Latest Newsletter


January 2024

Dear Parents / Carers

We hope you all had a good Christmas break, we are pleased to welcome Freddie, Alfred, Elsie,Isla,Teddy,Albie, Arthur, Alba, and Gabriella to Playbox and  we are glad to have everyone back for the New Year.

Please could you keep us up to date  if there are any changes to phone numbers, addresses or emergency contact details for the file.

Please can you ensure that all bags , drink bottles, coats etc are clearly named as things get taken by mistake but can be returned if we know who they belong to.

All 30 Hour codes must be applied for or reconfirmed by

 March 31st for the Summer  term ( April ‘24 )

We have space on the management committee for a parent representative , we have a short meeting each half term in the evening and anybody who is interested in joining us please speak to Mrs Hillman for further information.

We will be sending home some WOW moment stickers for you to complete if your child does something out of the setting that was amazing like cleaning their teeth, putting on own shoes , walked holding hands in the street, etc please complete them and return to Playbox so they can be stuck in their Learning journey folder.

If you have any questions or anything you would like to share with staff about your child, the staff are always available for you to talk to in private.

Dear Parents/Carers

Following a finance meeting of The Playbox Management Committee on Monday 8th January 2024 it was with great reluctance that we agreed the need to increase the fees per session and for lunch club from 1st April 2024. We have not needed to increase fees for a long time, though they are monitored every year, but with the cost of everything increasing we have no option if we are to stay solvent. From the 15th April 2024 sessions fees will increase by £1 from £12.50 a session to £13.50 a session and lunch club by 50p from £3.00 a day to £3.50 a day. We have kept the increase as low as we can for you but high enough for us to make ends meet. We will continue to monitor this on an annual basis. Yours sincerely Jane Sharp Chair of The Playbox Management Committee

Spring Term 2024

Monday 8th January –   Thursday 15th February 2024

Monday 26th  February – Thursday 28th March  2024

(Half term 19th  February – 23rd February)

                                                                         11 weeks

Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th  April – Thursday 23rd  May 2024

Monday 3rd   June –    Thursday 18th July 2024

(Half term 27th May – 31st May )                     13 weeks

No Playbox Monday 6th   May 2024  May day bank Holiday                                                                                              

Many thanks for your continued help and support

Nicky Hillman and the Playbox staff

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