October 2014 Newsletter

Where has this term gone!? The children have settled so well into a regular pre-school routine, learning about sharing, taking turns, feelings whilst also enjoying fun packed harvest activities.

During registration we welcome in our children with our “Hello” song, we look at numbers and recognition whilst also understanding shapes.

We have received a thank you card from Messy Church – for all your kind donations at Harvest time, where several children were able to present the food to the church – thank you to all that donated.

Your child has a key person to care for your child’s development; we have worked in giving your child 3 next steps (under 3 will have 2 next steps). Next steps (or Targets) are now displayed on our planning board – as well as inside your child’s learning journey. As a setting our aim is to provide a learning environment that works towards each child’s targets – and where their style of learning is fulfilled.

We welcome our new families too into the Butterflies family – thank you for choosing our pre-school I’m sure your child’s time with us will be full of fun & enjoyment.

Halloween Party – Tuesday 21st October 2014 9am-10.30am

We will be holding a little party for pre-schoolers where staff will be putting on various craft activities, games as well as a ghoulish themed snack!

The session is open to ALL pre-schoolers – if your child is not booked in for this session please see Nicole or Michelle where we can add your child to the session. (Normal hour & half rate applies)

Fancy dress optional!!


We welcome our new committee members on board – if you’ve not had chance to meet them – Wendy our Chair will be displaying photos of the fab new team.

A huge thank you too for our out-going team who have done a wonderful job, especially in supporting Nicole during her “early days” – thank you.

Parent Helper

We welcome your support as parent – there are so many jobs during the day that will support staff – please see the rota list.


Invoices have been sent out this week – if you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to either see Nicole or our Fees Secretary.

Thrift uniform

We have a small selection of well-loved uniform for sale at 50p per item – let us know if you would like anything.

Ad-hoc sessions

We have spaces available for ad-hoc sessions (especially with Christmas approaching!) If you would like to book out a session please see a member of staff.

Rag Bag Donations

Our first bag of donations was shipped to Rag Bag last week – We’ll keep you posted as to the amount we receive …..

……So what next on our list !

  • Book bags to be given to children – to aid “reading” time
  • Eddie Teddy will be sent home weekly with children
  • A farm trip
  • New logo uniform

Reminders please:

  • Jumpers for cold weather
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Wellington boots for outside
  • Rag bag donations
  • Any outstanding fees please – marked for the attention of Laura

Our last day is Wednesday 22nd October and we return back to preschool Wednesday 3rd November 2014.

…….. Finally, mornings are a busy time for the setting and our children, if you do need to see any member of staff, could we ask that we meet at the end of the session where we can spend time helping with queries – thank you for your understanding.