Dear Parents,

Unfortunately due to personal reasons Dorothy as decided to resign her position at Pre-School.

We know she will be a big loss to the children and the staff, Dorothy’s last day will be 8th December.

We would like to thank Dorothy for her dedication and commitment and wish her all the very best with her future plans.

closure and fee’s

Dear Parents please note that during the closure of pre-school Children will not be charged any fees during the period of closure. If they have paid already refunds/credit will be given.

Please email supervisor or business if you have any more questions.

Thank you for your understanding

Closure continues

Dear parents I’m sorry to inform you but since the work has started on preschool circumstances have changed and we will not be able to open on Monday as we wished.

Preschool will have to remain closed until Thursday 19th November.

Parents evening will still take place on Wednesday evening and I will contact you with a time to come in and see your child’s key worker.

Thank you for your understanding and support on this matter.


Dear parents due to unforeseen circumstances preschool will have to close next week for the week.

Our Children’s toilet is leaking causing the floor in the bathroom and hall way to collapse.

We are closing for health and safety and apologise for any disruptions this may cause. By Wednesday next week I will contact you all again to give an update on the situation.

Thank you for your understanding and support on this matter.

Parent Christmas craft day

All children (even if they are not normally in) are invited to the craft day with an adult.

There will be lots of Christmas crafts to make and Christmas songs to sing. This is a lovely social event that the staff do each year please come along and join us.

The cost will be £5.00

Date Friday 27th November

Twinkles who are not normally in please bring your adult at 10.30, if your Child is normally in on a Friday morning then please come back to join us at 10.30.

Stars Who are not normally in please bring your adult at 2.00. if your child is normally in please come back to join us at 2.00

The afternoon session will be finished in time to collect older siblings from school.

Invites are being sent home.

Important dates

Wednesday 18th November

Parents Evening for Twinkles and Stars

Friday 27th November 

Parents Christmas craft day, information to follow shortly

Saturday 5th December

The Elf Hunt Risley Moss

Thursday 17th December

Twinkles Christmas party

Stars Nativity

Friday 18th December

No Twinkle session

Stars Christmas party

Healthy Lunches

Dear Parents /Carers.                19th October 2015

We have been monitoring the Children’s lunches now for the past 6 weeks at pre-school, and would like you to work with us on promoting healthy lifestyles.

Following government guidance and EYFS’s Health and Self-care aspect, staff work with the children to help them to understand and adopt a healthy eating and lifestyles, and learn about the benefits of being active  and to make healthy choices about what to eat and drink.

With this in mind we would like you to keep lunches small but nutritious.

When packing your child’s lunch please follow the guidance for packing a healthy nutritious lunch.

  • Carbohydrates; small sandwich or small tub of pasta.
  • Dairy: Cheese or yogurt.
  • Fruit: dried or fresh. All small fruits such as grapes and olives should be cut up length ways to avoid choking hazards.

Staff will always encourage the children to eat sandwiches first then yogurt, fruit any treats biscuits, crisps are left to last and only if they have time to eat this.

Due to the length of our afternoon session we do not provide a snack, however drinking water is always freely available and staff encourage children to drink plenty.

Thank you for your continued support

The staff at the Village Pre-School (Gorse Covert)

Sad News

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Lynne Greenhalgh who sadly passed away on Friday.

Lynne served on our Management Committee for nearly 10 years and was Committee chairperson for 3 years.

As Company Secretary she was one of the group responsible for securing funds and procuring the purpose built Pre-School building we enjoy today.

We are planning to site a commemorative plaque at Pre-School (Gorse Covert).


The Village Pre School AGM

Wednesday 16th September at 7.30

Held in the Community room of Gorse Covert Primary School.

It is important that you attend the AGM. If we do not have sufficient numbers the AGM can not proceed. If we do not hold our AGM and elect the new Committee we would be forced to close Preschool.

Letters will be coming home in your child’s book bag please sign and return the slip to Preschool by Monday the 14th September.

Milk Bottles

Please can we ask that milk bottles are 1 or 2 pints and not the 4 pints previously asked for. Thank you for you support.

Back to Pre-school

Pre-school re opens Thursday 3rd September, Morning session 8:45 till 11:45 and afternoon session 12:30 till 3:30.

2015 Knowsley Trip Information

Parents or Carers should have received a reminder SMS message about the Knowsley Safari Trip on Wednesday 8th July.

Please meet on the school playing field near the black gate for 9:00.

We have two coaches, one for Stars and guests, one for Twinkles and guests. Please make sure you get on the correct coach; there will be a member of staff checking against our lists. We are nearly at full capacity, so if there is an odd number in your group, please try to coordinate with each other when choosing your seats.

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!  We also suggest a hat, suncream, and a waterproof coat/umbrella in case of rain.

Suggested schedule for the day*:
9:00 – Coach boarding
10:00 – Arrive at Knowsley,
10:30 Safari Drive
11:30 – Walk around exhibits
12:00 – Safari School Session (Stars) / Lunch (Twinkles)
12:30 – Safari School Session (Twinkles) / Lunch (Stars)
1:30 – Sea Lion Show
2:00 – Return to coaches
3:05 – Arrive back at School

*Once the Safari Drive is done, you are free to make your own way around if you wish, but please note that the Sea Lion show and the Safari School sessions are included in the ticket price and you must be there at those times to take advantage.

Please don’t be late returning to the coaches, as several parents will need to be back in time to pick up older children from the primary school.

We hope you all have a great day!


Please see the link below for advice during hot weather. Please ensure your child has sun cream applied each day before they arrive at pre-school and have a sun hat with them. We have drinking water available at all times and encourage children to drink more during hot weather.
Provider e-bulletin
Public Health England –
Advice about effects of heat on young children

Public Health England has published an advice leaflet for early years settings about
the effects of heat on young children.

This can be viewed via the following link:
The Information and Childcare Team Date: 30
June 2016

Twinkles; oops

Dear Parents,

As some of you have seen on the sessions for September the morning session says pick up is 11:30 this is wrong. Morning pick up is still 11:45.

Thank you for your Co-operation


Twinkles; Changes to drop off

17th June 2015

Dear Parents / Carers

Starting next week 22nd June 2015 the way in which you drop off your child will be changing to mirror the afternoon sessions, and follows how the pick up procedure works.

This will help your child with the transition to afternoons in September and to help with the congestion in the hall way when dropping off.A member of staff will open the door at 8:45. We ask that you then say good bye to your Child at the door and encourage your Child to enter the building by themselves. A member of staff will be on hand to help with hanging up coats.

Members of staff are always available if you need to talk, we ask if you wait until the Children are in the building then come in to speak to the staff.

As always there will be a member of staff on the gate when you collect your child if you have anything to discuss or we have messages to pass on, please do not engage in conversation with the member of staff on the door, their main priority is the safety of the Children and making sure each Child leaves the building with the correct person.

If you need to speak to a member of staff privately and confidentially please wait until the end and then come into preschool.

Please see a member of staff if you have any concerns regarding the above.

Your continued support is appreciated.

Melanie Black

On Behalf of the Village Pre-School (Gorse Covert) Staff