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St Luke's Pre-School, Wesley Hall, St Lukes Church,
City Way, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2BQ

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Tel: 01634 819809

Newsletter Dec 2023

14th December 2023
Dear parents,
“It’s Christmas!” sang Noddy (Holder, that is)  & so, over the last week or so, the children have made some wonderful table decorations, shopped for presents for loved ones, breakfasted with Santa & given a 5 star performance in the Christmas play. Today they partied, laughed &  some performed some magic. And always, like a rainbow they never cease to amaze –  “I’m reachin’ for the stars/ In the sky above/ Oh, I will bring their beauty home/ The colours of my love/ And I will be a rainbow…” Robert Plant, ‘Rainbow’
Thank you all so much for the gifts & best wishes & for all your efforts (Sally & her helpers for opening the Christmas shop, setting up the grotto) & all your contributions (making cakes, buying raffle tickets…) which go to enriching the children’s time at pre-school.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas break & look forward to seeing you 2024.
Wendy Perkins (Manager)
Dates for your diary
Monday 8th January 2024– Spring term begins – pm children only -Tues 9th all
Monday 8rd January – pm session only – no am session or lunch club
Tuesday 9th January – am sessions and lunch club resume
Term dates & events on our website @
Starting Primary School in Sept 2024?
If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they are due to start school in Year R (Reception) in September 2024.
School admission applications are open now
School applications close 5pm, Mon 15th Jan 2024.
School offer day 16th Apr 2024
Children’s belongings – Please ensure children do not wear their best clothing to pre-school: painting overalls are provided but accidents can still happen. The pre-school has its own design of sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale. Children should not bring sweets or wear jewellery to pre-school. Please label all of your child’s belongings, including their bags and lunch boxes.
Bad Weather – Policy on Pre-School opening
In the event of adverse weather, the pre-school will endeavour to remain open during normal pre-school hours.
However, it will be left to the discretion of parents to decide if it is safe for them to make the journey into pre-school or not.
If it is necessary to close the pre-school, for health and safety reasons, please: telephone the pre-school on 01634 819809 (Mrs Perkins will try to update the pre-school’s telephone message if she can safely make it to pre-school); check on Facebook; or check on our website
If the weather becomes adverse during the pre-school day, parents may contact the pre-school for further information or may decide to pick up their children early for safety reasons. If the pre-school has to close early, you will be telephoned.
Water bottles
As part of our Healthy Eating ethos we sell water bottles for the children printed with the St. Luke’s teddy logo. These cost just £2 each. All bottles are marked with the child’s name & children are encouraged to take a drink at any time. Bottles are refilled when running low. The bottles need to be collected at the end of each session, washed at home & returned to pre-school at the beginning of the next session. Lastly, a reminder that the bottles should be filled with water only please (no squash).
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Keep in touch
tel: 01634 819809
Website – The ‘Calendar’ feature has the ‘Dates for your diary’ & if you click on the event date, all the details (when, where & what) about the event.

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