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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 – Summer 2021

Summer term:

Welcome everyone to the Summer term!  Again we would like to thank you for your continued support, in particular to new guidelines and risk assessments required to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The children have all been amazing and have been accepting of any changes whilst taking it all in their stride.

We will be covering a varied range of activities around our theme ‘New Beginnings’ which will incorporate the outside environment as we are hoping for a lovely summer outside.  Our first activity will be making ‘a nature wreath’. As always, we’ll take our lead from the children’s own interests and ideas. Our “Letter and Number of the Week” will be ‘Rr’ and ‘9’. 

Please can you collect and bring in ‘Kitchen Roll tubes’ for an activity later on in the term

Home Activities:

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

* Look and talk about things that are growing in your gardens and if you  go on a walk to the park.

* Talk about how the trees and flowers are changing and what new colours they can see.

* Draw pictures of some of the flowers, leaves and other objects you might see in the outside environment together.  

* Make some collages using petals to bring into Pre-school to show what you have found.

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:

‘‘One Spring Day — Percy the Park Keeper’ by Nick Butterworth

‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle

‘Planting a Rainbow’ by Lois Ehlert

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 have had problems getting hold of new uniforms and as this is the last term, we don’t envisage getting any uniform or bookbags in until the start of the Autumn Term.

Regardless of what clothes you send your child to Pre-school in, 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.

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’.

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 developed Covid-19 symptoms.  In this case, parents/carers should call Pre-school or email Karen to inform us and then follow the ’stay at home guidance’.

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 using: Karen.preschool@yahoo.co.uk.

Practicing for Big School:

As our older children will be leaving us in July to go onto Primary School, they have already started practicing how to put their outdoor clothes on and become more independent.  Please could you continue with this at home as it will help with the settling in process.

We will also be talking about going onto Primary school to the children who are leaving and reading stories on this subject together.

Parental Consultation’s:

We will be doing some sort of parental consultations for parents/carers during the term but this will of course will have to be in line with our Covid-19 guidelines.  This is so your child’s Key worker can share their Learning Journey with you so you can see how they are progressing.  Details will follow in due course.

Sports Day:

Sports day sadly this year will probably be something which takes place at Pre-school with just the children.  However should we be able to sort out a normal Sports Day in the park we will let you know in due course. 

End of Year Party:

This year’s end of year party will be held on Tuesday 20th July from 13:00-15:00. The  children can wear their favourite party outfits if they so wish. More details to follow nearer the date. 

Dates to remember in 2021:

First day of Summer Term = Monday 19th April

May Day = Monday 03rd May

Spring Bank Hols Last Day = Friday 28th May

Spring Bank Return = Monday 07th June

End of Summer Term = Tuesday 20th July