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 7th September
First day of Autumn Term
Monday 2nd November
AGM – at Toad Hall
Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30thOct
Half term week (no sessions)
Monday 2nd November
Second half of Autumn Term starts.
Monday 30th November
Friday 4th December
Nativity Trip to Pennywell Farm (NO SESSIONS ON THIS DAY) TBC
Friday 18th December
End of term
Thursday 7th January 2021
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.
Please wear one on drop off and collecting whilst inside the hall and continue to use hand sanitizer on entrance, we appreciate your help in keeping us virus free.
AGM: Monday 2nd November 2020:
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 7pm – 9pm. PTO
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.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we are cancelling our annual bazaar, so to help us fundraise we will be holding a Christmas Raffle, so any donations would be appreciated, you could donate chocolates, bottles, mince pies etc closer to the date which would be Monday 30th November, as we can then make up hampers, we will get raffle tickets to you once printed.
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
Please be aware we 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 with their household, get a test and continue to self isolate until a negative test results are 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.