September Places - Open Day
2, 3 and 4 year old spaces available for September 2021!
If you are considering using St.Mark's Preschool for your children in September then why not come down to our open day on Saturday 10th July 12pm - 3pm.This will give you and your child the opportunity to have a look around, meet the team and find out the answers to any questions you may have. There is no need to book, just call in between 12pm - 3pm. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
If you can't make the open day and are looking for a place for your child then please get in touch with us and we will arrange an appointment to pop in for a look around.
Useful links, advice, support and groups
Here at St.Mark's Preschool, we like to provide all our families, parents and carers any support or advice they may need. Wether that is looking for local groups, healthy meal ideas or even advice on certain topics such as toilet training or speech and language - we want to help!
Please click on the button below to find out more information...
Autumn Treasure bags!
To all parents and carers, this week your child will be brining home their very own Autumn treasure bag. This term we are focusing on the topic 'Autumn', we will be looking closely at the changes in environment. To support and extend your child's learning we would love it if you and your child could take part in an Autumn treasure hunt. Fill up the bag with any Autumn items you may find on your hunt and bring them back to preschool so your child can show their peers and talk about their findings. Don't forget to have lots of fun!!
Our community garden plot!
We have been very busy revamping our garden plot at Victoria park! Take a look at our before and after shots...
We want all our families, parents and children past and parents to get involved to by planting your own plants/flowers or seeds. You can get a name tag from us at preschool and place it next to your flower/plant, that way you and your child(ren) can show off their hard work. We have left plenty of room for all our families so please visit our plot and enjoy being green fingered!
World Book Day
On Thursday 5th of March we will be celebrating world book day! To celebrate, we will be taking part in a variety of activities all themed around our favourite story book. We are also welcoming your children to come into Pre-school dressed as their favourite book character and bring in their favourite story book along with them. At 2:30 pm we will be having a special story time , we are inviting the parents/carers of the children who are present on this day to share a special story. Please arrive at 2:30 pm.
Stay and play - February 2020
On Wednesday 26th of February 10:00 - 11:00 am. We hope to see as many parents, carers and families there! During this stay and play we will be showing you an insight into our phonics group time and our morning routine.
Stay and Play - January 2020
We are looking forward to taking part in a littler picker challenge! We are currently learning all about recycling and how it is important to look after the environment we live in. Our aim is to visit our local park ‘Victoria Park’ and pick up any litter that we may see. We will talk to the children about the importance of taking care of our community. As part of our stay and play session, we would love our parents and families to join us collecting the litter. This will take place on Thursday 30th January at 1:30pm. We would love to see as many of you there as possible. It will be great for the children to see their families and carers taking pride in their community and will follow your lead!
Stay and Play - July 2019
We will be proudly completing the race for life to raise money for cancer research on Monday 1st July. We are using this great event as July's stay and play. We would like to invite all our parents, carers and families to take part in the race for life. Speak to a member of the team for more information!
Stay and Play - June 2019
This months stay and play session will take place on Friday the 14th of June. This will be a fathers day special! As always we hope to see as many of our families there as possible but we would love to see as many dads, Granddad's and uncles.
Stay and Play - January
This months stay and play session will take place on Wednesday the 30th of January. There will be a variety of fun and creative activities for everyone to enjoy! This will also give you a chance to talk to your child's key person about what their development and interests here at Pre-school. We hope to see as many of our families there as possible, the more the merrier!
Stay and Play - Tuesday 12th of February
As part of our mission to be awarded with the "healthy early years status" we have invited the healthy living team into Pre-school to deliver a "Tempting Tots" session. We would love to see as many parents, siblings, aunties, uncles and grandparents here as possible! The work shop will include active session, story time, meet croc-o smile and also everyone can enjoy a healthy snack. We feel this session will be really beneficial for all our families and as you know we love spending time, sharing what goes on in Pre-school with you all. We hope to see you there! This months stay and play session will take place on Wednesday the 30th of January. There will be a variety of fun and creative activities for everyone to enjoy! This will also give you a chance to talk to your child's key person about what their development and interests here at Pre-school. We hope to see as many of our families there as possible, the more the merrier!
On Tuesday the 5th of February at 5 pm we will be holding a parent Tapestry workshop.
As most of you are aware an online system called 'Tapestry' is used to observe and track
your child's development. We can not stress how important it is for parents and carers to
work in partnership with us here at preschool. We encourage all our parents to contribute
and supporting your child with their learning at home.
We feel like the workshop will be very beneficial to all our families!
The workshop will be approximately 30-45 minutes where we will show you how to
upload a detailed and useful observations from home, We will be talking about what things
we would like to see your children learning at home and we will be talking about the
'Early Years Foundation Stage' which will give you more of an understanding on how
we track your child's development at Pre-school, while encouraging you to use this at home.
Each parent that attends the workshop will receive a raffle ticket and then will be entered
in to a draw to win a £10 gift voucher.
We really hope you can all make it!