Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to Autumn Term! We have lots of new children starting with us this term and we are looking forward to getting to know everyone. We send a newsletter every term but also please read the notice board, website and Facebook and our windows for further updates.
It’s going to be a busy and exciting term; please note the following dates for your diary:
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 6th September
First day of Autumn Term
Wednesday 15th September
Committee Meeting @ Toad Hall Pre-school @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th October
AGM – at Toad Hall Pre-school
Mon 25th Oct – Fri 29thOct
Half term week (no sessions)
Monday 1st November
Second half of Autumn Term starts.
Saturday 13th November
Christmas Bazaar TBC
Friday 3rd December
Nativity Trip to Pennywell Farm (NO SESSIONS ON THIS DAY) TBC
Wednesday 8th December
Christmas Party (no sessions) TBC
Friday 17th December
End of term – Christmas Performance ( no sessions)
Monday 10th January 2022
First day of Spring Term
Funding Forms: Please be advised if your child is using their funding then a form must be completed by you every term, for Toad Hall to be able to collect the funding on your behalf. Failure to fill in the necessary form will result in you being charged for the sessions.
If you would choose to wear one on drop off and collecting whilst inside the hall, it would be really appreciated, as staff will be continuing to wear one whilst parents are in the room. Please continue to use hand sanitizer on entrance, we really appreciate your help in keeping us virus free.
AGM: Wednesday 13th October 2021:
We need a committee to continue to stay open so please join us for the AGM, more details will follow but keep the date available, you are as important as the staff in keeping us open. It will be held at Toad Hall Pre-school 7.30pm – 9pm.
Nut Free Pre-School:
We are a nut free pre-school, so please be aware of this when packing your child’s packed lunch. A copy of the policy is on our notice board inside on the table as you walk in. Thank you for your co-operation.
Pennywell Nativity Trip:
We all go along in our own transport meeting at Pennywell for 10am; a real nativity in the barn is a lovely setting, wrap up warm too. No sessions on this day. More information to follow. TBC
A fun filled afternoon 12 - 2pm at Toad Hall inside including Santa’s Grotto, stalls, refreshments, raffle. This will be confirmed closer to the date. TBC
Please be aware we may have to change some of our activities but will keep you all posted on what we decide to do this year, so please check board inside for details when we have sorted timings and days etc.
Please ensure you are not using your mobile telephone whilst inside Toad Hall Pre-school during drop-off and pick-up times. Thank You.
Committee Meeting: A committee made up of current and past parents runs Toad Hall. We plan all the events and are always looking for help and/or people with relevant experience. We are a friendly bunch and we meet every month locally; if you’re interested in finding our more, please contact email@example.com (chairperson) or Nicky.
A polite reminder when your child has been unwell:
NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines state that children should not attend and school or other childcare facility while they have diarrhoea or vomiting caused by gastroenteritis. Children should not go back to school or other childcare facility until at least 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Current guidance for Covid19 - If anyone has a high temperature they have to self isolate until they get a test and continue to self isolate until a negative test result is returned.
Please keep us informed if your child has to be tested due to another family member so we can keep a trace on how this is affecting us here at Toad Hall Pre-School.