Downton Pre-School

Downton Community Pre-School
Growing and Learning Through Play

 

Sunflower Appeal

on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

We are delighted that our Sunflower Appeal has reached our initial target of £15,000 to kit out the new pre-school building at the Memorial Hall.

We are extremely fortunate to have recently received a donation of £3,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Thanks to the support of the ladies of Downton and our fantastic committee, our recent Frock Swap also raised £400.45, bringing our total to £15,222.98!

 

 

April 2018 Newsletter

on Friday, 27 April 2018. Posted in Newsletters

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Spring is here at last!

Welcome back to you all. We hope you had a lovely Easter. We have lots of new starters this term. A very warm welcome to Thomas, Myles, George, Betsy, Ashton and Farran.

This term the children will be learning about minibeasts! We will be making handprint spiders, bumblebees, ladybirds and spiders and also collaging caterpillars and millipedes. We will be focussing on the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and using our interactive board to follow the story. The children are currently nurturing some caterpillars and will be watching their amazing transformation into butterflies.

Co-op Local Community Fund

on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

This is just a reminder that we have been given an amazing opportunity by the Co-op Local Community Fund. We are extremely lucky to have been chosen as a local cause again. The scheme will work a little differently this time so please read on to find out how you can support 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.

Tesco Bags of Help

on Thursday, 22 March 2018. Posted in Fundraising, General

Downton Community Pre-school is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Downton Pre-school is one of the groups on the shortlist for the Salisbury area.

Pre-school Parents Fundraise for the New Build

on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. 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 and for raising £325 for the pre-school! What a fantastic achievement!

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 Bridget and Kevin.

February 2018 Newsletter

on Monday, 26 February 2018. Posted in Newsletters

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Brrrrrrr!!

Welcome back to you all. We hope you had a lovely half term break. We are looking forward to welcoming our new starters, Sonny and Alfie.

Despite the freezing temperatures at the moment, this term the children will be learning about Spring and growing. We will be growing daffodils and making grass seed hedgehogs, handprint flowers and paper plate rabbits. We will also be making Mother's Day rhymes and cards and taking part in some Easter activites, including an outdoor egg hunt.

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.

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