Lyminge Pre-School's April 2024 Newsletter


Topic of the Term

Our Topic for Term 5 is The Great Outdoors

Each week we will focus on a different book. Planning for the setting will also be focused on the ‘book of the week’. It would be wonderful if you could share these books at home with your children too, maybe the local library will have a copy.

Week beginning 15/04/24– SUPERWORM

Week beginning 22/04/24 – We’re going on the Bear Hunt

Week beginning 29/04/24 – The Rainy Day

Week beginning 06/05/24 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Week beginning 13/05/24 – The Hike

Week beginning 20/05/24- The Sunny Day


School Leavers

We can’t believe it’s that time of year again where the older children have found out what school they will be going to!

If you haven’t already, please let your child’s key person know what school they will be going to.

We contact all Primary Schools and ensure all reception teachers visit your child at the setting so they can get to know your child in a place they feel comfortable as well as meeting with the key person who can relay any important information.

In September lots of schools ease the reception children in with half days for the first week or two. We understand that this can be hard to juggle whilst working therefore we will be offering spaces at Pre-School each afternoon for those that need it.

Please speak to Sophie or Karen if you would like to book your child in.


Funding Forms

If you child receives funding, please see Karen as soon as possible to sign your funding form.


Sponsored Bounce

Please can all sponsorship money from the sponsored bounce be in by the end of the week thank you.


Sun Cream

As we are approaching the summer term (I know it doesn’t feel like it right now!) all children should, please, be wearing sun cream before arriving at the setting as well as bringing a water bottle and a labelled sun hat.

After lunch all children will be topped up with Pre-School sun cream.


Half Term- Extended Hours/ Holiday Club

We will be running our Extended Hours/Holiday Club on Tuesday 28th May till Friday 31st May (9am-3pm) Please email to book your place.

As usual we will only be able to run the Holiday Club should we have enough children for it to be financially sustainable. Please let us know what dates you require.


Toys from Home

We’ve had a lot of children bringing in toys from home, we understand the children love showing their friends their toys however, it can cause a lot of upset due to them getting lost, damaged or children not wanting to share them.

Can we please ask that all toys are left at home, unless it is a comforter. Thank you.



Could we please ask that EGGS are NOT put in lunch boxes please. We have a child with us that is very allergic, and we need to be extra cautious. Products with egg in are fine but not whole eggs such as egg sandwiches, scotch egg, boiled eggs etc.

Also, a reminder peanut butter or whole nuts are also not to be in children’s lunch boxes.

Thank you!


Dates for your diaries

Pre-School Closed for Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May

End of Term 5 – Friday 24th May

Start of Term 6 – Monday 3rd June

Sports Day – Thursday 11th July – 9:30am – 11:30am

Leavers Party – Friday 19th July – 12pm – 3pm

End of Term 6 – Friday 19th July


General Reminders

• Please can all clothing and Tupperware be labelled.

• Please speak to your Key Person regularly about any changes at home or any achievements your child has made. Even small changes can influence behaviour or mood. You can use the direct message option on baby’s days also.

• Please make sure your child has a labelled water bottle with them. This is so the children can have access to a drink throughout the day.

• If your child has an item that will require heating for lunch, please place it in the hot lunch box by the front door. (We do not reheat rice).

• To reduce the risk of choking we ask that no whole grapes, cherry tomatoes, olives or Maltesers are in lunch boxes. These can cause a plug in a child's throat. When cutting fruit, please cut them length ways and grapes into four quarter strips.


Best Wishes

The Lyminge Pre-School Team