Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back and we hope you all had a great half term.
We have a very busy time ahead at preschool as the second half of the summer term is now upon us.
This Friday 8th June Lesley Brewin our preschool photographer is coming to take photographs of the children. Lesley has been visiting us for several years now and has always captured some beautiful shots. Each child will be photographed (if they are happy to) unless anyone specifically does not want their child photographed. You will receive a proof sheet of the photos Lesley has taken but you are under no obligation to purchase any of them. If you would like your child photographed and you do not usually come into preschool on Friday or if you would like your child photographed with a sibling just come along to the Club Room at the village hall from 8.45am and we will endeavour to have your pictures taken first. If your child is at preschool for the day and is coming in their ‘best clothes’ for the photographs, please provide a change of clothes for them to change into afterwards.
For all of you that have returned response forms, please remember we have our Parents Evening on Monday 11th June and your allocated 15 minute time slot will be confirmed this week. Don’t forget if you are not able to attend on Monday 11th June please speak to your child’s key carer so we can arrange an alternate time for a meeting within preschool hours.
On Friday 22nd June we are hoping to take the children to the Silchester School sports day to watch some of the races, participate in the toddler race and then enjoy our packed lunches on the sports field afterwards. A letter with full details will be coming home soon but if there are any parents available to help chaperone the children during this visit, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Helen and Fiona if you can help. If your child does not attend preschool on Fridays but would like to participate in the race, you are both welcome to join us on the sports field at 11.30am.
With some of the older children coming to the end of their time with us at preschool we shall be focusing on the transition to their new school and practising some of the necessary skills to become as ‘school ready’ as possible. As well as their arranged school visits, their new school teachers have all been invited to preschool to meet with the children and talk to their key carers. Mrs Thomas from Silchester School will be spending time with us next week and will meet as many of their new class from Cherry Trees as possible.
For the parents of younger children at Cherry Trees who will be returning in September, we will need to know what sessions you would like when we come back after the summer holidays. Therefore a letter will be sent home this week to ask what you require. Please return this to us as soon as you can so we can accommodate everyone’s requirements wherever possible.
If you are entitled to free 30 hours childcare funding, please don’t forget to renew your eligibility code regularly. You should be sent a text or email by HMRC to remind you, although some of you have told me this isn’t always the case, so please check anyway. It is important that you check this and renew your details on time or you could miss out on your funded childcare.
With best wishes
Helen, Fiona and the Cherry Trees team.