End of Term

We had a fun end of term party and picnic, followed by our leavers ceremony to say farewell to the older children who are moving on to school. It has been such a privilege to see the children develop and grow, especially during the last half term, when those who returned showed true resilience in how they adapted to our new normal at playschool.

Welcome back!

It was wonderful to welcome back some of the children in June. We can’t wait to see the rest of you and some new friends in September. Please have a look at some of the changes we’ve introduced to help keep everyone safe. Enormous thanks to everyone at Eastwick Road Church for allowing us to continue to use the hall and for their ongoing support.

Impromptu music and movement session!

Some of the children self selected the musical instruments, and some of the children weren’t impressed by the noise, so we moved into the side room and had an impromptu music and movement session! The focus on the children’s faces shows just how much learning was going on, and even better as it was chosen by them, and then extended by the adults.

Term Dates 2019-2020


Friday 6th September 10-11am, stay and play session for new starters

Monday 9th September – Friday 25th October

Half term Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November

Monday 4th November – Friday 13th December

(13th December is nativity day for all children, no normal session)


Wednesday 8th January – Friday 14th February

 Half Term Monday 17th February  to Friday 21st February

Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April


Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May

Half Term Monday 25th May – 29th May

Monday 1st June – Wednesday 14th July

(14th July is sports day for all children, no normal session)

Easter Bonnet Parade

On the last day of the Spring Term, we took the children to visit the residents at Keswick House for an Easter bonnet parade. As you can see, old and young had a lovely time singing our spring songs.

Nativity Play

The Peter Pan Playschool Nativity Play was a hit as ever with lovely performances from all the children – they all managed to conquer their nerves and feel confident enough to take part which was wonderful to see.  And the parents got plenty of photos which can be tucked away and duly brought out again on their child’s 18th birthday in front of their friends!  Thank you to all the local businesses which donated to our raffle and to the families & staff of Peter Pan both present and past who bought tickets – we raised over £600 for playschool resources for the next year which will have a hugely positive impact on all the children.


Our Bingo Night on 10th November was a rip-roaring success raising a whopping £580 for resources for playschool!  It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces coming along to support us and feedback from you all has been fab – a great night was had by all.  Thank you very much to all those involved in organising the event.  The Fish & Chips from Michael’s were delicious too!

Vacancy: Pre school assistant

Peter Pan Playschool is looking for a caring and creative Pre-School Assistant to join its staff team from February 2018.

This is a part time role, 2 mornings per week (term time only) 8.30/8.45am to 12.30pm.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd February 2018. Please click here to view the full details.