Re Opening Playschool

Hopefully Playschool will re open next week. I plan to be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday , staff permitting! I have sent all parents an email, so please check your inbox , to gauge who would want to attend given the serious pandemic we are currently all in. If you haven’t received an email or had contact with me and would like a session please call me on 07814 976562 over the next couple of days.

Closure of Playschool

Playschool was due to re-open Monday 4th January. In line with the Government announcements earlier today we have taken the decision not to reopen for the first 2 weeks. The first week we are unable to provide any childcare due to low staffing levels as some staff are having to self isolate as they have been contacted by tract and trace. The second week we are hoping to be able to offer child care to keyworker children . If you are a keyworker please contact us if we have not already contacted you .

Happy Christmas

Just a quick reminder that Wednesday 16th December is the last day of term.

Playschool returns on Monday 4th January.

If you have any queries regarding sessions in January please contact myself or Jayne.

Primary School Admissions

Hello all, I am posting to make sure all parents/carers who have a child who is due to start school in September 2021 are aware that the Kent County Council On line site to apply for a school place is now open. You have from now until the 15th January to apply. I will forward you all a flyer that has been e mailed to me by the KCC with all the relevant dates and links. Please speak to me if you are unsure what you should be doing. Michaela

New Term

I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term holiday. I am writing this to confirm that Playschool re starts tomorrow Monday 2nd November. We will be open during this new lockdown as stated by the Prime Minister alongside schools.

The fact the country will be in lockdown shows us we must continue to be extra careful, following all the guidelines. If you feel your child is safer at home and you are not working due to lockdown, you will not be penalised in anyway for them not attending but please let me know.

Stay safe and well everybody.

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.