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We have received the following message from Lucy:

The memorial hall will be open today from 1:30 for children and toddlers to come and have a play. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring along some games or toys to share. Message Lucy Burlinson if you need any more info.
Hopefully see you there!

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Toddlers Go To School

Todler Group Invite to School 2018

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South Darley & Winster Pre-school

We have received the following from the Chair of South Darley & Winster Pre-school, which we thought would be of local interest:

 I am writing to you as Chair of the local playgroup running from the Burton Institute in Winster. Since we moved there last year our numbers have nearly quadrupled and we have extended our opening hours to 9am to 3pm, Monday to Thursday. I thought that parents in the Parwich area might be interested as it is possible to children to do full days with us.

South Darley Pre-school Parents is a registered charity run by a volunteer committee. It is registered for both the government tax free childcare scheme and from September 2017, 30 free hours of Early Years Education. Further information can be found on our website www.southdarleypreschool.co.uk.

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A number of children from our area go to Biggin Pre-School so do think about supporting this event:

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Leisure Centre Creche

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Parwich Toddler Group will continue to meet at the Memorial Hall throughout the summer holidays, from 9.30 to 12.00 on Thursdays.

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Thank you Gill H for information on this fund raising event for Biggin Pre-school, now attended by a number of children from our area:

Biggin Pre-school are holding an SOS fashion show on Saturday 1st June at Biggin Village Hall. Starts 7.30pm tickets priced at £3.00.

Since our pre school closed last year this is one of our local pre schools.

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Parwich Toddler Group

Parwich Toddler Group meets every Thursday in the Memorial Hall

9 – 11.30am.  £2.50 per family per session.

It is an informal, small friendly group with a variety of toys and activities for pre-school children, babies and their parents.

All welcome… Come along and join in the fun!

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Parwich Toddler Group

Don’t forget that the Parwich Toddler Group starts again on Thursday:

Parwich Toddler Group

meets in the Memorial Hall

Thursdays 9am to 11-30am

Cost £2-50 per session

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Parwich Toddler Group

Parwich toddler group is cancelled this Thursday morning 13 Dec. We are having a Christmas party at lunar in Ashbourne if anyone wants to join us please contact Gill H. Our last meeting before Christmas will be on Thurs 20 Dec 9am – 11.30am and we will be making cards and reindeer dust. £2.50 per session.

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We are writing to you all from Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich to let you know following an Open meeting on Monday 25 June 2012 the sad decision was taken to close Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich from Friday 20 July 2012.

We have placed adverts, asked for donations and held various Open Meetings to try and come up with ideas to keep the Pre–School going but this has been unsuccessful. The main factor is that we do not have enough children to keep us going resulting in our outgoings being far greater than our income.

We would like to thank the people and parents that came to the Open Meetings to try and help us, the members of the local community that have offered help and the blog team for posting all our information on the blog.

Thank you
The Committee of Stepping Stones Pre – School

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Stepping Stones Open Meeting

The next Open Meeting regarding Stepping Stones Pre – School will be held on Monday 25 June 2012, 7.30pm until 8.30pm at The Sycamore Pub, Parwich with a Committee Meeting to follow.

Please find a copy of the minutes of the last meeting on parwich.org.   The items to be discussed at the Open Meeting are hours and days to run sessions in September 2012, Advertising, and the Float and stall for the carnival.

Many thanks
The Committee of Stepping Stones – Pre School

Minutes of Previous Meeting

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Stepping Stones Open Meeting

The next Open Meeting regarding Stepping Stones Pre – School will be held on Monday 25 June 2012, 7.30pm until 8.30pm at The Sycamore Pub, Parwich with a Committee Meeting to follow.

Please find a copy of the minutes of the last meeting on parwich.org.   The items to be discussed at the Open Meeting are hours and days to run sessions in September 2012, Advertising, and the Float and stall for the carnival.

Many thanks
The Committee of Stepping Stones – Pre School

Minutes of Previous Meeting

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Stepping Stones Pre-School, Parwich is celebrating after achieving an overall ‘Good’ rating after their recent Ofsted Inspection.

Stepping Stones runs from the new Memorial Hall in the village Monday to Friday 9am until 12 noon during term time.
The Pre – School was awarded a ‘Good’ in all areas of the inspection which included “The Quality of the Provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage”. In the report it highlights “A stimulating and challenging environment is created through a range of activities and experiences that cater for the vast majority of the early years learning goals”. It was also commented on that the children help during snack time “Their independence skills are well promoted as they help fetch the snack trolley and set the table”.

The Pre-School also make good use of the outdoor space at the Hall “Here children enjoy energetic play running around, kicking balls or riding bikes”.  It was also quoted in the report “Children show great excitement when discovering a ladybird outside.  Staff help them understand how to handle the creature carefully and use a magnifying glass to look at the colour and spots in closer detail”.

This is fantastic news for the Village and the Pre-School.  We are currently offering a free taster session on Wednesday mornings.  If anyone requires any further information on Stepping Stones please contact Helen Downing 01335 346317.

For the full report click here.

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Open Meeting Monday Night

……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 16May 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the third Open Meeting on Monday 21 May 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.

The Open Meeting means that anyone from the community can attend. If you have any ideas, knowledge or can offer some of your time to support us, please do come along to the meeting, email steppingstonespreschool@fsmail.net or speak to a member of the committee.

Many Thanks
The Stepping Stones Pre–School Committee

For more on Stepping Stones Pre-School click here.

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Pre-School next Open Meeting

……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 16May 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the third Open Meeting on Monday 21 May 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.

The Open Meeting means that anyone from the community can attend. If you have any ideas, knowledge or can offer some of your time to support us, please do come along to the meeting, email steppingstonespreschool@fsmail.net or speak to a member of the committee.

Many Thanks
The Stepping Stones Pre–School Committee

For more on Stepping Stones Pre-School click here.

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Click to open the minutes.

Stepping Stones Pre-School would be grateful if anyone in the village has any plant pots, tubs, seeds, or planted seeds/plants that they no longer require and would like to donate to us. This is so that the children can learn about how plants and things in the outside world grow. If you are able to help us please take your items up to the Hall Monday to Thursday 9am until 12noon. Many Thanks.

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……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the second Open Meeting on Monday 23 April 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.
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Pre-School Open Meeting -Monday

……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the second Open Meeting on Monday 23 April 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.

As you maybe aware the Pre-School needs to increase the numbers of children that attend otherwise it will have to close.  If you have any ideas that could help us advertise Stepping Stones, ideas for fundraising, claiming grants or can support the committee it would be greatly appreciated.  Some items on the agenda will be fundraising, location and opening times.

The Open Meeting means that anyone from the community can attend, again if you have any ideas, knowledge or can offer some of your time to support us, please do come along to the meeting, email steppingstonespreschool@fsmail.net or speak to a member of the committee.

Many Thanks

The Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee

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Free Taster Session at Pre-School

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Minutes of the Stepping Stones Pre-School, Parwich Open meeting held on
Thursday 9th February 2012 Sycamore Pub, Parwich at 7.30pm.

Present
Emma Dickinson, Gill Harrison, Tracey Fentem, Jennifer Barker, Vicky Yeomans, Janet Gosling, Nicky Edge, Sam Lomas, Felicity Watkins, Katy and Andy Wayne.

Apologies
None

As this is an open meeting there was no Agenda.

Gill Harrison, Treasurer welcomed all to the meeting and gave a rough scenario of were we are at because of our Ofsted report. We might be thrown a lifeline Derbyshire County Council are visiting tomorrow (Friday 10 February 2012) to see how we have progressed since the Ofsted report and if they are happy we will get funding for 6 children (3 more than we were) from Easter. If we don’t then we can only run until May 2012. We currently have 10 children on the books and 6 leave this July for School. In September that leaves only 4 children this would only bring in £150 and it costs £411.61 a week to run at the moment. There is £500 in the cash flow and £900 in Reserve account to cover Redundancy if required. At the moment we are not viable to run in September 2012. Last year we had a lot of children funded so that’s what kept us going. We need to cut down on costs and push the Pre School.

We need to do all we can to try our very best to keep the pre school open. We need to advertise in/on papers, radio, page on blog – Jane Bennett will help flyers and leaflets. We will have to make a decision June/early July as to whether the Pre School will open in September 2012.
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School Newsletter 10

Click to download as a pdf (includes second page on Pre-School visitors).

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Pie & Peas and a Family Quiz Night

Tickets also available from The Sycamore

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Pre-School open meeting

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Coffee Afternoon on Wednesday

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Family Quiz Night + Pie & Peas

Tickets also available from The Sycamore

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Tickets also available from The Sycamore

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Stepping Stones pre-school are holding a Pea and Pie supper and Family Quiz on Saturday 11 February at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall.

Tickets are priced at Adults £5.50 and Children £2.50.

Stepping Stones is a registered charity and although we receive some finding for the children we do rely heavily on donations and fundraising. The pre-school is run by a very small committee of mums and we all work extremely hard to ensure that the pre-school keeps going to provide a very valuable learning environment for children of ages 2-5 from the village and surrounding farms. So your support is extremely valuable and very much appreciated.

Tickets from Tracy Fentem, Vicky Yeomans and Gill Harrison

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Festive Events for Christmas

November

Saturday 26th, 12-4pm – Pre-School Christmas Fayre – M.Hall
Sunday 27th, 2.30pm – Wine Tasting & Nibbles – The Legion
Wednesday 30th, 6-8pm – Ladies Pamper Evening – M.Hall

December

Monday 5th, 6-8pm – Delia’s Evening of Christmas Shopping & Flowers – M.Hall
Friday 9th, 6.15pm – Late Night Shopping & Festive Fun – Ashbourne
Friday 9th, 8pm – Winster Guizers – Sycamore
Saturday 10th, evening – Brothm Mummers – Scycamore & Legion
Saturday 10th, 8.30pm – Band Night with a “Pint of Mild” – The Legion
Sunday 11th, 3.30pm for 4pm, Christmas Darts Knockout – Sycamore
Monday 12th, 2pm – School’s Christmas Play
Tuesday 13th, 7pm – School’s Christmas Play
Wednesday 14th, 7pm – School’s Christmas Play
Thursday 15th, 2.30pm – School’s Christmas Service – Parwich Church
Thursday 15th, 7.30pm – Carols on the Green – The Green
Friday 16th, 7.45pm – Christmas Film Night – Memorial Hall
Sunday 18th, 12.30pm – Santa Sunday – The Legion
Sunday 18th, 3pm – Carol Service, St Peter’s & The Methodists – Parwich Church
Sun 18th, 7pm – Carol Service – Alsop Church
Mon 19th, 12.45pm – Christmas Lunch – Memorial Hall
Wed 21st, 8pm for 8.15pm – Christmas Dominoes Knockout – Sycamore

Christmas Eve
3pm – Crib Service – Parwich Church
8pm – Irish Christmas with Chris Hoolie – The Legion
11.30pm – Midnight Mass – Parwich Church

Christmas Day
9.30am – Holy Communion – Tissington Church
11.15am – Holy Communion – Alsop Church

Sat 31st – New Year’s Eve Party – The Legion

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Christmas Fayre Tomorrow

‘Tombola Prize appeal’
Stepping Stones, our very own village run Pre-School relies on donations to keep running. Come along on to our Christmas Fayre, and enjoy, fun for all the family….and as always your support does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

We will be hosting an array of stalls, and would gratefully receive any donations of tombola prizes, raffle prizes or yummy treats for our cake stall.

Donations may be left with any of the Pre-School staff (Memorial Hall before 9am Mon – Fri) or contact Katy Wayne 390 419

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‘Tombola Prize appeal’

Stepping Stones Pre–School Parwich

As you are probably aware Stepping Stones is our very own village run Pre-School and each year we rely on donations to keep us running.

As part of our fundraising agenda we will be holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November 12 – 4pm in the Memorial Hall, Parwich.

We will be hosting an array of stalls, and would gratefully receive any donations of tombola prizes, raffle prizes or yummy treats for our cake stall.

We ask for your support for this event, more the merrier.

Come along on the day and enjoy, fun for all the family….…and as always your support does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

Donations may be left with any of the Pre-School staff (Memorial Hall before 9am Mon – Fri) or contact Katy Wayne 390 419

Many Thanks

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Just a quick reminder if anyone has anything for the tombola or bric-a-brac stall for the Pre-school Christmas Fayre please contact Katy or drop off at the hall before 9am. We are also in need of an adult male santa suit, so if anyone has one we could borrow for Saturday that would be great.

Thanks Gill H.

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