Summer Term Newsletter

It is hard to believe we are fast approaching the end of yet another very successful year with a fantastic group of children.

We would like to thank the parents and carers for their support and involvement in the Pre-school this year. It has been wonderful to see so many parents sharing their time with the children and activities during the sessions.

The September Booking form will shortly be available to parents of children in the Little Ark who will hopefully be returning.

In addition to our existing opening hours we are planning to provide a breakfast club from 8am each morning from September 2013. We hope this will provide more flexibility for parents and carers.

Preparations are being made at Pre-school to ensure the children moving from the Little Ark into the Ark or into primary school in September will have a smooth transition.  In the Ark we will shortly display a list of children for parents to add their intended primary school. This previously has been a request from parents who have wished to get to know other children who will be attending the same school as their children, this is of course optional.

We are making arrangements for the reception teachers/LSAs to visit the Pre-school to spend some time with the children.  We also hope to arrange our usual visit to Elmlea Infants with the children and hope to join the children at Westbury C of E ‘Teddy Bears picnic’.  We will confirm dates and arrangements when known.

Our new Web site has recently gone live – please take a look. We are planning to expand it further and include more information for parents. Your comments and ideas would be appreciated.

Our Bristol Early Years Advisory Consultant, Smi Pearce, visited the Pre-school on Thursday 21st March for our bi-annual inspection. We are very proud to have retained an   ‘Outstanding’ grade.

Whilst we await an inspection visit from Ofsted, we continue to self-evaluate our practice and make improvements. We will keep you informed.

During this term we shall submit our Interim Submission report for the Bristol Standard Accreditation (a self-evaluation framework for Early Years).  This report will be available for all to view, when it has been returned to the Pre-school.

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