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News from the Committee Chair - August 2019

A new term is just around the corner and there are some changes happening at Stepping Stones


Firstly, a quick catch up. We had a lovely summer term packed with trips, shows, long sunny days at forest school, parents enjoyed the first ever Summer Ball and we all had a great time at the Clipston Festival too. In July, we waved goodbye to our pre-schoolers as they went off to start a new chapter at ‘big school’. We wish them all the best of luck and hope that those going on to Clipston School will give the staff a wave over the fence sometime!


Now for the new term, we have some developments to share with you….


Most importantly, we have a lovely new manager coming to join us – Elaina Camenzuli. Elaina has recently moved to Northamptonshire from Hertfordshire, where she managed a large day nursery for over 5 years. We hope you will join us in welcoming Elaina to the team.


After a fantastic year of fundraising (thank you everyone for your amazing, continued support!), we have been able to decorate the entire setting so when you return in September, Stepping Stones will look all shiny and new! We are very excited and can’t wait to share it with you all.


The other big news is that from September, we will now be opening every day – that’s Monday – Friday 8.45am – 3.15pm.


We do have some vacancies, so if you are looking for a wonderful, local preschool, contact us on 01858 525113, email preschool1@clipston.northants.sch.uk for an informal chat and to arrange a visit or request a registration pack on our shiny new website www.steppingstonesclipston.co.uk


Why choose us….

Ofsted rated 'outstanding'

Highly experienced team and generous staff to child ratios Weekly forest school every Thursday

Daily lunch club Open 8.45am-3.15pm during Northants term time

**NOW OPEN 5 days a week**

Places available including 15 and 30 hour funded places

Dates to remember:

- 9th September from 7.30pm at Clipston Village Hall – Miss Glascodine (Reception Teacher at Clipston School) will be joining us for an informal chat about ‘Getting School Ready’ and will be able to answer any questions you may have about your little ones progressing to Primary School.

- Following on from the meeting, we will be holding our AGM - Stepping Stones is a charity, run not-for-profit and has a committee of parent volunteers to aid long term planning and finances.


We have several committee members stepping down this year so please come along to hear about what we do and see if you would like to join us.


Please find us on Facebook @SteppingStonesPreschoolClipston and at www.steppingstonesclipston.co.uk


Chloe Petty – Chair




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