Parent workshop on the use of screens and technology by children

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We are fortunate to have been given the opportunity to provide a workshop for parents relating to use of technology in children.  The workshop aims to develop our understanding of and help us positively mange, the impact of disproportionate access to screen time, computer games and social media.  The workshop will be led by local Cognitive Neuroscientist, Paula Healy.

Paula has completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. Her research dissertation focused on computer game playing and addiction. Since then, she have been invited to give interactive seminars on the effects of excessive screen exposure in childhood, in schools in the South East, to parents, teachers and teenagers.

“Concerns are regularly raised through the scientific community, education professionals and media about the long-term adverse effects of compulsive screen use on education and mental health. Young people today live in an age of anxiety, loneliness, distraction and addiction.  My seminars identify and address the issues around disproportionate electronic media exposure in the psychologically vulnerable young brain.

As well as raising awareness, the content aims to help parents support young people adapt strategies to engage with these digital tools in an organized and productive way. Ultimately, it will help them feel happier, find school and homework easier, have better memory and focus and feel calmer and more connected with their peers.”

The workshop will take place on the evening of Thursday the 28th February. It will take place at West Hoathly Primary School and will be free to attend.  If you wish to attend, please email preschoolchair@gmail.com so that we can book you a place.

Sports Day 2018

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What a wonderful sports day!  They children had a fantastic time and everyone joined in and had so much fun.  Such a great experience for them to be part of a competition and enjoy being cheered on by peers, siblings, friends and family.

Thanks to all who came. Thanks so much to Sophie, Becca, Issy, Emily, Tara, Jane and Esther for all their hard work in preparing the children for the big day and also to all the wonderful parents who made cakes, helped set up, helped clear up, served tea and cheered the children on. Especially well done to the children who all took part and tried their best with a fantastic dose of sportsmanship!

We raised £120 for Pre-school resources thanks to the kind donations of cakes.

West Hoathly Pre-school Privacy Notice

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Dear Parents,

We are committed to ensuring that any personal data we hold about you and your child is protected in accordance with data protection laws and is used in line with your expectations.  We now have a Privacy Notice page on our website which will give you further information.

This privacy notice explains what personal data we collect, why we collect it how we use it and how we protect it.

Please click on the link to view our Privacy Notice.

Privacy Notice May 2018

We have a range of policies to ensure that we comply with the GDPR data requirement 2018.  If you would like to view any of these policies please ask a member of staff or email preschoolchair@gmail.com

The policies impacted by GDPR that we have available are:

  1. Privacy Notice
  2. Application form
  3. Parental Involvement policy
  4. Supporting Children with SEN policy
  5. Children’s records policy
  6. Provider records policy
  7. Transfer of records to school policy
  8. Confidentially and Client Access policy
  9. Information sharing policy
  10. Working in partnership with other agencies policy
  11. Making a complaint policy

Sports Day

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Just to let parents know that Sports day will be on the 12th July at 11 am at the Rec.

We will be hosting an end of year party for the children on the 5th July which parents are welcome to attend.

 

Pre-school Thursday

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At the moment we are planning to open tomorrow as the main roads to West Hoathly are currently clear and there is no snow forecast this evening. We advise that you walk where possible and avoid driving on the road between the Fox and the church. We will update you in the morning if this changes. It is due to snow from 12 noon so please keep an eye on the weather and pick your child up early if you feel necessary.