Dear Pre-School Parents and Guardians,
This is an exciting time for Hyde Heath Pre-School and I’d like to keep you up-to-date with all that’s happening.
Please join me, fellow Trustees and staff for an open evening at Pre-School. Between 18:30 and 20:00 on 29 June - aided by refreshments - help us celebrate significant enhancements to Pre-School’s learning environment.
Thanks to the hard work of our Honorary Treasurer, Ray Challinor, and the generosity of Paradigm Housing Group and the Big Lottery Fund, Pre-School has now been equipped with a fabulous outdoor classroom, new computers and a new oven.
This means our charity meets the highest recommended standards to help children learn and develop – an achievement which I’m sure you’ll want to share in. The Trustees will also welcome your feedback and views on how we can continue to meet your expectations in the future.
As you already know, supervisor Rachel Mistri will be leaving us at the end of term. Now, supervisor Kirsty Harris has been offered a full-time opportunity in the Infant School and will be moving next door. We are indebted to both for their hard work and commitment over recent years and wish them both well.
Work is now in hand to develop a new team who will take up the reins for September 2011. We are recruiting a permanent manager to take overall responsibility for the setting and to lead the team, and a full-time supervisor to deliver the highest standards of learning and development throughout each week. If you know of high calibre candidates for these roles, do direct them to our website.
We have also welcomed Lisa Donaghue and Olivia Cartwright who are currently supporting the team as teaching assistants, following rapid growth in the number of children registered at Pre-School.
There have been changes amongst Pre-School’s Trustees, too. We are indebted to Simona Matthews for her hard work since September. Simona stood down as Chair and Trustee at the end of May to focus her attention on a major home renovation. Our thanks also go to Lucy Cooper, who stood down as a Trustee in March to relocate.
Thanks to the work of all the Trustees, Pre-School will end this term in a sound financial position, ready to continue its vital charitable role in serving the community again from September. New Trustees will be required to maintain that continuity and I hope that you will all give serious consideration to taking on this enjoyable and rewarding task for the benefit of your own and others’ children.
I look forward to welcoming you on 29 June.