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06/11/2019 / pavilionnews

Please support Children in Need – Friday 15th November

Dear Parents & Carers,

From early next week for Children in Need we are doing a number of activities to help support this worthy cause:-

  • children will be baking cakes or biscuits during their sessions to sell to parents (please bring some money with you!)
  • children can dress up in anything spotty/pudsey bear related for a small donation
  • and lastly Children in Need are running a Duck Race Sweepstake which we plan to watch live on Friday 15th November @ 1pm with the children.  To enter, please write your name against a duck and place your £2 donation in the box provided in the entrance foyer.

Thanking you in advance.

The Pavilion Team

05/11/2019 / pavilionnews

The Royal British Legion Poppies

Dear Parents & Carers

We have, in the entrance hall, a box of poppies for a small donation please.

Many thanks for your support.

Pavilion Team

05/11/2019 / pavilionnews

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents & Guardian

A warm welcome to our children and parents.  We hope you had a lovely break.

Unfortunately just before half term, Miss Alakija decided to return to her previous employers and will not be joining us this term. Mrs Sanderson has agreed to join us in a full time position until a replacement is found. THANK YOU Mrs Sanderson :-)

Our phonic sound for this week is the letter ‘Dd’.  Please encourage your child to bring something in beginning with the letter d, for our showtime.

Just a few reminders

  • Forest School starts tomorrow morning for our selected children.  Please ensure you drop your child at the meeting point, by the duck pond on Abington Park Cresent @ 9am prompt.  Collection is from the preschool at the end of your child’s session.
  • Invoices were due yesterday, please make payment if you haven’t done so already.
  • Snack Money – we would greatly appreciate a donation towards our snacks if you haven’t done so already.
  • We have ordered a new Kidloc knob for our green gate.  Would there be a parent out there that’s willing to replace it for us please?

And lastly…….

We would love some help with the removal of all the fallen leaves, especially on our paths.  So if there are any parents who are willing to help with sweeping/picking them up then just pop in.

Many thanks in advance

Pavilion Team


24/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Book fair competition

Thank you to the children who entered our competition; we had 4 entries which showcased the children’s favourite book characters in different ways. The children all worked hard to paint, stick, cut and model Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, Frozen and Cinderella. The staff and children were all involved in choosing a winner; we looked for the creation which appeared most child-led. The winner is Scarlett who created a Frozen picture and has chosen £25 worth of books from our Fair as her prize.


23/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Half Term Closure Dates

Please note that Abington Vale Pavilion Preschool will be closed for half term from:-

Friday 25th October 2019 @ 4pm

We have a Staff Training Day on Monday 4th November, therefore

we will resume normal sessions from:-

Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 9am

 We hope you have a spooktacular week off!!

The Pavilion Team

PS:  If you are shopping online for Halloween or anything else don’t forget to go via Easyfundraising!!

21/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Thank you Mr Howsam!

I am sure many of you will have noticed today that the huge pile of rubbish in the car park has been removed. Many thanks goes to Phil Howsam  for taking the time this weekend to collect our rubbish. We really do appreciate it!

21/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Uniform orders

Dear Parents and Carers

I will be placing another order for uniform, mainly for 5/6 years sizes this week.  So if you would like this size in T Shirts or Sweatshirts please let me know by email: or complete a uniform order form asap.  (Forms can be collected from the docket in the entrance foyer).

Many thanks Suki


18/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Phonic Sound next week…..

Dear Parents and Carers

Next week we are discussing the phonic sound of the letter ‘Ss’.  Please encourage your child to find an item at home beginning with the letter S, that they can bring into preschool and chat about during our talk time.


  • A leaflet went out last week regarding a Snack Donation.  Please support us by making a contribution, as it helps us offer our children a wide and healthy range of snacks.
  • The drawing competition deadline is Monday 21st.
  • We are celebrating Diwali (Indian festival of lights) next week Friday 25th.  If any of our parents or grandparents would like to come in and talk about the festival with our children we would be most grateful or you can send in any photos, clothing, food, Indian sweets for example.

And now onto more important matters:- 

After our reminder at the beginning of this week regarding the gate being left open, unfortunately we have had another 2 incidents again this week!!  It is imperative that you close the gates behind yourself and not rely on the parent coming up behind you.  This is for the safety of your children.  We hope that you take this in the seriousness that it deserves.

Thank you in advance


16/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Dear Parents & Carers

Don’t forget the following:-

  • Stay & Play is on this afternoon from 2.30 – 3.30pm.  All parents are welcome from children attending this session.
  • Parent Evenings are up in the entrance foyer for you to sign up to a slot.  You can come on either Monday 21st 4.20pm-6.20pm or Wednesday 23rd October 4.20pm – 5.30pm.  You can call us on 629360 to book a slot for you if you can’t get in.
  • Book Fair has arrived and is with us for just over a week.  It’s a great opportunity to buy items for Christmas and we accept bank cards!
  • For the chance to win £25 worth of books, we are running an arts and crafts competition.  The children need to independently draw or create their favourite book character in any way they wish.  Deadline for entries is Monday 21st.

Many thanks, The Pavilion Team

15/10/2019 / pavilionnews

Outdoor play

As you are all aware we take the children outside no matter what the weather. As it is becoming increasingly muddy we are encouraging the children to use wet suits. This saves their clothes and means it really doesn’t matter how wet or muddy they get while having fun.

The problem with this is that I am 7 suits short for a full session. With this in mind, if your child has a wet suit or wet suit trousers, please provide them for every session (ensuring they are clearly named).

Can i also ask that children wear shoes they can put on independently – as lovely as converse and laced boots are, the older children find them a real struggle to put on. I am happy if you would like to provide slippers for indoor use.

Thank you all for your continued support