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The View Pre School Group

October 2023 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had an absolutely amazing few weeks back with our new ‘Big’ children.

The children are starting to arrive at pre-school with very happy faces, always eager to share their news with everyone, a few children even run in & forget to say goodbye to their parents. This makes us so proud of them all.

We have been having so much fun, exploring new toys & equipment, finding old favourites, water play, sand play, special story times and now showing curiosity for Autumn wonders.It has been both worthwhile & rewarding getting to know our new children & their families.

Our Facebook pages are Priory View Pre-School and Crescent View Pre School– you will discover lots about our pre-school day on there.

The Key Person

Every family will be allocated a key member of staff who will support your child throughout their pre-school journey. Families with new children will now have discovered their child’s Key Person. The Key Person is linked to bonding and special relationships between staff and children. There will be various opportunities for parents and staff to meet throughout the year.

“The role is important for both child and parent and it is an approach set out in the EYFS. The key person will respond to children’s needs and help them settle into a new environment, communication is paramount between parent and key person as these discussions hold key information about the child. A Key person will be a point of contact for parents.” (EYFS 2021)

Curiosity and Wonder at Priory View Pre-school

Back in 2008, Vicky (Owner/Manager) had the wonderful opportunity to visit Denmark with several Bournemouth colleagues and to explore their ‘forest nursery provision’. Vicky was amazed by the use of natural resources to inspire the children and to make them curious, independent and excited to learn and she now has the opportunity to gradually introduce this special approach into both of our pre-school provisions.

Vicky, together with all the Priory View staff team have recently completed an Accreditation about a well-known approach to inspirational Early Years provision called ‘The Curiosity Approach’.

The whole staff team passionately worked together to make amazing, inspirational changes to our little pre-school and Vicky has since applied to become a ‘Curiosity Approach Ambassador’ and has proudly been chosen to represent the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and New Forest Area.

We are now working hard to transform Crescent View in the same way.

Vicky’s Facebook Page is Curiosity Approach Network BCP and New Forest South.

She will be hosting fun ‘Curiosity Approach Discovery Sessions’ at Priory View on a monthly basis and anyone who has a passion for early years is welcome to book and attend through her FB Page.

For more details, you are welcome to chat to Vicky xx

Is your child starting school September 2024?

You have the right to express a preference for the school you'd prefer your child to attend in September 2024.

The published closing date for admission to Reception Year is 15 January 2024.

You must apply to the local authority where you live, even if the schools you are applying for are in another area.

You canclick here for more information.

Reminder - Change of Contact Details

It is very important that you let us know immediately of any change of address, telephone, email address or mobile contact details.

We will be sending out weekly notices and any necessary correspondence to your email address. Please make sure we have your correct email address and that you check your emails regularly to ensure you don’t miss anything! A reminder to also check SPAM.

Also – Just a reminder: Could you also please write your child’s name in their coats and shoes, as many children have the same style, size and width-fitting shoes at this age and confusion can easily arise, especially during role-play situations.

Covid Update

As with other illnesses, adults and children who have symptoms should stay at home, avoid contact with others, and only return when well enough and have no temperature. Please phone and inform us if your child is poorly.

Dates for you diary

Half Term Break - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2023

Children in need Spotacular - Friday 17th November 2023

Last day of Autumn Term - Friday 15th December 2023

First day of Spring Term - Monday 8th January 2024

Kind Regards

Vicky and The Priory View Team