Pre Preschool

Greengables Newsletter (2)

November 2020





I hope everyone enjoyed the extended half-term break and a big welcome to the new children joining us.  We have a busy time ahead with lots of new activities.  Our themes for the month of November are as follows:


          Colour        -        Yellow

          Shapes        -        Square

          Themes       -        People Who Help Us


We will be hearing about people who help us in the community e.g. doctors, nurses, police, firefighters etc.  Sadly this year we won’t be able to have our visit from the firefighters and the fire engine but we’ll be able to get dressed up and role play with our small world toys.


A big thank you to all the children (with help from parents) for getting dressed up on our last day.  The costumes were great.  The children had a really good time and I think that’s what we all needed at this very difficult time.




November 16th –November 20th is World Nursery Rhyme Week.  During this week we will be hearing & saying lots of different nursery rhymes.  We will try to pick our Greengables favourite!  Please encourage your child by telling them your favourite rhyme.  We all have a special one from childhood!




There’s a selection of photos available on our website.  Just go to Pre pre-school and you’ll find them.  Enjoy!





Obviously things have been very difficult for everyone this year.  We really appreciate that many people will have been furloughed or even lost jobs due to the pandemic.  We normally have to fundraise quite a bit to keep ticking over.  We are trying a different approach this year.  We have compiled a wish list for anyone who can help out.  This includes some very basic things e.g. ingredients for making play dough, paper etc.  We are also saving for a new outdoor climbing frame/slide.  The one we have is quite old and has started to fall apart so we can no longer use it.  As we are spending so much time outdoors we really miss it.  So if you can help, please supply any of the items on our list or a small cash donation towards our climbing frame.   Thank you.  





Believe it or not, this is when you have to start thinking about a place for September 2021.  I really hope you would like your child to continue in Greengables for his or her pre-school year.  We would usually have an open night in November but obviously this can’t happen.  If you would like to know anything about our pre-school class (five mornings per week), please ask any of the staff or please email me at  You can apply online in January (further details nearer the time).  Thank you.



Thank you for your support and co-operation.


Linda Caughey