Spring Term 2022

Dear All, 

A very warm welcome, to all our staff, parents and children. We hope you had a lovely half term. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful term. This term is looking to be filled with lots of exciting things including spring time, Mothers Day and Easter. We are delighted to be able to put on events and welcoming you back into the Pre-School, something over the last two years we have missed. 

Last term we had some exciting news that Strawson Hall had their Ofsted inspection and we are extremly proud and excited to annouce we have been awarded OUSTANDING IN ALL AREAS. If you would like to read the report please click here.

A little reminder we display a notice board in the glass Atrium (front of building at Tanyard Barn) and in the entrance corridor at Strawson Hall and all important notices for the Spring Term 2022 will be posted here together with the signing in/out book and snack list. 

As always, if there is any aspect of Pre-School you are not sure of please ask any of the staff when you are here or contact us using the detail provided in the contact page on this website.

New Term dates and events will be updated below so please remember to make a note in your diary and they will be in the newsletter which you will have been emailed. 

Just a reminder if you are claiming any of the additional 15 hours funding support you must apply online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  The dates are constantly updated so please remember to check on line. If your child will be additionally claiming the 15 hours please ensure you have let Nicky know exactly what additional sessions you would like as we have a very busy term ahead and you may not get the extra sessions unless reserved well in advance.

Don't forget the settings are using digital learning journeys that detail the childrens development. One of the many benifits of this is the ability for you to view and access your childs learning progress from the comfort of your home. Full access details will be shared (if not already) with everyone concerned and a link is available on this web-site below.

If you haven't already logged in to this wonderful resource please ask one of the staff for help or if you know your log-in click here.

A gentle reminder that COVID-19 is still around and Govenment Guidlines regarded COVID-19 should be adhered to. We are continuing to keep our extremely high cleaning standards. If your child is unwell and you are unsure whether to send them, please ring and contact the pre-school. 

Finally we would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support and look forward to a wonderful Spring Term. If there is anything you are unsure of please just ask any of the Staff as they will be only to pleased to help.

Main Dates for your Diary in Spring Term 2022

Please click here to read the Spring Term newsletter

Some Dates to Remember - 

Easter Holidays - Closed Thursday 31st March and Back to Pre-School Tuesday 19th April 

Tanyard Barn Closed - Thursday 5th May Polling Day 

Thursday 26th May - May Celebrations 1:30 pm 

May Half Term - Closed Friday 27th May and Back to Pre-School Tuesday 7th June 

Friday 17th June - Farther's Day Assembly 9:30 am 

Wednesday 6th July - Sports Day 

Thursday 21st July - PARTY DAY!

Last Day of Term July 21st 

Friday 22nd July - Graduation Day - SCHOOL LEAVERS ONLY!



1. How do I contact the Pre-School at either setting?

Our main phone number is 01293 665091 for both settings or mobile 07948809246 (Tanyard Barn) and 07305538704 (Strawson Hall), and these mobile numbers we use for our text reminder service.
You can E Mail us via this web site (see contact page) or directly from your device at: Info@horleycommunitypreschool.co.uk

2. Do I still have to pay even when my child is on holiday or off sick?

Yes, and please notify the Pre-school of any holiday dates in advance.

Do I need to notify the Pre-school when my child is not attending their sessions? Yes you are required to phone or message in on their first day of absence and contact us again on day three if still absent. A record of absence is kept by the Pre-school in line with safeguarding duty of care and legislation applicable to claiming the free entitlement. We will contact you if we do not hear from you by day two.

3. How long do I have to keep my child of Pre-School after illness?

Please allow 48 hours from the last occurrence of sickness and upset tummy before returning to Pre-school. For other illness please follow G.P.’s guidelines and ask for advice. If your child has a temperature or is under the weather needing regular calpol type medication please keep them at home.

4. Does my child have to be toilet trained?

We encourage children attending the Pre-school to be toilet trained, but are happy to change the childrens nappies and pull ups while supporting toilet training. You will need to provide nappies and wipes for your child and spare clothes.

5. What happens if I am unable to collect my child?

If someone different other than nominated persons or people familiar to your child (and Pre-school staff) please let us know upon your arrival and note it in the signing in book, you must notify a staff member regardless of this,in person. Please ensure you telephone to let us know of any impromptu changes in collection and a code word must be given to the staff and person collecting.

6. How do you deal with disruptive behaviour?

The Pre-school uses positive reinforcement and role modelling with all children in accordance of our behavior policy to scaffold desirable behaviors and learning.

7. How secure are your Premises?

Our premises are completely secured and fenced-in at both locations. The main front doors and garden gates are securely locked and all entrances are secured, supervised or locked at all times. All children and visitors must be signed in upon arrival for security purposes.

8. Who do I speak to if I have any concerns?

When your child joins the Pre-school they will be allocated a key worker, you can always speak to them in confidence. Alternatively Sam and Michelle are available most sessions.

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