This Week At Preschool

Our topic this week was construction. We had lots of fun pretending to be builders and playing with shaving foam to cement bricks together and dug and move cornflakes with our diggers and trucks. All using hard hat helmets of course for safety!


We had our new coach Tom in this week to play some football and have some fun. All of the children really enjoyed themselves and joined in.

Forest School

This week we had our first forest school with Mrs Hasan in the schools woodland over the road from Preschool. The children had a wonderful time running in the fields, exploring the woods, searching for insects and even playing with a baby frog. We all needed some hot milk and a biscuit when we got back to Preschool!

Thank you all for filling out your Famly forms out so promptly. We are hoping to get this all up and running next week. This is going to be a great tool for us all to use and we are so glad that you are on onboard with it.

Next Weeks Topic

Next week we will be looking at Dinosaurs. We know that we have a lot of dinosaurs experts at Preschool so please feel free to bring in any dinosaur toys, books or games to share with us.


Please don’t forget that if you have any questions or queries about anything we are always to help x

Remembering our Queen

Today at preschool we spoke to the children about the queen. They each made a card to remember her and we walked to the church to place our cards and a flower each at the condolence table. The children did lovely walking and remembered to use their quiet voices and walking feet in the church. Some of the children were particularly interested in the stained glass windows.

Forest School

We have some exciting news. West Hoathly Primary School have a trained forest school leader and a designated forest area which they have kindly said that they can offer us initially for one session a month (with the hope to increase this to fortnightly but the session will always be on a Thursday). Our first session will be on Thursday 22nd Sept and the session will run during our morning session so drop off and pick ups will remain the same as normal. Please ensure your child has suitable outdoor clothing footwear, waterproofs, a change of clothes and a plastic bag to place wet muddy clothes in (they will get wet and muddy).

Bank Holiday – Monday 19th September – Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad death of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the announcement of her funeral on Monday 19th September, the Department for Education have written to schools informing them to close in line with usual Bank Holiday arrangements.
We are therefore informing you that Preschool will be closed on Monday 19th September and will reopen as usual on Tuesday 20th September.

Many Thanks
The Preschool Team



Welcome Back

We hope that you have all had an amazing summer and we can not wait to hear all about it!

We are so excited to start our new term on Monday 5th Sept . Get ready to have some fun !!

For those of you who have visited our website you may have seen that we have had a bit of a makeover. We have a new logo and have change our Preschool colour from red to blue. Please do not worry the children can all come in their old red uniform but if you would like to purchase some new blue uniform please let us know when you drop off next week.

Here is a kit list as a little reminder of what the children will need to bring to Preschool.

Please label all belongings where possible please

  • Water bottle (please water only no squash)
  • Change of clothes including underwear and socks
  • Nappies and wipes (if needed)
  • Wellies
  • Indoor shoes (slippers or plimsoles)
  • Sunhat
  • Jumper
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pack lunch clearly named(for those who stay for the day session only)

We are strictly a NO NUT Preschool please ensure that no nuts come into the setting

Preschool will provide a healthy mid morning snack for all of the children.

See you all next week

From the Preschool team x

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