We are very pleased to say that we are staying open and will be taking on new children (2-5yr olds) from September 2019.
Thank you to everyone who supported us through this challenging time.
Ann Pre-School Fun Run was a HUGE success!
Sun had it's Hat on. 28 runners entered this year.
of fun was had by all running, playing the games and bouncing on the
thanks go to Graham & Co for lending us their castle and our
Sally Heatlie from Sounds Right Phonics
Helen Jones from H Jones Photography
Kate Griffin from Test Valley Gin
raised an impressive £232.64!
Great fun had by all at Sports Day!
The children were fantastic sports (parents and staff too)!
We raised an impressive £124.70 for the nursery - Thank you.
JOIN THE COMMITTEE
We are currently recruiting for parents/carers or interested local people to join the committee. If you would like to join this small and friendly group and help to run the nursery school, you canread about the roles here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next nursery school AGM will take place in September at the War Memorial Village Hall, Abbotts Ann. All parents/carers are encouraged to attend and to sign up to join the committee, without which the nursery cannot run. For information about joining, please contact: email@example.com or read about the roles here.
AANS was inspected by Ofsted in May 2019 and achieved a 'Good' rating, matching that awarded at its previous inspection in 2017. The inspector commented that, 'Children behave well' and 'they ask questions and listen to the response', 'Staff build positive partnerships with parents and professionals. These partnerships help to ensure children receive the support that they need to make good progress from their starting points'. Well done to all our fantastic staff. This is an excellent outcome following such a challenging time.
Support the Early Years Alliance Fair Future Funding Campaign
In April 2017, a new early years funding system will be introduced in England which will see a rise in the overall average funding rates that local authorities receive from central government. However, the government has confirmed that the funding increase has been ‘frontloaded’, meaning that no further increase will be available until the next Parliament. In addition, a quarter of local authorities will see a drop in their funding rates.
With rising business costs - and in particular, the 'national living wage' which is set to increase to £9 per hour in 2020 - we believe that this approach is completely unsustainable, and unfair on early years providers already struggling to stay afloat.
Abbotts Ann Nursery School has a Facebook Page that is available for all to see and a Closed Group for parents and carers. If you are a parent or carer, please send Abbotts Ann Nursery a friend request and then request to join the group to receive regular reminders and updates.