Noah's Ark Christian Preschool

Part of Castle Hill Baptist Church

Newsletter

16th November 2017

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

AUTUMN TERM    Wednesday 6th September Term Begins
HALF TERM            23rd October – 27th October
Staff Training Day – Monday 30th October (Noah’s Ark Closed)
END OF TERM        Friday 22nd December
 
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
7th May – BANK HOLIDAY
HALF TERM              28th May – 1st June
END OF TERM         Tuesday 17th July

Dates for your Diary

 30th November – Christmas Tree Festival, St Mary’s Church, Warwick

6th December – Noah’s Ark Children’s Christmas Party will be held at ‘Little Monkey’s Funhouse’ 4-6pm. More details to follow

21st December – Nativity Service with Rev’d Peter Burns – 9.30 @ Castle Hill Baptist Church

22nd December – Christingle in the Hall with Rev’d Peter Burns

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

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

Christmas Tree Festival - St Mary's Church - Thursday 30th November

If you are going to the Victorian Evening on Thursday 30th November, please visit St Mary’s Church where they are holding their Christmas Tree Festival.  This year Noah’s Ark will be entering a tree, which will have a ‘Noah’s Ark’ theme and will therefore be beautifully adorned with hand made animals, including Noah and his wife.  Please vote for us!

After the festival we are hoping to bring the tree back here and sell the decorations for a small donation.

6th December - Noah's Ark Children's Christmas Party

Noah’s Ark Preschool

Presents

The Christmas Party

Wednesday 6th December 2017

4.00 – 6.00pm

At

Little Monkey’s Funhouse

A full party tea, including chicken nuggets, pizza, crisps, veggie sticks, popcorn and ice cream!

Tickets available now, £8.50

Snowy Weather

In the event of severe snowy weather please check our website to see if we are open.  It is unlikely that we would close unless staff could not get here.

The most important thing is that you can get here safely and to make sure you can pick up on time.

Noah's Ark Facebook page!

In case you didn’t know, Noah’s Ark has a facebook page.  Just  go to ‘https://www.facebook.com/noahsarkwarwick’ 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.

Activities to do @ home

Activities to practice at home include:

  • opening yoghurt pots, packets and any other items your child has in their lunch boxes
  • putting their shoes and socks on and off – this is necessary as the children take off their shoes and socks before going into the sand pit.  Also, when purchasing new shoes please make sure your child is able to put them on without your assistance.
  • as well as coats and jackets to also include cardigans.

 

Next week's topic will be - 'Pirates!'

Things to do at home, draw a map and go on a Treasure Hunt! You could look at maps with your child and talk about the different symbols and discuss the different colours such as blue for the sea and green for the land.  You could also read some Pirate stories.

Child Protection Training - 29th March 2018

For those of you that work with children or know any childminders, we are hosting a Level 1 Child Protection Training course on Thursday 29th March 2018.  It will run from 9 – 4pm at a cost of £30 per person.  If this will be of any benefit to you please contact our Administrator; Sarah Weston-Walker.

Applying for 30 Hours of Funding?

If your child turns 3 this term and you are eligible to apply for the 30 hours of Government funding for next term, you need to start applying now.  The deadline for applications for the Spring Term is 31st December.

If you think you are entitled for the 30 hours of funding, more information can be found at:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

For parents who are currently in receipt of the 30 hours of funding, you too need to re-validate your code via your Gateway account.

For all queries regarding the code contact HMRC on 0300 123 4097.

 

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 then we get a little commission too.

Attendance Records

Please do not forget that we keep close records of attendance.  This includes late arrivals and departures.  These records will be kept in your child’s learning journal and will be forwarded to their future schools.

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Drumming Lessons

If you or your child is interested in learning to play the drums, please contact Charles at Charles Laird Drums on Smith Street on 07966 905140.