Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Priory View Pre-School

October 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had an absolutely amazing few weeks back with our new ‘Big’ children’. All the children arrive at pre-school with very happy faces, always eager to share their news with everyone, a few children even run in and forget to say goodbye to their parents. This makes us so proud of them all.

We have been having so much fun, exploring new toys and equipment, finding old favourites, water play, Sand play, special story times and showing curiosity for Autumn wonders. It has been both worthwhile and rewarding getting to know our new children and their families.

Our Facebook page is Priory View Pre-School – you will discover lots about our pre-school day on there.

The Key Person

Every family will be allocated a key member of staff who will support your child throughout their pre-school journey. Families with new children will discover their child’s key person over the next few days.

“The role is important for both child and parent and it is an approach set out in the EYFS. The key person will respond to children’s needs and help them settle into a new environment, communication is paramount between parent and key person as these discussions hold key information about the child. A Key person will be a point of contact for parents.” (EYFS 2021)

Curiosity and Wonder

As previously mentioned within our September newsletter there will be a few gradual, exciting changes to the experiences we offer your children this Pre-School year at Priory View.

This is because our new Owner, Vicky, had previously entered a competition on behalf of the Pre-School and had won an opportunity to embark on a Scandinavian Early Years Accredited Course called ‘Hygge in the Early Years’ (pronounced ‘Hew-guh’ and meaning ‘a feeling of wellbeing, cosiness and contentment’).

Back in 2008, Vicky had the wonderful opportunity to visit Denmark with several Bournemouth colleagues and to explore their ‘forest nursery provision’. Vicky was amazed by the use of natural resources to inspire the children and to make them curious, independent and excited to learn and she now has the opportunity to gradually introduce this special early year’s environment into our Pre-School.

Vicky has also recently been awarded a bursary to complete an Accreditation about a well-known approach to inspirational Early Years provision called ‘The Curiosity Approach’.

The whole staff team are very surprised and excited about these opportunities and being chosen to represent the Bournemouth area - we may need your help and support along the way with ‘vintage and natural’ resources.

You will receive more details very soon! There is even a Facebook page called ‘The Curiosity Approach’.

Is your child starting school in September 2022?

Is your child due to start school or transfer to an upper school in September 2022? If so you will need to apply for your child's place before:

31/10/2021 - Secondary Applications

15/01/2022 - Reception Applications

Applying for a school place for September 2022

You have the right to express a preference for the school you'd prefer your child to attend in September 2022.

The published closing date for admission to Reception Year is 15 January 2022.

You must apply to the local authority where you live, even if the schools you are applying for are in another area.

You can visit the BCP website below for more information:

Apply for a primary, infant or first school place (bcpcouncil.gov.uk)

Reminders

Change of contact details

It is very important that you let us know immediately of any change of address, telephone, email address or mobile contact details. We will be sending out weekly notices and any necessary correspondence to your email address. Please make sure we have your correct email address and that you check your emails regularly to ensure you don’t miss anything!

Clothing

Could you also please write your child’s name in their coats and shoes, as many children have the same style, size and width-fitting shoes at this age and confusion can easily arise, especially during role-play situations.

Coronavirus

We hope that we can eventually return to a normal pre-school environment but currently we will of course still be adhering to the following Government guidelines: -

  • Anyone with symptoms will be sent home and need to take a PCR test and self-isolate adhering to Government guidelines, irrespective of their vaccination status or age.
  • All individuals will need to self-isolate after testing positive.
  • Individuals who have come into contact with an infected person will need to self-isolate if they are not fully vaccinated. Double jabbed individuals and under 18’s will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

We would also just ask that all visitors, parents, and carers continue to adhere to social distancing rules during pick up and drop off times and when entering the pre-school.

Dates for the diary

Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October 2021 - Half Term Break

Monday 13th December - Last day of Term and Christmas Party Morning

Monday 10th January - First day of Term

Take care and continue to stay safe.


Kind Regards

Vicky and The Priory View Team