Purley Pre-School

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Hello and welcome to all of our parents to Purley Pre-School for our Autumn Term 2020!

Firstly, a thank you for all your support and understanding in following our COVID guidelines. We really appreciate you being so supportive to help Pre-School stay safe for our children and staff.
Please check our COVID policy on our website here: https://purleypreschool.co.uk/coronavirus/
Do chat to a member of staff if you have any questions.
We draw particular attention to the wearing of facial coverings for adults at pick up and drop off times and the following of official advice on staying safe and reducing the spread.

We have put together a few bits of information for you about Pre-School, our fundraising initiatives and term dates:

Funding Reminder
A reminder to parents who access 30 hour funding – please renew your claim before the end of December 2020 so that you are eligible for next term’s funding. Thank you.

Committee detail/AGM
Our AGM will be held via video call on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 8pm.
Parents, Grandparents and Carers will be invited to join to find out more about your child’s childcare setting. Details to be shared soon.
We are a charity Pre-School with a voluntary parent Committee and we need you! If you would be interested in joining us, please let us know. We are particularly looking for a new Treasurer to liaise with our Book Keeper. Responsibilities are minimal! We also need some new general members to help with fundraising ideas – it’s a great opportunity to learn more about your child’s pre-school setting and could give you some fantastic voluntary experience.
Please contact Demelza Timmins (Chair, demelzafs@hotmail.com) or Alison Turner (Manager) for more details.
Changing Weather
As the weather gets colder our enthusiasm for playing outside does not change! Please send your child to Pre-School with a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves so that they are able to continue enjoying playing in the garden. Please remember to label every item that comes into Pre-School!
Did you know if you order your labels from www.mynametags.com using code 47583, Purley Pre-School receives a charity donation every time.

Lunch Boxes – NUT FREE
Please can we remind you that we are a NO NUT Pre-School. This means that we all need to be really careful about all the food that comes into Pre-School – especially in lunch boxes. Please check cereal bars really carefully and ensure that peanut butter/nutella sandwiches and Bakewell tarts stay at home. Thank you!

Online Auction
We are excited to share with you that we will be holding an online auction to raise funds for resources for the children.
The auction will go live on Friday 20th November and bids will close on Friday 27th November. The highest bid wins!
If you are in a position to donate an experience or a voucher to our auction, please do contact Demelza Timmins, Amy Brock or Andrea Dyer.
Further details to follow. Thank you!

Easy Fundraising
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Did you know whenever you buy anything online, from Christmas presents to your weekly shop – you could be collecting free donations for Purley Pre-School? You just need to sign up to easyfundraising.org.uk
There are loads of shops and websites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, M&S, Argos and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Head to: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/purleypresch and join for free. Sign up to support Purley Pre-School – Reading.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

Amazon
If you shop on Amazon, please consider using www.smile.amazon.co.uk. It’s the same Amazon site with the same products but Purley Pre-School receives a charity donation from Amazon when you shop!

West Berkshire Lottery
Did you know Purley Pre-School is part of the West Berkshire Lottery? You can buy your tickets from our page here: https://www.westberkshirelottery.co.uk/support/purley-pre-school
Pre-School receives 50% of tickets sold!
Support local causes and win prizes of up to £25k, tickets only cost £1.

Forest school
We are so pleased that our Forest school sessions have begun! Please remember to send children in with welly boots and puddle suits.

Term dates for 2020 – 2021
These can be found on our website here: https://purleypreschool.co.uk/parents/term-dates/