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Duffield Preschool

Newsletter April - May 2024

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Dates for Diary

 

Summer term 1 :Monday 15th April - Friday 24th May.

May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May.

Inset Day: Friday 24th May

 

Summer Term 2: Monday 3rd June - Tuesday 23rd July.

Autumn Term: Monday 9th September.

Fundraising – we couldn’t have done it without you. We raised an amazing amount of money on our Welly Walk. Currently our total stands at about £355.50, that is AMAZING!! Thank you so much. The children were brilliant and some of them walked every day.

 

Plant and Cake Sale - Friday 17th May, more details to follow. Any contributions of plants or cakes would be appreciated.

Holidays - If you have any holidays planned during the next term, could you please complete a holiday form. Thank you.

Payment of fees: Just a reminder that fees are payable within one week of the receipt of the invoice we would be grateful if you can stick to this deadline as it creates a great deal of extra admin checking the bank account. Of course, if there is an issue at any point then please speak to one of the staff.

10 keys to unlocking school readiness

The 10 keys have been identified by Derbyshire parents, carers and professionals. These will help everyone understand what children developing typically for their age should be able to do by the time they start in reception class. The 10 keys for unlocking school readiness are:

  • I can settle happily without my parent or carer

  • I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need

  • I can take turns and share when I am playing

  • I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands

  • I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself

  • I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross

  • I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy

  • I am curious and want to learn and play

  • I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions

  • I enjoy sharing books with grown-ups

 

Names in Coats, Sun Hats and Water bottles please, please, please: Lots of the children have lovely coats or more than one and we are battling to match up coats to children, as well as water bottles, please help!!! Thank you so much

Funding changes As some of you are aware from April 2024 parents of 2 year olds will be able to claim funding for 15 hours of child care each week. (Income dependant) We are pleased that the government have set a funding rate of £7.21 per hour. However, this will have an impact on those who will still be paying for their child’s sessions. Currently we charge £18.00 per session if we stayed in line with the funding rate we would need to increase fees to £21.63 per session. In order to stagger this increase our committee has decided that existing 2 year olds would are unfunded after April will be charged £19.50 moving to £21.63 in September.

The funding rate for 3 &4 year olds has also increased so from April we will now be charging £5.00 per additional hour instead of the current £4.80 per hour. If you have any questions with regards to funding, please speak to Clare.

Lunches

A few reminders please:

Could we ask you to please cut grapes in half (this was highlighted in our First Aid Training)

NO NUTS please (no Nutella or peanut butter).

Jewellery: No jewellery except for religious or cultural reasons. Thank you

SAFEGUARDING

Safeguarding is given the highest priority at Duffield Pre-School. There may be times when adults are concerned about children in the community. If so, then you can contact DCC's Child Protection Department on 01629 533190, the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or come directly and speak to Clare or Colleen as Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, please use the Preschool email address duffield.preschool@hotmail.co.uk     Please do not ignore concerns; child protection is everyone's responsibility.

Collection of Children: Could you please let us know if someone different is going/likely to be picking up your child. Could you please ensure that everybody around your child knows you PASSWORD.

Our phone number is 07955 16 88 92. Thank you.

 

Payment of fees: Just a reminder that fees are payable within one week of the receipt of the invoice we would be grateful if you can stick to this deadline as it creates a great deal of extra admin checking the bank account. Of course, if there is an issue at any point then please speak to one of the staff.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DuffieldPreSchool/

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

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