Author Archives: Mary Hughes

Halloween 2017

We had such a fun time on Halloween at Pre-school! We had a fancy dress day and the children did lots of fun activities like:
Carving and designing pumpkins.
Making pond water soup.
Rhyming and matching objects.
Bobbing for apples and using paper clips to measure and count the bats and skeletons!
The children all looked great and had brilliant fun! 

Christmas Card Orders

These pictures are the adult examples of the Christmas cards that the children have made. The cards are being then sent to a company who will turn your child’s art work into Christmas cards.

The Christmas cards are part of our fundraising and the proceeds will go towards improving our Pre-school.

If you would like to view your child’s work please speak to a member of staff after the holiday.

All order forms need to be returned to Pre-school by Monday 6th November. Unfortunately late returns cannot be sent.

Thank you in advance!

Christmas Cards

From today (Tuesday 17 Oct) Christmas card order forms will be coming home with your child.

The Christmas cards are a great way to help Pre-school raise much needed funds for equipment and improvements.

If you would like to see your child’s work before you order please see a member of staff.

All order forms need to be back by Monday 6th November.

Thank you!

Our learning this week

This week our Stars are learning about Diwali and have made diva lights!

Our Twinkles will be listening to owl babies this week and taking home some owl sandwiches for their lunches!

Halloween Events!

We thought we’d share with you some great local events coming up for Halloween!

Sunday 29 October – 10am-4pm – Halloween at Risley Moss!
From the team that bring you the Elf and Egg Hunt, come along to a spooky event at Risley Moss to raise funds for rebuilding the Risley Moss Tower. There will be games, face painting, pebble art and more!

Tuesday 31 October – 5.30-7.30pm Our local pub The Poacher are having a Halloween party. The cost is £3 a child.
(NB you must pop into the pub and put names down and pay before 25th October). Children will receive chicken nuggets chips and a drink. There will be entertainment and prizes!

Happy Halloween!! 

Goodbye and good luck

We just wanted to let everyone know that Ysabel will soon be leaving the Pre-school to move on to pastures new. Ysabel’s last day at the Pre-school will be Wednesday 18th October.

Ysabel will be missed by all of the children and staff and we would like to wish her all the best in the future.

PreSchool Staff & Management Committee.

REMINDER – AGM TOMORROW (Wednesday 20 September) at 7.30PM

Just a reminder that it is our Annual General Meeting tomorrow at 7.30pm.

We need one family member for each child to attend if possible – the purpose of the AGM is to report to our members (families) on the previous year and to vote in the new Committee.

Without a Committee then Pre-school cannot open so the meeting is very important, please do try to attend if you can.

It won’t take up too much of your time.   If parents need to bring their children to the AGM they are more than welcome. (Some Pre-school staff will be sitting at the back of the room with colouring books etc to entertain them).

Thank you in advance.

Individual Photographs

Next Thursday (21st September), the photographers will be in Pre-school to take photographs of your little one.

If your Pre-schooler isn’t normally in on a Thursday, you are more than welcome to bring them in to have their photograph taken.

If this is the case, please note the following times to take your child in:

Twinkles –  please bring them into Pre-school for 11:30am

Stars –  please bring them into Pre-school for 12:30pm.

If Thursday is a normal session day for your child, please bring your child in at their normal time.

If you have any problems or questions, please speak to Mel or Mary.

Thank you!


Sickness bugs

Sadly we have had a couple of cases of sickness and diarrhoea in the first week back to Pre-school.

Please note that it is essential you keep your child off from Pre-school for 48 HOURS FROM THE LAST BOUT to help stop the spread of the infection.

Thank you for your co-operation!


A couple of little things our supporters and parents can do to help us raise much needed funds:

Sign up to easyfundraising!

Each time you online shop it raises funds for us and you don’t have to do anything at all!

School name tags

If you order school name tags from My Name Tags

and you use the Pre-school ID 49891, then Pre-school will get a small amount of money from the company!

Thank you in advance!

Second hand uniform sales

We have many second hand uniform items available that parents have donated when their children finished Pre-school.  Some are nearly new, some have seen better days but all have the Pre-school logo and will save your children’s regular clothing from the paint, mud etc!

As part of our fundraising we offer to sell these at 3 items for £10.  Please see to a staff member or email to order.  We can send an invoice if you don’t have cash on the day.

In particular we have a lot of age 3-4 items – jumpers, polo shirts and fleeces.


STARS PARENTS – School admissions 2018

Although it seems too soon to be thinking about it, you should have received in your child’s book bag information about applying for Primary School!  Online admissions are now open:

Gorse Covert Primary School has an open day on 22 November:

“Come and visit Gorse Covert Primary School to find out a bit more about us. School is open for parents to visit at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6.30pm. Please contact the school on 01925 825070 to let us know you are coming or for further information.
10am and 2pm will be a tour of the school and a chance to see the school ‘in action’.
4pm will be an opportunity to bring your child if you wish and to meet and talk to class teachers. 6.30pm is for those parents who are unable to come during the day and to find out a bit more about the school.
There are additional sessions to visit school at 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 21st November. If you are unable to make any of these times, please contact the school and we will endeavour to make alternate arrangements.”

We will post information about other open days as we find it out!