Newsletter July 2019

Little Stars Christian Preschool

Newsletter July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

This is a very busy last few weeks, we can hardly believe that there is only 3 weeks left to go until we break up.

The Rainbows are excitedly preparing for their new schools, with school visits and teachers visiting us. We had a teachers’ tea which several of the reception teachers attended. The Sunshines have also been preparing for their move up to Rainbows or to another nursery… lots of transitions for our little ones and all of you parents too.

Parent reviews

We are in the process of sharing with you your child’s progress in their parent review – we truly value this opportunity to talk about your child’s development and learning – their progress so far and next steps… such a great time to reflect on the growing and learning they have achieved. 😊

Wildside Encounters

The children and staff loved Wildside Encounters – a great adventure meeting the snake, gecko, frog, tarantula, millipede and more. We will email you individually the photos of your child so you can see them enjoying the creatures. Thank you for your contributions to this visit – we have almost covered the cost.

Activities this week

The children are enjoying toys and activities that they have chosen this week … lots of duplo, brio trains and dolls and prams and outdoor water play….

Hot & Sunny Weather

We do have a supply of sun cream and sun hats for the children when they play outside in the sunshine..… but please ensure that you either put the cream on when you get to Little Stars or let us know that it needs to be done.

Family Sunday

Sunday 7th July – Family Fun Service – The children are singing in Church at 10.30am, and then after coffee we will all meet at Newbold Comyn for a free BBQ and childrens games and fun, parachute, space hoppers, and lots more. Please do come and join us.

Monday 8th Foundry Wood visit Please do send in your forms and money if you have not done so. Please remember to wear long sleeves, and longer trousers to protect from stinging nettles… bring a picnic and water and a teddy bear to share it with. The theme is going on a bear hunt…. how exciting!

Topic for the week commencing 8th July – Seaside and beaches

Please be prepared for water play and messy play…. We will have lots of sand and water and crafts planned we will get messy and wet.

Party – Wednesday 17th July

Party for every child…. If your child does not normally attend on a Wednesday, they can join us but may need an adult with them as we have to keep within our child adult ratios. we will enjoy a party lunch together and all finish at 1.15pm. Children do not need to bring their own lunches – but please sign up for the shared party food list.  Children with a special diet – please bring in food or check our party food before you leave them with us.

This will be the last day of term for Sunshines who are returning to us as Rainbows or Sunshines next September.

Thurs 18th July – Leaving day service for all Rainbows and Sunshine leavers.

9.15am normal drop off – all leaving children come to play even those who do not normally come on Thursdays.

10.45am Service – parents and friends come to Church to watch the leaving ceremony

11.30am – A few party games and a play.

12.00 pm – coffee and cakes in hall together, party food and snacks for children.

12.45 pm – story, thank yous and good byes


Next term’s dates will follow soon but we open again on September 4th   it will be teacher training on the Monday & Tuesday of that week.

October half term will be from 21st October – 1st November. Little Stars will be closed for 2 weeks in total.

December 19th is the end of the Autumn term, Thursday is our last day.

Summer stay and play  

We are again opening as a joint venture with the Church every Wednesday morning through the holidays from 10am til 12pm for a stay and play. Free and open to all families, children of any age can come. Please do pop in and tell your friends and family they are welcome to join us too.

Little Stars Facebook page

Please check out our website and our facebook page. Please share our facebook page when we post things – it is a great way of advertising and promoting Little Stars… we do post fairly frequently on the fb page… and put up photos too.

30 hour Entitlement & spaces in September

 Please return your eligibility code as soon as possible (before the end of term), we need to input it to the Council during August for you to receive your free entitlement in September. Even if you are only doing 16, 20 or 25 hours you may get this free, if you miss the deadline you will have to pay for those hours and claim in January instead.

We have a few places left for the next academic year but are filling up very quickly. If you have a friend who wants to come but has not yet completed an application form, then please encourage them to send it in as we wouldn’t want people to be disappointed.

Boys & Girls Brigade

The Boys & Girls brigades are open for children aged 5 years and over, meeting at Church every Friday 6–7.30pm during term time, contact Emma Archer at . Lots of fun activities, crafts, games, stories and outings. Please put your child’s name on the waiting list for when they are 5.

Cleaning help

If you have any spare time to help us clean our toys over the next 2 weeks please let us know. We use the Church dishwasher to clean every box from our cupboard.

What a busy few weeks we have – thank you in advance for your support and help with all our exciting activities.

See you at the funday on Sunday   J