Coffee morning and Toy swap

posted 8 Oct 2018, 07:36 by The Website Pixie

Join us this Friday, 12th October 10am til 12pm for coffee, cake and chat in Calstock Village Hall.
Also a toy and clothes swap will be happening so please bring things along.

Summer Term Newsletter

posted 5 Jun 2018, 11:22 by The Website Pixie   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 13:47 ]

Well we are in the last term for before the summer holidays, can you believe it?

A lot has happened within the last half term, Becky has settled in very well, she has already brought a lot to the preschool, the children are enjoying the range of fun activities and cuddles that are provided by her. We have been on some really amazing trips that have been linked with Calstock reception class as part of the children transition to school, just to add we have had feedback on how well the children listened and behaved whilst being out in their local environment. We have also seen the sun wahoo! Could all children please be provided with sun cream and hats at all times, we take great care when the sun is shining but we don’t want it to stop us enjoying it!

Another change to benefit the preschool and parents greatly is a change of online learning journals. We have joined TAPESTRY. Tapestry helps us to link with you as parents to record, track and celebrate children’s progress. The journal is shared online, you will be able to see your child’s progress through images, videos and text on your pc, tablet or mobile app. There will be an activation email sent out shortly to the email address on your child registration form. If this has changed or you would like to add family members please speak to Leanne.

Although we do a daily register Ofsted require PARENTS to sign their children in and out of preschool, and also like to know why children have been absent, so we now have signing in/out sheets these will be on the hatchway to the kitchen, starting from now on. I know this will take some getting used to so we have prizes for the parents that sign in and out each day for a month. The challenge is on, who will win?

Thank you for all the amazing ‘WOW’ moments that have been sent in, the children have really enjoyed talking about them to their friends at circle time, this has encouraged self confidence in speaking within a familiar group. These ‘WOW’ moments are now displayed within the preschool for everyone to see. If you would like another ‘WOW’ sheet they will be available to take from the entrance hall. 

We feel it is very important to be led by the children’s interests to support their learning, we have been watching the children closely during the last half term to look at their interests during their play.

They have been very keen and interested in growth, water play, sand, role play shops.

This has brought us nicely onto the topic –Summer!

This topic will be broken down into under the sea, beach and water and camping!


Children have had the chance to input into the planning from group discussions on what they would like to learn aboutAlthough the children have had a really big input on their learning we would also like parents views to what their children enjoy about the topic at home.


During this topic our role play area will be an ice cream shop, we can’t wait to see what kind of play happens within in this space.


NEWSFLASH- Thursday (based at the school) are open to all age’s 2-4years. This is a great opportunity to get children used to the school environment. Please speak to Leanne about booking your child in, it will lovely to see some new Thursday faces join us at the school after the summer!



Please help us raise funds for our ever growing preschool!


LADIES PAMPER EVENING- 15th June 2018- 7.30pm

Come and be pampered, every lady deserves to be pampered! There will be a range of treatments and nibbles for you to enjoy! And its only £5 entry on the door including a Prosecco and a ticket into our raffle, what more can a lady ask for?


And there’s more-


OUR BEAUTIFUL MIDSUMMER BALL- 14th July 2018- 7.00pm

Come and let your hair down, have a drink or 5, and enjoy live music and food! This is an evening NOTto be missed. £20 a ticket. Tickets available from Lishe, Limekiln or Preschool.


Dates for your diary-


Pamper evening- 15th June 7.30pm


Sports day- 5th July -This is based at Calstock school- More info to follow!


Pupil progress meetings- Monday 9th July


Midsummer ball- 14th July 7.00pmThis is being held at the chapel


Last day of term- Thursday 19th July


Graduation- 20th July- 10.30am (for school leavers only


Ladies Night

posted 5 Jun 2018, 11:20 by The Website Pixie

Come and be pampered! 
Preschool are hosting a ladies night on Friday 15th of June at 7.30pm in Calstock village hall, tickets on the door £5
include a free raffle ticket and glass of prosecco.
There will massage, reflexology, hair, waxing, tai chi tasters and nails to name but a few!
A fantastic raffle will be on and scrummy food for purchase.
Come and join us raising funds and having fun.

AGM 22nd May 2018

posted 22 May 2018, 02:29 by The Website Pixie

Tonight 8pm in the village hall!

February Newsletter

posted 26 Mar 2018, 14:26 by The Website Pixie

Please see below a link to the February newsletter.
Happy reading!

Parent/Guardian feedback

posted 26 Mar 2018, 14:20 by The Website Pixie

Following our recent questionnaire we have made improvements here at preschool to reflect your imput.
Thank you for all your suggestions, please keep them coming using our suggestions box in the foyer.
Please below all the recent changes and plans we have made directly thanks to your input.


Preschool improvement
s identified from parent questionnaires

Feb 2018



How is it going to be achieved 

By what date

Parents views, skills and suggestions being heard


Parent involvement form inviting parent’sskills into preschool e.g. cooking, sewing, reading, languages etc.


Ongoing – form to go out week beginning 26th Feb 2018

Making Child Protection policy clear to parents

Parents to be directed to the policy folder and notice board. All new welcome packs will contain a child protection policy.


Ongoing- Policies will be in welcome packs for all new starters from Feb half term.

Upcoming events notice


Parents to be directed to outside notice board, Facebook, newsletters and in the preschool building


Ongoing as new event arise

Input toward children learning

‘WOW’ moments, parent led sessions, learning journey meetings, parents input to planning

Ongoing- parent to be made aware week beginning 19th Feb 2018


More outdoor play

Organise forest school, allotment planting, trips out, exploring environment. Prompt parents to bring in full waterproofs and wellies


From Feb half term

Parent feedback

Speak to staff about the importance of parent feedback and encourage detailed feedback to be given daily



Job Opportunity!

posted 13 Feb 2018, 07:41 by The Website Pixie

Advertising for a permanent Deputy Manager at TVP!

Following a covering period of Maternity leave, we at TVP now require a permanent, enthusiastic and committed Deputy Pre School Manager with a minimum qualification of NVQ level 3 and experience of working at a Pre-School setting. Experience as an assistant/deputy manager would be desirable. You will be responsible for helping to provide a stimulating and varied programme of play and for helping to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.

Please see full details on how to apply under, Meet the Team then Current Vacancies.
Closing date : 12/3/18

Welcome to our new Manager!

posted 20 Jan 2018, 02:26 by The Website Pixie

Warm welcome to our new full time Preschool Manager Leanne Wickett.
Leanne is settling in beautifully and getting stuck into Calstock preschool life, getting to know our wonderful children and developing our current play program.
Exciting times ahead for 2018.
For more up to date information on weekly activities, please see the TAmar Valley Preschool Facebook page.

Autumn Fair

posted 6 Nov 2017, 13:03 by The Website Pixie

This Sunday, the 12th November, the Autumn fair will be taking place in Calstock village hall from 11-3pm.

Come along to shop for some beautiful local crafts and quality shopping, children's craft and face painting, excellent 
raffle and homemade soups and cakes for lunch.
All in aid of raising funds for the preschool.

Coffee Morning

posted 13 Oct 2017, 13:56 by The Website Pixie

Join us for cake, coffee and children's crafts on Friday 20th October...

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