Padstow pre-school News

Spring term – February 2019

 

Welcome

We would like to welcome all our new children and parents to the pre-school. The children are settling in well and it has been lovely seeing some of the older children helping the new ones to settle in. We hope your time with us is a happy and positive experience.

Term dates:

We break up for half term on Friday 15th February and return to pre-school on Monday 25th February. These dates may differ from the school, as we are not part of Aspire Academy Trust.

30 hours funding:

If you think you may qualify for 30 hours funding, (both parents need to be in employment and earn X amount per week), you will need to apply now for your funding code, to start in the summer term which is from April. Please go to childcarechoices.gov.uk to see if you are eligible. If you need help, please speak to Julie.

Tapestry:

The staff work very hard assessing and observing your child, so they can write their Learning Journals. If you would prefer not to receive regular observations and photographs of your child’s time at preschool, please let Lisa or Julie know and they will turn off your notifications, you will then only receive a paper copy of their termly report and print out concerning your child’s progress.

Healthy Under 5’s

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved two of our stickers (healthy eating and physical activity) towards becoming a Healthy Under 5’s setting.

A page has now been added to our website padstowpreschool.co.uk under parent information, with information about nutrition and some website links, please also look at our noticeboards inside and outside at the posters and information that may be useful to you.

We are now taking part in Fizz free February, to encourage parents and children to ditch fizzy drinks for the month. Please tell us if your child does not drink any fizz drinks for the month of February or if they do not drink them at all and they will receive a certificate.

You could qualify to receive vouchers for free milk, fruit/vegetables or vitamins, if you have children under 4 years old. Please go to the website www.healthystart.nhs.uk or ask Julie for a leaflet for more information.

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