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16/09/2019 / pavilionnews

Autumn term 1 Newsletter

Please find attached the newsletter for this term.

Keep a look out for stay and play dates – parents/carers are welcome to come for a play during your child’s session to explore and have some fun. Also make a note of this terms Parent’s evenings too.

Newsletter autumn term 1 2019

13/09/2019 / pavilionnews

Applying for a Primary School Place?

Parents/Carers of children who have their 4th birthday between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020
need to apply for their school place by 5pm on Wednesday 15th January 2020;

Drop-in Sessions are being held by Northampton County Council which are listed as follows:-

 Wellingborough Library – Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9:30am – 12 noon
 Corby Library – Tuesday 8th October 2019, 9:30am – 11:30am
 Weston Favell Library – Wednesday 9th October 2019, 9:30am – 12 noon
 Kettering Library – Tuesday 15th October 2019, 9:00am – 11.30am
 Northampton Central Library – Wednesday 27th November 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Please note
When applying, parents/carers need to first register online at
An email confirming registration will be sent to parents with a link which they must click on to enter the
portal in order to make their application.
Parents/carers must press submit once their application is complete and if they do go back into their
application at any time after that (up to the closing date), they must ensure they submit again. An
unsubmitted application will not be considered. Every year, applicants who forget to resubmit are
distraught when this costs them a place at their preferred school as the application is not processed and
parents will not receive an offer on National Offer Day.
If you are aware of any parents/carers who are having trouble applying, or have any problems
concerning their application, please ask them to telephone 0300 126 1000 or email:

Summer Born application deferral requests
Parents/carers of Summer Born Children may be contacting schools to enquire about their children
starting school in the reception class in the year following the date they should have started school
according to their age group, i.e. asking for their child to start in reception in September 2021, rather
than 2020.
As a reminder of the role of admission authorities in deciding whether or not to support a delayed
application for Reception, please refer to paragraphs 2.17 – 2.17 B of the School Admission Code.
Specifically, 2.17A states that:
2.17A Admission authorities must make decisions on the basis of the circumstances of each case and
in the best interests of the child concerned. This will include taking account of the parent/carer’s views;
information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development; where relevant, their medical
history and the views of a medical professional; whether they have previously been educated out of their
normal age group; and whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for
being born prematurely. They must also take into account the views of the head teacher of the school
concerned. When informing a parent/carer of their decision on the year group the child should be
admitted to, the admission authority must set out clearly the reasons for their decision.

Please note that advice on the procedure followed by NCC, can be found on the website:


09/09/2019 / pavilionnews

Urgent – Funding Contract

Local Authority Parental Funding Contract – if you have been given one please return completed together with a birth certificate and recent proof of address – deadline is tomorrow.  Otherwise I will not be able to claim funding on your behalf and you will be invoiced for your child’s sessions.

If you haven’t received a contract and your child is eligible for the 15/30 hours Universal Extended Funding then please come and see me asap.

Preschool Office

06/09/2019 / pavilionnews

Welcome to our Preschool!

Dear Parents & Guardians

Welcome back to all our children and staff.  We hope you enjoyed your summer break & managed to spend some quality time with your children.  This week it was lovely to meet our returning and new children who seem to have settled in very well, learning & exploring during the first few days.

We have a fun packed and exciting start to the Autumn term, further details will be posted here and published in our newsletter due out next week.  In the meantime just a few reminders:-

  • Parental Funding Contract – if you have been given one please return completed together with a birth certificate and recent proof of address – deadline is Monday 9am.  If you haven’t received a contract and your child is eligible for the 15/30 hours Universal Extended Funding then please come and see me asap.
  • Invoices with bank details were sent out mid August and are due on Monday 9th too.  If you are paying by Childcare Vouchers or the Tax Free Childcare Scheme then please search for Abington Vale Primary School, Ashford Close, NN3 3NQ  URN No: 138952.  You will no longer be able to find The Pavilion Preschool.  Should you need another copy of your invoice let me know and I’ll email it again.
  • Your child’s online Tapestry Learning Journal is up and running and we have been posting lots of photos and comments this week.  Any parents who hadn’t activated their journal………….your missing out!  Look out for another email sent out yesterday.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Pavilion Team

28/08/2019 / pavilionnews

Staffing up-date

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am pleased to announce we have appointed a new Deputy Manager, Mrs Michelle Young has fully impressed us at interview so will return to us in September in her promoted role. I am sure you will all join me and sending her well done wishes.

Miss Kira Alakija will join us later in September as a Preschool Practitioner and as soon as we start back you will all meet Miss Millie King. Millie is joining the team as an Early Years Apprentice.

I would like to wish all three the ladies a huge welcome and wish them the best of luck in their new roles with us.

On another note, when you return you will find a very different looking Pavilion. I have been busy over the summer giving the building a fresh lick of paint and a switch around. I do hope you all like it! Remember we do have a parent / carer’s comment book in the entrance hallway so please leave some feedback.

The Team looks forward to greeting you all back from Wednesday 4th September


22/07/2019 / pavilionnews

Summer Fete 2019 – Money Raised!

Dear parents & carers

So proud to say with your help we raised an incredible £1177.52…..whoohoo!!

Without all your hardwork, efforts & kind donations this would not have been achieved by ourselves.

So THANK YOU to all of you.

PS:  Tomorrow there are end of term/farewell parties both in the morning and afternoon.  Children can come dressed in party clothes if they wish.  If your child attends lunch club, please do not send a packed lunch as there should be plenty of food.

Thank you

The Pavilion Team


22/07/2019 / pavilionnews

Pavilion Summer 2019 – Raffle Prize Winners!

On behalf of the Pavilion team we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to EVERYONE who donated, helped and attended our event and made it an astonishing success!!  The amount raised will be announced shortly, look out for another blog coming soon!!

Thank you to each & every volunteer on the stalls, Paul & Marie on the BBQ, thankfully it wasn’t as hot as last year for them!  Carly, Fran, Anna & Paula our amazing fundraising mums who pulled it all together, wrote to companies for raffle prizes and personally dropping in on local businesses and sorting through all the tombola donations.  Not forgetting Michelle & Jo for helping with wrapping gifts.

Here are the Pavilion Summer Raffle Prize Winners – Congratulations!
Prize No. Raffle Prize Ticket No. Name
1  Family admission to Bletchley Park 501 Petal
2 Family ticket for T20 Match (2019) 325 Hassanat Sanusi
3 Family ticket to see Jack & the Beanstalk 180 Petal
4  Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for 2 238 Becki Dowling
5 Teamworks Karting F1 Simulator for 2 521 Chloe Jelley
6 Bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne 416 Susie Forster
7 Berzerk – Admit 1 Child with Meal Voucher 260 Mr Paul Dimmock
8 £20 Voucher 624 Lisa Sanderson
9 Family ticket for T20 Match (2019) 485 Sadie
10  1 Adult & 1 Child for 360 Play 372 Paula Kightley
11 1 x Family Swim Voucher 475 Vincent Blake
12 1 x PT Session 308 Emma Higgs
13  Free Jump Voucher with 1 paying guest 118 Graham Thorpe
14 T & 2 Sugars Meals for 2 35 Linda Watts
15 1 x Family Swim Voucher 11 Becki Dowling
16  Berzerk – Admit 1 Child with Meal Voucher 553 Clare Ross
17 3 x Weeks of Forest School (3 sessions) 650 Jathavi
18 1 x PT Session 374 Paula Kightley
19 £20 Voucher 409 Lydia Ballance
20 Beauty Hamper 364 Clare Ross
21 £10 Gift Voucher 185 Lydia (Poppy D)
22  Free Jump Voucher with 1 paying guest 102 Sue Payne
23 £10 Gift Voucher 215 Manveer (Nanny)
24 £10 Gift Voucher 81 Marge Hinchcliffe
25 50% off any Treatment from list 552 Clare Ross
26 Free Cooking Session for you and a friend 573 Eric Blake
27 Bottle of Veuve Devanlay Champagne 546 Eric Blake
28 Bottle of Bacardi 654 Michael Tilley
29 Bottle of Pimms 195 Dean Wishart
30 Sanctuary Gift Set 612 Rebecca Sanderson
31 Bayliss & Harding Gift Set 656 Cathy (Ella)
32 Football Session 145 Linda
33 My Fairy Garden 13 Becki Dowling
34 Girls Tri-Scooter 144 Linda
35 Sanctuary Lather Up Gift Set 629 Emma Shears
36 Meal for 2 with House Wine 554 Clare Ross
37 £30 Beauty Voucher 500 Vincent Blake

Bring in your winning ticket and claim your prize over the next 3 days!

Also other winners were:-

Guess the name of the Bear (Coco) – won by Ava Armstrong

Fresh Fruit & Cream Cake Bid (£25) – won by Kaylee Hobbs

With Many Thanks & Heartfelt Appreciation

The Pavilion Team

19/07/2019 / pavilionnews

Gazebo Plea!

Dear Parents

Does anyone have a gazebo that can be dropped off to us by 3pm pleeeze!!

Many thanks

The Pavilion Team

18/07/2019 / pavilionnews

Goodbye and goodluck

Dear Parents and Carers,

Following 7 years of dedicated time at the Pavilion leading as Deputy Manager and an amazing SENCO Mrs Hornsby has decided to pursue a new challenge. Her last day at the Preschool will be Wednesday 24th July.

I am sure you will join us all in wishing Steph the best of luck, she will be greatly missed!

16/07/2019 / pavilionnews

Waterworld Fun Day!

Dear Parents & Carers

Weather permitting, tomorrow we are planning a Waterworld Fun Day!

Please could you equip your child with a swimming costume/trunks and a towel, and a spare set of clothes.  Don’t forget to apply their suncreams and provide them with named sunhats too.

Thanking you in advance.

The Pavilion Team