Blue Coat Pre-School Newsletter - November 2012

preschlogowebWe hope you all had a good break at half term and are looking forward to this term. We welcome one or two new starters to the preschool and are pleased to meet you and your families. There is lots going on in the next few weeks to help you get to know everyone.


Revised EYFS

If you haven’t already had a chance please try to find time to look at the display in the outdoor noticeboard about the revised EYFS. (It will only be there for about another week.) If you would like a copy of the leaflet then please ask a staff member. One of the changes that we have brought in to support this is a new style of summative assessment (a mini report on how your child is doing) which your child’s key person will be sharing with you as this term progresses. As a staff we are trying to find what systems work and which don’t so do please let us know your thoughts.

wowWOW Vouchers

Don’t forget that you can share your child’s news with us easily by filling in a wow voucher or by telling staff so that they can complete one on your behalf. The children do feel very proud when we celebrate their successes. WOW vouchers are available to print off from the website or from the Pre-School.


A big thank you to those parents who managed to come along to the AGM, it was good to see you, particularly those who I know had to come straight from work. The new list of Management Trustees is available on the internal noticeboard – thank you to those people for stepping forward to give their time to the unit.

Parent Fundraising Group

The Committee are busy organising events for this term, so please look out for their posters and fliers. Help will be needed in many different ways, so please support them if you are able (there should be jobs suitable for everyone!).

2012-11-08 11.02.35 amParent Duty

If you are on parent duty and need to take a phone call, could we ask that you do this away from the children, by stepping out of the room. Otherwise could phones please be kept in your bag or on the shelves in either room. This is in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy and applies to staff and visitors to the Unit.

Information Leaflets

Just a reminder that there are a range of information leaflets in each room, help yourself to any that are of interest. Let us know if you are looking for information but can’t find it, we may be able to help.


If your child has diarrhoea or sickness please keep them at home until they have been well for 48 hours, this limits the spread of these infections and hopefully keeps it away from the staff! No staff means no Pre-School, so we try to keep as healthy an environment as possible.

School Entry

Applications for entry to school in September 2013 have to be in by January 15th 2013. There will be a drop in session for people needing help with the form, organised by the Family Information Service, on 3rd December between 1 and 3.30pm at Wotton Children’s Centre in Symn Lane. This session is for anyone applying for primary school places in September, it doesn’t matter to which school you are applying.

2012-11-08 11.06.20 amChildren in Need - Friday 16th November

Children can dress up or wear something spotty to support Pudsey. Please send in a donation with your child. Collection boxes will be available all week for your loose change. Thank you.


Please take a look at the policies which have been updated recently. They are available on the website and also in the big red folder in the Pre-School rooms. If you would like a copy to read at home then please ask a member of staff.

Social Networking Sites

It is our Policy not to accept friendships on social networking sites while your children are attending Pre-School. Please do not be offended.

Topics for the Autumn term



29th Bonfires                                   


5th, 12th  Night time                                   

19th Space                                               


3rd,  10th, 17th Christmas                                   



29th  Bats/Bonfires                                   


5th, 12th  Night time                                   

19th, 26th Space                                               


3rd, 10th, 17th Christmas                                   

Dates for the diary

16th November            Children in Need

9th December             PFG Christmas Fun & Craft Afternoon

20th December             Pre-School Nativity/Christmas celebration

21st December                         Last day of term

Have a great term! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website for news and information.


Caroline Lee and the Pre-School Team

Pre-School: 01453 525 022

Administrator (Jo): 07873 890689

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