The last week of term

Hello everyone, we just wanted to pop one last blog out.  Just a few reminders and thank yous, good byes and photos of the weeks events.

Firstly we just wanted to remind you of the AGM tonight 6pm at WesT Hoathly School.  It will only be half and hour we know it is hot but it would be great to see as many of you there who can make it.  Please just buzz at the main reception and they will direct you to the meeting.


We had such a fun time at our end of term party.  It was so great to see so many of you there to help celebrate with us.  It was the perfect way to end the school year.  

Issy, Becca, Liz and Esther we would all like to say a huge thank you for all of our beautiful gifts and card.  We were all overwhelmed with your generosity and very emotional.   We have had an eventful year with Covid, the cold weather, the warm weather, the no water, the no heating.  Your constant support and understanding has been just amazing. We could not wish for lovelier families.  You are all so kind thank you x

As you all know it was Issy’s last day on Thursday too and we just wanted to say again how much we are all going to miss her.  Thank you Issy for your hard work, kindness and dedication to our little Pre School.  The children all adore you and you have brought so much to so many.  Enjoy your lazy days of retirement and spending time with that beautiful family of yours.  Please pop in and see us when you can. X

We just wanted to say one final good luck to all of our leavers.  Words can not express how proud we are of you all and how very much we are going to miss you.   We know that you are all going to do amazingly well at big school.  Remember your please and thank you’s and to always be kind  Don’t forget about us,we are always here if you need us and please come and give us a cuddle if you see us xxx 

For those who are still with us the new term starts Monday 5th Sept at 8.45am.  Don’t forget about our new available hours.  We are very excited to start our new adventure with you and to welcome Claire officially to the team.  We have lots and lots of exciting new plans so get ready to have lots of fun.

That just leaves us to say have an amazing summer , have loads of fun and enjoy your special time together.  We look forward to hearing all about it in September.

Take care

We will see you soon

From everyone at pre school x

☀️ Update- Forest School Tomorrow ☀️ 

I’m sure you are all aware that tomorrow will reach around 27 degrees.  We will of course be keeping in the shade of the trees as much as possible.  We are asking that parents ensure their children arrive with sun hats, sun cream applied and a water bottle.  The children will have their water bottles with them at all times and we will be encouraging them to drink frequently. 

Reminder – Forest School Monday

Monday 11th July will be our last Forest School of this year. We have decided to finish with a picnic. All children who usually attend on Monday will arrive as usual at 8.45am. Parents of these children are welcome to join us at 11am for a picnic in the Forest. These children won’t need to bring a snack but will require a water bottle and packed lunch in a named bag.Those who don’t usually attend preschool on Mondays are welcome to join us with their parents at 11am. Please bring a picnic.
We will finish at 1pm. 
Please could we ask that all picnics are nut free in line with our preschool policy.

AGM Meeting Monday July 18th 6pm

As you are probably all aware we are a Community Preschool which is overseen by a committee. Now that life seems to be getting back to some sort of normality we are looking for new committee members to join us. Our current committee are due to step down at the end of term and in order to stay open we require new parents to sign up.  

The preschool can not remain open unless we have a fully running committee that comsists of at least a chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer.  We have already had someone step forward to take on the chairperson role which is great. We also leagally have to have an annual AGM meeting which is now due.  Please see poster below for details of the next meeting that will be held at West Hoathly Primary School (not at preschool). 

What being on the committee involves :

Before Covid we met around once a month in the evening at a local pub or someone’s home to discuss Preschool business and to help organise lovely fundraising events. Being on the committee is a great way to meet other parents within our community and to help raise much needed funds to keep our preschool running. We’ve had some amazing events previously such as Band nights, paella nights and Burns night. We really can’t wait to get planning another fabulous social event. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask us at pick up or drop off.

Thank you so much for your support x

Important dates coming up 

Hello we have had a fun packed week this week.  The children have been amazing as always.  We are gearing up for the end of term but we still have time for some fun events. 

NEXT WEEK our theme is PIRATES we will be going on a treasure hunt making lots of fun crafts and playing fun games.  If your child wishes to dress up as a pirate then please feel free, it is completely optional so please do not feel you have to.  

SPORTS DAY Thursday 7th July All are welcome.  Please meet us on West Hoathly Rec at 11am.  If you can not make it please collect your child from the rec at 12.30 please.

FOREST SCHOOL PICNIC Monday 11th July the Forest school session will start at normal time of 8.45am.  Parents are welcome to join us 11am for a picnic in the Forest.  Children will not need to bring a snack but please bring a water bottle and packed lunch in a named bag please.

LAST DAY OF TERM PARTY Thursday 14th July 11am It is alway an exciting time of year when we say hello to the summer holidays but it is also a sad time for us as we have to say good bye to all of our older children who will be starting their adventure at big school.  We are also saying goodbye to Issy who as you all know will be retiring this year.  We would like to invite all children, parents, grandparents to join us for an end of term celebration with tea and cake and maybe some dancing at pre school.    

As always if you have any questions about any of the above events feel free to ask us at drop off or pick up 

Have a fantastic weekend and we will see you all next week 



News on new Preschool session times

We are excited to share with you that from September we will be extending our preschool session times.  They will be Mon-Thurs 8.45 until 12.30 and also 8.45 until 3pm (term time only). Please see the poster below for more information or come and have a chat with us if you are thinking of extending your child’s hours. 

New Preschool Supervisor

I’m sure you are all aware Issy is retiring in July and we will be joined by Claire from September.  Claire has already joined us for a couple of sessions to meet us and the children.  She will be joining us again this Thursday (30th) to spend some more time with us if you would like to pop in at drop off to say “Hello”.

Preparing your child for starting school

We often get asked at this time of year what is expected of children going to school.  We have found this article by PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) that might help answer some of your questions. Here at preschool we have been helping to prepare the children for many aspects of going to school; being independent, being social and tidying up are just a few.

Sports Day 

On Thursday 7th July at 11am (weather permitting) we will be having a little Sports Day for preschool.  

If your child doesn’t attend on a Thursday please meet us at the Recreation Ground at around 11am when we will walk all the other children up. 

We hope parents will be able to turn up to support their children. 


A few pictures to show some of the things we have been up to. 

Courgettes, strawberries and flowers growing in the garden. The children all enjoy watering the plants. 

Coloured ice cubes. Helping us to learn about mixing and experimenting with colours. 

Playing with the ball pit balls.

Water beads sensory tray

Experimenting with light and shadows.

Some pictures from our trips up to use the school playground.

One of our Cygnets trips to big school to have lunch.