This is notice of our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held at Swanwick Pre School on Thursday 30thSeptember 2021 at 8.00pm to:

1.          Look at the Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021

2.          Receive the annual report of the Committee and the annual report of the Manager.

3.          Elect Pedley and Co as Accountants for the following year.

4.          Elect Members of the Committee



Martin Dye ( Chair)    Lindsay Wharton-Howett (Secretary)     

Dated: 10th September 2021                         

Registered Office:

Pentrich Road


DE55 1BN



1.          As a member of Swanwick Pre School you can appoint a proxy to attend and vote for you but the proxy will not be counted in the numbers needed for a valid meeting.  A proxy need not be another parent.

2.          To be valid, you must give your Form of Proxy to a member of staff – addressed to the Committee Chair not less than 48 hours before the time of the meeting.


Term dates

Swanwick Pre school term dates



Autumn Term


6th September 2021 – 22nd October 2021


1st November 2021 – 17th December 2021 plus additional dates to allow for Christmas activities, depending on covid-19 guidelines


There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in October



Spring Term


10th January 2022 – 18th February 2022


28th February 2022 – 8th April 2022


There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in March



Summer Term


25th April 2022 – 27th May 2022


6th June 2022 – 22nd July 2022


Reports will be presented in July



Fundraising update


Thank you for all of your wonderful support in our fundraising efforts this year.

As with all childcare settings, we’ve had an extremely challenging year and our ability to fundraise has been severely impacted. We have however worked creatively and developed fundraising activities within the Covid-19 guidance, and these have worked really well, raising a fantastic total of £1811.52.

The most recent fundraising activities have included the Silver Smartie tubes, which raised an amazing £461.58 and the sunflower competition, raising £187.

We are hoping to resume some of our fundraising activities from September, but would like to finish this academic year by saying thank you for your support, which has enabled us to continue to purchase much-needed equipment for the children.


Best wishes

Swanwick Pre-School Committee 

End of term

We would like to remind all parents that Wednesday 21st July is our final day of term.

We would like to thank all the staff, children and parents for adapting fantastically to our new way of working over the last challenging year.

If you need to contact pre-school over the summer, please send an email and someone will get back to you.

Pre School will return on Monday 6th September.

On behalf of all the staff and committee we would like to wish you a healthy and safe holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Kind regards

The staff & committee 

Summer Term Two 2021


Fathers Day, Holidays,Transport, Sports Week

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 Making Relationships

We will be learning about sharing and taking turns to support children in developing positive relationships

We will plan activities which require collaboration eg ring games

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention

We will listen to similarities in sounds at the beginning of words

We will play lots of fun games to encourage children's listening skills

Physical Development

 Health and Self Care

 We will become aware of being healthy and how to maintain good health

 We will take increasing responsibility for managing our own hygiene



We will talk about the marks children make

We will plan mark making opportunities during role play and other activities


Shape, Space & Measure

 We will sort and match different objects looking at similarities and differences in size, colour and shape

 We will explore patterns and create our own patterns

Understanding the World

People and Communities

We will talk to children about their families and friends and why they are important

We will encourage children to talk about significant events in their own life and find out about other people's experiences

Expressive arts and design

 Being Imaginative

 Children will engage in imaginative role-play experiences with their peers eg going to the seaside

 We will build stories around toys

How can you help your child?

Continue to talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.

Count objects on the way to school eg "How many red cars can you see?"

Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Children about to start school - promote independence eg using knife and fork, fastening own coat

 Remember: Staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

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