Ofsted Registration Number: EY431739
Tel:07983 660 589
Our Lady's Pre-School
312 High Street
St Mary Cray
REMINDER: WE BREAK UP THIS FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2023 FOR EASTER
RETURN: 17TH MARCH
Parents that pay -
Non funding children - Parents are still required to pay even if your child does not attend their booked sessions and this reserves their place.
OUTSIDE PLAY -
All Parents we must remind you that it is an Ofsted requirement that children have access to outside play in ALL SEASONS. As long as its
not icy or slippery we will always be going outside, which is why we ask you to ensure your children are well wrapped up if its cold.
If very cold we will only go out for up to 20 minutes.
If hot we ensure they have plenty of shade, they have sun cream on with sun hats.
"Outdoor learning is fun – The outdoor environment should be enthralling and stimulating, whilst also being thought-provoking. All seasons – Schools and pre-schools should extend all-year-round opportunities for learning outdoors and finding adventure".
"The EYFS recognises the importance of outdoor learning and states that young children must have access to outdoor spaces. Outdoor learning plays a crucial role in helping children make sense of the world and grasp the basic concepts of science"
We must stress we can not keep a child in with 2 members of staff due to ratios. If your child is not well enough to go outside then please keep them at home.
STRICTLY NO NUTS:
Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products, we’ve recently had peanut butter sandwiches and nuts in lunches. We have people with allergies to nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please provide healthy packed lunches or cooked food which does not include any sweets, chocolate, popcorn, crisps or fizzy drinks.
If bringing in any meat to re heat please make sure it has no bones.
NO MOBILE PHONES PLEASE-
When picking up your child please ensure you are not on your phones or wearing headphones.
This is for the safety of your children! If you are on your phone you are not giving your child your full concentration and we have had a few parents that were on their phones and their child has run off towards the road which is a high safety risk.
Taking pictures -
Parents are also reminded not to take any pictures of the children within the pre-school or playground.
On the 13th Decemeber we had our Ofsted inspection and were graded "a very strong good" only 2 small points of improvement to achieve outstanding which we are very happy about!.
HOT WEATHER -
Parents please do not forget your children's SUN HAT this week and they must have SUMCREAM on BEFORE they attend pre-school otherwise they will not be allowed to play outside, which becomes very difficult for us due to staff ratios etc.
ALL children's skin will burn no matter the tone so please apply it.
Please also ensure your children's hair styles are easy for us to put on their hats as we dont want them to miss out.
Our Policy has always been no hat or cream no play.
If you have any further concerns please speak to managment.