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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 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

 

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The staff are currently trialling a new online system for checking children's progess and development, this is called Tapestry - it is approved by Ofsted. The system helps to pinpoint weak spots of the EYFS which allows for more focused planning.

Setting News:

A huge thank you to all of our parents and their families for supporting us throughout our Easter Fundraising Week. We managed to raise a total of £330.36, the money has helped to purchase some wonderful resources for our ever-changing garden. We have numerous gardening equipment, tents and dens. We are busy planning our Summer Fayre, if you would like to host a stall please call the office 01256 359215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a booking form.

Developments:

W.I.S.P.S have commissioned a local builder to design and build some exciting equipment for the garden, these include; a bird table, sand boxes, a mud kitchen and a bench.

Important Dates:

2nd May 2016 Bank Holiday WISPS CLOSED
12th May 2016 Photographer 9am-1pm Leavers photos at 9.15am
23rd-27th May 2016 Parent Evening Week
30th May - 4th June 2016 Half Term WISPS CLOSED
6th June 2016 Inset Day WISPS CLOSED
23rd June 2016 Toddle Waddle Theme: Animals
16th July 2016 Summer Fayre 12.30-3.00pm

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Paediatric First Aid was attended by members of the team over 2 weekends. The whole staff team, including Trustees, attended Safeguarding Level 3 Training - although this training is very hard emotioanlly, it is pivitol in keeping us up-to-date with latest legislation.

Setting News:

Ofsted have been in to talk to our Trustees, this is part of our re-registering process.

Our photograph proofs have now been delivered by the new photographers, we really enjoyed having the different team here with their props - please do give us any feedback about these photographs.

Parents evenings for our school leavers have now been completed, Records of Development have all been updated ready to be passed onto each child's school.

We would like to invite fathers, uncles, grandfathers to join their child during their session on Monday 20th June for Father's Day Celebrations. Some tasty treats will be on offer at snack time.

We are holding a Car Boot Sale on Saturday 25th June 2016, please call in and speak with Kellyann (Deputy Manager) or telphone 01256 359215 for enquires. All monies raised will go towards our Leavers Party in July.

Reminders:

Now that the nice weather has settled in, please send your child to pre-school with a sun hat and suitable clothing. Please apply sun cream before you leave the house and ensure that we have a named bottle of sun cream at the pre-school ready for extra applications throughout the day.

We promote healthy eating, chocloate is not permitted to be consumed. Nuts in any form are not permitted in the pre-school, we do have children with allergies.

Dates for your diary:

6th June 2016 Inset Day WISPS Closed
20th June 2016 Father's Day Celebrations. Stay & Play
23rd June 2016 Toddle Waddle 1.00pm Theme: Animals
25th June 2016 Car Boot Sale. 9.00am - 12.00pm
16th July 2016 Summer Fayre 12.30 - 3.00pm
20th July 2016 Leavers Party 1.00 - 3.00pm
20th July 2016 W.I.S.P.S Closes at 1.00pm.

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The staff all undertook Behaviour Training, this was delivered in house, by Services for Young Children. If you feel this would benefit you, please speak with a member of the team who will be more than happy to talk you through what they learnt.

Setting News:

Our fees are rising, with effect from 1st April 2016,, please speak with a member of the team if you have not received a letter containing the explanation for this. We have a week of Easter fundraising events coming up, Easter Raffle, Dress-up Day, Cake Sale and a Sponsored Easter Bonnet Walk, we are really looking forward to these. Please support us and allow your child to participate. Children are being given the opportunity to visit the Library in the Town Centre, this entails a ride on the bus - very exciting!

Developments:

W.I.S.P.S are looking into sourcing some natural products for the outdoor space, to enhance opportunities within the natural environment.

Dates for your Diary:

21st March 2016 Dress-up Day £1/Raffle Donation
22nd March 2016 Dress-up Day £1/Raffle Donation
22nd March 2016 Cake Sale at 3pm
23rd March 2016 Easter Raffle drawn at 10am
24th March 2016 Sponsored Easter Bonnet Walk at 1.30pm
25th March 2016 Good Friday WISPS CLOSED
28th March - 8th April 2016 Easter Holidays WISPS CLOSED
11th April 2016 WISPS reopens

 

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