04 Mar

Open tomorrow

Hi Everyone,

Hope to be open tomorrow Monday 5th March at the usual times weather permitting.

Thank you for your understanding on our recent closure due to weather conditions and l hope you enjoyed your time in the warmth with your child/ren

Colour this week is Brown and the letter is Vv

See you tomorrow!

Kind Regards


01 Mar

Closed Friday


We will remain closed tomorrow Friday 2nd March due to weather conditions continuing to be dangerous.

Hope we will be able to reopen on Monday 5th March. I will keep you updated via email and Facebook!

Kind Regards


28 Feb

Weather conditions


Just to let you know we will remain closed tomorrow Thursday 1st March 2018 due to weather conditions. Keep safe and warm!

Kind Regards


28 Feb

Pre-school closed

Hi Everyone,
Our pre-school will be closed today Wednesday 28th February 2018 due to bad weather situation!
Enjoy a day at home in the warmth if you can!
Kind Regards

18 Jul

New mobile phone number

Hi Everyone,

We now have a new complaints phone number 07511 983070 where you can talk to the Chair person of the management committee,

see below, this is  taken from our complaints policy:-

       ‘Any parent/carer who has a concern about an aspect of the Pre-school’s provision talk it over, first of all, his/her worries and anxieties with the pre-school supervisor Angie Gurney, Deputy Supervisor Gail Reynolds 01502 712115 or the Chairperson of the Management Committee  07511  983070′

Kind Regards


22 May

Family Fun Party on Sat 20th May ’17

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know that on Saturday we raised a brilliant amount of £438.50 and we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU 

to Kate and Oliver (Knock Out Entertainment) for their dedicated hard work with our fundraising yet again! We can now pay for our membership to join ‘Tapestry’ the online learning journey company in September 2017 and pay for our children’s climbing frame to be refurbished during the summer break.

Also a big thank you to all staff, volunteers and committee members which includes Kate and Oliver mentioned  above and of course all the children and their families who supported this event by attending, buying tickets and raffle tickets! Homemade biscuits were great again and thank you to all who made these and helped in any other way before and on the day!


A big thank you to all the companies which donated raffle prizes:-

Knock Out Entertainment 

High Lodge – 3 day passes 

Roys- £5 voucher 

Adventure Island- 2 Adult & 2 child

Monsters – 2x childrens play

Africa Alive/ Banham zoo – 2x child

Pleasure Beach – wristband

Pettitts – up to 4 people

Norwich Theatre Royal- £10 voucher

Transport Museum- Family pass

Bure valley- Family pass

Superfry – £15

Chambers Butchers -£5 voucher

Twyfords – £10 voucher

Odd Socks -£20 voucher

Dominoes – 1 lrg Pizza



Children’s garden set



Emily (committee)

Kind Regards


08 May

Newsletter May 2017



We would like to welcome all new children and their families to our pre-school! We hope you have a wonderful time with us.


We would also like to say a big thank you to everyone donating £1.00 per week fruit money; this has really helped with costs. Please continue to support us with your fruit donations/voluntary contributions.


Colours/letters of The Week:


Week beginning:  15th May             Colour:   ORANGE     Letter:  Dd

Week beginning:  22nd May            Colour:    PINK          Letter:  Ee


                               HALF TERM


Week beginning:   5th June            Colour :   PURPLE       Letter :  Ff  

Week beginning:  12th June            Colour:   BROWN       Letter:   Gg

Week beginning:  19th June            Colour:   RED               Letter:  Hh

Week beginning:  26th June            Colour:  GREY            Letter:  Ii

Week beginning:   3rd July            Pattern:  SPOTS         Letter:  Jj

Week beginning:  10th July            Pattern:  CHECKS     Letter:  Kk

Week beginning:  17th July            Pattern:  STRIPES    Letter:  Ll



Estimated Term Dates:    Not the same as Worlingham Primary school:

SUMMER TERM 2017:   Return: Wednesday 19th April to Friday 26th May (Closed Monday 1st May)


                   Half Term Break:   Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 


                        Return:   Monday 5th June to Friday 21st July

                                        End of Pre-school Year

            We return week commencing Monday 4th September 2017 usual times


Inside Notice Boards:

Parent/carer notice boards are near the coat trolley, which contains information like funding info, colour/letter of the week, children centre timetable of events, snack offered, newsletter, our term dates, key person statement, pre-school timetable, session plans. On the right when you enter the lobby is if you are concerned about a child info (safeguarding) committee & staff members, parent/carer’s rota, childcare leaflets. Wall directly facing you is our Ofsted registration & insurance certificate, our pre-school over the years photos, On the trolley below is our policies, operational plan etc. fruit donation tin, lost/found box, uniform & prices. On the entrance door some everyday information like committee meetings, chicken pox, head lice etc… please check every now and again as we do not always give out this information in your child’s red bag. 


Outside Notice Board:

Pre-School, primary school & high school phone numbers, funding info, children centre information,

72 hours non- attendance if child has diarrhoea/sickness, our term dates, safeguarding statement, Ofsted phone number, reminders of Ofsted inspection report, learning journey etc…

Pre-School Website: Please check every now and then for new information. The address is www.worlinghampreschool.co.uk   This newsletter is on our website.

Committee Meeting:  No date set for our next meeting at present. Will keep you informed!

We are still in need of new committee members; speak to Angie if you feel you may be interested in taking on a role/joining us.  


Beccles Children Centre:

A timetable of events is in the lobby on your left as you enter and in the outside notice board.  


Some Activities Carried Out Last Term Spring 2017:


The children did many activities throughout the last term, which are all based on mainly their individual interests in pre-school and are planned for on a weekly basis:- Below are a few activities carried out.


Inside: Role Play: Pet shop, Vets, Bathing babies, Hairdressers, Physical activities: Moving like animals, nursery rhymes, ring games, dancing, dragon dance

Cooking: Cookies, buttering bread/crackers etc… Crafts: Making play dough, Collages, gloop, gluing, painting, made a Rooster


Outside: Role play: Car wash, bathing babies, mud kitchen, Physical activities: Wood work, Gardening, footballs, stepping stones, Sand and water play, bubbles etc…  


Please remember this is only some of the activities done during last term, if you would like more information about activities done please ask your child’s key person. CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH PLAY AT THIS AGE.


Fundraising Dates for your diaries:


May 2017:

Saturday 20th May: Family Fun Party 2.30 – 4.30pm at St John Ambulance Hall,

                     Beccles. Tickets still available at £2.50 per person. Please see

                     email/letter from Kate our fundraising officer! 


The money raised will go towards our online learning journeys with ‘Tapestry’ registration costs and towards our climbing frame refurbishment during the summer break.

Other Dates for your diaries:


May 2017:

Wednesday 17th May: Visitor from ‘Beccles Library’ (Sarah) at 11.15am to do nursery

                       rhymes and story for the children who are in this morning only.


We hope to organise a visit to the library for some time in the future!


Monday 29th May – Fri 2nd June:  Treasure Hunt around Worlingham for all families

                                   and friends. Free entry activity to share with your

                                   child/ren over the holiday.                      

July 2017:

Wednesday 19th July ’17: Time 9.30 – 10.30am Open morning for the children with their parent/carer staying on and for those joining us in the next year and anyone who would like to look around our pre-school, we will have some activities you can do at home if you wish with your child. If you know anyone, who may wish to come, please tell them about our open morning.   

Thursday 20th July’17: Outing for the younger children staying at pre-school, meeting at pre-school 11.20am. (Last day for these children)   No morning session today.


Friday 21st  July’17: Outing for all the older children leaving to start school in September, meeting at usual time 8.55am then leaving photos at around 9.15 after this we will be leaving for our outing.. (Last Day for these children)  No afternoon session today


Exact times of both outings still to be confirmed, more information to follow!


We Return after the Summer break:


Monday 4th September 2017 to Friday 21st October 2017


HALF TERM: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017


Monday 30th October 2017 to Friday 15th December 2017

Hot Weather Conditions:

Can you please put sun cream on your child before they come to pre-school!


Due to safety reasons, we must ask that your child attends appropriately dressed as they are climbing, running, jumping and riding etc… in our outside play garden.


Children to wear sensible foot wear please when they attend pre-school e.g. trainers, doodles, sandals with a heel strap etc… which are the correct size for their feet.


No crocs to be worn please as straps are wide around the ankle making them loose or flip flops please as no ankle or heel support!


Drinking water is available at all times for the children!


If you need any more information, about the information provided in this newsletter please speak to me.



Many thanks for your continued support!




             Angie Gurney



Worlingham Pre-School