Welcome to our Parents' Zone

This page is full of information for our current families but is also a snapshot for prospective parents to see the kind of opportunities we offer our children.

It contains news and events, themes, payment information, funding details and anything else we feel is useful to know.

To see what we've been up to on a daily basis check out our facebook page by clicking the Facebook logo below.

Send a request to join our Parents' Facebook Group which is private and monitored. Joining information is in your Welcome Letter.

Our enrollment process is slightly different at the moment with senior staff providing a welcome call to all new families. This is an opportunity to discuss any issues or concerns and begin to book dates and times for their first days with us.

OUR USUAL ENROLMENT PROCESS      
  1. Add your child to our Waiting List.

  2. When a suitable space becomes available, you will be contacted to arrange a Stay & Play session.

  3. The Stay & Play lasts for 1 hour and a parent/carer stays. You must bring your child's birth certificate or passport, their red health record book and a household utility bill or bank statement dated within the last 3 months. You will meet your child's keyworker, complete the registration information and agree a suitable start date.

We use an online portal system to share children's learning directly with their family. This gives families access to their keyworker and the children's real-time experiences. 

We encourge parents/carers      to contribute so we have an accurate record of the children's stages of development.

This term we will be celebrating the Spring season and exploring how things grow and change.

To help our children understand we have some caterpillars visiting us so the children can witness their various stages of change and  development into butterflies.

When they are ready we will release them together in the garden.

                   "WHY NOT SEND IN A BABY PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD SO WE

                    CAN MAKE A DISPLAY TO SHOW HOW MUCH WE'VE ALL CHANGED"

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This board will display some of the topics we have covered in recent weeks or coming up. 

Most of our learning is led by the children's interests and ideas, mixed with a range of festivals and celebrations from around the World. 

As we have several children attending with English not being their first language, we ensure everyone explores different ways to communicate effectively and encourage all the children to join in together, using key words and sign language.

JOIN OUR COMMITTEE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN

Would you like to be part of our amazing Management Committee and share in our success and future plans?

A great way to meet new friends, offering lots of training opportunities and experiences to add to your C.V.

Contact us for more information.

ADMINISTRATION & FEES

DUE TO BE PAID BY ALL FAMILIES

All families must pay the administration fee, of £40.00, prior to starting with us. 

Your child's placement is not allocated until this is received in full. 

Our sessions fees are £5.50 per hour.

SUNDRIES FEES

HELPING US TO HELP YOUR CHILD

These fees are payable at a rate of £1.00 per session.

Exceptions are those families qualifying for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and any time spent at lunch club(s).

TERM DATES

SUMMER TERM

Re-open on Monday 12th April at 8.00am

Close on Monday 3rd May 2021

Close on Friday 28th May at 4.30pm and re-open on

Monday 7th June at 8.00am 

Close on Friday 16th July at 4.30pm for the academic year

  

PLEASE NOTE:

Our term dates are subject to change and may differ from the local authority allocated dates. 

These dates are applicable to term time placements only. 

AUTUMN TERM

Re-open on Monday 6th September at 8.00am

Close on Friday 22nd October at 4.30pm for half term

Re-open on Monday 1st November at 8.00am

Close on Friday 17th December at 4.30pm for the Christmas holiday 

FULL YEAR

We are also closed on:

  • Monday 3rd May 2021

  • Monday 31st May 2021

  • Monday 30th August 2021

  • Friday 24th December until Tuesday 4th January 2022

Playmates Pre-school               Tel: 01933 460111

The Bungalow,                            Email: raundsplaymates@gmail.com

Windmill Primary School            Mobile: 07419 332095

Windmill Lane,                            Registered Charity Number: 1028557

Raunds. NN9 6LA

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