Diary Dates
Term starts – Mon 4th June
Open Evening – 21st June 7pm
Annual General Meeting – 21st June 8pm
Sports Day – Sun 1st July 1pm
Clothes Recycling Collection – Mon 9th July
Leavers Presentation – Thurs 19th July 6pm
Summer Hols – Mon 23rd July – Mon 3rd Sept

Open Evening and Social Event – 21st June, 7pm
A chance to talk to your child’s keyperson, look around the setting and meet members of our committee while enjoying some nibbles and a glass of wine.

Annual General Meeting – 21st June, 8pm
There will be reports of the previous year given by the chair person, pre-school manager, accounts administrator and the new committee will also be voted in. We are looking for volunteers to join our enthusiastic and hardworking committee. Volunteering as a committee member offers an ideal opportunity become more actively involved in our pre-school. North Duffield Under Fives is a registered charity and is unable to run without a committee. If you are interested in joining please speak to Sarah or any member of our existing committee. We hope to see you there.

Sports Day
Our Sports Day will be held Sunday 1st July at 1pm. We want to ensure that all the family can come, support and join in the fun. We look forward to seeing you all and your families to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games.

Clothes Recycling
Our next clothes recycling collection day is Monday 9th July. If you are sorting your family’s clothes, bags, shoes, belts etc. please bag them up and drop them in at pre-school anytime to be included in this next collection.

Three Peaks Challenge
Sarah is completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 16th June. She is looking for sponsors however small the donation to help raise funds for North Duffield Under Fives to ensure it remains part of our local community for a long time to come. To donate please click the link below Thank you in anticipation.

Do any of you work for, or a member of the family work for, a company who match fund for charities? This is where the company will match any monies made through fund raising. If we could claim then we would be able to double the amount of money we raise.

School Visits
School Visits - North Duffield Primary school have released the transition visits which all the children go on together. They are as follows
Wed 4th July 1.15pm to 3.15pm
Wed 11th July 9.15am to 1pm includes lunch
Wed 18th July 2pm to 3pm Teddy Bears Picnic
For these sessions we are available to pick up or drop off if your child attends pre-school on those dates. Just let Sarah know if you required us to drop off or pick up.

Additional sessions
A reminder that next term is the last term before our older ones start school.  If you would like to increase their hours in preparation for the longer school days please let us know. If you would like to take advantage of the places we have available by taking up extra ad hoc hours to attend meetings, go shopping or work extra hours please arrange with a member of staff.    

You are welcome to come and spend time with your child in a session. We would love to see you or any member of your family. We’ll even put the kettle on.

As you may already know we had our Ofsted inspection on Friday 16th January.  This is something we have been waiting along time for and I am happy to say that our setting was given an overall rating of “Good”.  The feed back from the inspector commended the staff team, leadership, the quality of provision and the way that we know exactly where the children are in their learning and development and what we need to do next to extend their learning.  She also  congratulated us on our partnerships with other settings, nurseries  and on our transitions to school.  In our last inspection over 5 years ago we also got good with outstanding qualities but since then Ofsted have changed the goal posts and getting good now is harder than ever to obtain.

We now have an official Facebook page for North Duffield Under Fives which Jenny is regularly updating, posting comments and reminders on.  Please like us to receive the latest news.

Pre-school uniform
New items have been added to our pre-school uniform. Orders can be placed by following the link below.  
5% of sales will go to the pre-school. 
Please can you make sure that they are labelled with your child’s name to avoid getting lost? 



We would like to thank the following companies for their help and support: