Scalford Pre-school

Formerly Scalford Playgroup,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 4DP

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Quiz - Scalford Village Hall

Posted by Janet on January 31, 2017 at 6:45 PM

We will be holding a Quiz at Scalford Village Hall on Friday, 3rd March, 2017.  Get your team together and make a note in your diaries.

Arrive from 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 start, teams of up to 6.  Cost of £6.00 per head including Supper, bring your own booze.  

For information and to book a table please call Andy Wade 01664 444229 or email


Posted by Janet on January 31, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Our OFSTED Inspection Report was published in December 2016 and we were given GOOD in all areas!!  Well done to all the staff and children who were brilliant on the day!!


Posted by Janet on November 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM



Posted by Janet on May 8, 2015 at 4:30 AM

19 children, six parents and 4 staff set off to Conkers on Thursday.  We were met by a Ranger and taken straight in to board the train to Waterside and start our activities.  We started off outside on our Teddy Bear's Grand Adventure, but the heavens opened and we had to retreat to a classroom to finish our story.  Fortunately the rain didn't last long and we started our walk through the woods looking for the trees in the story and finding Teddy Bears hidden around the wood and over the wobbly bridges.  Everyone was hungry by the end, so off to lunch.  The weather cleared whilst having lunch so as a train had just left, we went into the playground for a short time.  The driver held the train for us and we disembarked on the Discovery side and made our way to the Barefoot Walk.  Most of the children and parents rolled up their trousers to go round - the water between the various surfaces was freezing - and I mean freezing - but their was a lot of giggling all the way round from adults and children.  Just time for a group photo and back to the bus.  Some photos are on our facebook page, if you'd like a look.  A very enjoyable day.  A bus full of very tired but happy children on the journey home!!

A huge thank you to all the parent helpers and congratulations to all the children who were very well behaved, and enjoyed every minute!!


Posted by Janet on March 12, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Some members of the Health Visitors team are coming to see us on Tuesday 17th to give the children a presentation on oral health!!

Spring Walks!

Posted by Janet on March 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Take a look at our Facebook page to see some new photos of our walks this week - we've seen horses, ponies, geese, chickens, sheep and pigs.  We visited the lambing sheds and saw some new born lambs. We've been to school, jumped in puddles, played pooh sticks and generally had a wonderful time out and about in the village.


Posted by Janet on March 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Fantastic result from the bingo evening at Scalford Village Hall, £169.10 was raised.  Thanks to everyone for the wonderful prizes donated - so many lovely things that there was a tombola stall as well.  Thanks to Lisa our chairman for representing us and to her mum and son - one of our previous graduates for running the tombola stall!!


Posted by Janet on October 25, 2014 at 4:15 AM


Please join us for a fun fashion show and perhaps pick up a bargain or two.  Tickets cost £5.00 (including a drink and nibbles) and all proceeds from ticket sales and raffle go to pre-school.  Get together a group of friends and come and enjoy yourseves.


Posted by Janet on September 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Please note that the date of the Baby and Toddler sale at Scalford Village Hall has changed to 27th September 2014.  Please see the calendar for more details.


Posted by Janet on May 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Another exciting trip to Jumping Jellybeans. The bus driver was very helpful again and once all the seat belts were done up off we went to Melton Mowbray.  Excitement was high when we reached Jumping Jellybeans and once the shoes were off, all the children disappeared into the play area - so did most of the staff!!  For the next hour, they didn't stop running - hence the photos are not that good quality as they were hard to pin down.  Drinks were available throughout our stay and then lunch was served.  Everything got eaten and we even had to ask for more sandwiches which were quickly delivered.  Then back in the play area until it was time to leave with Nikki and Mary having the final race down the slide.  Very tired children made it back to the bus stop and several nodded off on the bus back.  Other passengers commented how nice it was to see all the children out and about.  A successful and enjoyable outing.  

Easter Service Tuesday 9th April, 2014

Posted by Janet on April 8, 2014 at 10:55 AM

We joined with Scalford C of E Primary School today for their Easter songs and Service.  Our children opened the event with their rendering of Chick, Chick, Chicken and were in good voice today being heard right at the back of the church.  Laying their eggs brought a smile to everyone's face!! They all sat beautifully during the rest of the service, which was a long time for small people to sit still.  Well done to them all.  Thank you to all those who came to watch and support the children, it is always appreciated.

Museum Visit

Posted by Janet on April 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Off we all went on the bus to Melton Mowbray to visit the Melton Carnegie Museum.  The bus driver and all the other passengers were very helpful and we got to the museum in plenty of time for our visit.  The saxon lady under glass in the floor caused lots of discussion and some couldn't wait to see the two headed calf.  Also very popular was playing dominoes in the pub!!!  The museum curator was very complimentary about the children's behaviour, as were some ladies on the street who commented when we went by how well behaved all the children were.  Well done to them all.  We rounded off our trip with a drink in McDonalds before returning on the bus in time for lunch.


Posted by Janet on March 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Have a look at the new photos in the photo gallery - but remember you have to be registered to have acess to them!!


Posted by Janet on March 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Congratulations to our Sheepstake winner for Sport Relief who picked Diamond Geezer and has won £15.


Posted by Janet on March 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

The children have been jumping all week for Sport Relief.  We have jumped on our walk, seen how far and how high we can jump and how many jumps we can do in a minute.  Have a look at the photos in our gallery - and no Mary wasn't having a lay down - she was measuring how far the children had jumped, lol!!!  The furthest jump was 30 cms and the most in a minute was 65 jumps.  Well done to all the children and thank you to everyone for sponsorship and taking part in our sheepstake.  The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon on the Sport Relief website.  Up to now we have raised £86 but the final total will be posted next week.

What a Star

Posted by Janet on January 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Thursday, 19th December 2013 - Our annual nativity play was held at preschool, entitled 'What a Star'.  All the chlldren took part and were absolutely brilliant singing and dancing along to all the songs.  There were a couple of solo performances and a few tears were shed by some of the parents - as well as the staff - who also performed a song with their guitars as the Scalfordettes - a new career perhaps!!  Everyone enjoyed coffee and mince pies afterwards before breaking up for the Christmas holidays.

Walking to The Willows

Posted by Janet on June 3, 2013 at 3:45 PM

What a glorious morning.  Twelve children and four staff set off from the bottom of Ironstone Lane to walk to Barney's house in warm sunshine.  Joanna had driven down the lane earlier and shut the gates, just to slow down any traffic that may pass us, but in reality, we only saw 3 cars, one being the postman and one tractor.  Of course, some children wanted to climb over the gate so well done to all those that managed it.  We stopped in the lane further up for our snack of milk and cookies.  On our way, we saw, horses, cows, diggers, dogs and Scalford Church from the top of the hill.  Once we arrived at the Willows, first stop was the brilliant playground, (built by Barney's dad), slide, tree house, scrambling net, rope ladder, trampoline and tractors and ride on toys.  Then off to see the giant rabbit who some children were lucky enough to feed.  Next stop, the pigs who also got fed.  By this time it was time for lunch, we were joined by Lisa Neale who had brought Joseph's lunch before his home time.  We all settled down by the pond, (all fenced off with glass and wood) and when we had finished eating, a good game of throwing a teddy for the three labradors to swim and fetch.  All the children were extremely well behaved and appeared to enjoy every minute.  Then time for the short bus journey home.  A massive thank you to Charlotte and Sam for their hospitality.  We should all sleep well tonight!!  Photos will follow asap, (our printer seems to be printing everything in green at the moment, so off to town to get them developed and printed.

Ragdale Hall Visit

Posted by Janet on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

From the comments received, everyone seems to have enjoyed their visit to Ragdale Hall.  It looks like a good way to fundraise whilst enjoying yourselves and relaxing.  At the moment it looks like approximately £300 has been raised, so thank you to everyone who attended and for donating raffle prizes.  A special big thank you to Katie for organising and hosting the evening.   Well done to all.

New Photos

Posted by scalfordpreschool on May 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

At last, our latest photos have been uploaded, ranging from Easter Bonnets, visiting animals, obstacle course tunnel, construction and visiting the hairdressers.

BINGO!!! - 227.86 raised

Posted by scalfordpreschool on March 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM

After a very enjoyable evening on Friday, we raised £72.20 on the cake stall and £155.86 from the bingo, raffle and teas.  What a good result.  In the process, several of our members won prizes on both the raffle and bingo, - one lucky mum winning several prizes.

Thank you to all who donated prizes and well done to all who produced the beautiful cakes and manned the cake stall. Janet Allen, who runs the bingo was very impressed with the way we are supported both with donations and people who turn up for the actual bingo.  Well done everyone!