Here at Lewin Pre-school we believe that parents are the most important educators of their child. We aim to work in partnership with parents to give children the best start in life.
There are many ways that parents of children can get involved with Lewin Pre-school:
- Attend the termly Pre-school committee meetings which all parents and carers are invited to.
- We ask all parents to try and spend at least one session a term helping out at the Pre-school. This gives parents a better idea of how we operate and they always say how much they enjoy the experience. A rota for volunteers is kept at the front door.
- All parents are welcome to get involved with producing the termly Parents Newsletter – the latest issue can be accessed here [link to latest issue]
- The Fundraising Committee known as Friends of Lewin Pre-School is run by parents and organises money-making ventures such as cake sales in order to support Lewin Pre-school.
- If parents have particular skills or knowledge that they would like to share with the children then we would be interested to hear from you.
Snacks and Packed Lunch
Lunch club runs from 12.00 noon to 12.30. Children staying at Lewin for full days need to bring a packed lunch for the lunch club. Children attending the morning session only can bring lunch and stay until 12.30, and children attending the afternoon session only can come for lunch club 12.00 noon with a packed lunch if desired, or come for the start of the session at 12.30 having already had lunch at home.
- Lunch boxes should be sealed and labelled with the child’s name
- Lunches cannot be cooked or re-heated
- Lunches should include 1 portion of each of the following: fruit, vegetables, milk or dairy, protein (meat, fish or other) plus a starchy food (e.g. bread, pasta or rice)
Children should also bring one healthy snack for each morning and afternoon session that they attend (i.e. if they are attending all day then they should bring two snacks plus one packed lunch). The children are offered a drink of milk or water at snack time and lunchtime and water is available to them at any time during the sessions.
Lewin Pre-school has a uniform so that:
- children can feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of messy materials!
- we keep in line with health and safety advice.
- all children feel like they are part of our pre-school (and to make it fair even the staff wear uniformed tops too).
The uniform is simple and smart and consists of: Green sweatshirt with the Lewin Pre-school logo (available from Lewin Pre-school), yellow or blue polo shirt, navy blue jogging bottoms or leggings, black plimsolls.
Children change into their plimsolls when they arrive at pre-school and any spare clothes/shoes can be kept in shoe bags on their name pegs.