Downton Pre-School

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play

January 2018 Newsletter

on Friday, 26 January 2018. Posted in Newsletters

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to you all. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas. A very warm welcome to our new starter Alice.

This term the children will be learning about Winter. We will be potato printing, baking and making snowflakes and glitter pictures. We will also be celebrating Chinese New Year in February. The children will be making lanterns and a dragon and trying some Chinese food.

Partridge Fair 2017

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

The annual Partridge Fair was held in Downton on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

As usual, the pre-school stall sold homemade gingerbread and hot chocolate. Thank you to everyone who made some gingerbread to sell and to the committee members and volunteers that worked so hard on the stall. We made £114.20 for the pre-school!

Thank you for your support.

Co-op Local Community Fund

on Thursday, 23 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, General

We have been given an amazing opportunity by the Co-op Local Community Fund for the third time!

We are extremely lucky to have been chosen as a local cause again.

The second round of fundraising has just finished and we are delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £3843.58 for the pre-school! This is a very welcome bonus to our current fundraising efforts. All the money will go towards kitting out the new pre-school building. We are really grateful to the Co-op for this donation and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us.

The Co-op membership scheme allows you to support local causes. Every time a member chooses to buy a Co-op branded product or use their services and swipes their members card at the till, 1% of what they spend goes to their chosen charity.

Pre-school Parents Fundraise for the New Build

on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

On Sunday 26 November Bridget Telfer, and her husband Kevin (parents of Rafe at pre-school), ran the Downton half marathon to raise funds for the pre-school's move into new purpose built premises in Downton next year. We'd like to congratulate both of them for completing the event. What a fantastic achievement!

If you would like to sponsor them then please follow this link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bridget-telfer

All funds raised will go towards equipment, furniture, IT equipment, toys and indoor and outdoor play equipment for the new build - which is due to open in September 2018! Thank you for any support you can give to the pre-school.  

Christmas Cards

on Sunday, 12 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who ordered Christmas cards, gift wrap and labels this year. The children made some lovely Christmas designs and IQ Cards transformed them into great products for us. Your combined orders raised £42.90 for the pre-school!

November 2017 Newsletter

on Monday, 06 November 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......

Welcome back to you all after the half term break and a very warm welcome to our new starter William.

This is a very exciting term for the children in the run up to Christmas. They will be doing some firework junk modelling at the start of term. Later we will be preparing for the Nativity play, making Christmas decorations, decorating gingerbread for the Partridge Fair, writing letters to Santa and doing lots of festive crafts. We will also be doing some crafts for Diwali and Hannukah. There will be plenty to keep them busy!

We hope you are pleased with your Christmas card orders. The children did a great job with their designs and take real pride in seeing them used.

Frock Swap

on Wednesday, 01 November 2017. Posted in Fundraising, Events

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support we received at our Frock Swap in October. Local ladies had a great time swapping clothes, drinking prosecco, browsing the stalls and having their nails done!

It was a huge success with people already asking when our next event will be! We raised £542 which will go towards kitting out the new pre-school build.

A special thank you to Kate Drennan and the pre-school committee for organising and running such a successful fundraiser. Well done everyone.

September 2017 Newsletter

on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Posted in Newsletters

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Welcome back everyone!

Welcome back to you all after the Summer break and a very warm welcome to all our new starters Florence, Evie, Theodore, Rosalie, Hugo and Lenny.

This term the children will be learning about animals. They will be doing lots of different activities including arts and crafts based on sheep, giraffes, turtles, fish, jellyfish and dinosaurs.

The children will also be making their Christmas designs this term, ready to be turned into cards, gift tags and wrapping paper for the festive season (more info to follow).

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