Duffield Pre-School

Newsletter April - May 2021

Topics this term: The Odd Egg, Jasper's Beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Minibeasts, Recycling, Plants.
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Dates for your Diary

Dates for Diary

Summer term: Monday 19th April – Friday 28th May

May Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd May

Summer Term: Tuesday 8th June – Wednesday 21st   July

Inset Day: Monday 7th June

Recycling week –17/05/2021 - information to follow

Autumn Term start date: Monday 6th September

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We couldn’t have done it without you. We raised an amazing amount of money on our welly walk. At the moment our total stands at £1,232.00!!! this is an amazing amount and will make a huge difference. So far, we have managed to spend just over £600 on a new climbing frame, outdoor bench set, new outdoor large construction kit and replaced some of our foam builders’ bricks. Hopefully, this will arrive in the holidays ready for the children to use on their return on the 19th April. We will update you on the rest of our spending in future newsletters.


Outdoor Play We will be outside as often as possible this term. While Crocs and flip flops are perfect for home, we find that they aren’t suitable for climbing, balancing etc. Thank you, I know it is difficult when children want to wear their favourite shoes, but we would appreciate your support. Also please apply sun block before session – however on full days, we are happy to re-apply at lunch time, please label your child’s sun block and pop in container on the cupboard by the entrance. Sunhats please. Thank you


Bags – Help, we have a lot of bags, ruck sacks and green bags, could you possibly help by just bringing one or the other? There are two containers for green bags outside, soon both will be labelled!! Thank you.


Questionnaires – Thank you so much for responding to our questionnaire, it is so useful to know what is working well but also to know which areas of practice need reviewing and evaluating, we had a 64% return, which is fantastic, thank you.

Amazon Smile – thank you to all who have supported Amazon Smile through purchases but also a massive thank you to all of you who have sent us a gift through our wish list, we have added to our role play, received some lovely books, games and new resources. It is much appreciated and the children have enjoyed the new resources.


Nature Reserve Sessions – we are hoping to spend at least one afternoon a week in the nature reserve, we will send out a separate consent letter shortly.

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Website: https://www.duffieldpreschool.co.uk/

If you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to approach a staff member.

From all of us at Duffield Preschool