Welcome to the Autumn Term
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
Weds 21st October
Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30thOct
Half term week (no sessions)
Monday 2nd November
Second half of Autumn Term starts.
Saturday 14th November
Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser (1pm – 3pm) TBC
Friday 4th December
Nativity Trip to Pennywell Farm (NO SESSIONS ON THIS DAY) TBC
Wednesday 9th December
Christmas Party 1-3pm – (no sessions on this day) TBC
Friday 18th December
End of term with Christmas performance starting 10.30am – 11.30am approx. TBC
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.
AGM: Wednesday 21st October 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, food and drinks provided.
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.
Help us make this a great fundraiser by collecting bottles of anything, not just alcohol and also chocolates for this event. One item per week added to your shopping trolley, brought into us for storage helps to make these stalls a great success on the day! SO LETS START NOW – see box on table to put your bottles/chocolates in.
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.
A lovely afternoon with food and entertainment provided for all children who attend Toad Hall Pre-School, no sessions on this day, more information to follow. We do ask for a £2 donation per child to help towards the cost.
Held on the last day of term, no sessions on this day as all the children take part in our performance, starting at approx 10.30am, lasting approx 30 mins with tea/coffee & mince pies available to purchase after the performance. Tickets are required nearer the time.
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. Also due to covid19 – 48 hrs is needed for a child to be temperature free, if you give calpol or similar.