Spring Term Two 2018

Spring Term Two 2018Themes/Special DaysSpringSt David’s DayWorld Book DayMother's DaySt Patrick’s DayEasterPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentSelf confidence & Self AwarenessWe will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends.We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting their own coat on.Communication and LanguageUnderstandingWe will provide opportunities
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Packed Lunches

January 2018Public Health England has released guidelines for packed lunches for Early Years Settings. Please refer to the following website for further information (A paper copy is available at Pre-school). http://www.firststepsnutrition.org/pdfs/Packed_lunches_Web_version_Mar_2015.pdf.Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.
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Spring Term One 2018This term we will be learning about Winter,  Road Safety, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year.Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationshipsWe will be welcoming many new children.  We will be focusing on: getting the children
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Children in Need

Children in NeedIf your child wishes he/she may dress up for Children in Need on Friday 17 November 2017.There will be a collection box in Pre-School should anyone want to donate.
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AUTUMN TERM TWO 2017HalloweenBonfirePoppy DayChildren in NeedSt Andrew’s Day ChristmasPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentManaging Feelings and Behaviour Children will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routines We will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of othersCommunication and LanguageSpeakingWe will use language as a powerful means of
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Dates for your diary

Dates for your diaryPre School coffee morning- Saturday 16th September 10.30am – 12.00pmAGM – Monday 2nd October 7.30pm School photographer – Friday 27th October Children in Need – Friday 18th November (in session)Christmas fair- Saturday 2nd December Christmas play – Thursday 14thDecember 9.30amWorld book day – Thursday 1stMarchOpen Day – Saturday 28thAprilRegistration evening for new
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Term dates 2017/18

Swanwick Pre School term datesAutumn Term4th September 2017 – 20th October 201730th October 2017 – Wednesday 13th December 2017 plus additional dates to allow for the Christmas activities                                                    &n
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AUTUMN TERM ONE 2017AutumnHarvestPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentSelf Confidence and Self AwarenessSeparate from main carer with supportUnderstanding and following new/old routines Promoting independence when making choicesCommunication and LanguageUnderstandingWe will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/littleWe will provide opportunities for children to talk about what
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Summer Term Two 2017

SUMMER TERM TWO 2017Fathers DayHolidays TransportSports WeekPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentMaking RelationshipsWe will be learning about sharing and taking turns to support children in developing positive relationshipsWe will plan activities which require collaboration eg ring gamesCommunication and Language Listening and AttentionWe will listen to similarities in sounds at the beginning
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Summer Term One 2017

SUMMER TERM ONE 2017Spring and GrowingPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentManaging Feelings and BehaviourChildren will be thinking about their emotions.Children will talk about our rules and how we can make things fairCommunication and LanguageSpeakingWe will be encouraging the children to talk about their interests The children will have lots of opportunities to develop their speaking
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Comic Relief A big thank you to everybody who donated to Comic Relief.  We raised £40-50.
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March Newsletter

Car ParkingPlease, do not park in front of people’s drives when bringing your child to Pre-School.  We have had a complaint from one of our neighbours.The safety of our children is paramount so please do not park on the road across the front of the building, particularly at dropping off or picking up time.  Also there is no parking at the front of the building as this is reserved for staff. 
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Red Nose Day Friday 24 MarchIf you would like to help us raise some money for Red Nose Day by donating £1 and wearing something red you are welcome to do so, but please note it is not compulsory.
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World Book DayWe are dressing up for World Book Day  on Thursday 2nd March for just £1.00 (or more if you wish).  You can dress up as your favourite character!
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Ten things to know about the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme.Tax-Free Childcare will be available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for their families.Keep updated about when you can apply for Tax-Free Childcare.Ten things to know about the scheme:1. You’ll be able to open
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Spring Term Two 2017Themes/Special/DaysSpringSt David's DayWorld Book DaySt Patrick's DayMother's DayEasterPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentSelf Confidence and Self AwarenessWe will be learning about sharing and turn taking and making new friendsWe will be encouraging self help skills such as putting our own coats onCommunication and LanguageUnderstandingWe will provide opportunities for children
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Pre School Events

Swanwick Pre School term datesSpring TermWednesday 4th January 2017 – 10th February 201720th February 2017 – 7th April 2017There will be an opportunity to talk to you child’s key person in MarchSummer Term24th April 2017 – 26th May 20175th June 2017 – 21st July 2017Reports will be presented in JulyDates for your diaryWorld book day – Thursday 2nd March  (in Session)Easter
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Newsletter January 2017

Christmas FairWe would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise, donated or attended the Christmas Fayre.  It was a great success and we raised £628.00 towards enhancing our outdoor classroom. Thank you to the following for their support Midland Railway Centre, Crich Tramway Museum, Coop, Ritz Cinema Belper, Sainsbury’s, Chatsworth farm, Matlock park Farm, Denby
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Spring Term One 2017This term we will be learning about winter.Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationshipsWe will be welcoming many new children.  We will be focusing on: getting the children to understand and follow new routines.   making
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Children in Need

Thank you to everyone for dressing up on Friday!  The treasure hunt raised £33 for Children in Need.
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Autumn Term Two 2016

Autumn Term Two 2016Bonfire, Poppy Day, Children in Need, St Andrew's Day, ChristmasPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentManaging Feelings and BehaviourChildren will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routinesWe will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of othersCommunication and Language SpeakingWe will use language as a powerful means of widening contact,
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Term dates 16/17

Swanwick Pre School term datesAutumn Term5th September 2016 – 21st October 201631stOctober 2016 – Tuesday 13th December 2016 plus additional dates to allow for the Christmas activities                                                     
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Coffee Morning

Swanwick Pre School   Coffee Morning     Saturday 17th September10.00am – 11.30amThe committee of Swanwick Pre School invite you to our annual Coffee morningThis is your chance to meet the committee, some of the Pre School staff and others whose children will be attending Pre School this yearAll children are welcome to come along and playComplimentary refreshments will
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July newsletter Swanwick Pre School Swanwick Pre-school · Post

Good Bye to our Leavers!We would like to wish all the children that are leaving us this summer, good luck and best wishes for starting their new school. On behalf of the staff and committee we wish you all a lovely summer and look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 5th September.Leaver’s CeremonyThank you to everyone who attended the Leaver’s Ceremony; it was a lovely morning
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Autumn Term One 2016

AUTUMN TERM ONE 2016Swanwick Pre-school offers a warm welcome to all of the new children and their families.  Welcome back to the older children.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays.This half term we will be focusing on the following:Themes - Autumn and HarvestPersonal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentSelf Confidence and Self AwarenessSeparate from main carer with support Understanding
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Summer Term Two 2016

SUMMER TERM TWO 2016Fathers Day, Holidays, Transport, Sports Week Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentMaking 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 gamesCommunication and Language Listening and AttentionWe will listen to similarities in
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SUMMER TERM ONE 2016  -  Growing and Spring    Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Managing Feelings and BehaviourChildren will be thinking about their emotionsChildren will talk about our rules and how we can make things fairCommunication and Language - SpeakingWe will be encouraging the children to talk about their interestsThe children will have lots of opportunities
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Open Day

Swanwick Pre School Open DayEveryone welcomeSaturday 16th April10.30am - 12.00pmCome along to:·      Look around our Pre School ·      Talk to staff and committee·      Take part in activities for the children·      Register your childAt Swanwick Pre School we aim to offer high quality childcare
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Crackerjacks Children's Trust Thank you to everybody who participated in this successful event on Thursday 11th February.  Swanwick Pre-school raised £225-00. Crackerjacks Children's Trust are asked for a small donation from each child to go to their trust - registered charity no. 1146586.Crackerjack's Children's Trust believes that every child, whatever their needs, has the right to participate
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Spring Term Two 2016

Spring Term Two 2016This term we will be learning about Spring, St David's Day, World Book Day, Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter.Personal, Social and Emotional: Self Confidence and Self AwarenessWe will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends.We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting their own coats on.Communication and Language: UnderstandingWe will provide
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Newsletter

Christmas FayreWe would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise, donated or attended the Christmas Fayre.  It was a great success and we raised £326.00 towards buying new construction toys for sand play.Thank you to the following for their support Midland Railway Centre, Crich Tramway Museum, Coop, Ritz Cinema Belper, Sainsbury’s, Lanky Bills and Swanwick Post office.
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Spring Term One 2016

Spring Term One 2016This term we will be learning about winter.Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationshipsWe will be welcoming many new children.  We will be focusing on: getting the children to understand and follow new routines.   making
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Newsletter

Newsletter November 2015Christmas Fair Saturday 5th December10.00am – 12.00 noonWe hope to see you at the annual Christmas Fair. Come along to see Santa and have your picture taken, have a go on a variety of stalls or sample our refreshments.You will now have received your letter asking for a variety of donations, we depend on the donations to make the fair a success.  Do you know of
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Christmas fair

Christmas Fair a Saturday 5th December10am- 12pm                    Lots of stallsVisit Santa and have your picture takenEveryone WelcomeSwanwick Pre-School, Pentrich Road, Swanwick, DE55 1BNPlease come along to support your local preschool                 
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Autumn 2 curriculum

AUTUMN TERM TWO 2015Bonfire, Poppy Day, Children in Need, St Andrew's Day, Christmas Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentManaging Feelings and BehaviourChildren will learn to show understanding and cooperate with some boundaries and routinesWe will learn to respond to the feelings and wishes of others Communication and Language SpeakingWe will use language as a powerful
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Dates for your diary

Dates for your diaryPre School coffee morning- Saturday 26th September 9.30am – 11.30amAGM – Monday 5thOctober 7.30pm Blue bag collection – Wednesday 14th October School photographer – Friday 30th October Children in Need – Friday 13thNovember (in session)Christmas fair- Saturday 5thDecember Christmas play – Thursday 17th9.15am December World book day –  Thursday 3rd March 2016 (in
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Newsletter

Welcome to all of our new starters We wish you all a big warm welcome and hope your child enjoys the start of their education with us and it is lovely to see our older children back from their summer break.  If you have any concerns please speak to a member of staff.PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that your children’s clothes are clearly labelled with their full name – especially
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Autumn Term 2015

AUTUMN TERM ONE 2015AutumnHarvestHalloweenPersonal, Social and Emotional Development Self Confidence and Self Awareness Separate from main carer with support Understanding and following new/old routines  Promoting independence when making choicesCommunication and Language Understanding We will develop an understanding of simple concepts such as big/little We will
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Term dates 2015/16

Autumn Term7th September 2015 – 23rd October 20152nd November 2015– 11th December 2015 plus additional dates to allow for the Christmas activities the following week                                                       &
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Summer newsletter

Leavers Ceremony For the children leaving us in July you will now have received their invite to the Leavers’ Ceremony. This is a lovely celebration of the time the children have at Pre School, and also a chance to dress up in their party clothes. The ceremony starts at 10.00am and lasts for around 30 minutes. Refreshments are then served and you have the opportunity to see photographs of
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Summer Term Two 2015

SUMMER TERM TWO 2015Fathers Day Holidays TransportSports Week Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentMaking RelationshipsWe will be learning about sharing and taking turns to support children in developing positive relationshipsWe will plan activities which require collaboration eg ring games Communication and LanguageListening and AttentionWe will listen to similarities in sounds at the
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Newsletter

Ofsted InspectionWe are very pleased to tell you that Ofsted rated us as Good in our recent inspection on the 16th April.The report highlighted that the children are cared for in a well –resourced, high quality environment.  All children make good progress at the Pre School and staff have a good understanding of how children learn and a secure knowledge of all areas of learning and development
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Comic Relief

Swanwick Pre-school would like to thank everybody for their donations.  We raised £60-80 for Comic Relief.  Thank you!
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Newsletter

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Red Nose Comic Relief Day Friday 13th March

Friday 13th March is Red Nose Comic Relief Day.  It would be nice if your child could wear something red to recognise Red Nose Day.Please could your child bring in a cuddly toy, plastic toy, or picture of their favourite animal?We will be learning about how we can help others through our activities and games.  We will also have a collection box if you would like to donate towards comic
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Spring Term Two 2015

  Themes/Special Days BodyPancake DaySpringTraditional BooksWorld Book DayMother's DayRed Nose DaySt Patricks DayEaster Personal, Social and Emotional Development Self confidence & Self Awareness We will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends. We will be promoting independence when making choices.  Communication and Language Understanding We
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Newsletter January 2015

Christmas FayreWe would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise, donated or attended the Christmas Fayre.  It was a great success and we raised £388.80 towards the buying new equipment for indoor play. Thank you to the following for their support Midland Railway Centre, Crich Tramway Museum, Birchwood Stables, Coop, Tesco, Scented Willow, Ritz Cinema Belper, Sainsbury’s
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Magic Monkey DVD

On Friday 20 February 2015 and Tuesday 24 February 2015 the children will have an opportunity to take part in a short individual film.  This will involve each child sitting in a car pretending to drive whilst being filmed.  A copy of the dvd will be sent home with the children and parents/carers will be able to purchase copies.  Children not attending on either of these days
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Crackerjacks Children's Trust - Princess and Pirates Day - Thursday 29 January 2015

Princess and Pirates DaySwanwick Pre-school will be holding a Princess and Pirates Day fundraising event on Thursday 29 January 2015.  We would love all children attending on that day to take part and dress up as either a Princess or Pirate.Crackerjacks Children's Trust are asking for a small donation from each child which will go to their trust - registered charity no. 1146586.  Parents
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British Values

Swanwick Pre-school actively promote the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs.  These are interpreted for our children as:learning right from wronglearning to take turns and sharechallenging negative views and stereotypesBritish values are reflected in Personal, Social and Emotional Development
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Primary School Applications

Primary School Applications for children starting school in September 2015.If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 your child will be eligible to start school in September 2015.The closing date for applying to Primary School is 15 January 2015.  Please ensure that you have applied by this date.  The web site is:http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/school_places/primary_admissions/default.asp
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Spring Term One 2015

Spring Term One 2015This term we will be learning about winter, healthy eating, recycling and nursery rhymes/poetry.Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationshipsWe will be welcoming many new children.  We will be focusing on: getting the children to understand
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Concert

Thursday 18th December - The First Nativity at Swanwick Primary School. Please be there at 9:15am for a 9:30am start.
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Events

Dates for your diaryBlue Bag collection – Friday 24th October 2014School Photographer- Friday 31st October 2014 Children in Need – Friday 14thNovember 2014Christmas Fair- Saturday 13thDecember 2014 Christmas Play – Thursday 18thDecember 2014World book day – Thursday 5thMarch 2015Blue Bag- 22ndApril 2015Red Nose Day- Friday 13thMarch 2015Open Day- Saturday 18th April 2015School
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July Newsletter

Newsletter - July 2013Dates for your diary:--       We break up on Friday 19th July for the summer and return on Monday 2nd September 2013. -       Coffee morning/Stay and Play and chance to meet the committee  – Friday 13th September 2013 at the Methodist Church 9.15 to 11.15am. Everyone welcome, tea, coffee, juice, water, lovely
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Reminder

Don't forget term ends on Friday 19th July and  we return on Monday 2nd September 2013.  We hope you have a fun summer break, and look forward to seeing everyone September.
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May Newsletter

Newsletter - May 2013Dates for your diary:-Summer Trip, Wheelgate, Mansfield, 19th June 2013  - for pre-school children and parents. Extra people/siblings etc can come along if there is space. Please add your names to the list and money needs to be with pre-school by 8th June. Adults £8.25 and £5.65 children over 95 cms. Children under 95 cms are free. The staff at Wheelgate usually
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Spring Fayre - Cancelled - To be re scheduled

Spring Fayre - Saturday 23rd March 2013 - Cancelled due to inclement weather... this event will be rescheduled later in the year. Check back here for updates.
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Newsletters

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Dates for the Diary

Easter Fair 23rd March 2013 - CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER!!Summer trip 19th June 2013New starters visit day 19th June 2013Leaver’s ceremony Saturday 13th July 2013Look our for more fundraising events in 2013
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Term Dates 2014/15

8th September – 24th October 20143rd November -12th December 20145th January- 6th February 201516th February 2013- 27th March 201513th April- 22nd May 20151st June- 24th July 2015
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Thank you!

Swanwick Preschool would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support to the schools activities over the past 12 months and more. Without your help we would not be able to provide the high level of care and education currently provided for the local children.Ernst & Young, Total Hire, Orchid IT (James Twigg), Olivia Surridge and Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club.Thank you
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