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Welcome to Catchgate Primary School 0 - 5 Early Years Provision!

January 2019 Newsletter!

Please take a look at our December 2018 Newsletter where you can find important messages, dates and see all of the fun things your child has been up to this month! 

Suggestion and comment box

In our main entrance we have a post box that the children have made where we would love to receive your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to take a slip and post us a little note!


Here are some of our comments we have already received.


 " Staff always welcoming and very helpful ! "


" I love the change I layout of the room and how friendly the staff are. "


" BRILLIANT ! would not want to use and where else "


" we love what you have done with the new room in the last few weeks it looks spacious and fun ! "


" Really pleased with the progress Leo's making. The girls go above and beyond to support him."


" We love the extra activities you provide such as going to PE with Mr Shaw and Lingo Tots.  "


" Jake loves coming to childcare, they all spend a lot of time with him to help his speech and development. "


" My children are always very happy to come to childcare a reflection on a lovely facility."



Our topic and theme for November and December is "Celebrations"



Activities throughout November and December 2018



Over the Autumn term

we will be celebrating Halloween with a range of activities in the setting making and decorating biscuits, carving pumpkins, making Halloween play dough and having a Halloween workshop 31st October 2-3pm all parents and carers welcome.

On the 5th November the childcare children will be joining in with 0-5 Forest school themed day "fire safety".

We would like to invite parents and carers in for Read with adults week come and join us sharing books 8th November 2018 2.30-3pm.

Children can take part in children in need day 16th November 2108, in childcare the children will be decorating Pudsey pictures and making some Pudsey biscuits.

Throughout the end of the term, we will be having lots of Christmas fun! The children will be making lots of different Christmas crafts and treats to take home at the end of the term, so we will be very busy! 


Outdoors we are going to explore the school grounds for Forest schools, and learn about different boundaries whilst we are around the school. 

In the outdoors we will be exploring natural materials such as twigs, pine cones and logs. 

In our creative area we will be exploring play dough, slime, gloop and other messy resources. 

Songs and story time

The present

Betty and the Yetti



Our songs

Five Little Snowmen 

Jingle Bells

When Santa got stuck up the chimney



General information

As the weather is turning cold could parents please take current weather conditions  into consideration and pack suitable clothing. Could you also ensure that children have at least two spare pairs of clothes and have coats with them. We also would ask that clothing is old and not brand new as children do get messy even with waterproofs and aprons on.


If your child is going to be absent from the setting it would be greatly appreciated that the setting is informed as soon as possible that they aren't going to be in setting and also how long they are expected to be absent.


A gentle reminder that the setting opens 8 am and closes at 5pm, could parents and carers please inform childcare staff if there is a change to people collecting their child/children. 

If you need extra childcare sessions please can you see Abby and at least two weeks notice is needed. 

Can we please ask that food is not brought into the setting with out checking with Abby as we do have children with allergies thank you!


Coming up

Thursday 13th December Christmas Crafts Workshop 10-11 & 2-3




Safeguarding of all our children is very important at Catchgate Primary School.

Please take time to click on the link below to look at the whole school policies on safeguarding.


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Please complete the form below for any information, questions or queries you may have about our childcare and wrap around provision. Mrs Bambridge, School Business Manager, will respond to your e-mail. Thank you.

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