May Newsletter

May 2016

We have been so busy settling back into Preschool and our fun and exciting summer term, that the last few weeks have just flown by!!

This Term we are talking about Growing and Mini beasts. We have been looking at the life cycle of frogs and butterfly’s, we are very lucky to have our we pond in our garden with our tadpoles. We are watching them each day to see the changes. We are also planting lots of seeds to watch them grow and talk about what plants and flowers need to help them grow.

Drop off and Pick up

We have a lot of new Children starting this term, we therefore have children arriving for afternoon session at 12:30. Please could we ask that you are prompt with your dropping off and picking up as we have a very small window to eat our lunch, before the next session begins.

Head lice

We have had a few cases of head lice in the setting recently, please can we ask you to check your child’s hair regularly and treat according to the following the instructions in the pack as you may need to treat twice to remove all eggs and live lice.

Teddy Bear Parachute Jump

Our annual Teddy Bear Parachute Jump will be on Saturday 14th May 2016 at Thurlton Church, 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Please join us for fun afternoon of games and watch your teddy fly high over Thurlton. We are asking for donations for the teddy bears for our Teddy tombola, also Raffle prizes.

School Visits

Over the next term we will be having a few more visits to Big School, a list of Dates will follow soon. If you have not already done so please can you sign and send consent forms back.


We have just started to change our Learning journeys from paper to an online version. This means that we are able to log your child’s Learning development stages quickly, this will enable you to see you’re child learning in the comfort of your own home, as well as add your comments. If you do not have access to a computer or tablet at home, please see a member of staff to talk about printing it off a preschool. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to see your key worker. We hope t have all the parents set up with a account so you can access your child’s learning journey. Please could we have your email address, we can then email you the link to set up. you can add as many relatives as you wish.

New Staff and Committee members

We would like to welcome Sara to our Team, as our relief member of staff to cover for staff absences. She is experience of young children as she was a nanny before having her own son. She lives locally and I’m sure many of you know her already.

We also have some Changes to the Committee …. WE are very Pleased to welcome Stephanie Binks as our new Secretary. And Emily and Rob Fulcher and our Fundraising Team leaders, They all have lots of exciting new ideas and will be a good addition to the committee.