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Transitions 2019

Children born between 1st September 2014-31st August 2015 can start school full time 2019.
It’s that time of year again when you have to be thinking about what school you would like your child to go to, transition time also includes:
Home to preschool
Two year room to Three year room
Moving up to Primary School
Moving up to High School
Always a good idea to:
Go and visit settings if you are not sure
Meet staff
Take your child for a visit if possible
Have set questions ready or concerns to ask when visiting a school of your choice
When you have made your choice and your child has been accepted and they ask whether you would like a home visit have one as this gives you an oppurtunity to talk about your child in their home learning environment.

It may seem like a stressful time but believe us when we say do not leave it to the last minute-then you will know what real stress is. We cannot automatically put your children in for you, you have to apply on line at
This is open now until the 15th of January 2019. You will be asked to make three choices, just putting down one school does not guarantee a place if they are oversubscribed and N.C.C. would allocate you a school (so always put down a second and third choice.) Remember the time goes very quickly and even though you have till January much better to get it done before Christmas takes over.
Feedback from some parents who have already visited some schools say they felt it was the right place, for most families it is straight forward as it is the school that is on your doorstep but you do need to put in your application just because you are over the road it is not automatic.
Date for Valley Primary School for Tuesday 13th November 4-5pm for a look around for new intake.
Don’t forget to check put our transition leaflets and staff will always sign post you in the right direction.

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.