Your Pre-School Committee Needs You !

If you are interested in becoming a part of what makes Pre-School so successful then please get in touch with Tess, our Play Leader, who will be happy to tell you more about our fabulous Pre-School Committee and about our super special Staff Team.

There are various roles so there is something for everyone. Please do sign up. The more members we have the better as we believe that many hands make light work !!

AGM 2020 22/10/20 @8pm

Dear Parents
As you know we will be holding our AGM via Zoom next week Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 8pm.
If you have not used Zoom before, you will need to go to the Apple Store or Play Store and download the app first. Details of the meeting have been shared with Pre-School community.

We are very much looking forward to seeing parents on the AGM Zoom and hope to have a special surprise video that has been put together for you so that you can meet the team and see what we have been up to at Pre-School to make sure your children have the very best time with us.  Thank you for making the time to attend the AGM – you won’t be disappointed as the video is fabulous.


Annual General Meeting 8.00pm

  1. Apologies for absence 
  2. Minutes of last AGM 
  3. Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
  4. Pre-School Policies 2020-21
  5. Resolution to pass constitution update
  6. AOB

Pre-School Committee Meeting

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Election of Pre-School Committee 20/21
  4. AOB

With warm regards from Tess, the Committee and the Pre-School Team

Coronavirus News Update 20/05/20

News announcement:

Cheltenham Headteachers’ Group (CLP) would like to clarify collectively that, following the Prime Minister’s announcement at 7pm last night, in the short term nothing has changed  – our Pre-School remains closed to all pupils, other than those children whose parents are Keyworkers who have previously booked childcare provision.  We appreciate that the uncertainty surrounding future planning remains difficult for us all, but know that you, like us, will want to ensure that every step is taken to ensure that Pre-School is as safe as possible for all members of our Pre-School community as we take these tentative steps towards re-opening.

If you are a non-key worker planning on returning to work, please be mindful that we are not in a position to allow your child into Pre-School at this point.  We would like to reassure you that we will inform you of our initial plans regarding any planned phased return to Pre-School from 1 June 2020 once we have received further guidance from both the Government and the Local Authority.

We have a vacancy – join the team!

Early Years Practitioner, Level 3, required 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 7:45am to 3:15pm, term time only, as well as every Tuesday afternoon 1:15pm – 2:30pm for a Staff Meeting. Closing date for applications March 20th 2020. Ideally to start April 2020.

Due to increasing numbers and popularity of our setting we are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic and committed to delivering an outstanding provision and who has a minimum of two years working at Level 3 or above in early years. Current certificates in both Child Protection and Paediatric First Aid would be advantageous but not essential.

If you are keen, enthusiastic, creative and dedicated to helping children become the best they can be, then we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Tess for an Application Form here and a full Job Description.

Should you have any questions please contact the Pre-School Play Leader, Tess Engelbrecht, on 07961 396613 or 07867 813627.

Pancake Day Messy Play

In keeping with the theme of pancake day the children were really excited to use some of the ingredients to use their imagination and create their own; they even had ago at flipping them! We explored mixing, used picture cards, did lots of sharing and talked about our favourite pancake toppings. Messy play doesn’t appeal to everyone but those who wanted to try really enjoyed all the messy mixing!

Our thanks to Commitee member Lauren who helped to run this activity.

Fun with food

Valentines Cake Sale – 13/02/20 at 2.15pm

Please come along early for pick up (2.15pm) this Thursday 13th February to buy cakes to help raise funds for Pre-School, we are fundraising for a new climbing frame for the Butterfly garden.

Thank you and Happy Valentines Day!