RETURNING TUESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Ofsted Registration Number: EY431739
Mob: 07983 660589
Autumn Term: Tuesday 1st September 2020
A HUGE WARM WELCOME to all our children returning to the pre-school and a special welcome to our new little ones starting, especially during this difficult time where new parents have not been able to visit the pre-school prior to registering their children for a place in the new autumn term.
Please be assured that we have extra staff on duty to help with the settling in of your little ones and we value your trust in leaving your precious children in our care.
Due to ongoing government guidelines regarding Covid19, we will still be adhering to the Risk Assessment and Implementation Plan as attached on our website. The main difference is that we are now able to increase the numbers of children attending. (If this should change, we will inform you immediately)
30 Hour Funding:
If you are working for more than 16 hours and think you may be eligible for the additional funding, please go to the following website and apply; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are still unsure or have any questions please speak to Gill or myself. If you are in receipt of the extra funding, please ensure that you update your claim every 3 months; (from when you first applied even if your child hasn’t starting using it yet. You should receive a reminder from HMRC and we will also try to remind you as well.
2 Year old funding:
If you earn below £16.000 and think you may be eligible for the 2 yr old funding, please speak to Gill or Anne Marie and with your permission we can check it for you.
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, biscuits, crisps or fizzy drinks.
Please inform the pre-school if your child is absent due to illness, holiday or for any other reason on the day or as soon as you possibly can. We are required to record children’s attendance. We also have auditors who check the attendance records. Parents are politely reminded that funded places must be used appropriately or you may lose your child’s place.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or contact me directly. We understand how difficult it is this year, where parents cannot come in to the setting at the present time. We look forward to working with you and offering your children, a safe, secure, happy and fun place to learn and grow.
With my very best wishes. Anne Marie. Our Lady’s Pre-School Manager.
We are asking you not to bring any backpacks/lunch boxes etc or any other bags. Please carry your childs belongings included a labelled hat (if the weather is hot) and we will put it straight in to a small white plastic bag with their name on it. Staff will take it from you at the door.
Please apply suncream to your child before coming to pre-school and we will top up as and when necessary.We will only parents who have children with allergies, eczema etc to bring in their own suncream and leave it at the pre-school.
Parents please find below some links that you may find helpful at home with your children during lockdown
Foundation Years - Hungry little minds-
WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR OUR VERY SPECIAL FAMILY FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN THERE FOR OUR LADY'S PRE-SCHOOL SINCE WE FIRST OPENED 8 YEARS AGO. SO PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP ALLIE GET THE TREAMENT SHE NEEDS!.
FIND HER STORY AND DONATION PAGE CLICK LINK BELOW
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!.
Parents we afre reminding you to watch your speed when entering and exiting the church and pre-school grounds.
Numbers plates of those who are still continuing to speed will be noted and you will be banned from using the car park. We have given plenty of notice i.e. slow down signs, in the newsletter, on our website, and have spoken to you all in person and the speeding has not stopped.
The parishioners and the people who live in the close have also complained. So if this continues the car park will be out of use for those who continue to exceed the speed limit.
Dear parents, please read the new Privacy Notice and Retention of Records Policy on the link shown above. We must stress that this new law requires your explicit signatures of consent for the data we collect for you, your child and emergency contacts.