Leigh Community Preschool is a ‘one of a kind’ non for profit community run preschool catering for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Located in beautiful Leigh, we have a strong connection to our local school, community and natural environment. We offer a play based learning programme which fosters our children’s independence and allows them to grow and learn in their own unique and individual way. Our children are nurtured by a highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are committed to quality teaching, learning and fun!

We have a wonderful, welcoming preschool so drop by and visit at 5 Seatoun Ave in Leigh.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

AGM News!

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM last night, it was a huge success and we have elected our 2011 committee!  We also formed quite a few subcommittees for the year who will look after marketing, fundraising, grounds maintenance, etc. 

The next meeting will be Wednesday April 13th at 6:30pm at the preschool. 

Tuesday April 5th there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic at morning tea.  Children are welcome to bring a teddy bear or toy.  Parents please bring a plate to share for morning tea. 

The last day of the term is April 15th.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Newsletter

February Newsletter 2011

Welcome back to Term one to all of our children parents and teachers, of course some of you have been back during the January sessions as well and these have been a great success from all accounts. We have a special welcome for our new children and their families: 
Jaimee Keates, Genevieve Browne, Kalani Murray, Iskandar Shahriman and James Ensor who have all begun sessions in our Under 2 area and to Shiah Fenning and Jackson Edwards (who is Jennie Leahs’ grandson) who has started in our Over 2 area.  We also welcome Noah, Nealah, Arahia, Zane and Freya to this area also.

There have been some staff changes since last year due to government cuts to funding and restructuring. This year we have Jennie Leah in the Under 2 area and Jenny Crompton, Carmel and Vicki in the Over 2 area with Rae coming in for non contact release. We farewelled Adrienne at the end of last year,  Bree has left the centre and Rachel has a heavy study timetable so she is available only for relieving,  we wish her good luck for this year, Selena is still working Monday and Thursday in the office.
We are looking at 5+ A day over the next few weeks, please support us by packing lots of fruit/ veges and healthy food in children’s lunch boxes and only water in drink bottles. We are planning to bake with the children if you have any great healthy recipes that your children enjoy, please share them with us.
Upcoming Preschool Fundraising: February/March

Thursday Feb 24th at 8pm
 At Matakana Cinemas – The premier of the “Love Birds” starring Rhys Darby
We will have a raffle with four different prizes. The movie tickets cost $20 which includes a raffle ticket and  we keep $7-50 of each ticket sold, so tell all your friends lets make this a great fundraising event to kick off the year.  Tickets available at office $20.

We are also selling tickets outside New World on Sunday 20th of February 2011 from 9-30 until some time in the afternoon a list is on the sign in desk.

Leigh Fishing Contest:
Saturday 26th March -   (1 – @6pm) Sausage sizzle/drinks etc down at Leigh School Field, we will need at least another 5-6 people to run this stall.

If you can assist us with either of these events to sell raffles or sausages please let Carmel know.
Auckland Dental Service

A Mobile dental van will coming to Leigh Preschool for screening children @ 10-00am on Wednesday 23rd of March.  There will be a short education session first for children about brushing teeth etc and then children will be screened and a follow up appointment will be arranged if necessary for any work needed. Consent forms will be available shortly
Visit to Leigh School:
Thursday 3rd of March – 9-9.30
2-5 year olds for sharing story time 1 to 1 with  children from the school, we will need 3-4 parent helpers, please see Carmel – children not normally on session could attend with parents/caregivers also.
Here’s to a great year ahead with rich learning experiences and many happy memories for your children
Jenny, Jennie, Vicki, Carmel, Rae and Selina