POSTED > 16.01.2012

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the start of the Spring Term.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your kind gifts and lovely cards. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Performance:

I would like to congratulate all the children for their exemplary Christmas performance. With the raffle we raised £149.00 to go in the fundraising pot. Thank you to the parents who donated a raffle prize.

Committee Meeting:

The next committee meeting is on Tuesday 21 February 2012, 8pm, to be held in the upstairs committee room at the front of the memorial hall. In attending the committee meeting you have the opportunity to learn what has and what will be happening at playschool.

Starting School September 2011:

If your child is starting reception class in September 2012 you need to apply online for a school place by 12 o’clock midnight, Sunday 15 January 2012 at, alternatively call 0845 603 5623.


This half term we will be looking at various forms of weather.

Sports Equipment Giveaway:

Haven Fun and Fitness are giving away free sports equipment to support Under 5’s. To enable playschool to qualify you need to follow these simple steps:

  • Log on to
  • Click on ‘support your playschool’
  • Either search by town ‘Hamble’ or postcode ‘SO31 4JE’
  • Complete the form and leave a message

We need to achieve 70% support in order to receive FREE equipment – and 100% support to qualify for a bonus item! Please log on before 27 April 2012. So far we have only reached 38%. Please remember that you need to click on the confirmation link that is sent to your inbox. Please ask all your family, friends and anyone you know with an email address to register.

Parent Rota:

The parent rota sheet is up on the notice board. Please write your name against the session you would like to stay and play. The children really enjoy showing their parents/carers around.

Fancy Dress Party:

Hamble Community Events (Hamble Week) are holding a children’s New Year fancy dress party at Hamble Club on Friday 20 January 2012;

Playschool and Infants 5.00 - 6.00pm Juniors 6.15 – 7.15pm

Please email child’s name and age to reserve a place to

Please see the posters around playschool for more information.

Sharing Information:

We will be putting a notice board outside from next week informing you what we have done at playschool. This will be informative to you as a parent and will give you opportunity to talk to your child about their time in playschool.

Amazing Achievement Slips:

Amazing Achievement slips enable you to share with us anything your child does outside of playschool such as, ride a bike without stabilizers, sporting achievement, family outing, being kind, sharing; the list is endless. The children are very proud when we talk about their achievement to the rest of the group. If you require any more slips help yourself to the ones on the table in the foyer.

Diary Dates:

Half Term Monday 13 to Friday 17 February 2012
Easter Holidays Monday 2 to Friday 13 April 2012
May Half Term Monday 4 to Friday June 2012
Summer Holidays Finish Friday 20 July - tbc

Playschool Contact Numbers:

If you need to contact playschool please telephone on:

07708 426134 During sessions
07903 388568 Out of sessions

Kind Regards
Julie Ash