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.
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.
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.
As part of the Early Years curriculum it is important for us to reinforce the need for good dental hygiene and for us to encourage heathly eating. We often discuss this at preschool and have fun activities for the children to learn about this.
Please find some useful links below-
Click to access The-Eatwell-Guide-2016.pdf
All those going up for Cygnets on the 16th and 23rd June will need to bring in £2.50 per session for a cooked lunch. Please drop this off to us by the end of this week.
This Thursday we will be having a celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It would be lovely if the children could come to preschool wearing red, white and blue clothes.
We are needing a few more parent helpers for our stall at the village Jubilee Celebrations (4th June). All funds will go back into preschool to buy much needed supplies.
Dates for your diary
*Forest School Monday 6th June* The first day back after half term break!
Cygnets Sessions 16th and 23rd June until 2.30pm collection from school. (For those going up to the school in September)
Half term break – 30th May to 3rd June
Last day of Summer Term 14th July (this is due to government funding)
Reading along with The Smartest Giant in Town.
Forest School Adventures
Fun in the sunshine cafe
Some plants we planted and have been looking after.
Experimenting with water and the path it takes down hill.
Red, white and blue Tuff tray fun
We are pleased that we will be going back to Forest school on Monday. Please wear wellies as the grass is still wet in the morning and suitable clothing for weather. Please meet at us at 8.45 at Pickeridge Farm, Cob Lane, Ardingly, RH17 6ST.
If your child is going to be absent please let us know as soon as possible.