Sunday, 29 June 2014

Summer Fair

Well it's nearly time for our Summer Fair, this Saturday 5th July from 1pm till 4pm.  There will be lots of fun stuff for all the family and all money raised will go straight to pre-school.  There will be;

  • Refreshments
  • Raffle
  • Face Painting
  • Cakes
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Lucky Dip
  • Bottle Tombola
  • Summer Hat Competition
  • ...and lots more
In order to make this our best Summer Fair yet we need YOUR help.  Can you bake some cakes? Have you helped your child enter our Summer Hat competition? Can you help on the day? Have you told your family, friends and neighbours...the more the merrier!

If you are able to help in anyway please let Jayne know as soon as possible!

We still have stalls available so if you have a business you'd like to promote please get in touch. Stalls are £10 plus a raffle donation each.

Thank you in advance for your support :)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summer Fair - 5th July 1pm - 4pm

Our Summer Fair is fast approaching and preparations are well under way.

If you have a small business, or know of someone, who would like a stall at this event please contact Jayne on 07960 983423 or email

Stalls are £10 each plus a donation for our raffle.

All proceeds from this event will go direct to support pre-school.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Free Childcare for Two Year Olds

Did you know we offer free places for some 2 year olds?

If you have a 2 year old child and live in Derbyshire you may be eligible for free childcare per week. Working families earning less than £16,190 and claiming working tax credits as well as those on certain benefits can get up to 15 hours of free childcare a week.

Go to to find out if you qualify.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Staff News

We would just like to let everyone know that Adam is moving on to pastures new.

His last day will be this Friday (13th June) and we will be having a collection for him; if you'd like to contribute please pass your donations, discreetly, to Jayne ;) Thanks!

We would just like to thank Adam for all his work with us over the last few years and wish him every success in his new career.

Latest Newsletter

Important Dates for your Diary
w/c Monday 23rd June         -           Bug Week!
Wednesday 25th June          -           Inset Day – pre-school closed
w/c Monday 30th June         -           Non-Uniform Week
Saturday 5th July                 -           Summer Fair (1pm – 4pm)
w/c Monday 7th July                        -           End of year reports issued
Tuesday 15th July                 -           Leavers Concert @ 4pm
Wednesday 23rd July           -           End of term

We will be confirming very shortly sessions for September, if you require any extra sessions or changes please let Jayne know as soon as possible as some of our sessions are already full or nearly full!!  Any questions as always please speak to Jayne.

All session fee invoices have now been issued and should be paid by Wednesday 18th June.  Late payment of fees will automatically incur a £6.75 penalty fee and continuous failure to pay fees could result in the removal of your child’s place from pre-school.  Please speak to Jayne regarding any payment issues so that this can be avoided – many thanks.

Please remember that should the weather decide to be nice to us that children should be sent to pre-school with sun-cream already applied as well as a sun hat (clearly labelled!).  We have our own supply of sun-cream that we will apply during the day if conditions dictate but if you prefer your own sun-cream to be used please send us a supply clearly labelled with your child’s name that we will then retain for the remainder of the Summer term – thank you.

If we do get some good weather we may decide to have some ‘water fun days’!  This will consist of lots of fun messing around in water so children will need to have swimsuits and towels.  If we decide that conditions are warm enough for this we will text parents the day before to let you know what will be happening.

Bug Week – w/c 23rd June
To support our topic of mini-beasts we will be having a bug week!  All children are invited to come dressed as their favourite bugs; there will be lots of fun activities as well as plenty of face painting!

Non-Uniform Week – w/c 30th June
All children are invited to ‘dress down’ for a week and wear their favourite outfits to pre-school; all we ask in return is for a donation for our bottle tombola stall at our Summer Fair.  Donations of any and all bottles are very much appreciated; from wine to beer to perfume to nail varnish, just as long as it’s in a bottle!  Please hand all donations to any staff during the week of the 30th June – Thank You!

Well we have finally managed to count all the pennies very kindly donated by way of Smartie tubes and you managed to raise £130!!!  Thank you!

Summer Fair
This year’s Summer Fair will take place on Saturday 5th July from 1pm - 4pm and will have a seaside theme!  Our committee are now starting to get ready but they really do need your help; can you man a stall? Do you know someone or a business that will donate a raffle prize? Can you help with preparations leading up to the fair?  Do you have an idea for a stall?  Do you have a hidden skill that we can make use of? If you want to get involved please either let Jayne or a member of the committee know (Debbie – Thomas’s mum or Pete – Sienna Ellis’s dad).

Leavers Concert
Our Leavers Concert will be on Tuesday 15th July at 4pm.  This concert will be for only those children that are leaving us for either school nursery or reception year.  A separate note will be coming home shortly with more details.

Important Dates
Please note that we have added an Inset Day to our Summer Term on Wednesday 25th June when pre-school will be closed.  Please also note that pre-school will now close for the Summer holidays on Wednesday 23rd July (previously Tuesday 22nd July).  Sorry for any confusion.

What belongs to who?
Please help us…with nearly 70 children registered with us it is getting increasingly difficult to remember what belongs to whom!!  Please ensure that ALL belongings - coats, jumpers, bags, hats and lunch bags etc - are CLEARLY labelled with your child’s name.  Items found without names will be labelled by ourselves with a permanent marker – thank you for helping us!

Spare Clothes
Please ensure that your child is sent to pre-school with a spare set of clothes to allow for all types of accident whether water/messy play or toileting.  Please remember to include a complete spare set of clothes and don’t forget about socks!!!  Thank You.

Home Time
When collecting your child please try to give as much room and consideration as possible for children leaving the building and who are trying to make their way to their parent/carer, it can sometimes be very hard to see people for us adults never mind the children!!  Thank you.

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.