like to share, please contact Jayne.

We are hoping to make this the biggest and best Fayre to date and really need to raise funds to maintain the high standards at Springfield so anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

I very much look forward to seeing you all at the Summer Fayre and would like to thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Springfield Pre-School Parent Committee

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Committee Meeting - Monday 20th May

Please note that our next committee meeting has been changed to Monday 20th May, still at 8pm and still at The Risley Park pub.

The meeting will be primarily to discuss our upcoming fundraising events; the Summer Fair and our 'School's Out' adult disco.  We need plenty of helpers and ideas for both events so if you think you can help out in anyway please pop along to the meeting and join in the fun.

Everyone is welcome, in fact the more the merrier!!