Shepherd Lodge Newsletter July 2018

Summer Fair & Pre-School Graduation

summer fair posterWe are holding our summer fair and Graduation on Saturday the 14th July 12:00pm-4:00pm at AKS Lytham, Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1DT. There will be lots of exciting things happening throughout the day and lots of games and activities to join in with. Shepherd Lodges Pre-school graduation ceremony will start at 2:30pm. Please can all parents of the graduates ensure they arrive 15 minutes prior to the ceremony to all the pre-school team to gown everyone up.


We will be holding our annual raffle at this year’s summer fair. If you have not yet received your raffle tickets and envelope please speak to your child’s key worker or the room co-ordinator. There are 5 sheets of raffle tickets with the aim of selling 5 at £1 strips. Please ensure that the buyer write their name on the back of their numbers when handing them in. If you require any more please see Becca in the office. Please also note that all raffle tickets are due in by Wednesday the 11th July ready for the big draw on the 14th July at our summer fair. Good Luck everyone!

Pre-School Party Day

It’s that sad time of year where we say goodbye to all our pre-school leavers, but we are not letting them leave without a goodbye shepherd Lodge send off. We would like to invite all the pre-school leavers to our special pre-school party on the Monday the 30th July invites to follow.

Room Transitions – New key person – Visits

put this on your calendar noteOver the next 2 months there will be a large group of children from each room transitioning to the next room. At shepherd Lodge we want to make sure these transitions and smooth as possible for both children and their families. We would like to invite all children and their families to our open night which will be held on the 9th August at 6pm- 8pm. This night provides a great opportunity for parents to look around your child’s new room, meet the staff team, meet and greet with your child’s new keyperson and have a tour and introductory all about the new room and how it runs and how it caters for the needs and development for the children. The preschool teacher will be doing a talk for parents at 6:30. She will be explaining the learning of letters and sounds, school readiness and the preschool routine.

30 Free Hours

If you are eligible to claim for the 30 free hours please can you ensure that the office and admin team have your updated 11 digit codes, you can email them via Shepherd Lodge’s web form here. Places for September are now limited if you want to increase your child’s sessions and or you are in receipt of a grant from September please see Becca to avoid disappointment.

New Nursery Website

We now have a new nursery website that has been in the making over the past few months. We would love for you to check it out, you can access it through this link

Nursery Fees

Please can I remind all parents that nursery fees are to be paid on the 1st of each month for that month, please can you ensure that your standing orders and vouchers are set up for this date thank you.

Nursery Opening Hours

Please can we remind parents that are opening times are from 8am to 6pm for a full day session, 8am-1pm for our morning session and 1pm-6pm for r afternoon sessions, please could all parents ensure they are sticking to these times. This is to ensure the correct ratios are kept to at all times. There will be a late fee charge of £10 after these times. Please speak to Becca or Lynsey if you have any queries.

Dates For Your Diary

July 14th Summer fair & Graduation at AKS 12:00 – 16:00
August 9th Open Evening for children transitioning rooms in August/September 2018
August 27th Bank holiday – Nursery closed
October 4th Pre-School Harvest Festival 2:30pm -3:00pm (children to be brought to the church at 2pm for a 2.30pm start)
November 15th Parents Evening
December 17th Pre-School Nativity 2:30pm-3:00pm (children to be brought to the church at 2pm for a 2.30pm start)
December 24th Nursery closes at 18:00 for the Christmas period.
January 2nd Nursery reopens at 08:00am

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