Lady Bay Preschool 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the Open Gardens

 

LADY BAY PRESCHOOL GLITTERS AS THEY CELEBRATE 50 GOLDEN YEARS!

This summer, Lady Bay Preschool is celebrating a massive 50 years! To commemorate, the Preschool will be hosting a golden themed garden party on Saturday June 30th as part of the Lady Bay Open Gardens Event.

Located on Pierrepoint Road, the Preschool garden aims to be a glittering success! Join in the celebrations where there will be cakes, prosecco and music. For the little ones, there will be games galore including a treasure hunt and a lucky dip. There will also be craft activities, gold glitter tattoos, face painting and more.

Founded in 1968, the preschool initially operated from a house on Holme Road. Established by a group of West Bridgford Mum’s, they recognised the need for a safe space for children to play, socialise and have fun! Over time, the Preschool has grown from strength to strength and hence moved to All Hallows Church Hall on Pierrepoint Road, Lady Bay where it is situated today.

The Preschool offers a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment for children aged 2-4 years. Run by a team of dedicated staff, the ethos throughout the decades has firmly been rooted in the children’s enjoyment and positive development.

Deputy Manager Joanne Tolley has worked at the Preschool for 21 years and has had the pleasure of getting to know many children and their families over the years. “Lady Bay Preschool is such a special place” Joanne reports. “I feel very proud to be part of such a great team. We believe ever child is individual and we tailor our setting to their needs. Here’s to another fantastic 50 years!”

If you are interested in learning more about our Preschool come and have a cuppa – we open every last Thursday morning of the month for children to come and have a free play. PLACES AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER. Please contact ladybayplaygroup@gmail.com or telephone 01159811309 for more information. Website: www.ladybaypreschool.co.uk

 

 

Lady Bay Open Gardens 2017

Another successful fundraiser this year was the Lady Bay Open Gardens . Denise very kindly hosted , allowing the Preschool to use her beautiful garden . We had wide range of activities and crafts for the children and a fabulous selection of cakes for sale . We raised a brilliant £320 . Thank you to everyone that helped, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Chilli & Quiz night 2017

Thank you to those of you that came along to our Chilli & Quiz night !  It was a great evening with delicious food & laughter . Thank you for the fantastic raffle prizes that had been donated  . We raised a brilliant £400, so again thank you to those that made it happen.

Parent Survey 2017 – Responses

Our recent annual parent survey has provided us with useful information to ensure that we continue to offer the best provision that we can .

The three main selections that came up when asked for reasons for choosing Lady Bay Preschool were; Location, recommendation and reputation in equal measure.

64% of parents said that Lady Bay Preschool has exceeded their expectations, with 50% saying they always feel well informed.

In response to the question ,What do you think are the best things about Lady Bay Preschool ? Parents said;

“Great staff, fantastic atmosphere! Both kids love going and come back with lots of stories to tell.”

“Staff, great activities set out, imaginative use of outdoors, independent play encouraged ,welcoming atmosphere, involvement of committee in special activities.”

“The hands on approach and friendliness of the staff. The variety of toys/activities and frequency of their rotation.”

“Community based. Youngest learning from elders together.”

” They let the children have fun and enjoy themselves in a safe ,pressure free, interesting environment .”

When asked for suggestions for improvement, responses were as follows;

“Longer hours?! So we can use you on working days! Appreciate probably not possible.”

“An earlier start would be helpful.”

 

Stay and Play

Please don’t forget to book your Stay and Play . It’s a fantastic opportunity to see your child have fun with their friends and talk to the staff about their progress. Talk to your child’s key person and pop the date in your diary!

Dates

 

Don’t forget to book your Stay and Play. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see your child have fun with their friends and talk to the key worker about their progress. Talk to your child’s key person and pop the date in your diary!

CIO

We are now a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Nothing has changed apart from our charity and Ofsted Registration numbers. Pre-school will continue to run in its unique and child led way.

Curry & Quiz Night

We held our popular Curry & Quiz night on 11th March – it was a huge success and we raised a fabulous £700 for the pre-school! Many thanks to everyone who contributed prizes on the night and those who took part.

Fundraising

Fundraising figures are in and so far we have raised a total of £1,197 (with money still coming in) since September! Fundraising has been a huge success thanks to the October Olympics, Christmas tea towels (I’m sure you’ll agree they looked great), childrens’ canvasses and pre-school photographs. Thanks to all the pre-school staff for their efforts and nifty ideas, and to everyone who has contributed to date – we really appreciate all your help.

With the money raised we are arranging for Playhouse Theatre Group to come and perform the Hare and the Tortoise for all the children this term.

October Olympics

Well done to all the children for their efforts. With the money raised we are planning to have Playhouse theatre group come and perform for all the children. Fundraising money due in by Friday 28 Nov!