July 2018 Newsletter ------------------------------------------------------------ Summer is finally here and apologies this is later than usual in the month! This is a super short newsletter as there is not much to say for the last 2 weeks of term to be honest... But do read on.... and Happy Summer everyone! This is important though.... A HUGE thank you to everyone who has contributed to all sorts of fundraising this academic year- we have had a tremendous year with some record breakers; the Clay Shoot, Quiz Night and the Fete have surpassed all expectations! So thank you to everyone who has been involved in anyway at all- all this amazing fundraising goes straight into Preschool to help OUR Little Deers have an even better Early Years experience. Sports Day Please do come along on Friday July 13th for a 1.30pm start to our Preschool Sports Day! The staff have organised a wonderful event for us all, and the children have loved practicing. Do bring some picnic blankets to sit on, as it looks pretty certain we'll be outside. There will be treats for the children afterwards, and we'll be making Tea and Coffee for the grown -ups to fill the time gap between the end of the sports day and school pick up, so do feel free to stay and have a chat! For those returning in September, Preschool will be open from 8.45am on Tuesday September 4th 2018 Going Forward... As most of you know, I will be stepping down as Committee Chairperson at the October 17th 2018 AGM (8pm at the Hall, do come along!). Henry will be going to Nutley Primary School in September so my Preschool days are (nearly) sadly over! It's been a terrific ride and one I will cherish forever- my favorite part has been getting to know so many wonderful people and new friends! Come September, I will be working alongside the wonderful Philippa O'Donovan (Max's Mummy) as she plans to take over the Committee Chair role after being voted in at the AGM. So you still might see me around for a little bit while we transition, but do get to know Philippa as she'll be the one steering the good-ship Little Deers really soon! Graduation Picnic You should have all received your invites by now- Thursday July 19th, will be our wonderful Graduation Picnic in the Preschool Garden (or Hall if it rains!) This is an event for ALL Little Deers families, not just those graduating, so please do come along and celebrate together this wonderful occasion. The committee will provide a buffet lunch for the children, but please do bring a picnic for yourself and some cakes to share if you can please. Picnic blankets would be great too! Please come ready for an 11am start. Over the summer... Please note the staff are off over the summer (from July 20th - Sept 4th) and Preschool is Closed. If you have any urgent enquiries, either message our Facebook page or email me, Ali, on email@example.com and I'll try and get back to you as soon as my kids let me! You still have time to apply for the 30 hours childcare to start September if you're eligible. The official deadline is Aug 31st, but HMRC have suggested the get it done as far in advance as possible so ensure you get your code in time. Check your options at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Key Contacts: Preschool: 07535 655013 Facebook: Nutley Pre-School Playgroup Zahra Crane Manager@nutleypreschool.org.uk Jess Blue-Bishop (Deputy Manager and SENCO) Ali Mason firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Lovett (Treasurer) email@example.com Please do 'Like' and 'Follow' Nutley PreSchool on Facebook for a glimpse into preschool's day!