A few things we have been doing…

Last Term:

  • Climbing & Balancing;
  • Tapping to the beat;
  • Acting out stories;
  • Putting the correct number spoonfuls of grain in to the right numbered beakers;
  • Drawing what we want to be when we grow up;
  • Talking about our favourite books for World Book Day;
  • Practising writing our name;
  • Making a space ship from recycling;
  • Programming the Beebot machines;
  • Number recognition;
  • Using metal detectors;
  • Looking for rhyming words;
  • Planting seeds;
  • Finding shapes;
  • Celebrating Springtime, looking in the garden at insects & flowers;
  • Lots of outdoor play & learning.

The previous term:

  • Hairdressers, Firefighters & others in our imaginary play area;
  • Playing with textures;
  • Junk modelling;
  • Counting; naming shapes & sorting items by size order;
  • Jumping & dancing;
  • Baking biscuits;
  • Rhyming words;
  • Making a noise shaker;
  • Reading stories in groups & individually with staff;
  • Painting;
  • Seeing how computers & our bee-bot machines work;
  • Practising our balancing on the beams;
  • Lots of outdoors play & learning.

News from our latest events

Summer Family Event – 20 Jul

A celebration of another year and a welcome to new children joining in September.  We had such a lovely time eating a Hog Roast from Sauls Butchers and summer punch whilst playing on the bouncy castle (massive thank you to Horts Estate agents for supplying) and playing on bikes and jumping in the bubbles from the bubble machine.  With music playing inside and a variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on sale it really was a lovely occasion. 

To all our leavers we wish you well at primary school and to our returners and new children, we look forward to seeing you in September.

Have a lovely Summer everyone.

Rock Painting Event – 28 May

What fun we had painting lots of rocks with all different colours.  Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed this event in the half term.

Easter Fun Event – 16 Apr

The sun was shining for our Easter Event.  Thank you to everyone that attended and supported us.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter picture hunt, and the chocolate egg prize.  Also the bubbles and egg & spoon races.  There were many winners on the Tombola and the painted faces, hair braids etc were wonderful.  Thank you to everyone who provided and bought the lovely Easter cakes and biscuits, yummy.  Happy Easter everyone.

Valentine’s Disco – 9 Feb

We had such fun at the Valentine’s Disco.  Paul from Echo Disco played some great music and the glow sticks, LED finger lights and bubbles made the event such fun.  A massive Thank you to Sauls the Butchers for donating the very yummy hot dogs.

Santa float around the village – 17 & 19 Dec

Thank you to Santa, all his helpers and everyone who came out to see us and donated to the preschool.  It was a lovely couple of evenings going around the village, listening to the festive music and seeing the bubbles going up in to the sky.

The Centre official floor opening event – 1 Dec

It was lovely to see all of the users of The Centre and Daventry District Council together to celebrate the new floor.  Lots of stalls with items to buy and even a special visit from Santa.

Coffee Morning – 22 Nov

Another lovely Coffee Morning on Thursday 22nd Nov talking to parents and having members of Pre-school Staff & Committee members on hand to answer any questions.

Halloween Disco – 20 Oct

The Halloween Disco was a lot of fun with Paul from Echo Disco.  The glow sticks & LED finger lights looked great and the warm weather allowed children to play outside and in.  Thank you to everyone who helping to dress up the inside and outside areas with halloween themed items and to everyone who came in fancy dress.

Coffee Morning – 2 Oct

It was lovely to see some new parents attend the Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd Oct and have a catch up with Pre-school Staff & Committee members.

Summer Picnic & Play meet ups

Thank you to everyone that attended one of the arranged picnic & play events.  We love meeting up and playing.

Superhero & Princess event – 2 Aug

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Superhero & Princess event.  We all had lots of fun making crowns, lollipop princesses & superheros, capes, superhero wrist bands, masks & colouring in fun pictures.  We also loved having our faces painted, playing in the bat cave & princess castle and eating cakes & biscuits.

Beach event – 26 July

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Beach event.  We all had lots of fun playing with water, shells, sand & bubbles & making beach crafts, having our faces painted and eating ice creams.

Preschool Photos – 3 July

There was some beautiful photos taken at the photo session. Please remember to order any photos you may want before the deadline date. 

Rock Painting Event – 30 May

Thank you also to everyone that joined us at the Rock-painting event during the half term week.  We hope you had lots of fun and enjoyed getting your faces painted. With your support we raised £130, which will go towards the purchase of more crafts items for the children.

Coffee Morning – 17 May

It was lovely to see some parents attend the Coffee Morning on Thursday 17th May and have a catch up with Pre-school Staff & Committee members.  

The biscuits were very nice and the under 2.5yr olds enjoyed having a little play corner to keep them entertained whilst the grown ups chatted.

Cake Sale – 25 May

Thank you so much for all of the yummy donations for our cake sale, we had so many lovely things to sell. Thank you also to everyone who came, bought the cakes & had a go on the raffle.  With your help we raised £205, which will go towards the general running costs of the pre-school.

The Olaf cake was amazing (thank you so much to Michelle who made the cake for us, you are a very talented lady).  The cake was won by a member of the Committee who very kindly donated it to the ‘Mighty Magnus Medicine Fund’. They were able to pass it on to the family of a young boy whose birthday was that weekend (for a great donation to the Magnus Fund)!

Easter Fun Event 24 March 2018


Thank you to everyone who attended our Easter Fun Event.  The weather wasn’t brilliant but it didn’t stop us all having lots of fun.  

The children enjoyed finding all of the Easter pictures to win a yummy Easter Egg prize and were great at making Easter bunny hats and colouring in Easter finger puppets on the crafts tables.

Our Easter crazy golf game; ‘egg & spoon’ races and jumping in to the bubbles (being made by our bubble machines) were all enjoyed.

Many children had their face painted, hair braided and/or a temporary tattoo put on, they looked amazing.

The Lucky Dip provided some exciting prizes and the ‘Name the Lamb’ competition was popular with ‘Peppa’ being the winning name.

There was also a Target bowling game; a massive Tombola stall; an Easter selfie area with Betty Bunny & Lauren Lamb to assist; some delicious cakes, biscuits & chocolate eggs in the refreshment area and some general toys out in the Little ones play area.

The event raised an amazing £390.

Thank you to everyone who came & supported us/ donated prizes and to all of the Committee, parent helpers & Staff that helped on the day, we couldn’t run it without you.

Victoria Pinney



A few things we have been doing…..

This week we have been:

  • making crowns for our role pay area;
  • making shields for our role play area;
  • bursting bubble wrap with rolling pins;
  • colour mixing;
  • talking about healthy eating and the effects of exercise on our bodies.

We close today for Easter and reopen on Monday 16th April.  Have fun… don’t eat too much chocolate!

Valentines Disco 10th February

It was amazing to have a sold out event for our valentines disco this year and to enjoy the music and lights provided by Paul from Echo Disco.  We were particularly lucky to have hot dog sausages & rolls supplied by Sauls of Spratton butchers, which were extremely popular (in addition to the pizzas and other refreshment goodies).  Children (and adults) enjoyed the glowsticks, LED finger lights & punch balloons on offer, which gave the disco a great feeling & atmosphere.

The staff and committee at the event had a wonderful time and feedback has been that everyone enjoyed it.

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets & attended the event and to everyone who helped the event take place (and of course to Paul from Echo Disco for keeping us all dancing).

Victoria Pinney