We feel very lucky to have stayed open throughout the entire lockdown thanks to careful adaptation. We have spent a lot of time playing outside, enjoying activities such as tackling an obstacle course, giving some of the staff cars a wash, and making the most of the snow we had one morning.
Our ‘school leaver’ children have been attending Forest School every other Wednesday, exploring our lovely site at Bruern. On one winter outing, a great game was had on a log with branches, pretending it was a ‘super slug’ and going on a journey to London.
We have been talking to the children about signs of spring. They have really enjoyed witnessing the arrival of new baby chicks while other topics have included Chinese New Year, when we tried foods like spring rolls and prawn crackers and made crafts including a Chinese dragon and a lantern.
Looking ahead to summer, we will be holding our Sports Day on Saturday 17 July. This will be a slightly smaller, lower-key event than usual, but will be our first chance to fundraise in over a year. As we are a registered charity and non-profit making organisation, this plays an essential role in enabling us to provide equipment and toys for the children.
Find out more about Ascott Preschool: places available now for children aged 2.5–4