Orchard Pre-School





Dear Parents/Carers



The Pre-School committee will hold the Pre-school Annual General Meeting on 10th November. This is an opportunity to find out how the pre-school is run. The committee will also be electing new members.

Jane West, Head and Kerry Sidney, Assistant Head of Orchard Pre-school will be attending at 7pm to talk about transitions to infant school and what to expect.

Everyone is welcome.



During the winter months we will continue to play outside, weather permitting, so please make sure your child has a coat. It does get quite warm in the room and so it is best to dress your child in layers. Please make sure your child’s name is in their sweatshirt.

Wellies are great for outside however the children struggle to move around the room and play on the floor with wellies on. If your child wears wellies to walk to pre-school, please bring a change of shoes for inside play.


Thank you for your continued support in sending your child into pre-school with a named water bottle. They are available for your child to help themselves to throughout the day/session. The children also bring them into the garden when we play outside. At snack time the children can choose either a drink of milk or water which they have in a plastic cup. We are aware that some children do not like to drink just water and would rather drink juice however as part of the Early Years Curriculum, we encourage and promote healthy eating and drinking and the importance of keeping hydrated. This also supports the current Oral Health Campaign. Please speak to your child’s key person if you have any questions.


Children in Need is being held on 12th November. If your child would like to wear a dressing up costume to pre-school during that week, please donate to the Children in Need charity or send your child in with your donation and we will send it in with the pre-school contribution.


We will be holding Christmas parties on the last day of term Friday 17th Dec.

Older children (starting school in September 2022) 9.30 – 11.30

Younger children                                                  12.00 – 2.00                

There will be no normal sessions that day.

Please let us know if you have any questions.