Autumn Term: Tuesday 30/08/2022:
A VERY WARM WELCOME to all of our children returning to the pre-school, and a special welcome to our new little ones starting. We look forward to working with parents and offering your children, a safe, secure, happy and fun place to learn and grow.
We will still be using the two-door entry system and asking you to bring our older children to the main middle doors and our new younger ones to come to the side entrance via the ramp, but all picks ups are at the ramp door as usual.
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.
A HUGE THANK YOU for all the amazing and very generous gifts. We are extremely grateful to you.
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 Danni, 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 you haven’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 think you may be eligible for the 2 yr old funding, please speak to Danni, Gill or myself.
STRICTLY NO NUTS:
Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products.
Please provide healthy packed lunches or cooked food which does not include any sweets, chocolate, biscuits, crisps or fizzy drinks.
Sun cream: Parents are reminded that all children must be protected from the sun when it is hot weather; this is not just our policy, it a Health & Safety policy across all settings.
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. Fees are still due even if your child is absent, whether through illness or holidays.
Please drive Slowly when arriving and leaving the church grounds.
Last term we received complaints from the church regarding some parents driving too fast. This is obviously extremely dangerous, we also witnessed children running across the road on their own.
Please always hold your child’s hand when outside the building.
Topic for the 1st half term: All about me:
The children are looking at themselves, their family’s, their favourite foods, colours and books. If you would like to bring in a photo of your child and your families and their favourite book we will talk about this at carpet time.
Christmas Party- Wed 7th December. Nativity Play. Fri 9th December. More information to follow.
With my very best wishes. Anne Marie.
Our Lady’s Pre-School Manager.