NEWSLETTER - MARCH/APRIL 2019
We hope you are looking forward to the Easter Break. We look forward to hearing from the children about their adventures. It has been a very busy and fun term at Preschool and thank you for all your involvement
HEALTHY EATING POLICY REMINDER
Please make us aware of any dietary and/or allergies for individual children. NO NUTS in lunch boxes. This includes nut snack boxes, peanut butter sandwiches, and Nutella sandwiches. 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.
We are continuing to spend our funding money from the Co-op grant and this term on a Thursday morning we are doing weekly sessions with Superstar sports. We hope the children will enjoy this.
We are very excited to be involved with Dinky Dancers and Buttercup Care home intergenerational dancing sessions on Monday mornings. We have been taking a small group of children each week to join in sessions with the care home residents. It has proven to be very popular with everyone.
Payments 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.
Reminder! Please ensure that if your child has been sick and/or has had diarrhoea that they are kept away from Pre-school for 48 hours (from the last bout, please see our policy for more details). In addition, please can you let us know if your child is absent for any reason so that our registers are accurate and that we can monitor any bugs that are spreading.
Tapestry You should all now have a password to access your child’s tapestry account; please feel free to add your own photos, comment on staff observations of your child and look at the “home learning suggestions” made to help support your child. Any questions please see a member of staff.
30 HOURS FUNDING ELIGIBILITY:
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 1st April 2019 you will need to get a code by March 2019 and inform Zoe. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
As the weather hopefully warms up, please can we remind you to put sun cream on your children before pre-school.If your child is attending pre-school all day, please provide a named bottle. We have free flow play throughout the day and your child’s safety in the sun is very important.For £5 per academic year we can provide sun cream protection for your child.If you have already paid for this year you are covered up until 19th July 2019.
Transition to BIG school- on 16th April you will be informed by the portal about which school your child has been allocated for September. We will then start transition work with receiving schools and introduce PE sessions etc at pre-school to help with this exciting time. Look out for more details.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 29th March: Mother’s Day celebrations. Please come and join your child for a play either 9-11am or 1230-2.30.
Week Commencing 1st April – Parent Consultations please book in a time slot
Wednesday 3rd April -AGM and craft party 4.15-545pm more details to follow
8th April – 19th April Easter Holidays (pre-school closed)
Monday 22nd April – BANK HOLIDAY (pre-school closed) re-open on TUESDAY 23rd April.
Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May – Half term, pre-school is closed this week
Tuesday 18th June – School photographer in. Please book in a timeslot if your child does not usually attend this day
We have a Ladybirds Porchester page and a Parent Forum Facebook page for you to be involved with.