Monday, 23 December 2013

Seasons Greetings

Well Christmas is nearly upon us and we would just like to take the time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!

We hope that everyone has a very enjoyable two weeks, and that you get lots of presents :) we shall see you all in 2014 with lots of new things in store.  We are already working hard to make sure that Springfield Pre-School continues to provide a fantastic start to your child's education.

We open our doors on Monday 6th January 2014!!

Happy Holidays :)

Monday, 16 December 2013


Important Dates for your Diary
Friday 20th December          -           End of Term
Monday 6th January             -           Start of Term
w/c Monday 10th February   -           Valentines Cake Sale
Friday 14th February            -            End of Term

Session Fees
Polite reminder: With effect from January 2014 our session fees will be increasing to £6.75 per session.  Lunch Club and Snack fees are unaffected and remain the same as they are now.

Coat Racks
You will have noticed a slight change to how we are labelling the coat racks.  To help the children to be independent and find their own peg we have moved the photos to the bottom of the coat rack, so that they are at a height better suited for the children.  Parents will therefore need to take extra care when looking for their child’s peg at the beginning of a session.  We will soon be changing from photos to the symbols/pictures that are currently used on your child’s tray and that are used again during our snack time routine.  We have found that the symbols are proving a lot easier for the children to recognise and are helping immensely with the early stage of letter recognition.  We hope parents will embrace this change and assist their children as needed.

How to Contact Pre-School
Our phone number is 07960 983423 or email us at; and check our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Thanks for reading – Jayne, Julie, Anne-Marie, Katie, Sarah, Sylvia, Jaime, Adam, Ruth, Kymberley & Sarah

Springfield Pre-School would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year, see you in 2014!!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Concert

Next week is time for our annual Christmas concert.

We will be having two performances; Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th December at 4.00pm, at pre-school.

Children will need to be at pre-school for 3.45pm so that we have time to get our costumes sorted.  We will then aim to open the doors as close to 4.00pm as we can.  The concert should last for around 20 minutes and there will be some light refreshments afterwards.

Both concerts are ticket only, the Monday concert is FULL and notices have been issued today to those parents requesting extra tickets for the Tuesday performance.  Extra tickets will only be issued once payment of £1 a ticket has been made.

The children have been working really hard to learn some new songs for our Nativity section of the concert and have enjoyed singing some of our fun and favourite Christmas songs.  Song sheets are available for parents for the second half of our concert as we would like to keep the Nativity part special :)

All costumes will be provided by pre-school.  Although we may request a certain colour top for some of our roles, for example a white top for those playing angels, but this should be minimal.

As ever if you have any queries please speak to Jayne, give us a call on 07960 983423 or email at 


Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Raffle

We would just like to say a big thank you to all those businesses that supported pre-school at our Christmas Fair by donating prizes for our raffle;

Derby County FC
Mackney Hall Hotel
Marks & Spencer
KH Hair
Birds the Bakers
Bowleys Butchers
Little Drivers
FEET - Stapleford
Risley Hall Hotel
Trent Bridge
Village Hotel, Chilwell
Belton House
Melanie's Accessories
Manor Farm & Woodlands
Risley Park Pub
Top Class Barbers
Dundas Butchers
Andy's Fish Bar
James' Coffee Shop @ Lanes Garden Centre
Nail Perfection By Natatlie
Bonnies Beauty Spot
Hair Chess
Cyrils Nut Hut

The following prizes remain unclaimed;

Tickets for Denz - green edged ticket 41 - Danny
Ticket for Conkers - yellow ticket 947 - Barbara
Voucher for Manor Farm - green edged ticket - Jason Willey
Perfect Christmas Cook Book - green edged ticket 337 - Jason Willey
Box of cupcakes - green edged ticket 304 - Amy Donaldson

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Fair Success

Well, yesterday's Christmas Fair was a great success.  We were busy from start to finish and managed to raise an amazing £940!!!

A massive thank you to everyone involved; from all those who helped before and on the day and especially to everyone who came down and spent their hard earned pennies!


(A list of unclaimed raffle prize winners will be posted here tomorrow!)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Not long now...

Our Christmas Fair will soon be here!

Please remember to get those raffle tickets sold and back to pre-school by Friday or Saturday.

We still need bottles and sweet cups as well as any items suitable for our Christmas present tombola.  And we are looking forward to seeing lots of cakes; please bring them to pre-school on Friday or on Saturday anytime after 11.00am.

The fair will start at 2.00pm on Saturday and will see Santa join us in his Grotto!

We have lots of prizes on our raffle donated by lots of local businesses;

Large Christmas Hamper
Christmas Goodies from Lidl
KH Hair £20 voucher
Risley Hall Hotel - meal for two
Village Hotel - 2 tickets to a party night
Village Hotel - Sunday carvery for 4
Risley Park Pub - £10 voucher
FEET - £25 voucher
'The Perfect Christmas' - Christmas Receipe Book
Large Kite
Melanie's Accesories - Gift Bag
LilyRose with Love - Gift Bag
Gelish Nail Manicure £15 voucher - Nail Perfection by Natalie  (Breaston)
Manicure Gift Voucher - Bonnie's Beauty Spot
Coffee/Tea & Cake - James' Coffee Shop (Lanes Garden Centre)
Cachepot - £5 voucher
Bowleys Butchers - £10 voucher
Top Class Barbers - Hair cut & Shave
Yves Saint Laurent - Paris Gift Set
Trent Bridge – 2 tickets for YB50 match (2014 season)

Plus many more!!


Monday, 2 December 2013

It's Nearly Christmas Fair Time



This Saturday it’s our Christmas Fair from 2pm – 4pm!!  But there is still lots to do and lots you can help with.

Don’t forget that it’s non-uniform week this week and all we ask is that in return you donate a bottle for our bottle tombola; it can be anything you like – wine, beer, perfume – anything you like as long as it’s in a bottle!

We have some great raffle prizes including a Christmas Hamper filled with lots of lovely Christmas treats.  So get selling those tickets and return them to pre-school by Friday.

Have you tried our Christmas Quiz yet?  It’s only a £1 a go and there is a great prize for the winner – go on have a go you may be surprised by just how much you know about Christmas!  (If you need a quiz sheet please let Jayne know)

And don’t forget to order your ‘Letter from Santa’; chance for your child to receive a personalised letter from Santa, all letters include some special reindeer food too. (Forms available from Jayne)

A big thank you to all those of you who have put their names down to help on our stalls, there are still some stalls left so if you can spare some time please put your name down and join in the fun.

We are still in need of the following;

·         Raffle prizes
·         Cakes – bring to pre-school on Friday or Saturday morning from 10.30am
·         We need a decorated Christmas cake for ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’
·         Xmas presents for the present tombola – unwanted gifts in good condition please
·         Donations of Christmas chocolates/sweets e.g. selection boxes etc.

We hope to see lots of you on Saturday joining in the festivities and spending your money! J
There is even a free mulled wine included with the entrance fee of £1 per adult.

If you would like to help with this event, or need to know more please speak to Jayne or any of our committee - Pete Ellis – Chairperson (Sienna Ellis’ dad) and Debbie Allen – Secretary (Thomas Allen’s mum).

Thank you for your support, it really is appreciated!