March 2024 news

Little Stars Christian Preschool

Mini Newsletter March 2024


Dear Parents and carers


The half term has just zoomed by and we are preparing for the end of term on Thursday 21st  March. Wow !!!

We have had such a lovely busy time, thinking about who we love, enjoying Romanian Spring day, looking at how things work with magnets and marble and ball runs being very popular- especially loving making slime and gloop – although it was quite messy 😊. One of the highlights being the library visit last week dressed up in our World Book Day outfits, looking at stories and writing stories.

We have been focusing on stories and communication skills and hope that you have enjoyed borrowing books from Little Stars, these can be changed daily if you want. We would love any family who speak another language to come and read a simple story in their language to our children – it is so important for all the children to hear stories in various languages but our skills don’t quite stretch that far 😊


This week we are focussing on Dear Zoo and more story writing and story telling, posting letters and our writing skills – we are very excited about our trip to the Theatre on Friday morning 15th March to watch Dear Zoo.


Next week we are focussing on celebrating Easter with Easter gardens and crafts and lots of fun activities.


Parents evening

Thank you to everyone who came to parents evening last week – we welcome your feedback on how we offer parents evening.  It felt far more relaxed and we could chat more as we were not trying to look after a full preschool at the same time… let us know your thoughts.



Thank you for your donations for bags 2 school – we hope to make £100 again. The next collection date will be 4th June 2024 at 9.00 am, so please keep your clothes, bags, shoes and soft toys for this date. This is just after half term – so you have time to have a clear out.


We are really looking for 5 more people to volunteer to “marshal” at the Regency Run –😊 Please think about giving up some of your time on Sunday 7th April a later time than advertised – 8.45 not 8.00 !!!! finished around 11.30  – we meet at the clocktower in the Jephson Gardens.  We could earn up to £500 for very little work and effort – please help 😊


Dear Zoo Theatre Trip

We will be leaving Little Stars at 9.30 to walk down, or you can meet us at the Spa Centre Leamington Spa at 10.00. Please let us know your plans 😊

Please bring your child’s drinks bottle with you – we will provide a biscuit.

We will walk back to Little Stars after and expect to arrive back at 12.00



Palm Sunday fun in Church Sunday 24th March 10.30

All families are invited to come to our special very informal family service. Arrive at the front door of church at 10.20am you will see some staff that you know – but unfortunately Sara Rouse can’t be there ( I am taking my son on holiday), and Kat Watson can’t be there ( taking her children to see some donkeys ) but we hope there will be a few other staff to meet and greet you – Emma and Lesley Hayes will be around to chat to you, so please do come – there will be a donkey theme 😊


The children will sing a couple of songs and then everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments and coffee after – it should all finish by 11.45 – 12.00 

Songs are attached – if you want to try them at home 😊


This is a great opportunity to meet the new minister Rev Neil Bywater – who will also be popping in to meet the children and perhaps read stories with us, once his new baby is born in April…. Very exciting for Little Stars.


Last day of term on Thursday 21st March until we open again on Tuesday 9th April

Thursday plans are as follows :-

Children arrive at normal time 9.15 —–

11.00 am children sing in church (very informal) – all parents are welcome, please come to the CHURCH door at 11.00. After singing we will all (children and adults) go into the Rainbow room for very informal party fun and food, we should be finished by 1.00. The Afternoon session continues until 3.15 pm If your child does not normally come on a Thursday, you are more than welcome to come- just let us know..


You do not need a packed lunch, but please sign up for party food on our lis . NO EGG and NO NUTS.  If any parents could to help us prepare the food in the kitchen at 9.15 please let us know.


School offers for Rainbows

You should hear from the education authorities on the offer day 15th April – you will need to check your emails, the portal that you applied on.  If you need support please chat to us. We look forward to hearing which school you have been offered.


We are continuing to use Miss Kayleigh Davies as bank staff across the setting. We are very lucky to have her – she is a reception teacher but helps us currently 3 mornings a week….. Lucky us 😊


Places for September and any extra hours needed for this academic year

We have contacted many families to check your requirements for sessions after Easter – please do let us know early this week – I would hate anyone to be disappointed.


Please also let us know your intentions in September so we can plan – it would be very helpful and as the phone is ringing with potential new families – we want you to have the hours you want as a priority. Just drop us an email or chat to us on the door.


Have a wonderful Easter holidays and we will see you on your return


Love from Sara Rouse and all of the Little Stars Team  01926 477597

 Dates for your diary:

Dear Zoo Theatre Trip

Friday 15th March

Term ends for children

Sing in church and Easter fun

Thursday 21st March 3.15 pm

11.00 am

Cleaning and training day

Friday 22nd March ( no children)

Regency run Marshalling

Sunday 7th April 8.45 – 11.30

Teacher training day

Monday 8th April (no children)

Summer term begins

Tuesday 9th April 9.15 😊

Half term holiday

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Bags 2 school

Monday 3rd June end of day

Summer Term Ends

Thursday 18th July