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If your child is leaving preschool at the end of the Autumn Term term notice needs to be given in writing by  Friday 8th November 2019



Term dates

Existing children start back        Thursday 5th September 2019

New children staggered start     From Monday 9th September 2019


Half-Term                                Monday  28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019                                             

Term Ends                               Tuesday 17th Decenber 2019  

Spring term starts on               Monday 6th January 2020 



Dates for the Dairy

Rememberance Day Cake sale Monday 11th November  2019 to be held at Rectory Lane Nursery

Bear Hunt Day Friday 25th october 2019 a joint event with Rectory Lane Nursery.

Pyjama and movie Day Friday 29th November a joint event with Rectory Lane Nursery to be held at Rectory Lane Nursery 

Progress review week w/c 9th December 2019 a chance to see how your child is progressing appointments will be sent out nearer the time.

Christmas party Day Monday 16th December 2019.

Santas Grotto Day Tuesday 17th December 2019 more information nearer the time 


Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Summer tern 1st half


22/4 BROWN         Currant Buns

29/04 BLUE           I’m A Little Teapot

06/05 GREEN         Head Shoulder Knees and Toes

13/05 RED            Down by The Station

20/05 BLACK          10 Little Fingers


Chatterbox Colours & Rhymes at Group Time

Summer Term (2nd Half) 2019


03/06 WHITE                 Pat a Cake

10/06 YELLOW                Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

17/06 GREY                  One Elephant Balancing

24/06 ORANGE               Little Men in their Flying Sauce

01/07 PINK                   There was a Princess Long Ago      

08/07PURPLE                  Grand Old Duke of York

15/07 FAVOURITE           Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush       



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:am and 12: 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.


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. We also put the challenge on our facebook page weekly. 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