Primary School Places

Stars Parents – A reminder that the closing date for applying for your child’s primary school place is midnight on Friday 13 January!

Information about which place your child has been given will be sent out on Tuesday 18 April.

NB If your child will not be going to Gorse Covert Primary please let staff know soon as you can which school they will be going to, so they can liaise with your child’s new school over the summer term to arrange visits etc. Thank you.

Head Lice

There has been a case of head lice in our morning group! If your child has head lice please treat (see your pharmacist for the right treatment – or they sell treatments in Asda etc.)

Children with head lice will need to stay away from Pre-school until they have been treated and there are no more visible in their hair. Thank you for your co-operation.

Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox is doing the rounds at the moment – and we know of at least one case at Pre-school.  Just so you know, symptoms can be cold-like symptoms, runny nose, temperature and obviously the rash.  We ask that children are kept off Pre-school for between 5 to 7 days or until the spots have all scabbed over. Thank you for your co-operation.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pre-school breaks up for the Christmas holidays today!

We have had some lovely activities over the last couple of weeks, a craft morning, Christmas singalong, the wonderful Nativity and our party on the last morning of term.

We hope everyone has a good break – we re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

The Staff and Management Committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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!