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January Newsletter 2024


January 2024 Newsletter

Here’s our news and information for January.

Info & updates

·        A big welcome back and a hello to all of our new families.

·        A huge thank you for all of our wonderful presents, we hope you had a lovely Christmas and break.

·        We had a very fun last day of term making reindeer food, decorations, gingerbread shapes, seeing Santa and our sing-a-long.

·        Paddington Bear- when your child is given him, please return after a few days.

·        Please encourage your children to put their own coat and shoes on J 

·        SNACK- Please make sure grapes are cut long ways, they are an extremely common choking hazard. 

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

·        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 


Age Concern Visit

Thank you for all your lovely donations to give to Age Concern at the Borrow Centre. The children loved walking there to say hello and give over their gifts.


Bird Watch

We will be joining in with bird watch this month to see who visits our garden, if you have any toilet roll tubes we would love to have them to make some binoculars. Any donation of bird seed is very much appreciated.


New Toilets

Thank you to Andy at Mitie who was allocated a day’s charity to work to fit a new bathroom for the children, new toilets, new floor and fresh paint!



We are looking for a level 3 practitioner to join our team 3 or 4 days a week. Please speak to Karen or Holly for full details and an application form.


Clothing and Shoes 

Lots of spare clothes please, the children will be spending a lot of time outside during the day and may be cold, wet and muddy. Shoes that are easy for the children to get on and off with little or no help would be very much appreciated. Please no shoe laces and lots of spare socks!


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

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 January, here is to a new year of play, friends and fun.

From the Padnell Pre-School Team


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