Barlow Pre-school
Barlow Pre-school

Barlow pre-school
Millcross Lane
Barlow
Chesterfield
S18 7TA

Tel. 0114 289 9046 

Morning sessions - 9.00am - 12.00pm Monday - Friday
Afternoon sessions - Tuesday & Thursday 12 noon - 3.00pm
Forest School - 12 - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Breakfast club 8.30am - 9.00am Mon - Fri

 Email: barlowps@yahoo.co.uk

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Latest pre-school news

 

Exciting Playground Development

We are very excited to announce, that we’ve massively improved our outdoor area with the addition of new and exciting resources to support outdoor learning.

Our new playground additions promote physical development, messy play, den-building, role play, communication, language and PSED.

For physical development, we have a challenging new Trim Trail which includes obstacles such as a Log Weaver, Tight Rope Bridge, Walk and Stretch and Inclined Balance Beam.

When overcoming these obstacles, our children will begin to develop their climbing confidence, balance, coordination, strength and gross motor skills.

To encourage sand and water play, we installed a Water Table and Sand Table complete with lids. These inclusive sensory resources will transport children to imaginary worlds and develop their imaginations and fine motor skills. Both of our new tables have lids meaning we can give the children social responsibilities to ensure they’re covered each table up after play!

For further collaborative play, we installed outdoor musical instruments which includes a Batonka and Bongo Panel. The children are now free to express themselves and make as much noise as they like outside.

To promote den making and role play, we have installed a wonderful Wigwam which will become the focal point for imaginative games. The children love developing their social skills, communication and language skills, along with their understanding of the world and literacy through unleashing their inner imaginations and creative spark.

Moreover, we have re-surfaced the outside area with all-weather artificial grass to create a safe and inviting place to play.

We worked with Pentagon Play on this project and we highly recommend them to any school looking to develop their outdoor area.

You can visit their website here – www.pentagonplay.co.uk

Click here to see more photos of our amazing new playground!

 

 


Inset Day & Session Changes Week commencing 5th March 2018

As you are aware work is due to start on the 5th March in our our outdoor play area , we are supper excited , but also need to think about the safety of our children and staff, so with-this in mind we have decided that the Monday 5th March we will close for the day and use one of our inset days , we understand that this is inconvenient , but hopefully you will all understand that this decision has not been taken lightly but with the safety of our children in mind. Tuesday morning session will now be a forest school session and we ask that children be dropped off at the trout pond carpark at 830 for breakfast club or 9 am normal time , then in the afternoon we will bring the children up to the village hall for lunch and afternoon session will go ahead as normal. Wednesday we will hopefully be back to normal with most of the heavy work already been finished . A newsletter will be sent out shortly with all the details . 
Many thanks 
Sue Turner


Used Stamps

Please can you save your used stamps , and start collecting them for our pre school , if we can fill the box then we will receive around £180 for our pre school, so easy money hopefully --- please can you ask people you know to help out, friends, grandparents and start collecting 
Many thanks


Lottery Grant

We are delighted to let all our parents know that we have been successful in obtaining a grant for £9800 from the national lottery , we are supper excited to start work on our new outdoor play area , we will keep you all posted when the work is likely to start , 
We will have to clear some of our old equipment out and get the site ready so if there are any parents who are able to help us during the February half term holidays then that would be great , as we are trying to keep costs down for the labour and spend it on the new resources . Please see Sue, Alison or Helen if you can help. We would like to thank all parents who put comments on the Facebook status about pre school and the play area as this helped us to secure this award . 
Many thanks again from all the pre school staff xxxxx

 

 

 

 


Forest School 

We currently have limited spaces available for children aged over 3. If anyone would like to join, please speak to Sue about a free taster session if you are interested.

Our Forest School is sponsored by A-Line Taxi's who have kindly donated £200 for all the Forest School equipment we needed! Thank you A-Line Taxi's!

Don’t forget if you need a taxi - call A-Line Taxi's on 01246 555555!


 

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Please take a look at our Parent Resources page to see details about our new scheme ‘Every Child a Talker’ at Barlow Pre-School