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News and Events

Pre-school photo day (Tuesday 26th November)

Come in at 8am if your child has older or younger siblings that you want to be in the photos. Your child can wear anything that you like but let the staff know if you want them to stay away from messy play for the rest of their session or provide a change of clothes to avoid getting any smart clothing dirty at pre-school.

 

Children in need dress up week (11th-15th November)

Thank you to every one that participated in our dressing up week to support children in need. If you were so kind to donate to this charity we are very thankful and we sent off over £30 that was placed in our little pot by your children. We also had crazy hair, odd socks, inside out clothes, PJs, yellow/spotty clothes and quite a few Pudsey bears most of which the cost of the clothes went towards the charity too. All the children seemed to enjoy it and gained a better understanding of Children in need UK.

 

HOT MEALS COMING SOON! (December 2019)

At our setting we aim to teach all of the children about the importance of healthy eating, to do this we provide a wide range of foods for snack time, but we would now like to provide hot meals for your child at lunch time. We are very excited to give you the option for your child to have their nutritious lunch cooked here at our setting.

 

Halloween fun (Thursday 31st October 2019)

We had a great Halloween this year with lots of fun sensory activities combining learning with the spooky season. It was excellent to see so many children dressed up in costumes to join in with the Halloween fun and even the staff put on their spooky outfits!

Our spooky staff at Halloween...

 Annual General Meeting and Parent Evening (Tuesday 29th October 2019)

 A big thank you to everyone that attended our AGM and/or our parents evening to discuss the setting and your child's progress so far. It is always a pleasure to see new faces at our Annual general meeting and we always welcome new committee members if you would like to join at a later date. Don't forget to check Tapestry to see what your child has been up to!

 

Santa Fun Run! (Saturday 7th December 2019)

We had some lovely feedback from last years Santa fun run and were very pleased to see everyone come together to raise money for the children. If you would like to get involved with this years fun run we will be very excited to see you there. Every is welcome; you don't have to dress as Santa, any christmas jumper will do, and we have prizes at the ready for 'best festive dressed' and 'fastest runner'. We will also be serving hot chocolate, tea/coffee and Mulled wine for you to purchase, a free Christmas craft table to keep your little ones occupied and there will be a festive face-painting set up too! If this is something that interests you then please come and join in at 10am:

£2 per runner or £5 for a family of 5

10:15am is the 500 metres / 10:30am is the 2k 

We look forward to getting into the festive spirit and seeing if we can beat last years run!

 

Our trip to Jimmy's farm! (Friday 5th July 2019)

Our first trip out to Jimmy's farm was a great success! Our staff enjoyed the trip with all the children and parents, and hope that everyone else did too, thank you to all of the parents that could make it and for all your great feedback. We had the pleasure of having our own guide that taught us all about the animals, and he even let us pet and feed some. We hope that we can do it all again next year!

In June 2018 we had a change in Management and our new Setting Manager is Jo Springall. We also have a new Deputy Manager Danielle Rogers and the rest of our team is made up of our Pre-school Practitioners Jenny Abbott, Polly Fyfe and Lou Bawley. We took on an Apprentice, Chloe Ripp who joined us in July 2018. Nikki Brunning helps to run our Breakfast and Afterschool clubs. During the summer holidays we had the inside and outside of our building completely redecorated creating a fresh clean feel to the setting. We have 2 chickens called 'Pecky' and 'Groot' who live in our bark area!

 Thank you for attending our open day (Wednesday 19th June 2019)

 

Thank you to everyone that made it to our open day last month, we hope that you and your child enjoyed stayingfor a play at our setting, and that you got to speak to some of our members of staff. We look forward to seeing the children that are due to start in September or later on in the year.

 

One man and his pan pop up restaurant (Thursday 11th July 2019)

Holbrook Pre-school held another fantastic pop-up restaurant this year that raised an amazing £1117.59! Thank you so much to our wonderful chef Olly Millington for such a great night, thank you to the committee for your hard work putting everything together, and to anyone that bought raffles tickets or donated prizes in support of our Pre-school.

 

 

 

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Last updated 18th November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Springall 

(Level 5 childcare practitioner/ Setting Manager)

 

'I live in Holbrook and have 2 children of my own that are now

at University. I have been a brownie leader for a few

years now, and have worked in childcare for over 20 years.'

 Danielle Rogers

(Level 2 childcare practitioner/ Deputy Setting Manager)

 

 'I have three children of my own, and in my spare time I enjoy

going to the gym and swimming.'

 Jenny Abbott

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner - Third in charge)

 

'I enjoy spending time with my family and baking lots of

delicious treats. I live in Holbrook, so I like to take my dog 

for walks around the village.'

 Chloe Ripp

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner apprentice)

 

'I live in Holbrook and I have lots of different animals;

sometimes I bring in reptiles for the children to see. When I'm

not with my animals I am spending time with my nieces and nephews.'

 Polly Fyfe

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner)

 

'I joined the team earlier this year and when I'm not caring for

the children at the Pre-school, I am spending time

with my many nieces and nephews or riding my bicycle.

 Nikki Brunning

(Catering manager & club assistant)

 

 'I have 2 children of my own and when I am not entertaining the

children in the BC and ASC with baking and arts activities, I am preparing 

food for the children at pre-school.'

 Nicky Low

(Pre-school business manager)

 

'I have been working for the Pre-school since January 2015 and deal with

all the different aspects of Office Management. I have 2 daughters and enjoy

taking my cocker spaniel Bella for long walks in the countryside.'