Noah's Ark Christian Preschool

Part of Castle Hill Baptist Church


12th July 2018

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

SUMMER TERM    16th April Term Begins
HALF TERM              28th May – 1st June
END OF TERM         Tuesday 17th July

Term Dates 2018-2019

Term Begins – Wednesday 5th September
Half Term – 29th October – 2nd November
Staff Training Day – Monday 5th November
End of Term – Friday 21st December

Term Begins – 8th January
Half Term – 18th February – 22nd February
End of Term – Thursday 11th April
Staff Training Day – Friday 12th April

Term Begins – 29th April
6th May – Bank Holiday
Half Term – 27th May – 31st May
End of Term – Tuesday 16th July

Dates for your Diary

14th July – Noah’s Ark Summer Family Fun Day – see more details below,

16th July – Noah’s Ark Day Out – details below

17th July – Leavers’ Service – 9.30 @ Castle Hill Baptist Church

Saturday 14th July - Noah's Ark Summer Family Fun Day

The End of Year Summer Family Fun Day is being held at Coten End Primary School on Saturday 14th July 3 – 5pm. This is being organised by the parents of Noah’s Ark and is for Noah’s Ark only. The parents have booked the ‘out of school club facilities’

A whole family ticket costs £10 and includes entrance fee and a hot dog (or veggie dog) each.

The fun includes; music, games, dancing, bbq, outdoor games for the whole family, Elsa from Frozen will be visiting, ride-ons for children, cake stall, raffle and lots more!

Purchase your ticket in advance, so the parents who are organising the event know how many to cater for.

Monday 16th July - Noah's Ark Day Out - Foundry Wood / Victoria Park

You should all have received a letter about our local day out to Foundry Wood and then a picnic in Victoria Park for lunch.

Please return the slips as soon as possible.

For those of you who are able to come along, just to remind you that we are meeting at Victoria Park car park at 9.30. We will then head over to Foundry Wood, have a walk though the woods where some activities will be planned such as a scavenger hunt and then head back to Victoria Park for a picnic lunch. The paths in Foundry Wood are suitable for a single buggy and is easy to walk on.

If you are coming with your child and they have a bike or scooter, you are more than welcome to bring them for when we go to Victoria Park as there is a path which is great for cycling/scooting on. There is also a paddling pool, so you could bring your child’s swimming costume to let them have a play in the pool. But this applies only to those children whose parents are coming as Noah’s Ark staff will not be responsible for children on bikes/scooters or those wanting to go in the pool.

Noah’s Ark will bring some games and activities to play at Victoria Park too.

Tuesday 17th July - Leavers' Service

The Leavers’ Service will be held on Tuesday 17th July at Castle Hill Baptist Church, which is our last day of term. Can everyone please drop off your child at church for 9.15. We will start the service as soon as possible, we aim to finish by 10am.

Everyone is welcome to come but the focus is on the leavers. They will all receive a Children’s Bible as a leaving gift.

At 12pm, EVERYBODY is welcome to bring a picnic and join us for our final lunch time at Noah’s Ark. Afternoon session will run as normal, so please leave by 1.15, unless you wish to take your child early.

Sunny Weather

Can we please ask that children come to Noah’s Ark having already had sun cream applied. If you do bring in a bottle of sun cream for your child to apply, please make sure it has your child’s name on it. We will encourage the children to apply the cream themselves and the staff can help/assist, but would feel uncomfortable applying cream to the tops of legs (thighs) and tops of arms near the chest. Therefore, it is best if children can wear loose cotton t-shirts and to NOT wear really short shorts and thin strapped tops/dresses.

Please also remember to bring a hat for your child to wear outside.

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.