Magdalene Pre-school Newsletter Autumn term 2021


A very big welcome to all of our new families and welcome back to the Sunflower group, we hope you all had a lovely summer break. We are really looking forward to a busy term and getting to know each other.

We will be encouraging the children to settle in and to become familiar with the layout of the setting and to feel safe and secure during their first few weeks at preschool. We will encourage them to recognise their own coat and to try to put it on themselves. As the weather changes they will learn to choose wellington boots to go into the garden and put on their shoes when they come back inside.

You can help at home with this by encouraging them to recognise and try to put on their own coat and to put on their shoes.

It is our policy to play outside every day, whatever the weather, please ensure your child is dressed in suitable clothes and in clothes that you do not mind getting muddy and dirty.




If your child comes to pre-school in boots or wellington boots they will need a pair of indoor shoes to change into to keep our carpets clean and use equipment safely.


Term dates

Term dates can be found on the preschool website

Please friend request us on Facebook for weekly updates on what the children have been up to.


Key person

Get to know your Key person and give them as much information as possible. Your Key person will ensure that your child’s learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. They will support you in guiding their development at home.


Mobile Phones

NO mobile phones are allowed to be in use inside the building at any time while preschool is in session.   We ask that you support us in this and do not use mobile phones as you enter or leave preschool. Many thanks for your cooperation.


Drop off and Collection time

We have a ‘soft’ drop off time for families with siblings at school, meaning the children should be dropped off punctually at 9.00am but will not be considered late until after 9.30am.


If you are not collecting your child yourself, you must let your Key person know who will be collecting that day. In an emergency, we cannot accept alternative collections by text message, please telephone and speak to a member of staff.

If you have any questions, please speak to Sarah or Asia.


Snack Bar

We always offer the children healthy snacks at snack time there is a one off £30 contribution towards this for each preschool year.


Wet Wipes

We use lots of wet wipes at preschool and lots of tissues please supply one box of each per half-term. We use hypo-allergenic, biodegradable wet wipes and value tissues.



We are very lucky at Magdalene to have an off-road parking area, many schools do not have this facility but we do all need to park considerately so that we make the best use of the space. Please do not park (or leave your car for a few minutes) in the Vicarage drive at any time it is always in constant use (this is the drive to your right when facing the Church)


Planning in the moment

For this half term, we will be getting to know your child and carrying out baseline assessments. We will start planning in the moment after the October half term and more details will follow nearer the time.


Open door policy

We have an open-door policy, which means you can come & talk to us regarding your child any time.



Please take time to read our latest Covid-19 policy on our website. We continue to follow our systems of control.


Many thanks

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