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Police Visit

One of the highlights of the year was when two Policemen came to the setting in May to talk about the job they do, the children were interested in the radio and called out hello to the control room, very curious about the handcuffs plenty of offers to try them on and heard how the small baton had been used to rescue a child about their age who had got locked in a hot car by breaking the glass in the window.
All the children then had an opportunity to go and look at the Police car with the lights and siren working. The children asked them interesting questions about being in prison, if they had police dogs, what a judge is like and whether they were at the Royal Wedding. They were then told about how to make a 999 call in a emergency for police, ambulance, fire and the coast guard. Finally we talked about stranger danger and keeping safe. After colouring sheets were handed out the children were then asked to wave when the see any Policemen out and about and especially when they drive past in the police car.

Traffic Club Let’s Go pack

Every year the older children receive a safety pack from the Children’s Traffic Club with lots of interactive activities for the children to do, this year the pack is called Let’s Go, we hope you find it useful, check out the website at, let us know how you get on with the packs and if you found it helpful.

New Term September 2018

We have spaces available in both rooms in September, we take fee paying and funded, 30 hours for some eligible parents. Fee paying £12 per 3 hour session.
Just a reminder session times are;
If attendimg for a full day please provide packed lunch there will be a charge of £2 as this is extra and not included in funded hours.
Ring us for further details.

Summer News Letter


WOW where has this year gone!
Good luck to all our children leaving for Primary Schools, we have enjoyed having you here 
Ofsted report is in and we are very excited to report:
• Effectiveness of the leadership and management – Good
• Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Good
• Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Outstanding
• Outcomes for children – Good

It has been a real pleasure to be part of your children’s lives and their learning.

We have enjoyed so much
• Music
• Maths fun
• Bug hunts
• Science investigations
• Being pirates & discovering treasure
• Learnt how to cross the road & be safe
• Be nice to one another
• Take care of our world, it is the only one we have

2 year children in over the holiday except weeks beginning 31/7/17 and 7/8/17
3&4 year room not back until Wednesday 6th September 2017

Holidays – Your funding entitlements unfortunately do not cover you when your child is away on holiday during term time, fees will have to be paid to cover absences [£12 per session plus £2 if staying over lunch time]

Tell your friends about us, we have spaces for September 2017 – in both rooms.
Lastly we hope you all have a fantastic summer holiday and be safe in the sun!

Make a memory box of things collected while away like postcards if you visit the coast, bus tickets if you take a bus or a leaflet from a place you are exploring and bring them in after the holiday to share and talk about.

Music session’s with Pippa

All the children really enjoy the weekly music sessions they have with Pippa.

They learn lots of new songs, get to play instruments and it also helps them in preparation for school , with sitting altogether in a group and sharing .

Please check out Pippa online at –



Following our Safeguarding Policy the staff members at Little Sparks are not permitted to be friends with anyone on Facebook or any other social media sites  such as Instagram or Snapchat………… so please do not be offended when friend requests are not accepted.



When a child in setting has a birthday we sing happy birthday to them (they wear the special birthday hat) and we clap how old they are.

If they bring in birthday cards the children like to see them.

Some parents like to bring in cake or something for all the children ( this is not compulsory of course and not every parent chooses to do this). This would be given out at the end of the session as some children may have allergies.

We are often asked if we would like to come round for tea or attend birthday parties and other celebrations….

It is very nice to be asked but following our Safeguarding policy we are not permitted to attend.

We hope you all have a wonderful time and enjoy your celebrations and look forward to you coming in and telling us about all the fun you have had…..

Things children come out with………..


Noticing the chalk boards, he called everyone over to sit by them. ‘Come on’, and directed them to sit or got them a chair.

He proceeded to write on the board ‘What letters this?’ ‘What letter is this?’ He was attempting to write letters.

Over the week I noticed him collecting a diary and pencil and then getting a small group of children together to sit with him and he calls and fills in his ‘register’.

When I was filling in the register at the table he came and sat opposite me. He put his diary down and proceeded to call out the children’s individual names and waited for a response from them.



Harley was building a great tower as part of his bear enclosure (playing with zoo animal’s). Three cubed towers of differing heights.

Out of the blue, Harley asked’ what would a spider do to you if it bit you? I replied spiders here usually don’t bite. He then went on to ask ‘What superpower would you have?’ I explained to him it was pretend like spiderman.

Harley was very thoughtful. ‘You can die if a spider bites you’. We discussed that it’s unlikely here.

He then asked if a spider bites will you die? I said that we don’t have those sort of spiders, and they could be found in really hot countries but even then a bite might be painful but you wouldn’t die.

I said Australia might be a place you could find these big spiders and he said ‘Ive been there on my holiday’. But he hadn’t ………….