NEWS


Christmas Information

This year the Christmas play will be on Thursday 16th December at 10am. The play is called “Whoops-a-Daisy-Angel”. The play will take place outside in the garden so the children will not need costumes. We ask that all children are wrapped up warm. The children can go mad with decorations on their coats or headwear. The only reason we can hold the event for parents to attend is because it is outside.

Attached please find enclosed a set of 5 tickets for the raffle. Each ticket costs £1.00. The raffle draw will take place on the day of the play. There will be a Drop of Box for all tickets and money. Could we ask that they are returned in an envelope due TO COVID-19.

We would like to invite all the children to our Christmas Party on Monday 13th December from 10.30am until 1:00pm. We will be providing party food and of course lots of fun and dancing!

This session will be free of charge to all parents. There will be NO afternoon session and your child will not need any dinner.

Please fill in the slip below and return it to Pre – School to let us know whether your child will be attending. Thank you


Welcome to Tutbury Pre-School where our team of experienced staff offer a warm, secure environment for children aged from two years old to school age.

Tutbury Pre-School was established in 1973 and is currently attended by a total of 50 children, each attending for a variety of sessions. We understand that for many children, pre-school may be their first time in a setting without the reassurance of their parents. We ensure our staff to child ratios remain high to continue to provide a supportive environment for your child to feel safe in.

At Tutbury Pre-School, we provide a wide range of safe and stimulating activities for the children to experience, and with help encourage them to gain the independence and social skills to prepare for school.

The Pre-School operates from two indoor rooms and a secure outdoor play area. The indoor rooms are called the Tiny Tots room (children aged 2 -3 years old), and the Rising Stars room (children aged 3 – 4 years). This provides the flexibility to allow the children to either participate in joint activities or to be split into separate groups to allow for age specific activities. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and is planned by qualified staff to ensure your child’s needs are met.

We are able to provide a flexible range of sessions to fit in with your needs, subject to availability. We also accept many of the childcare voucher schemes.

We are very aware that parents are feeling nervous about sending their child back to preschool but here are some of the comments from some of our parents ...


Really good all positive. My daughter told me she likes preschool better when the virus is here!

Fantastic. You should be extremely proud of how you have dealt with the situation. My daughter has loved being back. It is clear to see how much the children’s safety has been considered.

I know that safety is paramount and impressed how they have been able to keep the children in their bubbles and check their temperatures, regular hand washing/ sanitizing.

Excellent. Safety procedures have been brought in seamlessly, my child enjoys preschool and gets the same benefits as they did before lockdown.

I think preschool was handled amazing after lockdown. It felt very safe and my son loved every minute since coming back.


We have spoken to the children over this month (Dec20) and asked them what they most liked about preschool. We turned their views into our new mission statement.


Our Mission Statement.

We believe that the views of our children are the most important part of our preschool. With this in mind we made their comments our mission statement………..

· To play outside

· To run and jump

· To play with the bikes

· To play with lots of toys

· To play with the trains

· To dance to the music

· To sing

· To be with my friends

BUT MOST OF ALL

we are everybody’s friend.



After a year of hard work, supported by my family, staff, committee and the parents my certificate has finally arrived.

I am now a qualified Early years Teacher.

Its been a long journey but a have achieved my goal and can only be a positive for the Tutbury Preschool.

Thank you all.




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