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  • Covid-19 advice from BANES

    We have attached a new document from BANES that may be helpful in deciding when it is ok to send your child to Preschool or School. It gives a little bit more information on how to work out if they have a cold or Covid symptoms and what to do next.

  • Term and Holiday Dates 2020 – 2021

    Term 1
    Start: Thursday 3rd September 2020
    Finish: Friday 23rd October 2020

    Term 2
    Start: Tuesday 3rd November 2020
    Finish: Thursday 17th December 2020

    Term 3
    Start: Tuesday 5th January 2021
    Finish: Friday 12th February 2021

    Term 4
    Start: Monday 22nd February 2021
    Finish: Wednesday 31st 2021

    Term 5
    Start: Monday 19th April 2021
    Finish: Friday 28th May 2021

    Term 6
    Start: Monday 7th June 2021
    Finish: Tuesday 20th July 2021

    Notable dates:
    Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5th April, May Day Bank Hol 3rd May 2021.
    Staff Inset Days Wed 2nd Sept, Mon 2nd Nov, Mon 4th Jan, Thurs 1st April, Thurs 22nd Jul
    Please note – on Staff Inset days – we may be off site
    Reception Children ‘Moving Up’ Day Thurs 1st July 2021 – No Forest Club
    Pre-School and Forest Club Trip Date, Tuesday 18th May 2021
    Parents Evening Tuesday 18th May 2021
    Christmas Party for all children Friday 18th December 2020
    Party for our ‘Leavers’ Weds 21st July 2021

  • Newsletter July 2020

    Another Pre-School year has drawn to a close and what an unforgettable year it’s been. This time last summer, no one could have predicted the impact a global pandemic would have on our community. While this has brought unprecedented challenges to the Pre-School, it has also shone a light on the very best parts of our organisation. Our staff’s unfaltering dedication, passion, kindness and enthusiasm has continued to create a wonderful environment for the children, in spite of necessary restrictions. We are so proud of the team and admire how readily they have adapted. The children continue to thrive and greatly enjoy their time in the School Room.

    But all good things must come to an end, and the Pre-School shut its doors for the summer holidays on Wednesday July 8. Sadly, this year, we weren’t able to host our annual leavers’ celebration, but we want to send a huge ‘Hip-hip-hooray!!!’ to all the children moving on to primary school and wish them every happiness for the future.

    We will also need to defer our Annual General Meeting until the autumn and are currently hoping to hold it in September or October. We do hope you will be able to come. The AGM is a very important night in our calendar, where we take stock of the preceding year and look ahead to the next. It’s also where we appoint our new committee.

    The committee is an essential part of Pre-School, because without one the Pre-School would not be able to run.

    Would you be interested in giving a little of your time and signing up? We promise being on the committee is a lot of fun, and a great way to get involved in village life. Being a member just means joining our meetings with management every couple of months, helping to organise fundraising events (proceeds from which go straight back into the School Room), and getting together every so often for some friendly drinks in the pub! We very much need parents to step forward and volunteer, so if you are interested, please get in touch with any of the staff, or alternatively chairperson Clare Goldsmith on Thank you!

    Looking ahead to September, we are planning for a return to normal conditions, and are excited to welcome children both old and new back into Pre-School. Be assured we are keeping a close eye on government advice and will update you if the situation changes.

    The end of term feels bittersweet for obvious reasons, but there’s another reason that cannot go unmentioned. Twenty-seven years ago, our beloved Julie Read joined the staff at Pre-School, and in the decades since she has shaped it into the remarkable place it is today. Julie’s infectious sense of fun, her wicked smile, her professionalism, her generosity, her imagination, her playfulness, her commitment to the Pre-School and every child in it, has made her an invaluable leader and friend. So, it’s with huge sadness that we wave goodbye to Julie as she embarks on her retirement adventure. We will miss her more than we can say but know her new chapter will be filled with joy.

    Thank you, Julie, for all you have done for countless children over many years. You have given them something money can’t buy: happy memories of their first independent steps in the world. This is a gift that will carry them their whole lives.

    So, as Julie prepares to enjoy a relaxing summer (just as soon as this rain takes a break!), we hope that you are able to do the same. To those who are moving on to school, farewell and good luck; and to those returning in September, we look forward to seeing you soon!

    With best wishes,

    Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club Committee x

  • News update 11 May 2020

    Email sent to parents

    Dear parents and carers,
    You will have heard about the government’s latest indication of a phased return for schools and childcare settings from 1st June. It is important to note that this date is provisional and dependent on scientific evidence.
    We are anticipating further details and clarification to follow and we will be working our way through all the guidance and advice.
    It may very well be necessary to introduce a temporary cap on numbers to ensure safety is prioritised.
    Obviously, any re-opening of pre-school has to be practical, manageable and most importantly safe for children and staff members. We will provide further information for you over the coming days and weeks.
    Please find a guide for parents and carers from the DfE below.

    In the meantime, stay safe and well and keep happy!
    With kind regards,
    Julie, Lin and Kate.

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