As we end the holidays and look forward to a new pre-school year, we have much to celebrate at Allsorts. Our theme for Term 1 is Books, Stories and Rhymes.
We have been awarded £22,500 by SODC towards the new building fund. This brings the total in the fund to £30,000. We still have a long way to go, but we remain very committed and determined in our project. Time is not on our side as the planning permission on our current building expires in Jan 2006. The Planning Department has reluctantly agreed to extend the permission by a year, but no further. This means we have to go ahead with the project in the summer holidays next year (2006). The pressure is certainly on to raise the rest of the money needed.
We are very grateful to all of you who have supported us so far in our fundraising, especially those of you who had a Coin Box for us. This scheme raised £1,500! If you still have a Coin Box lurking please drop it in at Pre-school or at Chestnut Cottage, The Street.
We have lots of further fund raising planned, and do hope you will be able to come along to all or any of the events.
Teddy Para Drop
We are joining forces with St.Agatha's Church again for another Grand Teddy Drop on Saturday 17th September, 12 - 2pm. Picnics will be provided at £3 per child / adult. Teddies can have the flight / fright of their life!
New Afternoon Sessions
We are now offering afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1- 3.30pm. This is intended to increase the number of childcare places available and cannot be used by those already attending a morning session on that day.
Stage 1 of Accreditation (the Pre-school Learning Alliance's quality standards programme) has been submitted and we hope to gain the Bronze award by the end of September.
Event of the Year
Following on from the huge success of the Auction of Promises last March we are pleased to give prior warning of our next big event. On Saturday 11 February 2006 Allsorts invite you to come to their "Wedding Party" - come as a Bride, Groom or wedding guest (dressed appropriately) to the Valentine celebration to end all Valentine celebrations. More details to follow nearer the time, so remember to keep that date free.
If you would like to find out more about Allsorts or arrange a visit please contact Hilary our Supervisor on 826387.