16th April 2018.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the summer term we hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.

Theme

This half term we are going to explore “Our Local World” starting off by looking at Farms. We will also explore Museums, parks and London – particularly with the Royal wedding coming up in May. If any of you are out and about over the next few weeks we would be very grateful if you could share your experiences perhaps via a postcard, photograph or leaflet that you may pick up. As always we would welcome your input in any way. As always you can find a resume of our weeks’ activities on the Noticeboard page of our website. This is usually uploaded on a Friday afternoon and not only shows you some of the toys and activities that the children have enjoyed during the week but also has a little paragraph expanding what the children have been up to.

Primary School admissions:

If your child starts school in September then please let us know which Primary school they will be attending. This will help us with our transfer arrangements for the children.

Fees and funding:

For those of you who were with us last year you may recall that despite needing to raise our fees we were able to retain the same fee for our additional minutes due to a very rare increase in Government funding However, the time has come for us to pass on the now overdue rise in these fees and you will note that the cost for the additional time each session is now £3:79 an increase of 20p.

Staffing:

Some of you may know that Sophia has recently moved down to Kent and it is with great sadness that we are informing you that she will be leaving us at the end of the summer term. We will be placing an advert in due course to fill the vacancy and will keep you informed of the process.

 

Photographer

The photographer will be coming in on Thursday 10th May. She will be taking both a group photograph which is a lovely keepsake of your child’s time at pre-school together with individual photos. She will not be taking any sibling photographs this time. Please complete the reply slip attach and return by Friday 27th April to indicate whether you wish your child photographed or not.

Website Testimonials:

When children transfer to Primary School we often get some very lovely testimonials as parents’ comments and we would really like to encourage you to put some of your comments on our website. The majority of families come to us via recommendation but their first port of call is often the website. We would be very grateful if you would consider posting a testimonial there - it is very simple to do just follow the link on the top of the homepage.

www.palspreschool.org.uk

Fund Raising:

You may recall that we used the money raised at our December fundraising event to enhance our outdoor area and to this end we have a fabulous outdoor structure arriving sometime in May – many thanks for all your support.

 

Summer events

The date for our Summer Show is Wednesday 18th July so please put this in your diary. The children really enjoy showcasing some of the activities they participate in during our daily P.E. session and circle time at this event and all families are invited. Please bring your child along at 10:00 that morning and the show will commence at 10:15. Afterwards we will have our summer coffee and fundraising event.

Our Teddy Bears Picnic will be on Friday 20th July from 9:45 until 12:00. The children are invited to bring their teddy bear in for the morning. Please provide your child (and their teddy!) with a packed lunch in a named container.

Please note that Thursday 19th July will be a normal session.

May we remind you that we are always happy to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have.

 


Term dates 2017-2018

Autumn 2017  

Mon 4th September - Friday 15th December   

Half Term:23rd October-27th October

Spring 2018:

Monday 8th January - Thursday 29th March

Half Term 12th -16th February

Summer 2018:

Monday 16th April - Friday 20th July

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

Half Term 28th May 1st June

 

 

Half Term 28th May 1st June

 

 

 

Half term:  28th May - 1st June