Welcome back after the Easter holidays!  We hope you have all had a lovely break and enjoyed all the easter egg hunts and chocolates!  We have a fun packed Summer term ahead, please do mark down the dates for your diary and join in the fun!
Race Night - Thank you so much for everyone who organised, helped out and came along and supported this event - we can now confirm the total raised from the event was £4,027!!  This is fantastic for the pre-school, it really does all allow us to ensure we offer our children the very best!
Nature & Sensory Developments - Our new garden area is looking a lot fuller, with strawberries, primroses, and sunflowers already planted.  We have some vegetables and flowers to go in over the next couple of weeks.
The new sensory room has been very well received and utilised.  The children have respected the new resources finding it ultra relaxing to chill out and listen to a story (so have the teachers!).
This half term we have some little caterpillars that have arrived.  Over the coming weeks we shall watch them grow and turn into butterflies which will be a magical hands on experience of introducing the topic of "Change".
Forest School - This returns to us for its third year!  It gained fantastic feedback last year and we have decided that this will stay as part out curriculum each year (funds dependent) for older groups in the Friday sessions.  This is an excellent opportunity which we are very happy to be able to share with our children. For more information on Forest School please visit  If you would like to donate to this initiative and have not done already (older children only), please do let me know or make the donation via the methods previously communicated.
Sunrise Visit - We have had two very successful visits to Sunrise Residential Home in Beaconsfield with our Friday children.  One group created Easter crafts whilst the second group decorated plant pots.  Both groups sang songs and looked at books with the residents, who beamed from ear to ear to see our lovely Pre-School children.

Feedback from Sunrise shows just how valuable they find our visits  "
I’m glad the children enjoyed it.  Our residents did too.  There was a lady from our reminiscence community there and she used to be a head teacher at a school, I have never seen her smile so much, it was lovely to see.  One of the little girls when she went, she hugged Sheila and gave her a kiss on the cheeks, I couldn’t hold back the tears, it really pulled at my heart strings."

We hope all the Friday children will go on one more visit this term before they this space.
Additional Sessions - You can now sign up for ad hoc additional sessions and ad hoc lunch club in advance. We hope that this will be helpful. The current weekly paper sign up sheet will remain on the noticeboard so please use that to sign up for any ad hoc sessions or lunch clubs for that particular week.  Should you wish to book further in advance please contact Hannah French who will check availability and book you in. 

Please note the following:
- if you wish to cancel your ad hoc session or ad hoc lunch club please provide Hannah with 24 hours notice as otherwise you will still be charged for it
- these will be charged for in arrears and you will not be able to use any funded hours to pay for them
- we currently have availability for lunch club on Monday-Thursday
- we currently only have Wednesday morning (08:50-12:10) available as an additional session. Should any more come up I will email out all parents so they are aware.


Staff Update - We have said farewell to Paige who has increased her swimming instructor hours and therefore was unable to commit fully to the pre-school.
Parent Survey - Thank you again for your participation in the parent survey this year, it was lovely to hear all your views and also give us opportunity to improve areas you have highlighted.  The feedback was circulated before the Easter holidays however if you didn't get chance to read it please do feel free to access it here.
Requests to Parents
Sun Hats - With the warmer weather heading our way please can you make sure your child had a named sun hat with them at pre-school and that sun-cream is applied before they come to pre-school.  For children attending all day either apply the 8 hour protection sun cream or bring in a named bottle of sun-cream so that staff can apply it at lunchtime.  This will only apply on the days that your child comes in for a full day.
Any spare clothes? Our spare clothes stock is looking rather diminished, as summer approaches it brings with it increased water play so we can never have enough spare clothes.  If you have any old clothes, trousers, tops, skirts etc. that your child has grown out of we would greatly appreciate them. 

It would also be a good idea to check the spare clothes on your child's peg to make sure the clothing is appropriate for the season and that the clothes still fit.
Parking - Unless there are extenuating circumstances, it is NOT possible to use the school drive or park outside the Pre-School.  This is for the safety of all the children.  Please use School Lane for drop offs and pick-ups. We do however encourage parents and carers to walk to Pre-School when possible.

Please be considerate and safe when parking.  The Highway code clearly states that:

1)     You must not park near a school entrance.
2)     You must not park on the yellow zig zags outside the school.
3)     You must not park opposite or within the 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction except in an authorised parking space.  This includes the junction of Stable Lane and School Lane.  Parking on the corner severely limits the visibility of both pedestrians and drivers at the junction.
If you happen to be parked outside Pre-School, particularly in the afternoon, you will need to wait until the older children are out of school and have left the area before attempting to reverse/drive out.
If parking is essential, please REVERSE into parking spaces.  As drivers we must all appreciate how hard it is to see toddlers when reversing and they are around cars.
Please can parents be responsible for informing relatives/childminders etc of our policy on parking.

Bag2School - In mid May we will pop a Bag2School envelope in your post pocket.  Please can you fill with an old clothes etc over the half term break and then return to us on the 19th June.  Don't worry we will also send a reminder nearer the time. 
Early Years Advisor
As part of our ongoing commitment to staff professional development, a number of staff have recently visited other settings or have visits planned.  We have also invited other Early Years practitioners to visit us at Seer Green Pre-School.  To see more about what we learnt please click here.
Events & Dates for Your Diary
Its time to get dressed up!  Please feel free to send your child in fancy dress on Thursday 26th April (sorry for the late notice but I am sure they will have a outfit ready to go in those dressing up collections) in return for a donation towards the tombola prizes at the Summer Fete.  This could be wine, chocolates, sweets, toys etc - whatever takes your fancy!

We are also collecting second hand toys which are unwanted, any donations are appreciated.  We will have boxes outside Pre-School for you to drop them off on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April.  If there is a larger item which needs collection, please let me know.
The date for the Summer Fete is set for 12th May 12noon - 2pm and the planning for the event is in full swing.  Please make sure its in your diary - it will be too good to miss!
Other Upcoming Dates for Your Diary
  • Bag2Schools - 19th June
  • Sports Day - 16th July
  • End of Year Picnic - 20th July
  • Full listing of dates can be found here.
Wow Board - Keep those Wow moments coming in, we love to congratulate our children on their achievements.

Easyfundraising - Keep making those online purchases using Every penny you spend can raise money for our Pre-school.

Phone Calls
- Please can we request that any calls to the pre-school to inform of illness etc are not made during the times when children are arriving and/or leaving as we are not always able to answer the phone.  Please ring either side of 8:45 - 9:00 / 15:05 - 15:20. 
- Please do not email a child's absence as emails are not always read through the pre-school day.  
- The main Pre-School telephone number is 01494 730060, the admissions telephone number is not constantly checked therefore please do not use this
General Admin
- Please regularly check your child's pigeon pocket
- If there are any changes to contact details (including childminders/nannies), addresses, doctors etc. please let Hannah know on
- All available ad-hoc lunch clubs and additional sessions are listed on a sign on the noticeboard

Washing Up
- There is a sign on the noticeboard to indicate who is doing the washing up that day
- If you can't make the allocated washing up slot please email other parents to arrange a swap
- If there are certain days of the week you can't help with washing up please let Hannah know on

Facebook - We have a closed facebook group, where we share what your child has been doing that day.  Please let us know if you would like to join it.
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