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Calendar and News

The Rowans Preschool will be closed Tomorrow 2nd March 

If your child is leaving Preschool at the end of the Spring Term notice needs to be given in writing by Friday 26th February 2018

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Term dates


Spring starts for existing children on      Thursday 4th January 2018

A staggered start for new children from   Monday 8th January 2018

Half-Term         Monday 12th- 16th February 2018

Term Ends        Wednesday 28th March 2018

Summer Term Starts Monday 16th April 2018


Dates for your diary

Library Trip to be confirmed

Mother’s day gift sale in aid of charity Thursday and Friday 1st and 2nd of March 2018

Open Mornings Week commencing 19th March 2018 a chance to see how your child is progressing appointments available nearer the time.

Easter egg hunt Wednesday 28th March 2018


Welcome back to The Rowans Pre-school and a warm welcome to our new parents and children

The notice board in the waiting area, will inform you what your child is having for snack that day, what the rhyme of the week is (words can be provided if you do not know the songs).  Also it will have details of a challenge we will set the children, to do at home.  Please encourage your child to do these challenges themselves, as this will encourage their independence and thinking skills

Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Spring Term (1st Half) 2018


08/01 BLUE                      Row Row Row your Boat

15/01 GREEN                   5 Little Peas in a Pea Pod

22/01 RED                       Tommy Thumb is Up

29/01 BLACK                   Incy Wincey Spider

05/02 WHITE                  One Elephant        


Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Spring Term (2nd Half) 2018


19/02 YELLOW                1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

26/02 ORANGE               5 Little Men in their Flying Saucer

05/03 PINK                     Old McDonald had a Farm

12/03 PURPLE               The Grand Old Duke of York

19/03 BROWN               5 Fat Sausages

26/03 GREY                   I know a Little Pussy


If your child is not attending pre-school on their set day for whatever reason could you please notify us by 9.30 am or 12:15pm for afternoon sessions, so that we can mark the register accordingly. If we do not hear from you, the key workers will ring you. If texting/email is easier the Pre-school mobile number is 07729928393.

Just a reminder that Preschool starts at 9:15am and 12:15 pm. Please be ready with your child outside, for when the doors open at this time. After arriving, the children sit with a member of staff for Group-time. All staff members have a group of children. If children are late arriving at nursery, then they miss out on a valuable experience for their learning development. It is also disruptive for the other children, when their story is interrupted. We appreciate that in exceptional circumstances, being late is unavoidable and would be grateful if you could let us know, if this is going to happen.


We are pleased to announce you are able to purchase clothing with our logo direct from: : . Information leaflets are in the parent area, uniform is optional.

Mobile phones

Please can all parents carers and anyone accompanying parents do not use your mobile phone after entering the gate. Do not enter the gate until you have finished your call, and please do not take any calls until you are out of the gates.


Please like The Rowans Preschool page on Facebook we will post relevant information and reminders on there.


If your child is leaving pre-school at the end of the Autumn term, you are reminded that a notice period of six school weeks is required.  Can you also state which school your child will be moving on to and whether it is a pre-school or reception class, as we can then plan transition activities accordingly.   Therefore notice must be received in writing no later than Monday 20th February 2017.   If we do not receive notice by the due date, you will be invoiced for next term’s fees.


The idea of the chatterbox is that, it stays at pre-school and your child brings items to put into it, so that we can talk about them.  We will also be giving your child challenges to find things at home to put in it.  Watch the notice board for details of the week’s challenge. If your child does not yet have a chatterbox, we will give you the materials to make one with your child.


Please do not put your child in their ‘best clothes’ to come to pre-school as a child gets most out of their learning experience when they are allowed to get messy. The ideal clothing is tops, trousers/jogging bottoms and closed in footwear that enables children to be able to run, jump etc; please note that as some activities involve the removal of shoes, can children please wear socks. We request that the children wear shoes that have Velcro fastening. Also can you please ensure that your child has a coat etc on their peg (we do go out to play in all weathers).   A bag with a spare set of clothes on their peg is also useful in case they get wet through play or have a toileting accident. If your child comes into pre-school wearing wellington boots, can they please bring a pair of shoes to change into.

If your child has pierced ears, can you ensure that they only wear small studs to school; there has been evidence lately in other schools, where children who wear other kinds of earrings have had accidents to the ear lobe, when the earrings have been caught on clothing.

Food, Drink and Medication.

Please do not put food and drink in your child’s bag or sweets in their pockets. It is unfair on the other children and there are many children in pre school with intolerances and allergies. Any medication or packed lunches must be handed to a member of staff on arrival. 

Pre school Policies

It is important that you read and contribute to policies of the setting. These policies are regularly reviewed and a folder containing them all is available for all parents to read. If you are unsure about anything contained in them, please do not hesitate to ask questions.  They are also available to read on this website.

Parents as Partners

As part of our Parents as Partners initiative we would ask that all parents contribute to your child’s Learning Journey with photographs and comments. Also when you go on a visit to theme parks, farms etc can you please bring in a leaflet, which can be placed in their child’s learning journey, so that your child’s key worker can talk about it with them. We are also here for you, if you feel you need to talk to us. We can always make time for you.

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Ollie Owl is The Rowans Pre School’s mascot and enjoys going home with the children or going with them on trips. All the children will get the chance to take him home at some point this term.


If you change your address, telephone or mobile telephone number please remember to let us know so that we can keep the emergency contact details for your child up-to-date.   We also are required by the local education authority to notify them of any change of address.



The Preschool telephone number is 07729928393