End of Term 1

Just a quick reminder that this Friday 23rd October is the last day of term. We return to playschool on Monday 2nd November after a weeks break.

Thank you all for working with us this term through all the changes due to the pandemic, looking forwards to the fun of next term heading towards Christmas.

Welcome Back

Hope you’ve all had a good summer holidays. Just a quick reminder that playschool reopens tomorrow, Thursday 3rd September.

Any queries regarding start times and sessions, please call.

Good luck to all our rising fives starting school today!

Playschool Remains Closed

I am sad to say that Bethersden Playschool will remain closed , after looking at all the requirements and guidance I have risk assessed the setting and feel it would be impossible to keep children and staff safe during the current virus outbreak and social distancing regulations. If you are a key worker and require childcare please call me on 07814976562. I am also happy to answer any other questions you may have regarding your children and Playschool. I am liaising with the primary school and we will be in touch with parents of rising 5 children shortly about how we help them transitioning to school. We will contact parents of children returning in September sometime in July to discuss sessions and settling back in etc.

Christmas Clothes

Just a quick reminder Staff will be wearing Christmas dressing up and jumpers for the last week of Term , we encourage the children to join us either in Christmas gear or their favourite dressing up.

Last day of term is Tuesday 17th December and playschool reopens on Monday 6th January.

Parents of Children Starting Primary School Sept 2020

Dear Parent you have between 5th November’19 and 15th January’20 to apply on line for a place in primary education go to www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions . See poster on playschool door, view leaflet at www.kent.gov.uk/primaryschoolleaflet or speak to Michaela for more informatiom.

Remember that Playschool has a Rising 5 session on Wednesday 12.30 to 3 for all children moving into Primary School, our aim is to make this transition as smooth and easy as possible for your child.

Back to Playschool!

I hope you have all had a lovely summer break.

I have been unable to up load the new year dates on the website so I thought it was important to let you all know the first day back is Wednesday 4th September.

Thank you to all parents for your gifts and cards at the end of term.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our rising 5 children the best of luck at their new primary schools.

Racket Tots comes to Playschool

Wednesday 10th July 10.30 Tom Swain will be visiting Bethersden Playschool and spending an hour with the children coaching them in ball skills (throwing, catching and using rackets) . Bethersden School are kindly allowing us to use the hour . This is a taster session which we hope the children will enjoy and we are looking to have more of these sessions next term. Please let us know of any feedback from your children.

September Sessions and End of Term

Firstly a reminder that the last day of term is Monday 22nd July.

We will be having a leaving party for the Rising Fives on Wednesday 17th July, on this afternoon we ask that the parent arrive 10 minutes earlier as we do a small presentation to the children to mark their time at playschool and we feel it is nice for the parents to take part.

For all parents of children who will remain with us for September please could you think about what sessions you would like, whether you would like to increase or change about. We will speak to you all individually to complete funding forms and session change forms.

OFSTED Visiting Notification

I have to notify all my parents that Ofsted will be inspecting Bethersden Playschool tomorrow morning. They will want to speak to some of you guys at drop off or pick up. Otherwise our day will run as usual. Rising five parents please remember it is parents stay and play session at the Primary School tomorrow.