We would like to make a very big thank you to everyone who has made a donation to our building fund. It is very much appreciated by all who are involved at the Pre-School, especially the children. However we are still short by approximately £13,000 and we need to raise the remaining funds by the end of the summer term so that the building work can start. The new building has to be up and running by the start of the new school year in September.
We raised £200 from the Nearly New Baby Sale that took place on Saturday 22 April in the Jubilee Pavilion, a big thank you to everyone that came along and supported us.
We are holding a Prize Draw on Saturday 1st July in the Pre-school. Raffle tickets are on sale at the moment, they cost £1 each and there are various prizes - 1st Prize Set Lunch for Two at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and other prizes include mobile phone worth over £200, iPod Nano, case of wine, Champagne, Hanging Baskets. We will be going round the village selling raffle tickets in the near future, but you may also purchase tickets by calling the Pre-school. All proceeds of the ticket sales will go to the new building fund.
At present we are going through an accreditation process at Allsorts. This means that we are to be assessed and inspected on the childcare that we provide and the curriculum that we use. There are 3 stages for us to complete and we are awaiting an assessor to complete stage 1. All the staff and committee are working hard towards the Accreditation and once completed we will be recognised by the Pre-School Learning Alliance for providing excellent childcare and provision.
We currently have a staff vacancy that has recently become available. We require a qualified and experienced staff member (preferably NVQ 2 or above) to work with our existing team - 19 hours per week over 5 days, good rates of pay depending on experience. For further information and to arrange a visit please contact the Chairman, Sam Balfour, on 01235 816701.
There are a few slots available for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon sessions at the Pre-school (1pm – 3:30pm), so please contact us to know more. If you would like to arrange a visit to the Pre-school please call Hilary on 826387.