Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Fair Time!

Well it's not long now till our Christmas Fair - Saturday 7th December, at pre-school, from 2pm - 4pm.

There will be lots to do for everyone and Santa will be in his Grotto!! We will be having a raffle (tickets for sale coming home this week) as well as a BBQ, cakes, bottle tombola, decorate a biscuit, face painting, lucky dip, sweet & chocolate tombola and lots more!

There will be the chance to arrange a Letter from Santa for your little ones (including reindeer food!) and for the adults we have a Christmas Quiz to test your knowledge!!

We are still on the lookout for donations and raffle prizes and we will need lots of your lovely homemade cakes too!  If you would like any more details about the fair, or would like to help out in any way please let Jayne know.

We hope to see all of you there on Saturday 7th December and let's see if we can make this our best Christmas Fair ever!!

Firemen Visit Pre-School

We were very lucky to have the local fire service visit pre-school last week as part of our topic 'People Who Help Us'.

All the children had the chance to use the fire hose and squirt water at a target...

Then it was off for a chance to sit in the fire engine...

And finally we all gave them a wave goodbye...

This week we are looking forward to a visit from our local police officers!!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Applying for Primary School

It's that time of year again when some of our parents need to be thinking about applying for infant or primary school places for their children.

If your child was born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 you will need to apply for an infant or primary school place for them.  They will then start Reception Year in September 2014.

Both Derbyshire County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council operate an online application system which is available now and all applications must be made by midnight on Wednesday 15th January 2014.

Please follow these links;

If you live in Derbyshire -

If you live in Nottinghamshire -

If you have any questions, or need any help, please speak to Jayne who will be only too happy to help as much as she can.

New Faces

We would like to welcome a couple of new staff faces to pre-school.

Starting this week we have Kymberley and then next week we welcome another Sarah!  We are really looking forward to working with them and think they will both make a great addition to our fantastic team of staff.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

We hope everyone had a lovely half term break and is ready for a busy term.

Our topic for the first few weeks is 'People who help us' and we are hoping to have some special visitors at pre-school - watch this space!  After this our next topic will be Christmas!!

And talking of Christmas here are some dates for your diary;

  • Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair, 2pm - 4pm
  • Monday 16th December & Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Concerts, both at 4pm
  • Week beginning 16th December will be our 'Christmas Party Week'; so lots of games, prizes, party food and a special present from Santa :)
We have now allocated sessions for January 2014 so please check your child's drawer and if you have any questions please speak to Jayne as soon as you can.  All our morning sessions are now full, with a handful of spaces available on most afternoons.

Christmas Cards have now been received and placed in the children's drawers, and they look fantastic!

And photos should be with us in the next couple of weeks!!