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Time For School!

As the end of another year approaches, there is another group of excited, apprehensive, nervous pre-schoolers (and parents!) ready to take on Reception Class. But how are our little ones prepared for this? It’s a huge challenge for them and some certainly take it in their stride more than others. Playgroup plays a huge part in this transition process. This year, parents have received a ‘school readiness’ checklist, which helps to explain some of the things that the Reception staff will be looking for when your child starts school. Playgroup will also use this list to see how your child is developing in a pre-school setting. They are encouraging independence and a sense of responsibility f

Recycle, reycle, we’re going to recycle!

Any little Peppa Pig fan probably knows the recycling episode off by heart, and watches it with glee every time it appears on the TV. Parents, on the other hand, usually let out a silent groan as they hear that catchy “recycle, recycle, we’re going to recycle” tune for the millionth time! There’s a serious message there though, and we all know how important it is to recycle where we can. Our children will still be living on this planet long after we’re gone, so it’s really important to teach them from an early age about re-using things and being creative. That’s where you come in! We’re always happy at Playgroup to take off your hands the following sorts of items: tubes from cling film or fo

Summer Fun Day - Sat 30th June!

Come along to our free fun day between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Tollerton Playgroup where there will be lots on offer for all the family! • Cake stall • Raffle • Craft activities • Indoor and outdoor games • Toy stall • Tea, coffee & light refreshments It’s all for a good cause, we’re raising money to help buy new equipment and resources for our little ones! Find us at Tollerton Playgroup, Burnside Grove, Tollerton, NG12 4ET and keep up to date on all the latest news about the event at www.tollertonplaygroup.com and @TollertonPlaygroup on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!

Three is the magic number!

Your Child’s Journey to School Blog 3: Parents and carers often say that by the time their little one reaches the age of three, things are getting a tad easier. Nights are a little less broken with everyone in the family getting just a touch more sleep. And because their tot can - more often than not - communicate what they want and how they feel, there tend to be fewer tantrums. Being three is an exciting time for a child too, and it’s also a very rewarding time for parents as they watch their child become more independent. This blog is the third in our series about the “Guide to preparing your child for nursery and school,” published by Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Heal

It takes two!

Your Child’s Journey to School Blog 2: We all know children thrive when they are nurtured in a loving environment where their grown up(s) help and support them in reaching key development milestones. But sometimes, parents feel at a loss as to how they can manage the “terrible twos,” with tantrums galore and general frustration all round! But a little understanding can go a long way. That’s the message from Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership in their “Guide to preparing your child for nursery and school.” This blog is the second in our series about this Guide. It features extracts to help paren

Your Child’s Journey to School Blogs: An introduction!

Your Child’s Journey to School Blog 1: We’ve received a really helpful “Guide to preparing your child for nursery and school” by Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Nottinghamshire Children and Families Partnership. It contains some hugely useful info about the milestones your child should be reaching and when, plus tips, hints and checklists to help parents and carers with their little one’s development. Copies will be floating round the foyer area of Playgroup for anyone to read, or if you’d like one to take home and digest, please ask Tracey or any member of the team who will be happy to help. In the meantime, we’ll be using the content of t

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