Scalford Pre-school

Formerly Scalford Playgroup,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 4DP

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Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday

Posted by scalfordpreschool on February 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM

We were lucky enough to have another volunteer grandma, who came in to make and toss pancakes with the children.  They all sat well to listen and watch before having a go at helping to make the pancakes.  The best part - of course - was enjoying eating them at snack-time.  Thank you, Margaret. (see the photo album on the website)

Early visit from 'Santa Paws'

Posted by scalfordpreschool on December 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

One of our Grandmas kindly bought some animals in for the children to see.  A guinea pig, rabbit, two bantams and a beautiful Norfolk Terrier dressed as Santa Claus.  The children all enjoyed the visit and behaved beautifully towards the animals, being gentle with them and quiet so as not to scare them.   The highlight of the visit was Santa Paws, all the children wanting to stroke him.

Thank you for bringing the animals in.

Bus Trip to Eaton

Posted by scalfordpreschool on October 12, 2011 at 4:30 AM

We all set off on a bright morning to catch the bus to Eaton.   The children enjoyed their short bus ride and we were soon exploring.  Eaton has lots of narrow alleys, high pavements and secret gates, so there was lots to see and find.  We have a photo display on the wall at pre-school and some photos and hopefully a video whilst we were waiting for the return bus on the website.

Sport's Day 2011

Posted by scalfordpreschool on June 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM

We managed to avoid the rain on our annual sport's day and the children appeared to really enjoy their races in front of a packed crowd.  Thank you to everyone who donated delicious cakes and to those who served and washed up at the end.  Thank you for the help in clearing away chairs - the staff really appreciate all the hard work.  Donations again were very generous for the coffee and cakes - £68.  Take a look at the photos in the photo gallery!!


Posted by scalfordpreschool on June 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM

THURSDAY 26TH JUNE 2011 - As some of you may know, we were visited by OFSTED on the last day of term.  The whole inspection was done in one session, (it used to be two), as we now have to fill in a Self Evaluation Form - about 40 pages long, which has to be kept updated regularly.

As is normal, until we receive the official report, we cannot tell you the outcome of the inspection, but all the staff should be congratulated on their achievements and the inspector thanked us for a very pleasant morning.  Watch this space for futher updates as soon as we get them.

Visit to Carnegie Museum

Posted by scalfordpreschool on March 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Fourteen children and five staff set off on Thursday morning to catch the bus to take us to and from Melton Carnegie Museum.  The children were excited as we waited for the bus, but all behaved beautifully doing as we asked them. The bus was on time and we all boarded and set off.  On arrival at the museum, we split into groups with the children's keyworkers and looked round the museum.  The 'sleeping lady' seems to arouse the most curiosity, everyone having at least 2 looks at her and one of the children commenting that she 'had died'.  They all enjoyed the red telephone box, (just like the one at pre-school) and the simulated lily pad was very popular.  After about half and hour, we walked through the town back to the bus stop and back to pre-school.  You can all be proud of your children and the way they behaved and were interested in everything they saw.  Lots of people were impressed with them on the bus and walking though the town.  Well done childen! Take a look at the photos in the photo gallery.