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  • Welcome back

    We want to wish a warm welcome back to everyone after the Easter break, and a welcome to all our new friends and their families. We hope you all had a lovely couple of weeks off!

    We have been very fortunate to have lovely sunny weather for out first week back, which we have all been taking advantage of. Bertie has been loving his new permanent outdoor space and also enjoys being in the mud garden. He enjoys helping the children dig holes as well as running and jumping around. We have also had a couple of other visitors this week: Wendy the torotise and a couple of little ducklings!

  • Bertie the Bunny

    The rabbit has finally been giving his official name which is Bertie! Thank you all for your range of wonderful suggestions!

    He's settling into life at Pre-School well and gaining confidence every day. He gets to come out for a free roam on the carpet most afternoons allowing him to get used to the children, and the children used to him! Everyone behaves very well around him, and lots of the children enjoy helping feed him treats, and lots even wanted to help clean his hutch out!

    Hector the Hedgehog is also doing well. Some of the children helped to give him a bath the other day which I think they enjoyed slightly more than he did!

  • Hopping into the New Year...

    To make a good start to 2021, we thought we could introduce a new resident to the Pre-School. We would therefore like to introduce everyone to our new French lop rabbit! He's currently only 11 weeks old so he's going to be a big boy! The children have already shown a huge interest in him, and have all adapted really well to making sure they act nice and calmly around our new friend. 

    However, he doesn't currently have a name, so we would love to hear some of your suggestions, and we will of course update you as and when we have settled on a name for him!

    We hope you all had a good Christmas, and wish you all a happy New Year!

  • Christmas Fundraising

    As I'm sure most of you have seen this week, some of the staff members have been busy crafting some lovely christmas decorations ranging from small tree decorations, to wooden reindeer and trees. These items have all been on sale this week to help raise some additonal funds for the Pre-School. Most of these items have now sold, and so we just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased any of these items! 

  • Traditonal Stories

    For the past 2 weeks at Pre School, we have been fosuccing on traditonal stories. Last week we were looking at The 3 Little Pigs and this week, The Gingerbread Man

    The children have been having a go a lots of different story related activies and helped to create some wonderful window/door displays which you may have seen when dropping off and picking up.

  • Hector the Hedgehog

    We hope everyone had a good half term holiday and perhaps got involved with some pumpkin carving and dressing up.

    We thought Hector should be involved with the fun and even seemed to enjoy a bit of dressing up himself!

  • Christmas Cards

    Christmas isn't far away and the children at Pre-School have been busy designing their very own christmas cards. We can then send these cards off to a company called Art Projects for Schools where they can turn your childs creation into a christmas card (as well as other items such as wrapping paper) which can then be sent off to family and friends! 

    As well as this, for each item you purchase, the Pre-School will recieve some commission, which will further help us with fundraising. 

    The deadline for placing orders is the midnight on the 29th of October, so please let us know if you would like any further information before this date. You should have already recieved some information on how to place orders, but do let us know if you have any questions. 

  • Autumn Activities

    This week all the children have been busy with various craft activities, all with an autumn theme. They have been creating/decorating autumn themed wreaths using lots of different materials that some of the children gathered at home and brought in for us to use. Lots of conkers were gathered, so the children helped us to drill holes through them in order to create some conker animals! As we had so many, we also created a really long conker "snake" by threading string through them. 

  • Autumn has arrived

    Autumn has definitely arrived and we thought Hector the Hedgehog would like to experience a bit of Autumn himself. In the tough spot tray we gathered a selection of leaves, acorns, conkers and some spiky sweet chesnuts, and then allowed Hector to have a little explore. His nose was busy smelling all the new smells and he seemed to enjoy rustling through the leaves. The children found it fun to watch him burying himself under the leaves and got magnifying glasses to take a closer look

  • Fundraising Ideas

    We are starting to look at ways in which we can both raise money and save money. We will soon be setting up a "Wishing Window" (previously called a "Giving Tree") at the Pre-School to allow people to donate items we need if they would like to. The Wishing Window will be a display that is able to be seen through the window and will show various items we could make use of, for example cotton wool balls. If you wish to donate an item, you can take a look at the display and select an item from there. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

    Further to this, we have recently signed up to Amazon Smile. If you shop through this link, Amazon will donate a small proportion of the profits (of eligible purchases) to us. It doesn't cost you any extra, and so any purchases made through Amazon Smile would be greatly appreciated. It is no different to using Amazon itself, and can also be enabled through the settings of the Amazon app if you use it. The link for Amazon Smile is below:

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