This Week 09/10/201709 Oct 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit the Chapel Lane Café/Shop…what will our chef prepare?  Shall we design a menu?  What do we have to think about when we are in a kitchen…how do we stay safe?    Use the diggers and crane to move the small blocks around the tuff spot J   In the garden we …

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This Week 02/10/201702 Oct 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit the Chapel Lane Café/Shop…what will our chef prepare?  Shall we design a menu?  What do we have to think about when we are in a kitchen…how do we stay safe?    Use the diggers and crane to move the small blocks around the tuff spot J   In the garden we …

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This Week 25/09/201725 Sep 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit the Chapel Lane Builders Yard…there are so many tools, what are they used for?  Can we build a wall?    Explore the dinosaur box and build a track from the flexible track pieces J How many dinosaur names do we know? What do they eat?  Which is the bigges…

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This Week - 18/09/201718 Sep 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Work in or visit the Chapel lane shop, what shall we sell? How much will items be?  Let’s practice our counting and number recognition skills!   Build a train track with the wooden train set...who can make the longest/widest track…can we get the ends to join u…

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This Week 11/09/201711 Sep 2017

  This week we will have the opportunity to:   Continue to settle in and get to know our new friends and Chapel Lane Family…. there are lots of fun things to do at pre-school this week!   Look after the animals in the vets corner, do they need a check-up?  What shall we check…teeth, ears, eyes? How many do…

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This Week - 17/07/201716 Jul 2017

This week our term ends on TUESDAY at 3pm….we will have the opportunity to: Visit or work in the Chapel Lane hairdressers. How much will we charge for a hair do? What colour hair do we have…who has the same colours? Play with the diggers, blocks and the crane in the tuff spot  We will be exploring the p…

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This Week 10/07/201710 Jul 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Play with the babies at the baby clinic and in the home corner…what are their names, how old are they, do they have brothers/sisters?   Design and explore a flexi track area for the trucks and dinosaurs J   We will be visiting the Rare Breeds Centre on Mond…

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This Week - 03/07/201703 Jul 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit the Chapel Lane Vets, who will be a patient there? Who will be the vet?  What do we need to look out for if our pets are poorly?  How can we encourage them to stay healthy?   Play with the doll’s house…. who lives there?  What are their names?  What is t…

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This Week - 26/06/1726 Jun 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Use the sorting toys for counting and weighing in the shop.   Set up the new train track, which train can do a circuit first? How high is the mountain? Can we get the track to go over/under/over/under/around it?   Decorate our very own t-shirts for Sp…

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This Week - 19/06/201719 Jun 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Dress up as either a Prince/Princess or Pirate on Wednesday and Thursday at Pre-School J   Make up a show or watch a show at the puppet theatre.   Play with the pirates and pirate ships…looking for treasure...who can make the funniest/scariest treasure map?…

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Summer 2017 Newsletter15 Jun 2017

SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2017 We have a busy couple of months ahead, there are lots of fun activities planned, as well as Parent consultations; sports afternoon; our summer outing to The Rare Breeds Centre and our Leavers Party for all the children who are continuing their learning adventures to big…

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This Week - 12/06/201711 Jun 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Visit/work in the shop or at the market stall…Making price labels and thinking about how many pennies things are worth. Play with the dolls house…..how big is the family, what are they called? Which furniture matches each room? In the garden we will have the…

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Last Day Of Term - DATE CHANGE05 Jun 2017

 Dear Parents/Carers,  Please note, our last day of term will be TUESDAY 18th JULY 2017.  We had set a provisional last day date of Wednesday 19th July, so if your child usually attends pre-school on the Wednesday, please speak to Sally and she will be happy to arrange an alternative session to ma…

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This Week 05/06/201705 Jun 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Look after the babies in the home corner, how long do they need to sleep/what do they eat…shall we take them for a walk in the garden?   Play with the new cars, which ones go faster down the tubes? Can we use the crane to move them…which ones are heavi…

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This Week - 22/05/201722 May 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Work in the Chapel Lane builders yard J Using the wooden blocks to build an enclosed space J   Play with the new Thomas plastic train set J   In the garden we will be making patterns with the giant paint rollers…..digging and cooking with the mud in our mud …

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SmarterPlay19 May 2017

An exciting app for your family. Kent County Council has produced this fantastic SmarterPlay app for you and your family which offers ideas, activities, places to visit and lots of helpful information to support your child's learning and development - simply at your fingertips!

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This Week 15/05/201714 May 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Visit the Chapel lane shop or be a shopkeeper  Using the scales to weigh, measure and compare. Play with the wooden train set on our new play table  Who can make the longest track? Can we make the track join up? In the garden we will talk about the wea…

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This Week 08/05/201708 May 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Be a hairstylist, or visit the salon…. using the curlers, clips and talking about the colours/length of our hair and how we can look after it! We can make our own farm…explore the different animals, which ones have babies….do we know what they are called? The B…

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Committee Meeting 02/05/201702 May 2017

Hi all,  We will be holding a committee meeting at the Pre-School on Tuesday 2nd May, at 8pm.  We will be discussing different fundraising events, and ideas for the carnival in July. Your support is essential in the running of the Pre-School, as without the fundraising we would not be able to buy a…

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This Week 02/05/201702 May 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Be a vet, or take our pets to the Chapel Lane Pre-School veterinary surgery. Our pets could have their eyes, ers and teeth checked, have their injections. Are they hurt? Do they need an x-ray or to sleep at the surgery to be made better? We will have the…

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This Week 24/04/201724 Apr 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Look after the babies in the baby corner, how quickly will they grow…who do we know that used to be babies? What do they need to eat/drink? How do we keep them clean? How often do they sleep? Maybe we can take them for a walk in the garden to soothe them t…

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This Week 18/04/201717 Apr 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Go shopping or serve customers in the Chapel Lane grocery store…. making price labels and writing orders. Adding up the totals for each order and talking about the healthier items that we have for sale  We can explore and design our own wooden rail way tra…

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This Week 27/03/201726 Mar 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit or work in the Hairdressing Salon……. What tools can we use, can we create different styles? Why do we need to keep our hair clean and washed?  How much are we going to charge for hair treatments?   Stomp Stomp Stomp……It’s a Dinosaur Romp…we will be playing with a…

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Easter Raffle24 Mar 2017

A big THANK YOU to Robbie and Nicky At The Kings Head, Staplehurst for sponsoring our Easter raffle!!! If you would like to enter, our committee will be running a cake sale and selling squares at Staplehurst Parade (outside Spar) on Thursday 30th March from 9.30 am!

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Committee Update24 Mar 2017

Dear Parents/Carers I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all parents and carers as the new Chair Person of Chapel Lane Pre-School. My name is Rebecca Kelly and I am Charlie’s mum, I have happily taken over this role. Hannah Booth has kindly taken on the role of Secretary, a…

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Open Afternoon22 Mar 2017

Open Afternoon Wednesday 26th April 2017 1.00pm-2.30pm All parents, carers and children welcome, come and visit us and see us in action. We are a friendly Pre-School with quality childcare & education for children aged 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our setting times are available 9am - 12pm Monday and …

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New Car Seat Law20 Mar 2017

Helping your child to be safe on roads As of March 2017, the law regarding child seats has changed. However, many parents have been left confused as to what the changes mean and how it affects them. This is why we have teamed up with Brake, the road safety charity, to let you know what the new law…

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New 30 Hours Questionnaire20 Mar 2017

Dear Parent/Carer We are looking to implement the new 30-hour scheme within Chapel Lane Pre-School, from September 2017. We need feedback from yourselves to work out the best way forward with this. Some of the ideas we have are: - • To have a breakfast club each morning, starting at 8am. • To open all…

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This Week 20/03/201720 Mar 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Visit or work in the Builder’s Yard/Office...What tools can we see, what do we use them for?  What exciting plans can we draw for objects to build? How do we keep safe on a building site?   Land Ahoy!  We can play with our pirate ships and figures to go on an…

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Spring Walk Letter20 Mar 2017

Spring Walk – Friday 21st April 2017 Dear Parents/Carers, We are having a Spring Walk on Friday 21st April 2017. We will be meeting at the Pre-School at 9am for a 9.15am start, there will be a Spring themed treasure hunt along the way, followed by some cakes, squash and the prize draw for the E…

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This Week 13/03/201713 Mar 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Visit or work in the Fancy Dress Shop…Who can we be? Which stories are they from? How much will we spend? Can we write out some order forms and make some price tags? Explore the farm animals…..which ones match by colour/size? What do they eat? How do they mov…

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This week 06/03/201705 Mar 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to:   Take our babies to the baby clinic, or maybe be a nurse weighing and checking the babies at the clinic ...who will have the heaviest/longest baby?     Explore the different cars and vehicles at the toy garage…which one is our favourite and why?  Which ones d…

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This Week 27/02/2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: DRESS UP AS A STORY CHARACTER FOR WORLD BOOK DAY ON THURSDAY……or bring in a picture/book of our favourite character/story. Play in the castle tent/den…..we can dress up as story characters and make up our own stories through play in the castle  we can use the woo…

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This Week 20/02/201719 Feb 2017

This week we will have the opportunity to: Be a vet…using the stethoscope to see if the animals are healthy, complete checks on their eyes/ears/teeth….are the animals well behaved at the vets? What notes do we need to make to tell the owners? Do we need to administer medicine to the pets or write som…

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Spring Newsletter 201719 Feb 2017

SPRING NEWSLETTER 2017 We would like to thank you all for your support so far throughout this scholastic year, as we enter term 4 we will be wishing Tara, our Deputy Supervisor, well as she begins her maternity leave in March. We all await the exciting news of her new arrival and will keep you…

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Summer Newsletter 201602 May 2016

Our Summer term is going to be a busy one! We have lots to look forward to….our Sports Day, Summer Outing and Staplehurst Carnival to name a few. Our garden is looking super healthy, our planting has paid off and there is lots of greenery to show for it…we have been successful at growing Parsley, Thy…

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