POSTED > 23.04.2018
Dear Parents
Hope you all had a good Easter and welcome back to a new term; the last for our ‘going to school’ children! 
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support our sponsored wheelathon on an extremely wet afternoon.  Please bring you sponsor money in by Friday 27 April.  We are currently getting estimates for a new roof over the decked area.
Playschool Leavers:
You should all have received notification as to which school your child has been allocated. If your child is leaving in July I would be grateful if you would complete the slip, at the end of this letter, advising us which Primary School your child will be attending in September.  This is so that we may liaise with the school with transitions.
For the children that are leaving we will be holding a Leaver’s Party on the morning of Friday 20 July.  After the party the children will be putting on a show in the main hall between 1130 and 1215.  Please highlight this date in your diary.  Further details to follow later.
Inset Day:
Please note that playschool will be closed on Monday 4 June for staff to update their First Aid training.  We apologise for any inconvenience but I am sure you will appreciate that it is important for all staff to have up-to-date qualifications as well as it being an Ofsted criteria.
Healthy Lunch Boxes:
For those children who bring in a packed lunch, please ensure that it contains healthy food and is in a clearly named bag. Below are some healthy suggestions.  A healthy lunch should contain the 4 essential food groups:
  • One or two portions of starchy food –
White or wholegrain bread, cooked pasta, potato, noodles, rice, couscous, malt loaf.
  • One portion of protein food –
Meat, fish, beans, lentils.
  • At least one portion of vegetables and fruits –
Cucumber, tomato, pepper, apple, pear, grapes, berries, canned fruit.
  • Milk and dairy –
Yoghurt, fromage frais, cheese, rice pudding.
Please remember we are a nut and egg free zone.
If you include a drink, please refrain from providing ‘fizzy’ or energy drinks - ideally water.
For further information google “the eatwell plate” or
Easter Holiday Sheets:
Attached is a holiday sheet to complete and return to your key person.
Show and Tell:
Although we encourage children to bring in ‘special’ items from home to assist with their settling in, we noticed towards the end of last term that we were being inundated with items resulting in toys being mislaid and sharing issues.  Please continue to send in ‘Good News’ certificates (available on the parents’ table), photos of special events – holidays, family gatherings/celebrations.
This half term:
W/c:  16.04.18             Music – shakers and exploring rhythms
W/c:  23.04.18             Flower Planting – growth and decay
W/c:  30.04.18             Nursery Rhyme – 3 Little Pigs
W/c:  07.05.18             Transport
W/c:  14.05.18             Royal Wedding, knights & castles – shields, cardboard castle **
W/c:  21.05.18             Emergency Services – Fire, police ambulance, lifeboats
**  Children can dress up as princesses, princes, knights this week in celebration of the Royal Wedding.
Sunny Days / Footwear:
If, when, the sun appears, please remember to apply sun cream to your child.  If they are attending all day then the staff will re-apply in the afternoon, with a branded, non-allergic cream.  If your child has any allergies to sun cream, please supply your own.  As the Summer approaches, we appreciate that flip flops and crocs are cool but they are not suitable for running around outside and often cause the children to fall or trip.  Where possible, please send your child to playschool in shoes with backs.
Playschool Fun Day:
We are holding our annual fun day on Saturday 9 June, at playschool from 1200 midday for present and prospective playschool children. There will be lots of fun activities for the children to participate in.  If you know of any companies/pubs in the village that would be happy to donate raffle prizes, please ask them.  Raffle tickets will be on sale soon with some great prizes.  We have already secured a football training session with the Saints Foundation!
Parent Rota:
The parent rota list is on the notice board.  Please take this opportunity to spend a session with your child especially if they are off to school in September.
Please send your child to playschool with a coat that is Waterproof.  When we go outside in the rain not all the children choose to wear our waterproof poncho’s and material coats keep them warm but not dry. 
Diary Dates:
Bank Holiday:              Monday 7 May 2018
Half Term:                   Monday 28 to Friday 1 June 2018
Inset Day:                    Monday 4 June 2018
Fun Day:                      Saturday 9 June 2018 from 1200
End of Term:               Thursday 19 July 2018
Leaver’s Party:            Friday 20 July 2018 (12.30 midday finish)
Playschool Contact Numbers:
Please ensure you have both these numbers in your phone.  If you need to contact playschool please telephone on:
            07708 426134 During sessions
07903 388568 Out of sessions
If it is not urgent, then you can email me at
Kind Regards
Julie Ash
Name of Child: ……………………………………………………………….
Name of Primary School: …………………………………………………..
I give permission for Hamble Village Playschool to share information with my chosen primary school.
Signed: ……………………………………..…… (Parent/Carer)     
Date: ………………………