Spring Term Week 9 Newsletter 2021












Contacts – You can contact us on (01884) 35018. The Pre-school mobile number is 07927057415. We can also be contacted at cullomptonpreschool@gmail.com Our website address is www.cullomptonpreschool.org See our website for general information and our weekly blog and photos of what children have been doing and learning. ‘Like’ us on Facebook to see regular updates of our session activities.

Committee Meetings – The next committee meetings will take place on zoom at 7.30 pm on Monday 29th March and Monday 26th April.  We will need new committee members from September onwards so if you are even a little bit interested in helping us you might like to join us for a meeting to see how they run.  It’s so easy to join us on a zoom meeting – let us know if you’re interested, we will send you a link via your email ….. when it’s time to join the meeting simply click on the link!

This week we have been handing out information and sponsorship forms for our sponsored bike event which we are running over the week 26th to 30th April 2021.This is a really fun event that the children love to take part in.  Please support us by helping your child to collect sponsorship from family and friends.  Covid-19 has meant that we have lost lots of our usual opportunities to raise much needed funds over the last year – let’s make this one count! Please return completed sponsorship forms to the office by 19th April 2021, thank you!


Late Drop Offs –  If you are running late please avoid bringing your child in for morning drop off between 9.45 and 10.15 as Circle Time is already underway and is disruptive for the other children.


Social Distancing – When dropping off or collecting please remember to stay behind the black line on the floor of the reception area.


End of day collection – Collection starts at 2.50pm – this earlier time is mainly for parents who

are collecting siblings from school – if this applies to you please stand on the right hand side of the path but visible to the office.



Please remember to wear a face mask when coming into pre-school for drop off or pick up

or to speak to staff in the office. Thank you.

Thank you to all the children and staff for dressing up for World Book Day recently! You might have seen a photo of the pre-school ladies on Facebook!

We are now beginning to put together our register for September 2021. If you would like your child to attend then please ask at the office for a registration form and complete and return to us as soon as possible.  Please share this information with family and friends – they can request a registration form by calling us on 01884 35018.


Thank you to everyone that has recently donated carrier bags. We use these bags every week to make up our grocery bags from the Fair Share donations. If you have a surplus of carrier bags or bags for life at home and would like to donate some, please hand them in at the pre-school office.

Design an Easter Egg competition – You should now have received an email giving details of our fun competition that all the family can enter. There will be a prize for the winner of each of these catagories:-


2 and under                          9 – 16 years

4 and under                          Adult

5 – 8 years


Egg templates are available to collect from the lunch trolley – please take as many as you need. Please remember to record your name and contact telephone number on the back of your entry and your child’s name and age on the back of theirs. Entries cost £1 each and need to be completed by Friday 26th March 2021 and winners will be announced the following week. Have fun!

Our Summer Fete is being held on Saturday 10th July. This is our biggest fund raiser and such a fun event for all ages. We need parent volunteers to make this event as successful as possible – the more helpers we have the more stalls and activities we can offer – the more funds we raise the more new resources we can buy for our children! Let us know if you can spare an hour to help out by emailing us or calling the office.



This week’s recipe is a favourite at pre-school and is gluten and dairy free:-

Carrot Pancakes


Ingredients:-      18oz gluten free self-raising flour             3 tsp dairy free milk

                        6oz dairy free butter                                           11/2 tsp nutmeg                                                 

                        2 grated carrots                                                 3 tsp baking powder      

                        6oz sugar                                                          11/2 tsp xanthum gum

            3 eggs 


Rub/mix butter and flour together until it appears like crumbs. Stir in nutmeg, sugar, carrot, xanthum gum and baking powder.  Mix the egg and milk together and then add to dry mixture and knead to form a dough (add more flour if needed).  Treat as a pastry and roll mixture out on floured surface until about 1-2cm thick.  Cut circles with a cup (make sure floured so doesn’t stick). Fry until golden on both sides.


If you try this recipe at home we’d love to see photos of your pancakes!


Date Details
March 2021  
Friday 26th March 2021 Deadline to submit Easter Egg Designs
Monday 29th March 2021 Committee Meeting via Zoom – all parents welcome to attend
April 2021  
Friday 2nd April – Friday 16th April 2021 Easter Holidays – (Pre-school is closed)
19th April 2021 Deadline to return completed sponsor forms
26th to 30th April 2021 Sponsored Bike Ride Event