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.

Big Thank You!

Firstly , I must apologise for not posting on here recently, my intent is to post weekly so watch this space!

I would like to say a big Thank You to Bethersden Pantomine Society for very kindly donating us some money for resources it is very much appreciated.

Thank You for all your Support!

I would like to thank all my parents both past and present for all their support after the break in and vandalism at half term and all the generous donations of ride ons to replace the others taken at various other times. I am working on getting the outside of the building, where the chalk boards were riped off, tidied and repainted and the window re glazed as soon as possible. Fortunately none of these happenings have affected the children’s play and learning in anyway.  Thank you all again  Michaela

Chinese New Year

Hello all , in a while we will be doing Chinese New Year as our topic. I would like to ask if you have any items in anyway linked to China that you would like to share with us or donate it would be greatly appreciated. It could be a pair of chopsticks or a chinese flag or a golden cat or a oriental dragon model to name but a few. Any input is appreciated.

Back to Playschool

We have enjoyed our first week back at playschool and hope all the children have to !

Unfortunately I have  to report that our toy shed was broken into over the Christmas Break and our garden decorations were vandalised .

In a couple of weeks we are doing all about ourselves, please could you bring in over the next couple of weeks some photos your child’s family,pets and home etc.