Monday, 23 May 2011

Haircut opportunity for Playgroup Children

Tina Barber (mother of one of our playgroup children and a professional hairdresser) will be offering haircuts to playgroup children during the morning playgroup sessions on the following dates.

The cost will be £5 per child with all proceeds being kindly donated to Woodland Corner.



If you would like a haircut for your child on one of these dates please speak to Caroline or Sue.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Teddy Bear's Picnic at Jimmy's Farm

The Pre School Learning Alliance is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate our local sub committee has organised a Teddy Bears Picnic at Jimmy’s Farm on Wednesday 22 June.

The Pre School Learning Alliance (previously known as the Pre School Playgroups Association) was set up nearly 40 years ago when a young London mother, Belle Tutaev, could not find a state nursery place for her young daughter so set up a group of her own. Many other parents were experiencing similar problems and were setting up groups too. Belle started to put people in touch with one another.

The aims of the organisation at first were two fold: mutual support for those running groups and also the lobbying of government to emphasise the importance of preschool provision. As a charity established by parent volunteers to support families in local communities, they play a key role in delivering the early years agenda. They remain the largest, most representative voice of the early years sector with over 14,000 members. Nayland Playgroup (and now Woodland Corner) has been a member since its inception in the 1960s.

We would like to invite all playgroup children and their parents and siblings to join us at the picnic on 22nd June. The cost will be £5 per child (including siblings). Each paying child can be accompanied by an adult for free.

The event runs from 10am – 2pm. Meeting time and location to be advised nearer the time. Transport will be by parents own cars. Please speak to Sue or Caroline if you need help with transport.

Duckling children and their parents are very welcome to attend this event with us, but if not, we will be operating a small afternoon session for Duckling children who usually attend on a Wednesday afternoon. Please note there will be no morning playgroup session on Wednesday 22nd June.

Please return the attached RSVP with full payment by Mon 23rd May.

Monday, 9 May 2011

May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter is available here and also in the "Newsletter" section to the right.