URGENT: Access to Greenshoots Pre school
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Dear Parents/Carers
In conjuction with the school, we have recently looked at how we can improve the safety of our children, not only at Greenshoots, but also the school children collectively.
It has been decided in order to adhere to safeguarding legislation, that anyone wanting to use the Greenshoots access (gate) now needs to be accompanied at all times by a member of staff.
This means there will be some changes to the way we operate from Monday July 3rd.  For the morning session you will not be able to access the playground before 8.30am unless your child is attending breakfast club.  Anyone who arrives after the gate has been locked will need to be escorted by a member of staff.
For those children that finish at 11.45am, the gate will not be opened until this time and will only be opened by a member of staff. When all children are ready to leave, everyone as a group will be escorted accordingly. If you have not arrived by 11.45 am you will not be able to access Greenshoots until 12.15pm when the afternoon children are given access. This will mean you will incurr a late charge. All afternoon children will need to be dropped off for 12.15.
If you need to collect your child outside of these times then please give us advance notice.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and I appreciate that it is a big change.  However, in order for the Preschool and School to remain secure then this is the best way forward.  If you have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your support
Emma Potter

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Greenshoots is a friendly, caring pre-school which provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment, where children are able to thrive and learn.  Set within the grounds of Laira Green Primary School, we have the privilege of being able to use many of the school’s excellent facilities, such as the music room, ICT suite, playgrounds and halls.

Our setting has an open-plan layout and has a lot of natural light, which is enjoyed by the children, and creates a home from home feel.  Greenshoots were praised by Ofsted in June 2015, and received a GOOD rating.

We believe young children learn best through activities that are fun and enjoyable.  We take pride in getting to know each child to harness their interests and to cater for their individual learning needs.  We have a team of highly trained staff who work closely with parents/carers to ensure their child receives the best possible care and early years education.  In our most recent inspection report, Ofsted commended Greenshoots for the ‘good rapport built with families’.  Ofsted also praised how ‘children develop good literacy skills because staff expertly teach them to identify letter sounds’.

We also have some spaces available in our popular Breakfast and After School Club sessions.  Please contact us for more information.

Contact Greenshoots on 01752 228272

Email us at greenshootspreschool@gmail.com

Find all the latest Greenshoots news at www.lairagreenshoots.com

Greenshoots is a charitable organisation set within the grounds of Laira Green Primary School, providing a safe, secure environment in which children are able to thrive and learn. The staff of Greenshoots work closely with the staff of the school enabling smooth transitions from the Pre-school to the Foundation Stage of Laira Green Primary School.

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