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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.

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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.




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Staff News:

We say a big welcome to Emma and Stacey. Emma is undertaking an apprenticeship with Wisps and will be working here 3 days a week. Stacey has worked in various childcare settings and will be here full time until December 2017.

Becky who is taking some personal time will be staying in contact with Wisps and working 2 days a week until her full time return in April.

Sam is currently on long term sick since breaking her foot in December, we wish her a speedy recovery.

A big congratulations to Toni who has announced her pregnancy, baby will be due early summer.

Our new members of staff are currently undertaking their mandatory training and our existing staff are undertaking training to complement their roles.


Setting News:

The environment has been our main focus. We have explored both indoors and outdoor environments and ensured that all areas are being accessed and are inviting for all children.

Wisps have purchased a new climbing system to enhance the children's physical development. A lovely sand table and picnic table with a changeable top for the children to play on. Wisps have cordoned an allotment area, Mel will be taking charge of this area and we look forward to growing some fruit and vegetables.

All children have been assigned a new key-person if their original key-person has left the setting.

Home communication books will be sent home at least once every 2 weeks with updates about what your child has been doing along with any other information that you may need to know. Wisps have provided each and every child with a clear zip-lock bag, please ensure these bags are returned regularly as these will hold all pictures and any other communication that Wisps need to send home.

Please could all parents refrain from using Rucksack and other large bags, Wisps simply do not have the space to cater for these. Wisps do sell a logo draw-string bag or please feel free to purchase a draw-string bag of your choice. Draw-string bags take up much less space and will hang on the children's pegs without encroaching in others personal space.

With the weather still cold and muddy, please provide your child with appropriate clothing and footwear so that they can explore the outdoors.

An important message from the Federation Head Teacher.

Please ensure that when entering and exiting the school grounds that you close the school gate behind you. The gate is a security measure.

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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.

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Staff News:

Staff have been busy meeting and getting to know their new key-children who will be starting the pre-school in September.

Setting News:

The children have been enjoying their theme of 'Change', this has helped in supporting our older children with their transition to their new infant school. Transition meetings have commenced and the children have thoroughly enjoyed meeting their new teachers, visiting classrooms and meeting new friends.

Summer Fayre:

We have been busy preparing for our summer event, this is being held on Saturday 16th July 12.30-3.00pm. there are lots of exciting things happening. Elsa will be joining us and singing some well known songs from Frozen. Tiny Tikes Football Club will be stopping by to check out all the local talent as well as showing you what they offer. Our famous raffle is up and running, £1.00 per strip, prizes include; Birdworld, Sports Centre, Jump Factory, Beauty Voucher, Finkley Down Farm. The usual things will be on offer, Bouncy Castle, Refreshments, Face Painting, Tin Can Alley, Beat the Goalie, Lucky Dip, Tombola.

Leavers Party:

Our pre-school leavers will be attending their party on Wednesday 20th July, a magician/wizard will be attending to entertain the children. Parents are welcome to come along at 2.30pm to watch their child celebrate their achievements.


We wish all of our children an amazing summer and hope you have plenty of fun.

Good luck to all of our pre-school leavers, we hope you have a great start in your new schools.


Dates for your diary:

16th July 2016 Summer Fayre 12.30-3.00pm
20th July 2016 Leavers Party 1.00-3.00pm
5th September 2016 INSET Day WISPS CLOSED
6th September 2016 INSET Day WISPS CLOSED
7th September 2016 WISPS OPENS