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Grove Pre school                                                                                                                                       Feb 2020
Telephone 07749240004 or 01275857614    

Themes/Interest table Feb/Mar                                
Week 1 24/02/2020                Fairy Tales      
Week 2 02/03/2020                  Fairy Tales

Week 3 09/03/2020                Fairy Tales/ Mother’s Day                                              

Week 4 16/03/2020                Fairy Tales/Mother’s Day 

Week 5 23/03/2020                Spring/Easter 

Week6 30/04/2020                Spring/Easter 

This is an extremely busy half term with the children making various gifts/cards these will not always be taken home following the session in which they are made but at the appropriate time. We do explain this to the children when they are making their items.
Parents/carers are, as always, welcome to come in for any session particularly if they have an interest/work in any of the above.

All Mothers, Grandmothers, female, carers, are invited in for our Mother’s week (see below).

Term 4                                                             Monday 24th Feb

Boogie Beat                                                     25th Feb p.m.

Last date for Photograph orders                    28th Feb

World book day                                              5th  March

Fairy Tale outfit week                                     2nd – 5th March

Boogie Beat                                                     10th March p.m.

Taster afternoon new families                       13th March 1 – 2.30 p.m.

Easter hat making week                                   16th – 20th March Mums/Grandmas

Boogie Beat                                                     24th p.m.         

Easter hat parade                                              Tuesday 31st March 2- 3 p.m.

Last day of term                                                Friday 3rd April

Summer term                                                     Monday 24th April – 17th July

Bank Holiday                                                     Friday 08/05/2020

Closed half term                                                25/05/2020 –29/05/2020

Carnival Trail making                                      15th June – 19th June Dads/Granddads etc.

Nailsea carnival                                              4th July 2020



Please return all photograph orders by Friday 28th Feb  so that we can get them sent off in time for return by Mother’s Day/Easter


Garden and outside area

We now need to start planting the garden soon any donations of plants, compost, bird feeders, garden decorations most welcome along with any gardening expertise. Please speak to Caroline Reynolds who oversees the garden area for pre-school.

We would also like to give the outside fences a lick of paint if you have any white paint for outside use we would be very grateful we would also like to paint the flowerpots, so any colourful paint also welcomed. It would be great if anyone could offer to paint the fences or set up a work party to paint the posts.


Fairy Tales and World Book week.

We will be looking at Fairy Tales over the next few weeks. The children are welcome to bring in their version of their favourite fairy tale to share with the other children (Please write their name inside in pencil) during the week 2nd -  5th March the children are invited to wear fairy tale character outfits. (No superheroes!)


 No dressing up outfits on Fridays please – we don’t put the dressing up rail out on a Friday so it can be difficult if children wear their own outfits from home.


Taster/open afternoon

This will be held during the afternoon session on Friday 13th March, extra staff will be on hand to talk to prospective families, please pass on the details to family and friends. If you belong to any local toddler, under-fives groups, please ask for a copy of our poster and some flyers to take along to the group or put on their notice board. Ask a member of staff for the flyers.


Bookstart session

We are pleased to be able to offer a fun Bookstart workshop at pre-school on Tuesday 3rd March 2 – 3 p.m. for parents, preschool children and their younger siblings. The workshop will be about sharing rhymes and stories with you children, using props and mark making. All July leavers will receive a Bookstart treasure pack and all other children, including younger siblings will also receive a younger pack if they bring along their library card. Bookstart Rhyme time at Nailsea library isFridays 9.45am-10.15am and 11am-11.30am and Storytime Thursdays 2-2.30pm. These sessions are free so why not pop along and pick up a library ticket and borrow some books at the same time and collect a Bookstart pack on the 3rd March at Preschool.

Please sign up on the registration table.


Email address

Please try to use the above email address if you need to contact me/preschool. We very rarely have the tablet on at preschool as the Wifi is very weak so during the day it is probably best to text the mobile above. 

You cannot email directly from Parentmail. If you have difficultly using the above email address you can try or


Easter Hats
Following the success of our previous Easter Hat parades we invite Mums, Grandmothers, Aunts, and other female carers to come in during our Mothers week and help to create an Easter hat with their child. The emphasis being to support the child with making their hat to wear in our Easter hat parade, (Dads, Granddads etc. will be invited in at a later date). We have lots of material that you can use at preschool. Please only use the items/material from pre-school so that all hats start out on the same basis. If you do have any items/material suitable for hat making, please send it in prior to Mother’s week so that it is ready for all to share. Any donations of suitable material would be greatly appreciated.  It would be lovely if hat makers could stay for more or the remainder of the session, the children love it when their special visitors come to pre-school and they can share what they do with them. Hat making will be during the week commencing 16th March. In the past we have had some sessions when we have been overrun by parents so to spread the number attending please sign up on the hall table.


Easter Hat Parade
This will be held between 2 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday 30th March. We will have small prizes for the best hats, plus, cake stall and refreshments, donations of cakes, biscuits, and Easter prizes/Easter eggs/Easter chocolate will be very welcome. The emphasis for the judge is on child input.





We don’t have a fundraising committee this year but are grateful for any offers of help. We will have a chocolate tombola at the Easter hat parade, can each family send in chocolate or Easter prizes for the tombola. We also hope to have refreshments and welcome donations of cakes or Easter biscuits for the event.    



Fruit and veg. donations
Thank you very much for the varied donations of fruit and vegetable which are added to the snack provided by pre-school It has given the children a greater choice and helped to fill the gap between breakfast and lunch. The staff planning each theme will also be introducing snacks related to the theme or unusual fruit and veg to encourage the children to try new foods


Change to personal details.
Please notify us of any changes to address, telephone number, Doctor, etc. so that we can update our records. Please also remember to update mobile numbers and email addresses on Parent mail and Tapestry.


Nailsea Carnival

We plan to take part in Nailsea carnival on Saturday 4th July. Please add your suggestions for themes on the slip below.  Dads, Granddads etc. will be invited in nearer the time to help to make props,   tabards or a banner to carry around.

 Summer Outing
Please let me have any suggestions for a venue for the Summer Outing. I will send a copy of the questionnaire to each family.

Summer outing
Please let me have your thoughts on venues for our summer outing. We go as a group with parent or carer attending for each child. The children’s entrance is paid for by the Fundraising Committee.

Please write your choice. Venues such as Bristol zoo, Noah’s Ark, Court farm, Puxton Park, Wild place.

Please write your choice or suggestion ………………………….............................................

Please let us know if you have transport or could help others.

Own transport 

Help with transport
Please tick and enter numbers
I would need transport        seats adults ……. seats children ……   car seats……...

I have additional space       seats adults ……. seats children ……   car seats……...


Carnival theme suggestions please Children, parents and staff all dress in carnival outfits so try to think of a theme suitable for all/