Noah's Ark Christian Preschool

Part of Castle Hill Baptist Church


15th March 2018

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

 SPRING TERM        8th January Term Begins
HALF TERM             19th February – 23rd February
END OF TERM        Wednesday 28th of  March
Staff Training Day –  Thursday 29th March (Noah’s Ark Closed)
SUMMER TERM    16th April Term Begins
HALF TERM              28th May – 1st June
END OF TERM         Tuesday 17th July

Dates for your Diary

12th March – 23rd March – Key Worker Meetings

27th March – Easter Service  – 9.30 @ Castle Hill Baptist Church

17th April – Leaver’s Photo

17th July – Leaver’s Service – 9.30 @ Noah’s Ark

Easter Service - Tuesday 27th March - 9.30am @ Castle Hill Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to come along to the Easter Service which will be held at Castle Hill Baptist Church, even little ones and Grandparents. There will be a little talk given to the children and they will also sing some songs with Margo. Please meet us at the Church at 9.15 for the Easter Service to start at 9.30.

You are then invited back to Noah’s Ark Hall in Gerrard Street for tea/coffee and hot cross buns. The winner of the Easter Hamper will also be announced.

Fundraising - Easter Hamper

As a way of doing a little bit of fundraising we have created a little Easter Hamper to raffle off. It is £1 a go with no limit on the amount of times you put your name down on our list!

Easter Bonnets/Hats for the Easter Service

We thought it would be a nice idea for the children to wear Easter Bonnets/Hats to the Easter Service.
You have just under two weeks to get creative!

Leaver's Photo - Tuesday 17th April

On the first Tuesday back after Easter, 17th April, all the children that leave us this Summer will have a group photo taken. You can ask a member of staff what the finished photo looks like, we have a photo from a previous year. It does make a lovely keepsake. If your child does not normally attend a Tuesday but you would like them to be included in the photo, you are more than welcome to come along. The photo will be taken at 9.30am.

Things to practice at home . . .

Please let your child put on their own hats, gloves and scarves. They should also be able to take off their own shoes and put their own wellington boots on and visa versa.

Next weeks topic - 'Chatter Matters'

It is ‘Chatter Matters Week’ around Warwickshire next week (19-23 March), so to tie in with this we too shall be reading lots of stories and singing plenty of Nursery Rhymes.

This is something you too can do at home. Talk about the pictures in the book, discuss what might happen next in the story, or you could think up a different ending!

Give a life give blood

If any of you have ever thought about becoming a blood donor please go to Here you can find out your nearest place to donate blood and learn more about the process – it’s not as bad as you think and you could possibly help to save someone’s life.

Noah's Ark Facebook page!

In case you didn’t know, Noah’s Ark has a facebook page.  Just  go to ‘’ to find us and ‘like’! It will keep you up to date and include photos from all our weekly topics and any other events that will be happening.  NO photographs of the children will ever be included.

General Notices

Please remember that we use the garden in all weathers and dress your child accordingly. It’s great to bring wellies to change into for outdoor play but wellies aren’t great for indoor wear.

We have some children with severe nut allergies, please can we remind you not to include any kind of nut, especially peanuts in your child’s packed lunch box.

Unfortunately we do not have the storage facilities for buggies, please can we ask that you do not leave them here.

If you are bringing in treats to share on your children’s birthday. These will be left in a bowl in the hatch for children to take when they leave.

May we remind parents that we do not allow use of mobile phones on the premises, this is common safeguarding practice.

Payments made by cheque to Noah’s Ark should be made payable to ‘Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool’.

Nametags order forms

If you would like to purchase some Nametag stickers, which are not just to be stuck on your child’s clothing but can also be stuck on drink bottles, lunch boxes and shoes, we have plenty of order forms for you to take away.  If you were to include our school reference of 12551,  we get a little commission too.