Dear Parent/Carers,

Welcome back to Pre-school and a very Happy New Year to all of you.

As some parents have requested it, I am going to try and give you a news email a couple times a month. The email will contain what the children will be learning about, forthcoming events, staffing news, etc. But please also look at the Parent’s Notice Board where all information is displayed.

Firstly, there is a change to staffing, Emma Lockyer has decided to step down as Manager and has taken on an extra day a week so now works 5 days a week. Ann Nevins has decided to retire and will sadly be leaving us at February half term. At the moment all other staffing remains the same. We still have Morgan Holmes on a Thursday and Friday, Morgan is undertaking her level 2 qualification and is having some work experience with us.

This half term our topic is ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and the children are going to be learning about Winter also. So with that in mind do you have any scarfs, hats, gloves etc that you no longer need that the children could use for dressing up? We are also looking for any pine cones, salapettes, goggles, old phones, laptops and also your old Christmas cards for cutting and sticking. Please give to any member of staff. Thank you.

Academy News. It looks likely that we will transfer over to the Academy on 1st February 2018. More news on that from Alison Upton when she has it. If you have any questions relating to the transfer please email Alison Upton on

A reminder to all parents of children who will be starting Primary School in September 2018, the deadline for Primary school applications is 15th January 2018, so if you haven’t already applied please do so.

Some general reminders. Please ensure that the chain is put on the door on entry and exit, this is for your child’s safety. Please remember to include a drink and spoon (if necessary) with your child’s packed lunch. If someone different is picking up your child from Pre-school please inform a member of staff or write it in the Parent’s book. Please can you ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes (including shoes and socks) and that their clothes, lunch boxes shoes etc are all named. Thank you. Also, if your child is going be absent for any reason please can you email or phone to let us know. Thank you.

You will find attached term dates for this academic year (2017-2018) here >>. Please also note that our dates are NOT the same as Shaldon Primary School.

Well that’s it for this newsletter. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or a member of staff if you have any queries.

Kind regards

Ro Stanley – Manager
Shaldon Pre-school