As many of you know, Naunton Park Pre-School is run as a charity, and is overseen by a Committee of volunteer officers and trustees. This Committee works as a team to run Pre-School’s financial and administrative affairs, as well as to support the staff and organise fundraising.
As current members’ children are now moving on from the Pre-School, a number of key officer roles will become available in September 2022: Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We are also looking for a trustee to provide IT support. You can find out more about these roles here.
We would welcome upcoming, current or past parents to the Committee, but would also be very open for others in the community to join. So do feel free to share with any family or friends who might be interested – perhaps a grandparent or neighbour.
Getting involved is a brilliant way to meet others locally, as well as to support the Pre-School and (by providing opportunities for children) the wider community.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and join us at the opening event for our new seating area on Sunday 8th May at 10.30am.
The new seating area, surrounded by planters, will provide a space for play and story reading, encouraging the children to spend more time in a green space, as well as increasing biodiversity in the playground. The project has been kindly funded by a County Council grant, supported by Councillor Paul Baker, alongside generous donations from Willans LLP solicitors and The Rotary Club of Cheltenham.
Now it’s been built, we’re ready to fill it with beautiful plants and we’d love your help. The event is a chance to meet other Pre-school families, help your children plant some greenery in the new seating area …. and eat cake!
Spotlight on our sponsors
Willans LLP solicitors: Willans LLP solicitors is based in the heart of Cheltenham and provides people, businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations with personal, practical and expert legal advice.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Willans is an active member of the Gloucestershire community, supporting several local initiatives every year – from charity fundraising and awards sponsorship, to events such as the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Recently, Willans became the first law firm to pledge its support to CheltenhamZero, to help the town reach net zero emissions by the year 2030. It also has a green committee in place to champion its environmental policies.
Speaking about the firm’s involvement with the project, managing partner Bridget Redmond, said: “We’re delighted to support the new seating area at Naunton Park Pre-school Playgroup. Over the years, many people living in the Naunton Park area have been clients of Willans, so this feels like a direct way to say “thank you” and to give something back to them and their families. We hope that it will greatly benefit not only the children who attend, but the wider community and local environment.”
The Rotary Club of Cheltenham: The Rotary Club of Cheltenham was founded in 1921 and is still going strong. One of their key focuses is support of young people. To further this aim they have, for example, provided financial assistance to schools using the Life Education facility and also helped with reading practice at a number of local schools. “We are delighted to help Naunton Park Pre-school with the refurbishment of its outside space and send our best wishes for success in the future,” said Paul Clark, Benevolent Fund Treasurer.
Check www.cheltenhamrotary.org.uk to find out more about the Rotary Club of Cheltenham.
Welcome to our silent auction! Click the link here to view and bid on brilliant items which have been generously donated by local businesses – everything from afternoon tea to a Cheltenham Town FC shirt.
We’ve got tickets for days out at local favourites such as Batsford Arboretum; vouchers for popular shops such as Vinegar Hill and The Entertainer; and treats such as manicures, a house clean and a photoshoot. Happy bidding and good luck!
Thank you to our sponsors
A big thank you to all of our sponsors who have donated prizes for this event:
Batsford Arboretum www.batsarb.co.uk
Cheltenham Town FC www.ctfc.com
Cotswold Wildlife Park www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
East Glos Tennis Club www.eastglos.co.uk
Eat Sleep Axe www.eatsleepaxe.com
Emporium Gift Shop www.emporiumgiftshop.co.uk
Experience Days www.experiencedays.co.uk
Finishing Touches www.finishingtouchesbeauty.co.uk
Franco Manca www.francomanca.co.uk
Jojo Maman Bebe www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk
Kind Hands, Warm Hearts www.kindhandswarmheart.com
Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar www.memsahibginandteabar.com
Montpellier Maids www.montpelliermaids.com
Mouse About Town www.mouseabouttown.co.uk
Sandford Parks Lido www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk/
The Entertainer www.thetoyshop.com/store/Cheltenham
The Five Alls www.thefivealls.co.uk
Two Front Teeth www.twofrontteeth.co.uk
Vinegar Hill www.vinegarhill.co.uk
Wildflower Illustration Co www.wildflowerillustrationco.com
Children in Naunton Park have been busy creating some brilliant Christmas windows! We have now created a map of the window locations so you can go on a trail to visit them in person. There is an online quiz for you to do on your way around and the trail ends at a Christmas grotto (window number 21) – pop inside to find a sweet treat and cast your vote for your favourite window in the Christmas postbox!
Don’t worry if you didn’t enter a window, you can still take part in the trail. Download the map using the link below and make a donation via PayPal (details in the link). Once you’ve cast your vote, you’ll be entered into an extra prize draw to win a hamper which includes a £20 voucher for the beautiful Once Upon a Tea Room in Pittville and your child can collect a bag of sweets from the grotto.
Thanks so much for your support and Merry Christmas!
Children in Naunton Park have been busy creating some brilliant Christmas windows. We have created a map of where to find them, with a quiz question about each window.
Vote for your favourite window and deliver your vote into the special elf suitcase!
Collect a special treat for taking part!
How to take part?
1. Pay £3 for a copy of the map
a) Pay via PayPal:www.paypal.com/pools/c/8ulVdjqeqg (If this link doesn’t work please copy and paste it.)
b) Or you can drop the cash into the voting box outside 3 Churchill Road (details on the map).
2. Download your map here. Or pick up a copy outside Pre-School
• Don’t worry you don’t have to visit all the windows to take part.
This year’s AGM will be held on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 918 7767 0181
- Election of new committee role vacancies
- Chance to meet staff and see learning journals
- Chance to meet current committee members and other parents
- News and updates
We’d love to welcome as many parents, carers and prospective parents to our New Term Coffee Morning. It will be held in the playground just after morning drop off; tea/coffee and cakes will be on sale (all proceeds will go to the playgroup)
Donations of cake welcome!
We are also looking for new faces to join the Fundraising team for this year