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The children have been enjoying the freedom of our new garden.

The Sand pit has been very popular with all, the sand has found its way into the mud kitchen and the children have had a fantastic time with it.  

Gardening with Anne has been very fruitful and the children have enjoyed runner beans, beetroot, new potatoes, strawberries, cabbage and tomatoes.  We have also grown herbs and flowers which the children have used in their "cooking" in the mud kitchen.

We have now acquired some big tree blocks which they love to use to stretch their abilities as stepping stones and even moving them around!

We have tyres now which will be painted and planted up with the children - not decided what they want in them yet.

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News updated 2018

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Garden

posted 17 Jan 2016, 07:13 by ecplaygroup@aol.com

Exciting times, we can now start fencing and building our own garden area.  We have had permission from Parish Council to permanently fence the area we currently use with temporary fencing put up and taken down each day, weather permitting.  Thanks to wonderful parents who have worked with us we have now been granted funds from the Big Lottery so work can begin.  Staff are looking forward to having our permanent garden giving us and the children much more scope to explore the great outdoors enjoyed by our setting.

Check in on our Garden page to see the project take shape.

Sports Day

posted 21 Sep 2015, 11:14 by ecplaygroup@aol.com

 
Great fun had by all!   
                      
 

Returning in September

posted 11 Aug 2015, 12:56 by ecplaygroup@aol.com   [ updated 11 Aug 2015, 12:59 ]

Children returning in September will all have the sessions that have been requested - if anyone has forgotten what sessions they asked for text Kay for confirmation.
 
Our project for the first half of Autumn term is light and dark/day and night.
 
Don't forget Tuesday 1st September is an INSET day so we return on Wednesday 2nd September.

August already

posted 10 Aug 2015, 13:43 by ecplaygroup@aol.com   [ updated 10 Aug 2015, 13:45 ]

Summer holiday just flying by!

End of Term

posted 19 Jul 2013, 12:36 by ecplaygroup@aol.com

The end of a busy term; its so hot, no one really knows what to do with themselves but the children are still willing to run and chase - such happy days.
 
We had great fun at our parties yesterday and today.  Richard from Playart came with lots of things to make and do, we played games and enjoyed party food and now its all over for so many of you - off to big school in September. 
 
I take this opportunity on behalf of all staff to thank parents/carers for the cards and very kind comments, thankyous and gifts.  They are very much appreciated.  It has been a pleasure and a privilege to spend time with your children, they are all such individuals and lots of fun - we never stop learning - and to know you, their parents; thank you for your support over this past year and for some of you many other years too.  The end of an era for a few, no more children in the family, but what an exciting time moving on and growing up.  We will miss you all but a new crop and the ones returning in September will keep us busy and on our toes, and it comes around so soon!
 
We look forward to holiday sessions  so its not really goodbye just yet to some of you, lets hope the good weather continues and we can all enjoy water play !!! 
 
Happy holidays to one and all.
 
 Kay

Glasto comes to East Coker

posted 28 Jun 2013, 07:16 by ecplaygroup@aol.com

 
 Thursday 26th July
Never mind Glastonbury,
its all happening at
East Coker Preschool!!

Update 27/6/13 (see Glasto)

posted 28 Jun 2013, 06:37 by ecplaygroup@aol.com   [ updated 28 Jun 2013, 07:18 ]

Apologies to those of you who use the site to check up on events and dates, that it has  not been updated, until now.  The reason for this is that Google changed their settings and I have really had trouble getting into the site to add or edit.  I seem to have cracked it now though - so be prepared to see lots of photos uploaded for events and activities which we have all enjoyed for quite a long time back.
 
Check dates for trips 10th and 11th July, all day, the rest of us will still be at playgroup with the younger children and those older ones who are going on the other day. 
 
Sports 12th and 15th July 11.00am,  this year we are fund raising for Breast Cancer so please bring your wallet  for refreshments including cup cakes, and everyone should wear something pink - that will cost you £1.00 as well!  Everyone is welcome, if your child does not usually attend on Fridays or Mondays please advise staff which date you would like them to take part.  If its wet we will have a squash and a squeeze indoors!!
 
Family/staff fun skittle at The Royal Oak Friday 12th 5-7pm.  Sign up with staff and hope the sun shines so we can have a barbq.
 
End of Term Parties : Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July from 1-3pm.  If you child attends Thursdays that is their party day, if they attend Friday thats their party day, if they don't attend either of those days please come on Friday at 1.00 but let staff know.
 
PLEASE tell us if your child will NOT be coming to either of the party days and the date of their last day so we can ensure they take all their work etc. and we can say goodbye properly.
 
Dont forget we have holiday sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am to 12 from Tuesday 23rd July to Thursday 15th August.
 
Autumn term starts on Tuesday 3rd September but this is an INSET day so children start back on
WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER.

Easter

posted 24 Mar 2011, 10:58 by ecplaygroup@aol.com   [ updated 27 Apr 2011, 09:42 ]

What fabulous weather!  Such a treat for this time of year but it's great to get outside so much so early in the year.  We have been out every day for almost all of the session, even enjoying our mid-morning break outside.  The children have had fun playing ball games, hopscoth, riding trikes, water and sand play, spray painting, climbing, on the slide, swings and on the roundabout, digging for worms and looking for bugs with the magnifiers, searching for "Treasure" with the metal detectors and taking pictures of strange things, like my shoes! 
 
Busy making cards for Mothers Day and Easter and looking forward to our Easter Coffee morning when we have an egg hunt and seeing the amazing creations you will have made with the Easter Collection!

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