News


This is our news page. Any news we think you might be interested in will be added here, so please come back and visit...
New Term [ADDED ON 16/08/2018]
The new term will begin on Wednesday 12th September. Please sign up to our Face book page to see updates and photos. You will also be signed up for a Tapestry account so that you can find out what your child is doing and how they are developing.
We are all looking forward to returning in September.
Tina Smith - Thursday 16th August 2018
New Term [ADDED ON 16/08/2018]
The new term will begin on Wednesday 12th September. Please sign up to our Face book page to see updates and photos. You will also be signed up for a Tapestry account so that you can find out what your child is doing and how they are developing.
We are all looking forward to returning in September.
Tina Smith - Thursday 16th August 2018
Tapestry Learning Journals [ADDED ON 2/09/2015]
All children at Ladybirds Playschool will now have an online learning journey that parents can access at any time using a secure password. You will receive alerts on your phone via an app or by email and you can see what your children have been doing. You can also add your own comments and observations. Please ask your child's key person if you need any more information.
Tina Smith - Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Facebook [ADDED ON 21/01/2015]
Now that we have a facebook page our news section will be posted here!
Tina Smith - Wednesday 21st January 2015
Summer Holidays [ADDED ON 4/08/2014]
We hope you are all enjoying the Summer Holidays. We will be starting the new term on Wednesday 10th September and are looking forward to welcoming all the new children.
Tina Smith - Monday 4th August 2014
Facebook! [ADDED ON 17/12/2013]
We are setting up a Facebook page, please have a look and see the Christmas activities.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 17th December 2013
Start of Term [ADDED ON 24/08/2013]
We are starting back to Playschool on Monday September 9th.
Looking forward to seeing all our existing children back again and all our new starters!
Tina Smith - Saturday 24th August 2013
Sports Day [ADDED ON 23/07/2013]
Thank you to everyone who supported us at Sports Day and for all our gifts. Hope you all had a good day. Thanks especially to the committee who all worked hard. Good luck to all children moving onto Big School.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Carnival [ADDED ON 14/07/2013]
Thanks to all children and parents who supported us at the Carnival on Saturday. You all looked brilliant and we won first prize! Look in the photo gallery for some pictures.
Tina Smith - Sunday 14th July 2013
Thursday's break in. [ADDED ON 4/07/2013]
We will be open as normal on Friday 5th July,Thanks for your understanding today.
Tina Smith - Thursday 4th July 2013
Play and Learning this week. [ADDED ON 19/06/2013]
Lots of the children are interested in looking after and pretending to be animals. We have been looking after animals at the vets, listening to animal sounds, finding out and drawing what animals need, and we have had some visiting pets. We have also made pizzas this week. Photos in the gallery.
Tina Smith - Wednesday 19th June 2013
Parent questionniare [ADDED ON 4/06/2013]
The results of the parent questionnaire have been added to the information section. Thanks for all you comments.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 4th June 2013
Work this week. [ADDED ON 4/06/2013]
A section has been added to the photo gallery entitled 'work this week' where we will be trying to put photos of activities that have taken place this week. Please take a look to see what exciting things we have been doing. We are also hoping to try and put information on each week about our planned activities and learning.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 4th June 2013
Funding [ADDED ON 3/05/2013]
We would like to reassure all parents that our funding for 3 year old children is still in place and will continue. We are no longer able to accept funded 2 year old children but as there are no available places at present this will not affect any children. We have not yet had our re-inspection from Ofsted but this is due 6-12 months from the last inspection. If anyone has any concerns or would like to see the Ofsted action plan please speak to a member of staff or committee. Thanks
Tina Smith - Friday 3rd May 2013
Last Day of Term [ADDED ON 17/12/2012]
The last day of term is now Monday 17th December as Blood Donors have booked the hall on Tuesday 18th.
You raised 227 on Friday - Thanks to all parents and children for your hard work.
Tina Smith - Monday 17th December 2012
Dad's Day! [ADDED ON 16/10/2012]
Jan and Chris will be hosting Dad's Day on 27th October from 10 - 12 at the recreation ground in Upton.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 16th October 2012
Children`s Centre Outing [ADDED ON 24/08/2012]
The Children`s Centre have some places left on their coach trip to Kimmeridge next Wednesday 29th August. The coach leaves at 9.15 from the Community Centre and it costs 2. If you would like to go please contact the Children`s Centre for a booking form.
Tina Smith - Friday 24th August 2012
Thank You! [ADDED ON 15/07/2012]
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Carnival on Saturday. You all looked fantastic and worked so hard on your costumes, let's hope we can do it again next year and go for first place next time!
Thanks also for the wonderful support at sports day we raised 230 which will be spent on toys for the children.
HAVE A GOOD SUMMER BREAK!
Tina Smith - Sunday 15th July 2012
Sports Day [ADDED ON 1/07/2012]
We are celebrating the Olympics at our Sports Day this year. We will be holding a torch parade and opening ceremony followed by races. There will be an opportunity to chat over a coffee afterwards and browse the stalls. Look forward to seeing you there. Remember all children must be accompanied by an adult as this is a non fee paying day.
Tina Smith - Sunday 1st July 2012
Outings! [ADDED ON 30/05/2012]
Jan, Chris and the 'Dads' will be visiting Moors Valley on Saturday 16th June. The Playschool outing will be held at Kingston Maurward in Dorchester on Wednesday July 4th
Tina Smith - Wednesday 30th May 2012
Walk on election day. [ADDED ON 3/05/2012]
8.20 - It is not raining at the moment so we are still intending to walk to Upton Park!
Tina Smith - Thursday 3rd May 2012
Open Day [ADDED ON 27/04/2012]
Thank you to everyone who supported our Open Day.This provided an opportunity for parents to meet staff from school,the local authority and children's centre as well as chatting with staff from the setting.
Tina Smith - Friday 27th April 2012
THANK YOU [ADDED ON 1/04/2012]
Thank you so much to all the parents who have supported us this week. We were all very grateful and overwhelmed by your kind words and actions. Thanks again!
Tina Smith - Sunday 1st April 2012
Open Morning [ADDED ON 25/03/2012]
We are holding an Open Morning on Friday 20th April.Everyone is welcome but all children must bring an adult with them. You can also bring friends, grandparents and brothers and sisters.
We will be singing and sharing some of our activities. We will also be serving Fair Trade tea and coffee.
Tina Smith - Sunday 25th March 2012
Prize [ADDED ON 12/02/2012]
There will be a prize draw to include all correct entries to the scavenger hunt. We would like to buy a bigger play house for the garden with the proceeds of the sponsored event. Good Luck!
Tina Smith - Sunday 12th February 2012
Half term Scavenger Hunt [ADDED ON 7/02/2012]
We will be sending out a half term scavenger hunt as our fundraising event for this year. Please check the newsletter page for details.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 7th February 2012
Half term Scavenger Hunt [ADDED ON 7/02/2012]
We will be sending out a half term scavenger hunt as our fundraising event for this year. Please check the newsletter page for details.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 7th February 2012
Artist Visit [ADDED ON 31/01/2012]
The children and staff spent a very enjoyable day with artist Jennifer Frances Bull. Jenny knew that the children were interested in winding and threading so she bought a loom which the children painted and used to weave lengths of different coloured and textured fabric. She also bought some other recycled materials that the children used to construct a frame onto which they could thread items which would twist and turn.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 31st January 2012
New Start Date! [ADDED ON 3/01/2012]
We will be starting term on January 9th. This is because of continuing work in the foyer to dry out the area. Sorry for the late notice.
Tina Smith - Tuesday 3rd January 2012
AwardsEvening. [ADDED ON 1/01/2012]
Four members of staff attended an awards evening in Dorchester where we were presented with an award for becoming one of five settings in Dorset to earn the title of Rights Respecting Early Years Setting. If you would like more information please take a look at the page entitled A Child's Rights.
Tina Smith - Sunday 1st January 2012


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