Update 23rd March 2018

Hello from Cuckoo Meadow.  Just a little reminder of dates for your diary.  We break up on Thursday 29th March at 3.00 and return for the summer term on Monday 16th April.

If your child is doing extra sessions after Easter please could you confirm with either Fiona or Jo so we can apply for the funding for you before the end of term.

Next week we are looking at the letters ‘y’ and ‘z’ together please bring either one or the other for show and tell!  After Easter we will be re-visiting the alphabet and will be looking at two letters every week the first week will be ‘a’ and ‘b’ again please only bring in one or the other.

That’s all for now have a lovely weekend hopefully without snow!

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Pre school closed until Monday 4th March due to weather


Pre School will be closed today and tomorrow because of the weather, sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause.

We will reopen on Monday, stay safe and warm.

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Update 23rd February 2018

Hello from Cuckoo Meadow.  This week we have been looking at spring although next week we are expecting arctic conditions so we may have been a bit premature.  On that note please ensure that your children have appropriate clothing such as hats, scarves, gloves and especially a warm coat!

Pancake date came a little late in preschool but the children enjoyed making them, tossing them and eating them just the same.  We went on a snowdrop hunt and found some just outside the preschool. If you are out and about with your children at the weekend see if you can find any and share with us on Tapestry.

If your child brings in a satsuma for lunch please ensure it is peeled and wrapped in foil to keep fresh.

We are going to be looking at people who help us after Easter so if you know of anyone who would like to come in and tell the children all about their job we would be thrilled to see them.

That’s all for now, have a good weekend.

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Update 9th February 2018

Hello from Cuckoo Meadow just a quick reminder that today (Friday 9th February) is the last day of half term.  We return after the break on Monday 19th February.

We have had a very busy week.  On Tuesday we were visited by Julie from a local supermarket who brought in a rainbow variety of fruit and vegetables for the children to explore ending with the children making rainbow coloured kebabs for snack.  Thank you Marianne for organising this visit on our behalf the children really enjoyed it.

We had our final Rugbytots session with Andy on Wednesday this has proved very successful for the children and the good news is that thanks to your voluntary contributions we have been able to book another set of sessions for the summer term, more details to follow nearer the time.

We were also very lucky to have Emma Yau come into preschool and talk to the children about Chinese New Year.  We decorated lanterns and filled wallets with chocolate money and sweets, we hope the children enjoyed these!  Thank you Emma.

That’s all our news for now, have a lovely half term.

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Update 12th January 2018

Happy New Year to you all we hope you had a great Christmas break.  Preschool has resumed in full swing this half term we will be looking at winter weather and arctic weather we hope you have enjoyed the polar bears theme this week.

Next week on Tuesday and Wednesday (thanks to your voluntary contributions) Rugby Tots will be visiting again.  Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear and clothing to take part in this activity I.e trainers that the children can change into if needed.  Rugby Tots will take place every week during this half term and we are looking forward to getting outside to kickstart the new year!

This half term is a short one!  The last day of preschool is Friday 9th February and we return on Monday 19th February.  We break for Easter on Thursday 29th March and return on Monday 16th April.

If you have not yet applied for your school place for September 2018 the deadline is Monday 15th January!

That’s all for now, have a good weekend.

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Update 12th December 2017

Hello from Cuckoo Meadow.  We are collecting library books in over the Christmas period so that they don’t get thrown out with the Christmas wrapping paper!   We will be giving the children their library books at the start of the next term.

The last day of pre-school is Wednesday 20th December there are NO sessions on Thursday 21st this is party day.  The party food list is now up in pre-school on the toy cupboard door.   Please choose an item you would like to bring in and write your name against it.  There is no charge for your child to attend the Christmas party so this will be the only contribution we ask from you.  The children will receive a present from Father Christmas and also another gift which has been funded by a very generous grandparent.  Please arrive promptly at 11.00, leave your child with us and return again promptly at 12.50 in good time to see the arrival of Father Christmas.

That’s all for now please make a note of these dates and times in your diary.

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Nativity Information

Hello from Cuckoo Meadow.

We are now issuing extra tickets for the nativity play on Saturday so if you have asked for extra tickets please bring in the money in a named envelope ASAP.

The doors will open at 1.45 on Saturday at Preston Candover Village Hall. Could you please ensure your child comes fully dressed in their costumes having visited the toilet please. Whilst you are waiting in the queue raffle tickets will be available for you to purchase so please have your money ready – there are some wonderful prizes to be won!  There will also be refreshments available after the play.

That’s all for now.

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Cuckoo Meadow
(01256) 398172
Morning Session: 9am - 12pm
Lunch Club: 12pm-12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 12:30-3pm