We have joined the Royal Horticultural society

We are very excited that we have joined the Royal Horticultural society. Gardening has lots of benefits for children, it benefits they’re tactile and sensory experiences, such as the feel and smell of the earth and plants they are growing. Growing their own fruit and vegetable can aid healthier eating, exciting children, when they dig up the earth and discover the hidden treasure of what vegetable has grown beneath, taking it indoors and then helping to prepare and cook what they have grown. Gardening also helps children to be responsible and patient, tending and looking after their plants, ensuring that they look after them properly, in order for them to grow. As it is now Winter we have been busy clearing our vegetable patch ready to sow in the spring, as well as planting some winter flowers to brighten our day. We are also in the process of buying the children some new gardening equipment from the money raised through our Autumn raffle. We will update you all regularly with our progress

Term Dates 2021-2022

Term Dates 2021 – 2022

Autumn Term 2021

Tuesday 7th September to Friday 17th December

 Half Term       

Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October

(Non-Pupil Days – Monday 6th September & Friday 22nd October)

Spring Term 2022

Wednesday 5th January to Friday 8th April

(Non-Pupil Day – Tuesday 4th January)

Half Term    

Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February

Summer Term 2022

Monday 25th April to Friday 22nd July

 May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 2nd May

Half Term      

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

Breakfast in the Park

Come and join us for our first Breakfast in the Park, on Sunday 5th September between 8.30am and 11.00am, and help us raise funds for our lovely Stokenham Pre-school. All food will be served fresh and ready for you to take-away either in the park in the company of friends and family, or to enjoy in your favourite spot.
Prices are £5.00 which includes a full English breakfast and a drink.
Thank you to all the local business’s and friends who have very kindly donated to our breakfasts;
The Bear and Blacksmith in Chillington for the sausages and bacon.
Stokeley farm shop
Dartmouth Dairy
Tescos and Morrisons
Johnny Bowles
Queens Arms

Ready, steady, goooooooo!!

This week, we have been doing some good old fashioned races, the children (and a Stormtrooper) loved taking part in the sack races, running races and the egg and spoon race, which all helps develop their cognitive development, stimulating different parts of their brain to increase memory and problem solving skills, as well as developing their Gross motor movements.

Virtual Easter Duck race

We are holding a virtual Easter duck race, on Sunday 4th April. If you would like to purchase a duck, they are priced at £2.00 each, and are numbered between 1-100, numbers will be purchased on a 1st come, 1st served basis, and there will be 3 prizes including a Sunday lunch meat and veg box and carrot cake, curtesy of the fabulous Bear and Blacksmith pub and butchery and an Easter hamper for ducks placed in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If you would like to purchase a duck, message Julie at Pre-school, or contact us via the events page

Fly me to the moon and bake a cake

Well that first half of term flew by!. We have been on many adventures over the last few weeks from having our own space station and flying off to the moon, discovering how astronauts live on the space station. Exploring our own environment, investigating which animals are living around us, and discovering what is growing and how they live,  to baking some lovely treats, such as carrot cake, cookies and savoury treats. We hope you all have a lovely half term, and will see you next week

Should my baby wear a mask

Current advice (September 14th 2020) is that children under 3 should not wear a face mask or covering, as it could cause breathing difficulties and suffocation

Check if you or your child has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

Government guidelines as set on the 11th September 2020 at Gov.uk/Check if you or your child has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you’re worried about your symptoms
  • you’re not sure what to do

Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Babies and children

Call 111 if you’re worried about a baby or child under 5.

If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there’s something seriously wrong, call 999.

Do not delay getting help if you’re worried. Trust your instincts.

Get more advice about coronavirus in children.


COVID-19 September 14th 2020

Below you will find some useful information regarding COVID-19. You can also find further guidance on returning to education settings at Gov.uk/what Parents and Carers need to know about Early Years providers, schools and colleges in the Autumn term

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Term dates 2020/2021

Term Dates 2020 – 2021
Autumn Term 2020
Monday 7th September to Friday 18th December
Half Term
Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October
(Non-Pupil Days – Thursday 3rd September, Friday 4th September & Friday 23rd October)
Spring Term 2021
Tuesday 5th January to Thursday 1st April
(Non-Pupil Day – Monday 4th January)
Half Term
Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February
Summer Term 2021
Monday 19th April to Thursday 22nd July
(Non-Pupil Day – Friday 23rd July)
(Occasional Days – Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July)
May Day Bank Holiday
Monday 3rd May
Half Term
Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June