14 July 2017 | Weekly Update

Dear Parents and Carers

This terms topic has been about ourselves and this week’s focus was birthdays and growing up.

  • Our adult led focus was to decorate a birthday cake (cupcake) representing their age with pretend candles. We looked at photos on the big board of when we were babies and how we have all changed!
  • There was school visits throughout the week for our leavers.
  • We played musical instruments on Wednesday afternoon choosing our favourite songs to sing.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday afternoon we were able to practise together our songs for our concert on Thursday.

Dates and Reminders

  • Toy Cleaning | Don’t forget to sign up for toy cleaning over the summer. There are still plenty of toys that need to be cleaned.
  • End of Term |On that note, don’t forget it’s an early finish on Friday 21 July. We finish at 13.50pm so you can pick your child up first before the Primary school finishes.
  • Snacks | Can I say a big thank you to all your fruit donations over the past year? You have all been fantastic and brought in some amazing snacks for the children to try.
  • Reports | We are still waiting on a few reports to be returned of our leavers. Please can you return ASAP, a signed copy needs to be sent to your child’s reception class teacher. Thank you.
  • Hot Weather | The weather is going to be hot and sunny again next week, please ensure a named drinks bottle and hat are provided every day.

 

  • Quizco | Date for your diary- Saturday 30 September for our Quizco night. Due to the success of our evening in March we shall be repeating an evening of a quiz followed by a disco. We are looking for volunteers to help be part of a small team to run the show, a detailed crib sheet has been written with step by step guide of what to do when. So it’s a very easy little event to organise and more importantly you’re helping your child’s preschool to raise vital funds.
  • Open Day | We have our first open day for prospective parents on Wednesday 13 September from 9.30-11am and 1-3pm. Let friends know and pop in and see what we’re up too. We have some laminated posters that need to be put up around the village. Please ask at the desk for one to put up near where you live or on your fence.

Next week our focus is what you want to be when you grow up, I wonder…. I always wanted to be an air hostess and travel the world, Cheryl and Charlotte a teacher, Jenny a hairdresser, and Lorna a vet, how times have changed, for today’s children the world is their oyster and they can follow their dreams!

Enjoy the sunshine

Pre-School Staff

Join our Fabulous Team

The committee, staff and children are seeking an Assistant to join the Pre-School team.  We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience working in Early Years Settings
  • is approachable, with outstanding communication skills and has an excellent rapport with children, staff, parents and committee
  • holds a minimum Level 3 in Childcare
  • is ambitious and is looking to develop the next stage of their career

We can offer you:

  • an exciting opportunity to make a real difference
  • a committed staff who are passionate about working with children
  • an enthusiastic, hard-working and supportive committee
  • happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children and engaged and supportive parents and carers

To receive an application pack or to arrange a visit to view the pre-school, please email Jean Mitchell, Pre-School Administrator at administrator@goringandcleevepreschool.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Midday, Friday 21 April 2017 and interviews will be held on Friday 5 May 2017

Goring and Cleeve Pre-School is a registered charity offering education for children from the age of 2 until they start school. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks and must be eligible to work in the UK (in compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006).

Ofsted | Outstanding Status

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It is with great pleasure we wish to inform you that following the Ofsted inspection on 13 July 2016,our Pre-School was judged Outstanding across the board. The inspector commented that:

“The pace of change and rate of improvement in the pre-school has been rapid.”

“…the quality of teaching is now outstanding. Children’s different learning needs are meticulously and precisely planned for. As a result, children make excellent progress in their learning and development.”

“Staff work together as an exceptional team. They are dedicated, caring and highly professional. It is clear they consistently go ‘the extra mile’ to make sure every child’s needs are fully met.”

Read the full report here:

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/index.php?q=filedownloading/&id=2587811&type=1&refer=0