Home testing for parents and childcare bubbles

We wanted to bring to your attention that parents and bubbles can now access home testing. Our staff will now also have access to the testing. We hope this may interest you as it will help with the control of the virus in our setting, ensuring children and staff are as safe as possible.

Testing is for adults only, unless your child is showing symptoms where you will need to book a PCR test at a test centre.

Please see below the information from the government:

Government announces that households and bubbles of children and staff of nurseries will get rapid lateral flow tests

The Department for Education has recently updated guidance initially just for schools and colleges, to allow households and bubbles of children and staff in nurseries and preschools to access regular asymptomatic home test kits.

This means that all nursery staff, and anyone in the household, childcare or support bubble of nursery children and nursery staff can now access the rapid lateral flow test.

Anyone who is a member of a household or childcare bubble of a child or staff member at a nursery can get a twice-weekly test:

  • through their employer if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site
  • by ordering a home test kit online


You only have to report a positive result to Pre School, however the government ask that you log your result online after each test.

Term Dates

Swanwick Pre school term dates

Spring Term

4th January 2021 – 12th February 2021

22nd February 2021 – 1st April 2021

Summer Term

19h April 2021 – 28th May 2021

7th June 2021 – 21st July 2021

Reports will be presented in July

Autumn Term

6th September 2021 – 22nd October 2021

1st November 2021 – Christmas break up date to be confirmed.


There will be an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person in October

Half Term & Quiz

Good morning,

We would like to remind you that today is our last day of term. 

If your child tests positive for Covid over the holiday please inform Pre School on Swanwick.pre.school@googlemail.com .

For the first six days after term ends, if a child tests positive for Covid, having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school. 

Don’t forget we have our Quiz Night on Thursday 18th February by Zoom. The last quiz was really enjoyable!  Email treasurer.swanwickpreschool@gmail.com to book your place.

We would like to thank you all for your support through this half term, through challenging times. 

We would like to wish you all are safe and relaxing half term and we look forward to seeing you back at Pre School on Monday 22nd February.

Spring Term Two 2021

 Spring Term Two

Themes/Special Days


St David’s Day

World Book Day

Mother's Day

St Patrick’s Day

Red Nose Day

Holi Festival of Colour


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self confidence & Self Awareness

We will be learning about sharing, turn taking and making new friends.

We will be encouraging self help skills such as putting their own coat on.

Communication and Language


 We will provide opportunities for children to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel.

 We will talk to children about what they have been doing and help them to reflect upon and explain events

Physical Development

 Health and Self Care

 We will support children's growing independence and talk about the importance of hand washing.

 We will encourage children to notice changes in their body after exercise.



We will encourage the children to make marks in different ways both inside and outside.

We will support children in recognising and writing their own name


Shape, Space and Measure

We will use descriptive words such as big and little in everyday play situations and through books and stories.

We will encourage children to talk about the shapes they see and use.

Understanding the World

The World 

We will be learning about different parts of the body as well as looking at the difference between children and adults.

We will look closely at similarities and differences.

Expressive arts and design

 Being Imaginative

We will observe and encourage children's make-believe play to gain an understanding of their interests.

We will carefully support children who are less confident.

How can you help your child?

Talk to your child about what happens at school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.

Talk to your child about road safety eg red man means stop

Talk to your child about the importance of hand washing

 Remember: staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child.

Spring Term One 2021


Spring Term One 2021

This term we will be learning about Winter, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year

Please send your children in warm coats, hats and suitable footwear as lots of activities are planned for outdoors.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships

We will be welcoming many new children.  

We will be focusing on:

  •  getting the children to understand and follow new routines. 
  •  making relationships through shared experiences 
  • forming good relationships with peers

Communication and Language: Listening and Attention

We will be encouraging children to:

  • learn each others’ names
  • recognise sounds
  • anticipate phrases in rhymes

Physical: Moving and Handling

We will be encouraging independence. 

Physical exercise will take place daily.

Literacy: Reading

We will be filling in missing words in rhymes eg Humpty Dumpty sat on a .........

We will be discussing characters in books and predicting outcomes

Mathematics: Numbers

We will be counting objects and comparing quantities.

We will sing counting songs and rhymes using fingers to represent numbers

Understanding the World: People and Communities

We will be talking about the environment and children's experiences

Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials

We will create sounds, talk about texture and move to music

How can you help your child?

Talk to your child about what happens at Pre-school, ask them questions and encourage them to ask you questions.

Talk to your child about road safety  eg the red man means stop

Count objects on the way to school eg “How many red cars can you see?”

Sing songs the children are learning at Pre-school

Encourage children to put their own coats on

Remember: Staff are always available for a chat or advice about your child

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