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 -  November 2018


TAPESTRY: Everyone is now online with Tapestry, we would like to encourage you to add and share your own, activities, visits, pictures and experiences.  Anything you do together is relevant.


 We held our first meeting of the term on Thursday 11th October 2018.  It was a friendly get together where we discussed the upcoming events.  Please come along to the next meeting, we value your input.  Minutes of the meeting can be found on Tapestry!

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With our Co-op funding the children have been able to enjoy weekly sessions of Dinky Dancers this term (Sept to Dec).  In the Spring term (Jan to April) they will be able to enjoy Pyjama Drama and in the Summer term (April – July) will be Rugby Tots.


Thank you to everyone who has taken a leaf from our “Giving Tree” and contributed wanted items. We really appreciate it, and everything is put to good use. Please continue to take the leaves and contribute what you can.



Please can we remind those families who are accessing 30hrs funding that they need to re-check their eligibility every 3 months.  If this is not completed, you will be charged for the sessions. If you wish to access 30 hours from January 2018 you will need to get a code before the 19th December and inform Zoe.



If you are able to donate any items which we can use in our Christmas raffle, please bring them into pre-school.  Just to give you some ideas, pasta, sauces, jams, toiletries, sweets and of course any Christmas items.  Tickets will be available to purchase soon at 50p per ticket.  The raffle will be drawn during the Christmas Party on the 18th December and prizes available for collection after the singing at 11.45am.



Please can you ensure ALL ITEMS your child brings into pre-school are clearly labelled with their name.  Each child should come with a named bag, a full change of clothes, and a coat. If your child wears nappies, please can you provide spare nappies, wipes and nappy bags to enable us to change them.



Invoices for lunch club or session fees are due in ADVANCE, we are able to accept cash or cheques or direct bank payments. Please keep up to date with your payments.



We are also aware of any dietary and/or allergies for individual children and to ensure these are catered for, we ask that NO NUTS are put into lunch boxes. This includes nut snack boxes, peanut butter sandwiches, and Nutella sandwiches.  We reserve the right to send home any of these unwanted food items with a note explaining why.  NO fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate bars (e.g. mars, dairy milk).  We would also like to remind you that if GRAPES are included in lunches PLEASE can you CUT them into small pieces.



For those of you who joined us in September, we will be sending home a settling in report.  If you have any queries or would like an informal chat with your child’s key worker, then please let us know. 

PARENT CONSULTATIONS for ALL CHILDREN will be w/c 10th December 2018.  You will need to book a time slot with your child’s key worker. 



School Photographer – Wednesday 21st November

Please book in a time slot if your child does not usually attend on a Wednesday.

Pumpkin Party - Thursday 8th November 2018

4.15 – 5.45pm, Tickets on Sale at £2.50 per child

Quiz Night - Thursday 15th November 2018

Mettricks – Centenary Quay 7.00pm £3 per person.Get yourself a team together or come on your own and join a team/make up a team on the night. All adults are welcome, it was great fun last time, Ladybirds Porchester Team won!

Pudsey Bear Day - Friday 16th November 2018

Children are invited to donate to this cause and wear their Pyjamas to pre-school.Lots of fun activities throughout the day/

Parent Consultations – Week Commencing 10th December 2018.Please book in a time slot with your child’s key worker.

Christmas Raffle – Tuesday 18th December 2018

Raffle drawn during the party by the children.Prizes available for collection after singing at 11.45am.

Christmas Party - Tuesday 18th December

8.45-11.45am, ALL CHILDREN INVITED.  If your child does not normally attend Pre-school on a Tuesday, they can come to pre-school for the Christmas Party and singing.  ALL CHILDREN AND PARENTS INVITED to the Christmas Singing: Tuesday 18th December at 11.15am.



Pre-school closes on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and re-opens on Monday 7th January 2019.

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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