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September Newsletter 2023

September 2023 Newsletter

Here’s our news and information for September.

Info & updates

We hope you all had a lovely summer. A warm welcome to our new families and welcome back to our returning children.

· Please remember a healthy lunchbox no chocolate, crisps or juice. We provide milk and water at lunchtimes as well as spoons for yogurt.

· Snack reminder, please make sure morning snack is just fruit and in a separate pot to your child’s lunch box and put in their bag as the children are getting confused why they can’t eat their lunch at snack time.

· Try to avoid packing single use plastic to help us as a plastic free setting.

· Please label everything you can.

· Any donations of paper or old wall paper for children to draw on will be much appreciated.

· A like or comment on tapestry so we know you have received it is lovely J please speak to Holly if you cannot access Tapestry.

· Please no wellies or shoe laces and no open toes for safety reasons.

· Any old Birthday/Christmas cards we would love to have them for the children to cut up.

Change of staff

We will be saying goodbye to Julia as she starts a new adventure, we wish her all the best.

Say hello to Sammie who is joining the team, please give her a wave and make her feel at home.


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.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our AGM is coming up in October (letter to follow), everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to take on the position of a pre-school charity trustee, bringing any valuable skills with you, then please indicate your interest. Parental support is essential to keep the pre-school running as a charitable organisation. In offering your support as a trustee, the role will require three meetings a year to ensure that the pre-school continues to run within the guidelines required by the Memorandum of Articles of Association.


Darmanin Studios will be visiting the Pre-School on Tuesday 3rd October to take individual portrait pictures of your children. If this is not usually your child’s day to attend Pre-School, you are welcome to bring them in to have their photograph taken between 9-10am, letter to follow.


We update our newsletter monthly, these can be found on Tapestry at the beginning of each month, please look out for these with any memos.

Curriculum Autumn Term: All About Me

Intent: Understanding myself so I can make friends with others.


4th October World Space Week

21st October Apple day

5th November Bonfire Night

13th November Nursery Rhyme week

13th November Road Safety week

12th November Remembrance day

Reminder for parents needing ‘30 hours childcare’ from January 2024 All parents who are working, and 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 before the 31 December 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:

Help paying for childcare: Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK

Our inset days are:

November 24th, March 11th, July 22nd and July 23rd

That’s all for September

From the Padnell Pre-School Team


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