Orchard Pre-School


November/December 2020






Dear Parents



We would like to thank everyone for following the guidelines set out to keep Orchard Pre-school Covid secure.

Drop off and pick up from the back gate is working well with plenty of outside space for us all to keep safe. The children are coping extremely well with the new measures and they have all settled back into pre-school.


The Pre-School committee will hold the Pre-school Annual General Meeting as a virtual meeting during November. This is an opportunity to find out how the pre-school is run. The committee will also be electing new members.

 More information to follow.



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.



SNACKS –Thank you for your continued support in contributing to the snack monies.



Children in Need day is 13th November. If your child would like to wear a dressing  up costume during that week please donate to the Children in Need charity or send your child in with your donation and we send it off with the pre-school contribution.

Christmas Jumper day is on DEC 11th If your child is in pre-school on that day and you would like your child to take part by wearing a Christmas jumper/ T. shirt please send in £1 with your child to donate to the charity.



During the last week of term we will be having Christmas party week. This is instead of the Christmas parties we usually have on the last day of term.



Pre-school will re-open after the Christmas holiday on Monday 4th January when the new opening hours will begin. Thank you for returning your form regarding the hours you would like for your child. Funding forms will be sent out over the next couple of weeks to be completed in preparation for the start of the Spring term. If you are hoping to use the 30 hours please apply now for the code www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 

More information will follow regarding the new session times and routine.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

© Orchard Pre-School

St. Andrews Centre, Beaulieu Rd, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 4PT

Email: orchardpre-school@outlook.com

Tel; 07906150043