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February Newsletter 2024


February 2024 Newsletter

Here’s our news and information for February.

Info & updates

·        We have cases of Scarlet Fever, Strep as well as sickness bugs. Please keep your children off Pre-School if they are unwell.

·        Tapestry- please like or comment so we know you are seeing pictures and observations.

·        If you go on holiday this year, please bring us a postcard back to put up on our little display.

·        Please make sure snack is in bags and not lunch boxes. The lunch boxes are put away to reduce stress; some the children don’t understand why they can’t have their lunch at snack time.

·        We have lots of the same snack pots, lunchboxes and coats, please make sure they are all labelled so we know who’s is who’s J 

·        Half term week is the 12th- 16th February.

·        Please be aware that we have no spaces left for the academic year.

·        For those returning next year we are asking for your chosen session now to get them reserved.

Bird Watch


We loved bird watch week! Thank you for all the donations of cardboard tubes for making binoculars and crafty birds. On Friday we counted all of the birds in our garden and put out all our bird feeders we made.



If you would like to purchase uniform please ask a member of staff we have plenty of stock at Pre-School, tops are £11 and jumpers are £12

Early Years Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance, and Funding for Working Parents of 2 year-olds.

The new early education and childcare statutory guidance for local authorities is now available. Services for Young Children will be reviewing the updated guidance to inform changes to our Hampshire Early Years Funding Terms and Conditions. The childcare offer is expanding, and working families of 2 years olds can apply for 15 funded hours. Click here for guidance on how to check these codes, and where to signpost parents for the new childcare offer.

Hampshire Healthy Families School Readiness Offer

Hampshire Healthy Families provide sessions to help parents/ carers feel prepared for when your child starts school. Please click here for more information about the School Readiness offer.


You will have seen the news regarding the rise in cases of measles in London and the large outbreaks in the West Midlands. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has now declared a national incident in order to focus actions to limit the spread. Further outbreaks of measles will spread to other towns and cities unless urgent action is taken to increase Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination uptake in areas at greatest risk. Children who get measles can be very poorly and some will suffer life changing complications.


Curriculum Spring Term: Helping Me

Intent: Helping myself so I can help others.


Policies to Review

These are the polices we will be reviewing this term; they can be found on our website. Please let us know if you would like to make any changes to them.

·        Admissions

·        The role of the key person and settling in

·        Working in partnership with other agencies

·        Parental involvement

Our inset days are:

March 11th, July 22nd and July 23rd 

That’s all for February, here is to a new year of play, friends and fun.

From the Padnell Pre-School Team


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