POSTED > 04.03.2015

Dear Parents

Hope you all had a good week off.

World Book Day Tokens:

Please find attached your child’s Book Token entitling them to £1.00 off your next purchase of a book or audio book worth £2.99 or more. Alternatively, the token may be redeemed for one of the specially produced books. The token is valid for use between 2-29 March 2015 inclusive.

World Book day is Thursday 5 March. If your child attends playschool on this day we thought it would be nice if the children attended playschool dressed up as their favourite character. Please do not think you need to go out and buy outfits; if you want any ideas please see a member of staff.

This half term:

This half term we will be looking ICT, Textures, Mother’s Day, Life Cycles (including pets), planting and Easter.

During the last week (w/c 30 March) the children will be making shredded wheat nests. If your child has any allergies, please see myself or Deb to check on ingredients.

Parent Rota:

The parent rota sheet is on the parents’ information table near the book corner. If your child is settled at playschool and you would like to stay for a session with your child, please put your name down. The children really enjoy showing their parents what they get up to whilst at playschool.

Coat hooks:

Please encourage your child to find their own name tag as this helps with transition for when they start school, along with managing their own personal needs ie. putting on own coat, dressing up, all of which encourages independence.

Amazing Achievement Slips:

Don’t forget these slips are available for you to complete. Apart form Amazing Achievements we would also like you to share information on outings, family events, holidays, weekends etc. - just a brief couple of paragraphs and/or photos. This will help us to build up an holistic picture of your child outside of playschool and help us to focus on the unique child and build on their individual interests during their time with us.

Red Nose Day:

During w/c 9 March we will be decorating cakes and face painting ‘faces’ on the children. We would ask for a voluntary donation of £2.00, which will go to Red Nose Day. Please advise if your child has any allergies to face paints.

Named bags:

Please ensure that all bags are clearly marked on the outside please.

Sainsbury Schools Vouchers:

We are collecting the above vouchers. Please ask neighbour, relatives, work colleagues to give any spare vouchers to you. Please drop them into the collection boxes in playschool.

Lunch Boxes:

Please ensure lunch boxes are clearly marked on the outside, and limit the amount of food that is in the lunch box as the children only have 20 minutes, for example a sandwich (NO nut or egg based fillings), yoghurt, fruit, crisps and a drink.

Late Arrivals/Collections:

By arriving late registration is disrupted and can be upsetting for the child, likewise it can be distressing for the child when collected late. If you know you are going to be late, due to unforeseeable circumstances, please telephone the playschool (07708 426134) to let a member of staff know. This way they can reassure your child.

Diary Dates:

World Book Day - Thursday 5 March 2015
Easter Holidays - Friday 3 April to Friday 17 April 2015 (inclusive)
May Half Term - Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2015
Summer Holidays - Finish Thursday 16 July 2015, 3pm
Leaver’s Party - Friday 17 July 2015 – 0930 to 1230

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