Ladybirds Preschool Ofsted rating Porchester Rd July 2015: Outstanding Ludlow Dec 2015 : Outstanding
Ladybirds Preschool    Ofsted rating Porchester Rd July 2015: Outstanding           Ludlow Dec 2015 : Outstanding 



Newsletter -  Autumn 2018



We would like to start by offering a warm welcome to all of our new families and children starting this September, and an equally warm ‘welcome back’ to our returning families and children. As we get to know the children, please can we ask you to ensure that you update us with any relevant information about your child.  In particular, do let us know if your child has any medication, even if not a regular medication.  (e.g. inhalers), as it is important that we have this information in the case of emergency.



Diana – manager  Louise – Senior Administrator

Kirsty – Deputy red strawberries key person

Rachel – Stand in Deputy blueberries key person

Jo – oranges key person

Becca – purple grapes key person

Shelley – bananas key person

Jade – apples key person

Karen – raspberries key person

Zartasha – support practitioner/sick cover




We open our gate 5 minutes early (at 8.40 every day) so that children can be dropped off in plenty of time to get older siblings to school.  We close our gates promptly at 8.50 each day.    Children do settle better when they start the day with their friends, so please arrive on time.



Keeping your children safe is our top priority, so please bear with us if we ask for ID as we get to know you all.  If you arrange for another person to collect your child please ensure you arrange this with us and that they have your individual password and some ID.  Please can we also ask that the doorway is kept clear so we can see parents, children and direct them to the right person.


Other children waiting in the garden MUST be supervised please, for their own safety and to prevent damage to the preschool garden equipment. Please ensure children are NOT climbing on the playhouse roof.



Please help us to help you and NAME EVERYTHING!



You don’t need to bring drinks bottles to lunch club, as we have milk, water and cups available.  Please make lunch boxes as healthy as possible, remembering that we do not allow nuts or nut spreads due to allergies and sweets, chocolates and chocolate bars are not allowed. Children will often try new and healthy foods when they see their friends eat them.



We hope you are all enjoying Tapestry and looking at all of the antics your children get up to in preschool!

We will be using Tapestry for lots of information, including recording minor injuries and updating you with information, so do keep looking.  If you do need any help or assistance we have a parent point in preschool where we can show you how to access your account.



We sometimes suggest on Tapestry Observations, an activity or idea that you might like to do at home which may extend the interest or development that has been shown in the observation.  Do give us feedback on these ideas.


 ‘PROUD HANDS’ and ‘WOW’ slips

Your child may come home with a ‘proud hand’ – this will have been given for something that we really felt was praiseworthy.  They get 2 hands – one to show you and one to add to our wall.  You may also want us to celebrate special things that they have done at home.  You can collect a ‘WOW brick’ to write the details of their ‘wow’ moment for us to celebrate and add to our wall.



Future newsletters will be sent electronically (email,Tapestry and FB updates) – if you prefer a paper copy to pop on the fridge they will be available to pick up in the preschool.


Contact details:

Ladybirds Ludlow       02380 447997               

Ladybirds Porchester 02380 431226

Ladybirds Preschool at Ludlow  (all correspondence to this address)

Ludlow Infant Academy

Ludlow Rd 


SO19 2EU




Ladybirds Preschool at Porchester

The Scout Hut

Porchester Rd



SO19 2JB



Opening Hours



8.45am - 3.30pm

Monday to Thursday. 


Friday 8.45am - 12.30pm




Porchester 8.45am - 3.30pm

Monday to Friday.

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