November Newsletter

Setting News

We have had a great first half term! We have welcomed new families and made positive developments to our indoor environment. Whilst we have made smaller changes to our garden we are soon to commence a thorough development with the help of Nina and her team from Santander, who have chosen to support us! We are so excited for the work to tale place and will be sure to celebrate the changes on our Facebook page after completion for you all to see.

Toni our Setting Manager remains on Maternity Leave but will start to do some 'Keeping In Touch' days throughout November. Toni and Gemma will be looking at recent developments and how best to utilise their time together before Toni's return in the New Year.


Thank you

Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to like and share our Facebook page, please find us now on Instagram as wisps.preschool. We would really appreciate any reviews that you may have time to do; both on Facebook and through finding us on Google! We are very proud of our setting and want to reach out to more families who may not know we are here.



Please can we ask that you get involved as you can with your child's online journal. This helps to provide us with a well-rounded view of your child's experiences and capabilities. If you do need any assistance, please speak to a member of the team.



Wisps actively promote the children to be independent. We do ask that you support us with this and allow your child to enter the pre-school independently. If your child finds this distressing, please do accompany them into pre-school and encourage them to hang their belongings on their pegs and register themselves on our self-registration board whilst you wait for them in the room before saying goodbye.


Dates for your diary

Friday 10th November 2017 

Photographer at 10.15,

Please bring your child at this time if Friday is not their regular session

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Parents Evening 3.15pm-4.30pm

Thursday 30th November 2017 Parents Evening 4.00pm-5.15pm


Remaining Inset Days

Inset Day 2 Thursday 4th January 2018
Inset Day 3 Friday 5th January 2018
Inset Day 4 Monday 15th April 2018
Inset Day 5 Monday 23rd July 2018

Latest News

Setting News:

Wisps are making every effort to populate our Facebook page with lots of information and photos about what we have been up to. We have received some lovely feedback from some of our families and we really appreciate your ongoing support with liking and sharing our Facebook page and posts. We will be joining Instagram too, so please keep a look out for us.

We have been busy creating a new Finger Gym to support early writing skills, we are continuing to enhance and develop different areas within our environment, please feel free to pop in and take a look for yourselves.


Thank you:

Thank you to our families for being so supportive during this first term of the new school year, especially in light of recent staff changes. Please note we do have an open-door policy and really appreciate and value any feedback our families can give.


Healthy Eating:

Please can we ask parents that choose to send their child to pre-school with a snack that you help to support Wisps with our healthy eating culture. During our morning sessions the following items will be available; Fruit, Cereal, Toast. During our afternoon sessions the following items will be available; Fruit, Breadsticks, Rice Cakes.


Dates for your diary

3rd October 2017 Mini Professors visiting Wisps. An interactive science session
6th October 2017 Movin Monkeez visiting Wisps. An interactive music session
19th October 2017 Stretch 'N' Grow visiting Wisps. Interactive exercise session
23rd-27th October 2017 Half Term Wisps Closed


Planned Inset Days

4th January 2018 Inset 2 Wisps Closed
5th January 2018 Inset 3 Wisps Closed
16th April 2018 Inset 4 Wisps Closed
23rd July 2018 Inset 5 Wisps Closed



Latest News

Setting News:

Staff are busy preparing the children for their transition to school. Wisps will be celebrating the children graduating from pre-school at their leavers party on Tuesday 25th July. Parents are invited to join the children at 2.30pm in the Infant School Hall.

Wisps are welcoming new children to the setting who are enjoying their settling in sessions before starting pre-school in September. Wisps still have spaces for children who wish to start in September 2017. Wisps are proud to offer the new 30 hours funding, please check the childcare choices website for information and eligibility.

Staff News:

Big congratulations to Toni and her family on the birth of their son who was born on his due date. Toni has visited the setting with her baby so the children can see him and many parents have had the privilege of meeting the baby too.

Wisps will be saying goodbye to Kellyann, who leaves us at the end of the school year after a whopping 8 years. Kellyann will be taking a short sabbatical to spend time with her family during their transition stage before deciding on her future venture. Wisps wishes Kellyann all the best and thanks her for her fantastic commitment over the years. Wisps are sure that Kellyann will pop back and visit the pre-school.

Kerrie will be continuing in her role as Business Manager and will be undertaking the Setting Management position for the remainder of Toni's Maternity Leave. You will find Kerrie in the office 5 days a week from September, she will also be found in the garden or main room of the pre-school at the start and end of each day.

Important Reminders:

With the warmer weather showing its face, regularly, please send children to school in appropriate clothing with a sun hat and a named bottle of sun lotion.

Water bottles are not needed, children have access to drinking water throughout the day and milk at snack times.

Do you have any items you wish to donate to our summer fayre? We are looking for; unused gifts, toys, teddies, perfumes, bottles (in date, please).

Do you know somebody who would benefit from hosting a stall at our summer fayre? Please speak with a staff member for a booking form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a booking form. Stalls are £7.00

Please can children come to pre-school with a drawstring bag rather than a rucksack as we do not have the space for bulky items. Wisps do sell drawstring bags or you can purchase a drawstring bag of your choice.

We are open for an extra day, our last day of term is Wednesday 26th July 2017.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 10th July Dress-up Week. Children are invited to dress-up in return for an item for the tombola &/or bottle tombola
Saturday 22nd July Summer Fayre 12-2.30pm Entrance 50p per adult
Tuesday 25th July Leavers Party 1-3pm. Wisps closes to all non-leavers at 12.30pm
Wednesday 26th July Last day of Term.




Latest News

Open Coffee Morning

Wisps would like to invite you to our first open coffee morning

on Monday 4th September 2017 between 9.30am and 11.00am.

This will be an opportunity for you to meet the staff and see the pre-school

set up ready for a day of fun.

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

Latest News

Staff News:

Sam and Becky are both back at Wisps after their leave earlier on in the year, we welcome them back, they have been greatly missed. Sam is still healing but is fit to be back at pre-school. Wisps say goodbye to Toni whilst she sets out on Maternity Leave ready to welcome her new baby to the world, we are very much looking forward to cuddles with baby.

Setting News:

Wisps have decided to help the children with their transition to school by changing the way our lunchtime works. Transition into school is a hard but fun time and we are looking to ensure that all children are prepared for their next stage in education.

Parents evening will take place the first week of June, this is very important for our school leavers as this will be a time to discuss each child's learning progress throughout their time at Wisps and where they are in their age and stage development ready for school.

Important Reminders:

As we enter the summer months please remember to send your child to Wisps with a sun hat and a named bottle of sun lotion. We have a water fountain that the children can access freely throughout the day.

Our Summer Fayre is on Saturday 22nd July 12pm until 2.30pm, please come and join us.


Becky is busy remodelling the Mud Kitchen and Construction area of our garden, please donate any items that you no longer need that we can use in these areas. We are looking for; cutlery, utensils, chop sticks, bricks, stones, gardening tools, etc.