From September 2017, we at Bishop Sutton Pre-School & Forest Club will be continuing to offer the Universal 15 hour Early Years Entitlement. We will not be offering the Extended Entitlement of 30 hours per week. We will continue to charge for any hours taken with us over the 15 hours per week entitlement, alongside additional services such as snacks, Green Space Fees (Forest Club) etc. Details of additional services/charges can be found in our current Prospectus 2017/2018.
You may however be eligible for the 30 hours Entitlement which you can use over 3 providers. Only you can check this information with HMRC but do it soon if you want it in place for the new school year starting in September, or your claim may be delayed until January 2018. Click through here if you want to find out more about this and take an application forward.
Want to head on down to the music, food and general fabulousness of Valley Fest 2017 this August for free? Yes? Well you are in luck as we have two pairs of weekend passes up for grabs in our end of year Grand Prize Draw!
Each pass allows an adult full access to the festival from 4-6 August 2017 with on site camping too and is worth £110! Find out more about the line up and all the entertainment and events for adults and kids too at their website Valley Fest 2017
Or if you don’t fancy that how about a voucher to spend at Chew Valley Trees, or a bottle of wine to sip of a summer evening? Well lucky you we’ve got those too – so what are you waiting for? Tickets are on sale NOW from your Pre-School committee team – at both Pre-School and Primary School pick-up, and are only £5 a strip! We will draw the winning numbers at the end of term – so don’t delay, get those tickets today!
Thank you to all the parents who came to our AGM 2017, it was great to see so many of you supporting our Pre-School and to meet lots of new faces too!
And a big, big thank you to all our Pre-School Committee volunteers – our Pre-School could not continue to run without your time, commitment and support so your involvement is greatly appreciated! So a fond goodbye and many thanks to our two outgoing volunteers Rachel Anderton and Kimberley Braithwaite, and a cheery welcome and thanks for coming aboard to our parent committee for 2017/18:
Annabelle Spinney (incumbent) – Chairperson
Claire Reed (incumbent) – Treasurer
Jen Patterson (incumbent) – Secretary/Fundraising Co-ordinator
Kate Rayment (incumbent) – Invoicing/Fees
Shanna Turton (incumbent) – Publicity/Website
Louise Emery (incumbent) – Fundraiser
Gayle Hunt (new member) – Publicity/Newsletters
Suzanne Hobbs (new member) – Fundraiser
Sarah Paisley (new member) – Fundraiser
Caroline Pearce (new member) – Fundraiser
Clare Goldsmith (new member) – Fundraiser
You are welcome to read the AGM 2017 minutes, or if you would like to get involved with our parent-led committee, please contact Annabelle, Lin or Julie.
We’d love to share an update on our garden.
Get your little athletes ready because we are pleased to confirm that this year’s Sponsored Sports Week will be next week – Monday 26 to Friday 30 June 2017!
There will be lots of traditional sports day activities throughout the week for all the children to participate in, such as Egg and Spoon Race, Obstacle Course, Water Transfer and the ever popular Welly Wanging!
All our participants are winners and everyone will receive a certificate for the activity they join and a medal on the podium too! You should now have had your child’s sponsorship form so get your family and friends to support your little one’s participation and help us to make it a great success again this year!
Our gardening and building project really started to gain momentum today! Watch this space to see how our garden grows!