Author Archives: Alison Clarke

Fancy Dress Halloween Party Success

Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday – your costumes were amazing! Please see our Facebook Page which you can find on the home page of this site for photos from the event.

We hope you all enjoyed the fun, finger food and fireworks! A big thank you to all the staff again (two events in one month!) who always work so hard behind the scenes as do their families – another amazing team effort.

Horse Racing Night – THANK YOU

HORSE RACE NIGHT thank you to those who came and those who couldn’t but made puddings and bought horses and jockeys. The night was a cracking success – such a great atmosphere and soooooo much fun.

We have raised a lot of money for the pre-school (exact figure to come) so all the hard work and effort totally paid off. Thanks to the Happy Apples staff (and their other halves) who gave up their Saturday night to work hard taking bets, serving tables, working the bar and clearing up, Tim Widdowson for being hilarious and whipping everyone into action, Ed Railton for donating the sound system and lights, Will Knight and Laura Bellhouse for the decorations and all our local sponsors: Star and Eagle, Weeks Bakery, Kalmora Spa, Burgess Stores, The Vine, The Milkhouse, Hamerton + Jones and Park Farms who donated 10Kg of mince and Jayne Russell our new Co Chair for being utterly brilliant working out how the night should be run and taking care of the entire catering. An amazing team effort.

Thinking of joining us?

If you would like your child to join us this year and your family become a part of our pre-school community then you can download an enrolment form from this website. For further information or simply a friendly chat, please call our manager, Jo Galloway on 07950 688 611 / 01580 212 777

Easter Bunny Bounce Sponsorship Money

On Thursday 30th March we held our annual Easter Bunny Bounce, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Competition at the pre-school. There was a bouncy castle, space hoppers and mini trampolines for the children to raise their sponsorship money on, a  bonnet parade and an egg hunt in the playground. If you still have sponsorship money to bring in to the pre-school please do so asap – thanks!

All money raised will go towards our new Woodland Experience Area

Volunteers Needed

If you have the time and inclination to lend a helping hand once in a while then we are compiling a list of volunteers whom we can call upon to assist us. It could involve accompanying the children up to the Primary School for outings, filling in for absent staff when needed, or any other contribution you would like to make (any musicians or crafts people amongst you parents?)

Many of you ticked the volunteer box on your child’s enrolment form, but we are now formalising this – thank you!

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who helped, contributed or attended our Wine Tasting event on Saturday 7th May. It was a great success, a lovely balmy evening and Victoria Aldwickle was amazing, engaging and fun. The feedback has been fantastic and we raised over £700 to go towards an awning for our decking to protect the children from the elements and allow free flow play.





Christmas Party

Santa is on his way! Our Christmas party will be held on the last day of term, Friday 18th December from 10.30 a.m. There will be plenty of games and fun, party food and a visit from you know who!

Nativity at St Mary’s

This year our nativity pageant will be held in St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 15th December at 10 .30 a.m. Extended family and friends are all welcome to come and watch the children in costume singing and ‘performing’ and there are refreshments provided for everyone to mingle afterwards and chat over a mince pie.

Newsletter December 2015



If you are interested to see what we are all about then why not pop along on Friday 27th November either between 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. or 1.30 – 3.30 p.m. You can speak to the staff, see our children enjoying themselves and take a look at the kinds of activities, resources and provisions we have. There will be refreshments and your children can stay and play.

Term Dates

*Tuesday 5th Sept - Friday 20th Oct

*Monday 30th Oct - Weds 20th Dec

*Thursday 4th Jan- Friday 9th Feb

*Tuesday 20th Feb - Thursday 29th Mar