Sickness reporting

Please can parents/carers only report sickness via telephone – 07875 365 967
(or by a text to this number).

Please do not use email as this may not be picked up in time.

Many thanks

Stars – Birthday Assembly – Monday 12 December

STARS PARENTS!! Birthday assembly is on Monday 12 December at 2.45pm in Gorse Covert Primary School. If your child celebrated (or celebrates) their 4th birthday in September, October, November or December then please come along to this event if you can.

For those who aren’t sure what it’s all about, our Stars join in with the Reception children at Gorse Covert Primary once a term to celebrate their birthdays with a short “assembly” and parents are invited to come along to watch.

(There will be another birthday assembly around Easter for children born Jan/Feb/March/April and another in July for birthdays in May/June/July/August….dates tba nearer the time).

Reminder – sickness absence

There seem to be a fair few winter bugs going around at the moment – just a reminder re sickness absence:

If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea then they need to be kept off Pre-school for 48 hours after the last bout.

If your child is prescribed antibiotics, please keep them off Pre-school for 24 hours from the first dose.

All medications, including inhalers, need to be in the original packaging with the correct dose stated on the box.

Thank you


We are officially GOOD! We were inspected by OFSTED on Monday 7th November and have received a “good” rating in all areas! We got some lovely comments from the Inspector, for example:

“The manager and staff are very ambitious and dedicated to providing the best quality provision they can for children.”

“Children have developed excellent relationships with staff who know them well and are responsive to their individual needs.”

Well done to all our fabulous staff.

We are proud of our Pre-school!

Vacancy – Part time Pre-school Business Administrator

We have a vacancy at Pre-school for a Business Administrator.

Details of the role can be found here:

You can apply through or alternatively email your CV to by 18 November.

Reminder – Photographs – Wednesday 28 September

A reminder that the photographer will be coming in on Wednesday this week (28th Sept).
If Twinkles are not normally in on a Wednesday then, if you wish your child’s photograph to be taken. please bring them in at 11.00am.
If any Stars are not normally in on a Wednesday then, if you wish your child’s photograph to be taken, please bring them in at 12.30pm.

Stars must have their lunch at home on this day.

The purchase of photographs helps towards our fundraising to provide the best quality teaching and resources for your children.

Thank you!

Reminder – AGM 21 September at 7.30pm

Just a reminder that it is our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm, at Gorse Covert Primary School (in the Community Room).  Please do try to attend.

Without having enough parents there to elect the new Committee, Pre-school would have to close.

Many thanks

Stars Home Learning

The Sound this week is ‘a’

The song that we are singing is in the tune of ‘Skip to my Lou’

/a/-/a/! Ants on my arm.

/a/-/a/! Ants on my arm.

/a/-/a/! Ants on my are.

They’re causing me alarm.

Sing the song with your child at home and look for objects around the house or when out that has the ‘a’ sound.

Stars Home learning

Stars we are looking at 1 sound each week below is the action for the sound, the sound this week is “s” then we will go down the list until group 1 is completed.

Download (PDF, 898KB)

The song for the action is sung in the tune of “Farmers in the dell”

The snake is in the grass,

the snake is in the grass,


the snake is in the grass

Correction – Individual photographs date – WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Apologies, there was a mistake on the September newsletter.  The individual photographs will be taken on WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER.  If your Twinkle is not normally in on a Wednesday please bring them in at 11.00am.  If your Star is not normally in on a Wednesday, please bring them in at 12.30pm.  STARS TO HAVE THEIR LUNCH AT HOME BEFORE PRE-SCHOOL ON THIS DAY.

Sorry for the error.

All other dates are correct!