"Children make good progress and thrive in this welcoming and warm environment"
OFSTED (July 2018)

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Phone: 07946 343281

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to pre-school.  We hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

We would like to let you know that we have launched a Priory View facebook page. It would be very much appreciated if you could ‘like’ our page and write a review for us. This will help us promote our pre-school and also keep you informed and up to date on a regular basis. We are hoping that lots of friends will share our page and spread the word about Priory View!

We have recently changed our policy about topics and themes. Instead of having a detailed timetable of topics, we are going to be more relaxed about our planning to take account of our children’s interests and offer more child initiated activities.  This is where you can help us!   We would love to accommodate your child’s wishes so please take advantage of our WOW board in the entrance hall.  This is an opportunity for you to let us know of any topics, activities, festivals etc that you would like us to focus on.  Ideas in the past have included dinosaurs, cars and messy play so please let us know your ideas - we are open to suggestions!

Could we remind you to keep us informed of any changes of telephone contact numbers (including emergency contacts), allergy information etc, so we can make sure our records are up to date. Also, if you have forgotten your password please speak to a member of staff for a reminder. Anyone picking up your child on your behalf will not be able to unless they have the password.

Don’t forget that you can now pay your child’s fees online via bank transfer.  If you are interested in this option, please speak to a member of staff.

Finally, we break up for half term on Friday, 9th February, returning on Monday, 19th February. The last day of term is on Thursday, 29th March. We return for the Summer term on Monday, 16th April.

Many thanks.

THE PRIORY VIEW TEAM

 

We have now had an opportunity to talk to the children about our forthcoming Nativity and they are becoming familiar with our Christmas songs….. no doubt you are too!! It would be lovely if you could join in with the singing during the Nativity – the words will be on a screen at the front of the Church.

We have allocated the various roles and you will find a list on the notice board in the front entrance. If your child is an angel or a shepherd it would be great if you could provide an outfit for them……past experience has shown that you can achieve a good shepherd effect with a tea towel and a dressing gown!!  Costumes will be provided for main roles…..please speak to a member of staff if you have any queries.

You will also find a food list for the Christmas Party in the entrance hall. We would be grateful if each child could bring an item of food with them to share at the party – there are a few ideas on the list so you can put your child’s name next to the item you would like to bring.  Please feel free to put down your own ideas.

Finally, could we remind you that there will be no lunch club on Monday, 11th December (Nativity) and Friday, 15th December (Christmas Party) when we will be finishing at 12 noon.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you when we return on Monday, 8th January 2018!

Kind regards,

THE PRIORY VIEW TEAM

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

For your information, Frasier Photographers will be visiting us next Monday, the 27th November. If your child does not attend on Mondays and you don’t want to miss out on some lovely photos in time for Christmas, or you would like siblings included etc, please come along at 9.15 am on that day.

Christmas is well and truly on the way so we are beginning to make plans here at Priory View! We are pleased to let you know that we will be holding our popular Nativity Service in the Church on Monday, 11th December, starting at 11.30 am.  Everyone is welcome and we would ask that each child has at least one parent/carer present.  If your child does not usually attend on a Monday and you would like them to be included, please bring them along at around 11.20 am on that morning, dressed in their outfit.  More details, including roles etc, will be displayed in the Entrance Hall nearer the time.

Our Christmas Party will be held on Friday, 15th December and all the children are invited! If your child does not normally attend on a Friday you are welcome to swap a session or pay the session fee of £15 – please speak to a member of staff.  We will put a food list in the Entrance Hall nearer the time.  Children are welcome to wear fancy dress and Father Christmas will be visiting us again.

Please note that there will be NO LUNCH CLUB on Monday, 11th December and Friday, 15th December – both sessions will finish at 12 noon. 

The last day of term is Friday, 15th December and we return on Monday 8th January, 2018.  For  your information, Spring half term is from 12-16th February and we break up for Easter on Thursday, 29th March, returning on Monday, 16th April.

Good luck with all your Christmas preparations!!

 

THE PRIORY VIEW TEAM

 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

PRE-SCHOOL VISIT – NEW LEAF ALLOTMENT, MUSCLIFF

THURSDAY, 6TH JULY 2017

We are pleased to let you know that, after the huge success of our visit last year, we have made plans to re-visit the New Leaf Allotment in Muscliff.  This will take place on Thursday, 6th July, from 10.30 until approx. 1.30 p.m.

All children need to be accompanied by an adult and will be your responsibility during our visit.  We need you to know that this is a very rural, working allotment and you need to be aware of tools, uneven/muddy ground, ponds etc. There is even a compost loo!!   We also need to ensure that growing plants, various flower beds, volunteers who may be working at the allotment etc are respected so it is essential that your child is supervised at all times.  However, this is a fabulous opportunity for the children to see vegetables and fruit growing in a really natural environment, especially as we have been growing and nurturing our own plants here at Priory View!

We aim to have a fun trip with activities which will help the children appreciate the natural environment.  Please bring a picnic with you – we are hoping to have it in the orchard!  There is no running water so please bring some wet wipes.

As this is such a rural location please be aware that there is no parking on-site – there are roads where you can park nearby.  You will find a map on the reverse of this letter.  There is a new entrance to the allotment at the back of the orchard – it can be accessed via the footpath near the rear of Muscliffe park.   Walk along Muscliffe Lane, past the Epiphany school, cross Aragon Way and the footpath is on your right.  Walk along the footpath for a few minutes and the gate to the allotment is on the left-hand side. Alternatively you can keep going along Muscliffe Lane until you reach the front entrance of the allotment.

Please complete the attached slip and let us know if you intend to come along on the day – this will enable us to plan our activities and resources.  Please be aware that the pre-school will be closed on this day.  If your child normally attends on a Thursday and is unable to come on the visit please speak to a member of staff to swap a session.

Thank you – the Priory View Team.


PRE-SCHOOL VISIT TO NEW LEAF ALLOTMENT ON THURSDAY,6TH JULY 2017, 10.30 A.M.

We will be coming along to the New Leaf Allotment on 6th July.

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Dear Parents/Carers,

After our very successful trip last year to the New Leaf Allotment in Muscliff, we are happy to let you know that we have arranged a return visit!!  This is planned for Thursday, 6th July, 2017 and we will be there from 10.30 a.m. to approx. 1.30 p.m.  There are quite a lot of details to share with you and these will follow in a separate letter but please be aware that the pre-school will be closed on this day.

Could we take this opportunity to remind you to put suncream on your child before each session and provide them with a NAMED sunhat.  We would also ask you to write  your child’s name clearly on the outside of backpacks/bags  to avoid staff having the frustrating task of searching for children’s nappies/clothes etc.

Thank you so much for all your Sainsbury vouchers! The last day for collection is Monday, 12th June when we will count them all up and see what we can ‘spend’ them on – we will keep you informed.

Our supplies of boys’ jogging bottoms (easy to put on) in sizes 2-3 and 3-4 are very low – if you have any unwanted ones at home they will be very gratefully received!

Frasier Photographers will be in the pre-school on Tuesday, 27th June to take the school leavers’ photo.  Please bring your school leaver along at around 9.15 a.m. if they don’t normally attend on a Friday and you would like them to be included in the photo.

We break up for the summer holidays on Friday, 21st July.  We will be holding a school leavers’ party on this day – this will be followed by a leavers’ ceremony in the Church at 11.30 am. – where key workers will present the children with their individual learning journey.  Please note there will be no lunch club on this day.  We will put a party food list in the outer hall nearer the time.  As this session is for school leavers only, please speak to Christine or Delphine if your child normally attends on a Friday but is not leaving us…. We will arrange an alternative session for them.  If your school leaver does not normally attend on a Friday we can also swap a session for them – otherwise the session fee of £15 applies.

Finally, we return for the Autumn Term on Monday, 4th September!

Many thanks,

 

THE PRIORY VIEW TEAM

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, from September 2017 some parents/carers in England will be eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare rather than the current 15 hours.

At present, Priory View is open for 20 hours per week and, therefore, some parents/carers may be able to receive the funding to cover the full 20 hours.

To see if you are eligible to receive this extra allowance please visit the Childcare Service System via the following link:-

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow

HMRC is responsible for checking whether a parent meets the eligibility criteria.  If successful you will be issued with an eligibility code which you will need to give to us.  Before we can verify this code, we will need your written consent and so will ask you to fill in a parent consent form.

The Childcare Choices website which sets out current and upcoming Government childcare offers and support is very helpful and may be worth a visit if you would like to find out more.

 

THE PRIORY VIEW TEAM

 

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