FUNDRAISING….. Over the next few months we will be doing various fundraising events, beginning with a ‘Sponsored Bounce’ by the children when they return after the Easter Holidays. Sponsorship forms will be given out beforehand. We shall also be holding an Easter Raffle. On Thursday 17th April, Carole is very kindly hosting a Virgin Vie Party which we shall sell tickets for and hope that you’ll be able to come along to browse, purchase and enjoy a glass of wine. Some of you may already have received the Phoenix Card Catalogues and if you haven’t then you will get chance to see them over the coming weeks. Our contact at Phoenix has very kindly agreed to donate 15% of all proceeds made through us back to Playgroup. The cards are of a very high quality and I’m sure you’ll agree that at £1 they’re also very reasonable. So, please enjoy browsing the catalogue and if you wish to purchase just hand your order and money back to us. Delivery of the cards should be within 10-14 days. Janette has registered us with the ‘Bag to School’ organisation which I’m sure many of you will be familiar with through the schools. Our first collection is scheduled for Friday 18 th April, so, if you have any old clothes hanging around then look out for the bags. In the summer we are going to be organising a ‘Barnado’s Big Toddle’. We shall let you have more details about this nearer the time.
If anyone has any fun and fabulous ideas for fundraising for Playgroup then please let us know as we’re always willing to try our hands at most things.
FEES After the Easter Holidays the fees will be going up to £5.50 per session for non-funded children.
COMMITTEE As always we are on the lookout for new committee members to join us and bring fresh ideas into Playgroup. If anyone is interested then please speak to a member of staff or directly to Liz our committee secretary who is usually around on Friday mornings. NURSERY EDUCATION FUNDING After Easter children who were born before 31 st March 2005 will be entitled to free nursery education. At the beginning of the Summer Term you will be asked to fill in a form, please make time to do this, it must be completed by a Parent or Carer, and not Childminders etc. Could you please bring in your child’s birth certificate at the beginning of term. HOLIDAYS Playgroup will close at 12 noon on Thursday 20 th March and reopen on Monday 7th April. We shall also be closed on Monday May 5th.