June & July Newsletter

Dates for your Diary

Monday 25th June Class and individual school photos (Wednesday 27th back up day)

Monday 16th July- Chantlers Primary School visit

Thursday 19th July- Party day ALL children welcome to attend the morning session (See next page for further details.)

Friday 20th July- Graduation performance (Pre-school children only. No pm session on this day).

Notes for returning children

New opening times

Please note:  As from September 2018 the opening and closing times have been amended.  The morning sessions will run as usual. But the doors will now open at 8.45am not 8.40. Please ensure that your child arrives promptly as late arrivals can cause disruption, especially in September when we have new children starting.

Afternoon sessions will now be opening at 12.30pm and will close at 3.30pm (please note: doors will still be opened ten mins before the end of both sessions). If this is likely to cause any problems the afterschool club over at Chantlers primary may be able to offer your child a place. Please contact the school for more information.

Administration fee

We would like to remind the parents of returning children to pay the £10 fee for the September, this is to cover administration costs throughout the year (as agreed to in the terms and conditions).


In line with inflation and the rising cost of the daily running of the setting, we will be increasing the prices of the sessions with effect from September, each 3-hour session will now be charged at £18.00.


Please note children who are returning in September who will be of pre-school age will have to wear the royal blue polo shirts. Please complete the order form attached and return this along with payment by Friday 6th July. Polo shirts are priced at just £7.50. We have these in stock if you need to check on sizes. Please see a member of staff to look at these if you’re unsure of the size your child will need.


We would like to ask for a small contribution towards the cost of printing your child’s Learning journey. These documents are in excess of 30 pages, which is quite costly to print. Any amount no matter how small would be gratefully received.


On Monday 25th June we will be having Catchlight photographers in the setting, if your child does not attend on this day, please could you bring your child along at 10.00 am. This will be for an individual graduation photo and a group photo. Leavers only. (uniform is required on the day)


World cup

To support our team in the world cup, children will be allowed to wear England t-shirts football kits or come in dressed in red and white on the days of England are playing.


Party Day All children welcome

On Thursday 19th July we will holding our party day, this will be Hawaiian themed.

All children are welcome to attend this party which will be held in the morning session only. If you would like your child to swap the pm session and attend the party on this morning, please see Justine to arrange this. Sessions will run as normal for those who attend all day and a packed lunch will not be needed on this day. £1 per child

Please note: This will also be the last day for children who are returning in September. There is no pm session on Friday 20th July.

Graduation Day Performance- Friday 20th July

We will be selling tickets for graduation w/c Monday 2nd July. Tickets are priced at £1.50 per person. Each ticket will be entered into a draw to win the ‘class pets’. Unfortunately, we can only allow 2 tickets per family, this is due to the limited space we have in Pre-School. However, we may have some surplus tickets which will be available on a first come first served basis when everyone has purchased the tickets required. The performance will commence at 11pm on Friday 20th July. Refreshments will be available after the performance and you can also say goodbye to the staff and have the opportunity to take photos of your child, the staff and their friends. Please note: there will be NO lunch club or afternoon session on this day.


All the staff would like to wish our leavers a fond farewell, it has been a pleasure to have been a small part of their first educational experience and watch how all the children have grown and developed during the time they have spent with us.

We would like to thank all the parents who are leaving us at this time and returning parents for your generosity over the past year or two and for your continued support.

We hope you all have a lovely break and look forward to seeing our returning children in September.

Happy Holidays.

From all the staff and Committee Members at Chantlers Pre-School.

Goodbye and Good Luck