Important Information - Update 27 May 2020
We hope you and your families are well and staying safe.
As we’re sure you are aware, the Prime Minister spoke to the nation on 10 May 2020 and mapped out the Government plan for easing the lockdown. If there is evidence that there are improvements in the COVID-19 spread, then pre-school settings could reopen from Monday 1 June 2020.
We are assessing the possibility of Meadow reopening.
Our main priority is the safety of our children, families and staff. We are currently conducting a risk assessment of the premises/procedures to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken before we can confirm a definite reopening. We welcome your input from a parent’s perspective - if you have any comments, please email us, and we will raise them during the process. A Meadow Pre-School COVID-19 Operating Procedure document will be distributed as soon as risk assessments are complete and new procedures confirmed.
We would appreciate if parents/carers could contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07484863027) to inform us if you would like your child/children to return to pre-school. We will then use this information to form a plan for the way forward for Meadow.
We would like to extend our very best wishes and sentiments of support to you all at this very challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any concerns.
Meadow Pre-School Committee
Note: For further information please regarding Coronavirus (COVID‑19) see the government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
WELCOME TO MEADOW PRE-SCHOOL
Meadow has been providing a welcoming, happy and safe environment for pre-school children for nearly forty years when it started as a playgroup.
Meadow is a community pre-school and registered charity managed by a Committee of volunteer parents.read more There is a lot of parental involvement at Meadow; the Committee runs fundraising events throughout the year, and many parents become involved in one way or another, be it with the garden or helping at a fair, for example.
As a charity the emphasis must be placed on accessibility rather than profit when setting fees, and as such Meadows is truly a community pre-school. Money is raised by the Committee to provide new and improved equipment and resources for the Pre-school and to improve the physical environment. read more
Meadow through the year
Learning about our local environment is extremely important, so we do take the children on regular outings to Watts Meadow, the castle, the allotments, the library and to curriculum-focused places, for example, the doctor’s surgery. We will notify parents and carers of major outings.
Every year we have an Easter Egg Hunt and Sports Day. Older children attend a Teddy Bears Picnic at Rochester Castle or on the Esplanade in the summer term whilst the under 3s have a picnic in the garden. At Christmas time we always have a Christmas play and a children’s party.
At the end of the school year, we hold a Leavers Ceremony for those going on to Primary School to celebrate their achievements at Meadow and to wish them well at their new schools.
Each year the Committee holds fundraising fairs at Easter, in the summer and at Christmas to raise money for the pre‑school; please bring everyone along, have a fun day out and contribute to the development of Meadow pre-school.