Blue Coat Pre-School Newsletter - January 2013

2013-01-30 02.57.34 pmHappy New Year. We hope that you all had a good break over Christmas and the New Year and that you are looking forward to the year ahead.  We would like to welcome in particular the families who are new to Pre-School. 


As usual this newsletter will be a mixed bag of bits of information, however please remember that the Pre-School section of the school website is kept up to date with information such as parent rotas and news.

Christmas Celebrations

We hope that you all enjoyed the Christmas crafts that the children made for you and for those who were able to attend, enjoyed watching the Wriggly Nativity. If you have any comments about our Christmas activities (positive or negative) staff are always happy to receive feedback.   The staff would like to thank the Parent Fundraising Group for once again paying for Liz Martin to come along and help us to learn and perform our songs.

A big thank you to all the parents and children who brought cards and presents in for the staff. They were very much appreciated.


This term we will be exploring the cold weather, snow and ice, animals that live in cold climates, feeding the birds and whatever directions the children take us with their own interests.

Forest School

Forest School will take place this term for the Toggles children on a Friday (25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 8th Mar, 15th Mar) with our training Forest School leader Michelle. Please remember to provide the children with the clothing outlined in the information letter.

Outdoor Play

We play outside every day at Pre-School regardless of the weather. Please ensure that your child has a hat and gloves/mittens and where possible these are named.  We do have a couple of spare items but not enough for everyone.

It has been extremely cold recently and the children do get cold quickly if they do not have enough layers of clothes. If you travel by car where many layers are not needed please bring extra clothes to put on at Pre-School.

Lunch Boxes

A reminder to parents of children who stay for lunch: please do not include nuts (in any form, including peanut butter), or kiwi fruit. To avoid upsetting mix ups please could you name your child’s lunch box as many children have the same ones.

Car Park – Reminder from School

Parents/childminders should not to drive into the school car park unless they are collecting a sick child.

wowWOW News

We have set up a new email account just for your WOW news and in particular WOW photos.  If you wish to forward WOW info to us please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This email is not checked daily and if you wish to contact us about any other matter the normal addresses should be used.  You will also find attached to this newsletter a WOW slip, and more can be downloaded from the website.

WOW news is any achievement that your child has made and is personal to your child. It could be: using the potty, staying in their own bed, being brave at an appointment, putting a sock on by themselves, helping to tidy/cook etc, remembering to say please – almost anything!


Please remember that cancellation of places/sessions at Pre-School require ½ term’s notice. You may incur charges if insufficient notice is given. Please speak to Jo Bell (Administrator) if your circumstances change.

Parent Fundraising Group

The parent fund raising group have now set up a facebook page, if you would like to get regular updates on exciting events and fundraising that the parents group are involved with please 'like' the page. It can be found at

Term Dates

Last day before Half Term - 8th Feb

Return date after Half Term - 18th Feb

Inset day - 1st March Pre-School Closed

Red Nose Day - 15th March

End of Term - 22nd March

Start of Summer Term -  8th April


Caroline Lee and the Pre-School Team

Pre-School: 01453 525 022

Administrator (Jo): 07873 890689

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.