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.
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.
Happy New Year to you all and hope you all had the Christmas you wished for.
Remember that we return to playschool on Monday 7th January, look forward to seeing you all.
Just a quick update as we near the end of term. The last day of playschool is Tuesday 18th December.
Please ensure all fees paid by Friday 14th December.
For the last week of term we will be playing Christmas party games with the children, please feel free to send them in fancy dress or Christmas clothing.
Thank you for all you contributions of baby bits for role play, the children have loved it.
Please can you start to consider what sessions you require in January. If you think you maybe eligible for 30 hour funding, you need to be applying now, see the link in our sessions and pricing page. If unsure please ask myself or Jayne.
If you have a child who is 4 between 1stSeptember 2018 and 31stAugust 2019, you can now apply for a school place on line. There is a leaflet in your child’s tray at playschool with all the information and website details . Please ask if you have not received one or go to :http://www.gov.uk/primaryadmissions
Friday 5th October Playschool will be joining Bethersden Primary School for Harvest Festival at St.Margret’s Church at 1.30pm.
Our role play area is being refreshed and given a Baby Theme shortly. We are looking for donations of :-
- Baby Bottles and feeding items.
- Empty baby milk powder packaging
- Small disposable nappies
We would like to use real items rather than toys to improve play.
I hope you have all had a nice summer break!
This is a reminder that Playschool will be resuming from Wednesday 5th September 2018.
Bethersden and Biddenden Playschool
Newsletter July 2018
The school year is coming to a close and for some this will be your last newsletter. I would like to remind you all last day of term is Monday 23rd July and all fees should be cleared by Monday 16th July (please speak to me if this is not possible). For all of the parents with children that are leaving us to start primary school I would like to invite you to a small leavers presentation.
Bethersden Leavers Presentation is Wednesday 18th July 2.40pm at the mobile unit and Biddenden Leavers Presentation is Tuesday 17th July 2.30pm at the unit.
For those of you returning in September the term dates for 2018/2019 are:-
Term 1 :- 05/09/18 to 19/10/18 Term 2 :-29/10/18 to 18/12/18
Term 3 :- 07/01/19 to 15/02/18 Term 4 :- 25/02/19 to 05/04/19
Term 5 :- 23/04/19 to 24/05/19 Term 6 :- 03/06/19 to 22/07/19
We will be open on school inset days to enable us to provide enough funded days.
Please think about which sessions you would like for September and let us know if you would like to change or increase sessions by completing a session change form, please ask Jayne or myself for one of these. We need a valid 30-hour funding code before the start of next term if you are intending to use this funding option.
Have you liked our Facebook Page? In doing so you will notified of all new posts on our website automatically. All newsletters will now be available on the website, so don’t worry if you lose these term dates! As from September all newsletters will be e mailed to you unless you have asked for a hard copy.
On a sad note I would like to let you all know that Sarah Fletcher who has worked for Bethersden Playschool for many years is leaving us and moving on to a new job, she will be missed.
Any questions, queries or comments regarding anything linked to playschool do not hesitate to contact me via phone, e mail or face to face. Would love hear any ideas you have to improve things.