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Coronavirus – Information for Parents and Carers.

Please be advised that, due to coronavirus infection rates in the Tandridge Area, we are ‘Temporarily Closed’ from Thursday 7th January 2021.

We will be monitoring infection rates and hope to re-open after February break, but please check back for further updates.

Spaces still available (for when we do re-open!)

Dormansland Pre-School is a small and welcoming village pre-school for children aged between 2 & 5 yrs. Our pre-school is situated in: The Parish Room, The Platt, Dormansland, Surrey, RH7 6RA.  Tel: 07855 279934.

Our facilities include: a large hall (complete with stage, kitchen and toilets) where we have a wide range of indoor equipment creating a vibrant, challenging and supportive play-based curriculum. We also have a secure outdoor area with new artificial grass and an all-weather canopy where children can access free-flow play whatever the weather!  Our outdoor area is equipped with a play house, slide, sandpit and a wide range of outdoor play equipment.

We are committed to ‘learning through play’ and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  We try and focus the environment in such a way that every area of learning is covered within the EYFS by using child intiated experiences with some adult input on activities to develop and extend each individual child’s stages of development.

Our Pre-school is registered with ‘OFSTED’, a copy of our latest inspection report can be seen under the ‘Links’ section on the right.

If you wish to know what’s going on this term then please see our newsletter.

Newsletter – Spring 2021

Spring term:

Here’s  wishing a much needed “Happy 2021” to all our parents and children! We would like to start by thanking you all for your continuing support, particularly with all the new guidelines and risk assessments required to address the COVID pandemic  Please be very proud of your children though, as they have just got on with everything and accepted so many changes. 

We are beginning this term with the theme “The World around me” and our first activity will be centred around “Pets in their homes”.  Alongside reading stories that relate to  our theme, we will of course take on board the children’s own interests and idea’s.   Our “Letter of the Week” will be ‘Nn’ and our  “Number of the week” will be ‘4’.

Home Activities:

To encourage the learning that your child will get from the above activities, there are also things that you can do together at home:

* To look at their home and where they live.

* Talk about who lives in their house with them.

  • Who lives nearby such as grandparents, friends and neighbours.
  • Find photo’s to look at of family members, which could also then be brought into Pre-school at a later date and used in activities.

* Talk about their journey to school, what do you see and where do you go.

Stories:

You could read together; maybe even take a trip to the local library to find some of these books that relate to our theme:

Going on a Bear Hunt:  Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Percy the Park Keeper books: Nick Butterworth

Three Little Pigs: James Halliwell-Phillipps

Clothing:

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, we aim to allow the children as much access to the outdoor environment as is possible in this Winter/Spring term. 

Please label all your child’s clothing & footwear.

We recommend Pre-school Sweatshirts and T-shirts as it takes away the worry of what to dress them in and helps them to feel part of the group.

Sweatshirts = £8:00 / T-shirts = £5:00.  Also Book-bags can be purchased for £3:50.

However at this moment please do not bring in any Book-bags!

Due to Covid-19, we are also having problems getting hold of new uniforms, but I do hope to put an order in very soon, so I will let everyone know when I have received a delivery,

Regardless of what clothes your child does wear to Pre-school, they will still need to be washed after every session.

Important:

Only one parent/carer at a time, who are symptom free, should collect your child.  Any change of address or phone numbers please let us know by email or phone so we can ensure emergency contact details are kept up-to-date.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

Do not send your child to Pre-school if they have Covid-19 symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 7 days, or if another household member develops Covid-19 symptoms.  In this case, parents/carers should call Pre-school to inform us and then follow the ‘stay at home guidance’.

Healthy Eating:

At Pre-school we have a ‘Healthy Eating’ policy  and a ‘No Nut’ policy!  Therefore we encourage all parents to support us in this by sending their child into Pre-school with a healthy and manageable lunch. (No Chocolate Bars, Sweets or Fizzy Drinks). 

We have noticed of late that some children  are bringing in very sugary foods, or food  which contains a lot of salt, please can these be limited in accordance with our Pre-school policies.

Sickness:

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea, they should not attend Pre-school for 48 hours after the symptoms have gone, as they may still be infectious.

Also, if your child has a very heavy cold and/or cough please keep them off Pre-school so infection is not spread to others.  Please ring or text us on Pre-school’s number 07855 279 934 by 9:15am if your child is unable to attend for any reason!

Children’s Toys:

During this current Covid-19 environment, we are not allowing the children to bring any personal toys or other objects into Pre-school., nor do we want to see any personal scooters or bikes left outside the premises.  The children can only use Pre-school Toys and Equipment whilst at Pre-school.

Feedback:

We really appreciate your feedback, good or bad! We value parent contributions, which hopefully will help towards making us a better Pre-school.  If you have any comments or suggestions about our Pre=school, please do not hesitate to email Karen.

World Book Week:

Week commencing 01st March 2021 we will be participating in “World Book Week”.  The aim is to create an opportunity for our children to enjoy books and experience a wide range of language through rhymes and stories. 

We are planning a number of activities linked to a story and rhymes.  We would also like parents to come and share their own favourite stories.  More details will follow in due course!

Parental Consultation’s:

We will be doing some sort of parental consultations for all parents/carers during the Spring Term, but this of course will have to be in line with our Covid-19 guidelines.  This is so your child’s Keyperson can discuss their Learning Journey and how they are progressing.  Details will follow in due course.

Dates to remember:

First Day of Spring Term  – Monday 04th   January 2021.

Half Term-Last Day – Friday 12th February

Half Term-Return – Monday 22nd February

End of Term – Tuesday 30th March.

First Day of Summer Term – Monday 19th April.

Bank Holiday – Monday 03rd May

Spring Bank Holiday – Last Day Friday 28th May

Spring Bank Holiday – Return Monday 07th June

Last Day—Tuesday 20th July 2021.