As the long “summer” holidays finally drew to a close, we welcomed back
our little, and not-so-little, old timers. We were also delighted to say
a big hello to some new faces not only amongst the tiny tots but also
amongst the staff. Caren and Hailey have both started their new roles
as play assistants in September and we hope they go on to enjoy many
years with us.
Surprisingly, the summer has been far from quiet. We received some
fantastic news from the Pre-School Learning Alliance regarding our
application for the final part of its quality assurance scheme. We are
absolutely thrilled to announce that Allsorts has been awarded Stage 3
accreditation. A big thank you goes to staff, parents and committee for
all their hard work in achieving this. In particular, we would like to
thank our Supervisor, Karen Stevens, and our Chair, Tania Bevis, whose
drive and determination were crucial to this very exciting result.
Meanwhile, our fabulous fundraisers have been beavering away again. At
the Village Fete, they did a wonderful job of face painting and biscuit
decorating which proved to be very popular not just with little ones but
with bigger people, too! Any funds raised from the Fete will go
towards putting a cover over our new outside area (a new, all-weather,
undercover play area) for our little ones. We have had a variety of
quotes for this development and still need to raise more money towards
it. Our fundraisers are coming up with some more, exciting ideas to
achieve this and we hope to commission this project soon. So watch this
Also coming up this academic year, will be the re-launch of the
afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Allsorts. We are
currently monitoring the requirement and would be delighted to hear from
parents/guardians interested in their child attending this extremely
popular Pre-School in the afternoons.
And finally, congratulations to Chair, Tania, and Matt Bevis on the
latest addition to their junior management team with the birth of their
gorgeous baby girl, Erika.