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Welcome to Monkleigh Pre-School!

Tel: 01805 623777

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 Our opening times are: Mon-Fri 9.15-3.15

 There are three sessions per day

Morning 9.15-12.15     Lunch club 12.15-1.15      Afternoon 1.15-3.15

 Children are taken from 2 years until 4 years old. 

** Limited spaces currently available**  

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Our Pre School is situated in the the school grounds in its own building and Yurt. We have access to all the school facilities, including the large field, playground, sensory garden, wooden train and boat. We have a forest school session most Friday mornings, which is very exciting! We are a small Pre-School and can take a limited number of children at any one time. 

We provide a range of activities, linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Our playing field Our sensory garden
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Pirate Ship Playground

Staff

We have four members of highly qualified and experienced staff.

Jodie Chugg is the Pre-School Leader. She is level 3 Early Years trained and currently undertaking a degree in Early Childhood Studies with Petroc. Also a level 3 trained safe guarding officer and holds a level 3 Peadiatric first aid qualification.

Martha Kingdon is the Pre-School Deputy Leader. She is level 3 Early Years trained and holds a level 3 Peadiatric first aid qualification and has 3 of her own children.

Nikki Troke is a pre-school assistant. She is Level 3 Early Years trained and has a child of her own.

Luci Daniel is a member of our Bank Staff. She has 2 children of her own.

All staff hold a level 2 safeguarding certificate.

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Staff from left to right: Martha, Jodie, Nikki and Luci 

                          WORLD BOOK DAY 2017

We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters!

World Book Day 2017

 The children enjoyed making their own delicious pancakes on Pancake day! (Feb 17)pancake

Working hard to build our 'Fairytale' cottage (Feb 17)

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The children have really enjoyed bringing in and sharing their favourite stories with their friends.  To link in with this we have been doing lots of lovely creative arts and crafts, role play, shows, cooking and bear hunts! 

(Jan 17)

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We have really enjoyed making the most of the changes winter brings, but we now look forward to welcoming spring, where we can get planting in our sensory garden and growing our own delicious fruit and vegetables!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Another Fun filled year ahead!

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Tradititonal Christmas Dinner before the Christmas party!

See you all in 2017!

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The children have been working extremely hard with their Christmas Performance "A little bird told me"

Here are a few snaps before the show. The children were all very happy and excited to sing for their parents!

They were amazing!

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CHILDREN IN NEED 2016!

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We have been raising money this week for Children in Need by doing a sponsored 'WIGGLE WEEK'

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We have been very busy engaging in lots of physical activities such as imagination on the move stories, action stories and songs, a range of ring games and physical skills with bikes and balls.        

WE HAVE NOT STOPPED, BUT WE HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN!

   We have also of course been baking and decorating some delicious Pudsey bear Cakes!

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We joined Class R to show off all of our spots and outfits!

Don't we all look fab!

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We LOVE to be 'Hands on' with our learning at Monkleigh Pre-school!

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We have really enjoyed learning about Diwali 'The Festival of light'

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Shayla brought in some beautful indian clothes for us to look at.

She brought in her own Salwaar, her mothers Sari and another outfit called a Lenga.

The children loved how colourful and sparkly the clothes were.

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We joined Class R and Miss Beer taught us some Bangra moves.

We really enjoyed this.

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We were able to take part in some wonderful Diwali activities

We made our own Diva lamps out of clay, we later painted them and added glitter!

We made some delicious Barfi and created some beautiful Rangoli patterns from coloured rice.

 

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We also were able to have our own Mehndi patterns painted onto our hands, which we loved!

We also created our own too!

 

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We have been very busy creating a range of bonfire and firework crafts.

Look at our amazing Chalk fireworks!!

 

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Hedgehog Bread! Mmmm We have really embraced autumn with a whole variety of activities

but cooking is always a favourite!

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We are always looking for new ways to be creative and to develop our busy fingers!

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We love being outdoors amd exploring.

We went on an adventure up the lane to pick blackberries for snack and to make some Jam Tarts 

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We are always curious of the world around us

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The great outdoors!

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 We are so excited to be back in our new Yurt and play room.

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Our new children have settled so well and have loved exploring their new environment.

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We had lots of fun on a trip to the Beach! A special treat for our Leavers! (July 2016)

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Ending of course in a Hockings!!

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We had a pyjama and film day today! We loved it. We watched Despicable me and Frozen.

We had lots of exciting treats to eat too! (July 2016)

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Our pre-school drop in and play sessions have been a great success! (June 2016)

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We have been making the most of the warm sunshine before autumn arrives! (June 16)

 

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 Daily Routine

9:00-9.30 Children arrive, post names into box and free play
9.30 Circle time; good morning, introduce day, activities. older and younger children split.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9.40-11:30 Activities and free play inside and outside/ Snack is also done within this time, as café style in the kitchen
11.30-11:45- Tidy up time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             11:50- Going to the toilet to wash hands ready for lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12-12.15 Story/game
12.15 Some children go home/ Lunch time
1.15 Register/story and musical activity
1.30-2.30 Free play inside and outside
2.30 Outside large playground physical play.
3.00 Story and Home time

**Please note routine may vary depending on children needs, interests and abilities**

 

Online payments for Pre-school.  We have moved across to Parentmail for communications and online payments.  Unfortunately, Parentmail are not yet able to provide us with an online 'register' which would allow you to see up to date balances of account.  This is something that we are liaising with them on.  Parentmail will not show you your current balance - you will need to contact the office to check this.  Payments can be made online, with various pricing options available - the system defaults to a £10.00 cost, but there are many price options available within the shop.  Thank you for your ongoing patience.

For more information please email Jodie at the above address. Phone calls are unlikely to be taken during session time (although we will take them after 3:30)

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