Hi everyone, we hope you’re all well and having a good week. We would love to hear how you’re getting on and please do keep in contact. You can email: 

We’d love to see any photos of your children’s learning. We can add these to their learning journals.

Here are some ideas of things that are available:

Hopefully you have all found the Twinkl link useful. Just before we had to close we were looking at the life cycle of frogs and we went out to see the frogs in the pond at school.

There are lots of life cycle resources on twinkl. We were going to be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly yet and use the very hungry caterpillar book. There are lots of lovely hungry caterpillar things on twinkl from colouring in to maths activities etc.

If you have Spotify they have some great counting songs that we use with the children. We would also use the numicon sheets from twinkl to help them with number recognition and learning quantities. If you can help them with their number recognition and learning quantities that would be great. This can be done in many different ways. During this lovely weather you could use chalk in the garden to write the numbers and the children can use stones or leaves etc to match the quantities with the numbers. They could practice writing the numbers too if they wanted! 

Here is the Spotify link: 

For the children starting school in September it would be great if you could continue to help them practice writing their names.

Twinkl have some great pencil control work sheets that the children often enjoy doing. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage at pre school so click on the EYFS tab for ideas relevant to pre school age children. (They will also follow the EYFS in Reception at school).

If you’re into cooking then Becky from The Garden Chef at Chiddinglye is posting some great recipes and videos on Facebook of things to cook at home with your children. 

Please don’t forget that there is absolutely no pressure to achieve or complete anything other than having fun and staying safe. This is all very out of the ordinary and the children will be missing normality and their friends. Remember that every child is in this position and if they don’t want to learn numbers right now or write their name right now then that’s totally ok. The main thing through this is everyone staying happy and safe and us providing a loving environment for our children. You most likely will see a change in behaviour with your children, this is normal and won’t last forever. Please don’t forget that we are here to help and support you and you can get in contact if you have any worries or concerns. 

Don’t forget to keep in contact and we’ll be sending out more ideas soon! 

Sophie, Issy, Becca and Esther

Pre school closure 


I’m sure as many of you have been watching the news you have seen the decision by the government to close schools and early years settings. It’s brings us great sadness to close the pre school after Thursday 19th March. We will continue to follow all government advice and keep you updated as we receive the information. If you have any questions or anything you’d like to talk about then email me: or call 07854128616 

We hope that everyone stays healthy and well during these uncertain times. There is a lot of support out there in the community. 

We also thank you for your continued support, especially during this past week where things have been slightly different!

We use Twinkl for a lot of our resources and they are offering a free month to parents. You might find it useful to print some pages/colouring etc to use at home. Here is the link if you wish to do so:

And enter code: CVDTWINKLHELPS

Covid-19 update


Dear Parents
Pre school is open tomorrow as usual!

However, Government guidance has changed this evening:

‘If any one person in a household starts to display symptoms, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.’

If you or your children do begin to show symptoms – a dry cough or a high temperature – the whole family now needs to self-isolate. Please let us know if anyone in the family is displaying any of these symptoms preventing your child from attending pre school.

Any question just call or email! 



 In light of the current situation we’d like to assure you that we are keeping in close contact with West Sussex County Council and the Department of Education and are following all their advice and guidance. We have posters displayed and further information is on the parents notice board.
Please wash your hands and your children’s hands on entry to pre school BEFORE  coming into the main hall. 

Please do not attend for 7 days if you or your child are displaying a high temperature of 37.8 or above or persistent cough.


We are expecting to open pre school as normal tomorrow unless the Government announce any changes during the course of the day. We will continue to help the children to wash their hands during the day.
Although we don’t have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 we do have some staff and children self isolating at the moment. Please keep us updated if your child is self isolating.


Guidance currently includes:


Suspected case in a family: Child can attend school – parents to ensure child washes hands before leaving the house. Child to wash hands immediately after coming into pre school. Increase monitoring of pupils.


Confirmed case in a family: Children in the family to remain at home for a fixed period of time.

Pre school fun


Here is just some of the fun we’ve been having at pre school! We have also made pancakes and enjoyed eating them at snack time. We made bread rolls on Thursday. We’ve been looking at numbers every day and have enjoyed counting songs. We’ve been looking at different letters and sounds around us.

📚Tomorrow is world book day so we are welcoming the children to bring their favourite book in to pre school. 📚

Also just a reminder to keep an eye on our parents notice board for information. Our term dates are always up there, don’t forget our inset day on Monday 16th March as staff will be away on a training course.

Our big build today


We have had such a fun morning with our big build. The children were all absolutely amazing and had great fun! They worked well as a team and all helped to tidy up before Coach Ollie came.

We started by rolling the children masking tape to play with and explore. Then we rolled out paper and they all stuck it down. With the lovely graphite pencils the children drew on the paper. We then used the masking tape to make our castle and attach newspaper. After all our building we put the disco light on and usd the finger lights to play and explore in our castle. We also had snack in our castle!

The photos haven’t come out in order, sorry!

Race track day


Tomorrow as part of our road safety week we will be doing a race track day at pre school. Children are welcome to bring their own bikes and scooters. Please could we ask that they also bring helmets. We have our pre school bikes and scooters here too!

Chinese New Year


We have been having lots of fun this week learning about Chinese New Year. The children have made lanterns and fans, they have also been colouring and decorating a picture of a rat as it’s the Chinese Year of the rat. We have done some Chinese dancing. They have been writing their names in Chinese and on Wednesday we had noodles for snack and they were a big hit!