Parent Information

Tapestry Online Learning Journal

You can view your child’s Tapestry Online Learning Journal by clicking on the following link:
Login details will have been communicated to you.

User guides for the iPhone and android apps and the Learning Journal can be viewed by clicking here.

The following Parents’ Guide to Tapestry has been sent to all parents: Parents Guide to Tapestry

Display Board

The following posters are on our display board in our Pre-School building. However, as parents/carers are currently unable to enter the building due to Covid-19, please see the links below to view these posters:

Making a Complaint
Safeguarding Children
Uncollected Child
Information Sharing
Equality of Opportunity

Help Raise Money Via The Giving Machine

Please help us to raise money for the Pre-School by registering with The Giving Machine at the following website:
Each time you shop at retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, etc, money is donated to the Pre-School. It costs you nothing…except the usual price of your shopping!!


Please find below the themes planned for the academic year. We use these themes to inspire the activities that we design for the children.

Autumn – All About me
Autumn 2 – Out & About
Spring 1 – Transport: land, air, space
Spring 2 – Transport: sea, emergency vehicles

Please refer to the noticeboard outside of Pre-School for more information.

Early Years Foundation Stage

For information on the Early Years Foundation Stage, how your child will be learning and what you can do as a parent/carer to help your child’s learning, please read the Parents’ Guide To The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Early Years Foundation Stage: What To Expect, When?

The Department for Education and 4Children have put together a free booklet called What to expect, when? A parents’ guide. It aims to help parents know what to expect during their child’s first five years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The booklet can be viewed by clicking here.

How Can You Help Me Prepare For Big School?

How can you help me prepare for big school

Phonics information For Parents

Information on how phonics is taught when children start Reception


The great thing about rhymes is that you can sing or say them anywhere, you don’t need to be in tune! Just have fun together. Rhymes benefit children and families by helping children learn and develop, as rhymes are often repetitive, making words easier to learn. They support social skills, children learn naturally about taking turns and joining in. They get children ready for school, rhyme, rhythm and repetition are key ways to develop reading skills. They support emotional well-being, they can help parents and practitioner to develop children’s imaginations.

‘Rhymes help children feel confident with words and will also help them as they begin to learn to read’ – Julia Donaldson, Waterstones Children s Laureate 2012-2013.

‘Children who are better at detecting rhymes tend to be more successful at learning to read’ – Bradley & Bryant 1985; MacLean et al, 1987; Bradley, 1988; Ellis & Large, 1987.

‘Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.’ – Mem Fox, ‘Reading Magic’, 2001

Here are a few rhymes for you to share at home:

Tiny Tim
5 Currant Buns
Leo the Lion

More information about rhymes and stories can be found at