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February Newsletter 2023

February 2023 Newsletter

Here’s our news and information for February

Info & updates

· Lots of warm layers while it is so cold!

· Please don’t forget to let a member of staff know in person, by phone or email if your child is not attending Pre-School for any reason.

· We provide water and milk all day, there is no need to bring a drink (please no squash). We also provide spoons at lunch time.

· A reminder please not to pack single use plastic.

· Please log on to tapestry to check for photos/observations as you might not receive a notification.

· Please pack lots of spare socks! (If anyone has any spare to donate that would be fab!)

· The intercom on the gate is not working so please buzz and listen for the gate to unlock when it turns green.

· Half term begins the week of 13th February.

Spring Term Curriculum- Helping Me

Intent: Helping myself so I can help others.

· How can I help myself by doing the things that make me happy?

· Who helps me and who can I help?

· Simple breathing tools to begin to understand how to regulate emotions

· Helping myself find my calm


Helen’s surgery went well; she will continue to be off for the next stage of her care. We all wish her well and look forward to her return.

Food Larder

Growing Places at Mill Hill provide Waterlooville's Community Pantry.

The pantry offers store food staples to help make low cost healthy meals for the whole family. Working in partnership with FareShare, Neighbourly and the community to fight food waste and food poverty.


We will be having an Easter egg hunt starting the week of 27th March, we are also having an Easter raffle! Any Easter donations for the raffle are greatly appreciated.

Reminder for parents claiming ‘30 hours childcare’ in the summer term 2023 All parents who are working, have a 3 or 4 year old and want to claim funded extended hours (30 hours childcare), must make sure they have applied to HMRC no later than 31 March 2023. All parents with a 30 hours code need to make sure their details are up to date. They must do this every three months:

Our inset days are:

Monday 13th March 2023

Wednesday 19th July, Thursday 20th July and Friday 21st July 2023

That’s all for February

From the Padnell Pre-School Team


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