Managers Update – March

I can’t believe we are near the end of another half term, over the coming weeks we will be bringing your child’s development records up to date and you will receive a brief progress report, please ask if you have any questions.

On Tuesday 1st April the Reception class from Whitley school are joining us for Easter Celebrations, we will be having an Easter Bonnet Parade to be judged by the Guardian who are coming to take photo’s, an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter craft activities, if you would like to come and join in the fun you are more than welcome, we plan to start at 10.00am (ish) until around 11.30am. I have also seen Easter Bonnets in Quality Save for 99p for those of you who need a hat to decorate!

DELAMERE TRIP Wednesday 2nd April

This term our theme has been Transport, linking in with this we plan on a short trip to Delamere Forest on the train on Wednesday 2nd April. In order for this to go ahead we will need you support us in dropping off and picking up your child from Northwich Station. For the children that attend a Wednesday morning session we have the trip covered with the ratio of adults that we need however, if you wish to come along and accompany your child that is fine, the cost of an adult ticket is £5.60. I will need to know if you plan on coming by Friday 21st March at the latest in order to organise the trip.

Your child would need to be at Northwich station by 9.45am and pick up time would be 12.40pm approx .A drink and snack will be provided by pre-school.

If your child does not attend the session on a Wednesday am but you would like to join us on the trip you are most welcome, you will need to let me know by Friday 21st March and you would need to pay £5.60 ticket money in advance for your ticket to accompany your child. There is no cost for the children as under 5’s are free.


There have been some recent changes at the Village Hall which may result in the pre-school being able to offer an additional weekly Wednesday afternoon session after the Easter Half Term when we return week commencing the 22nd April, this will very much depend on interest in numbers and the impact it would have on other sessions that are currently running. If you are interested in a Wednesday afternoon as an additional session could you let me know, I would need this information by 21st March in order for me to plan the sessions, look at numbers and staff ratios to see if it is possible and let you know the outcome before we break up so that we are all prepared for our return after half term.

We would like to offer more flexibility with full days however, it is also a priority to ensure that the pre-school continues to run 5 days a week Mon-Fri, if offering another full day is to the detriment of the pre-school by children being taken out of other sessions and numbers for existing sessions are a concern we would have to reconsider.

Hopefully ,this may turn out to  be a positive action for us all, please let me know if you are interested once you have had chance to digest and consider the information.

For those who will still be with us in September, if you have any idea in advance of plans to change or increase sessions please let me know.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask, you can email me or have a chat in pre-school.