Happy New Year from Butterflies Preschool

Hello and Happy New Year!

Butterflies Pre-school has re opened.  We are open Monday – Friday, with longer days running on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. We are Ofsted registered and accept all funding.

When the UK Government announced another Lockdown, though Pre-schools and Nurseries were to remain open, it left us initially feeling a little confused.  However, it didn’t take us too long to carry out our own Risk Assessments, put a few extra measures in place and open safely after the Christmas holidays.

We opened Butterflies as a brand new Pre-school back in November 2019, then in March 2020 at 5 months old, we sadly closed our doors as everyone went into lockdown across the world.

In June we re opened and followed strict guidelines from Early Years and the Government, as well as our own extra measures to support infection control.  Many children returned and thankfully we kept Covid 19 free for the entire time that we were open, with just one of our families contracting the virus over Christmas.

Throughout 2020, despite the Pandemic and closure, we managed to successfully grow our team and attending children and we hope this can continue.  We run independently from the Community Hall side of St Mary’s Church and  follow the Early Years Curriculum. With an outstanding Early Years team, all highly qualified with many years of experience, they continually demonstrate commitment and dedication to providing the best and safest environment we can for our children.  

It is a blessing to see how resilient and happy our Butterflies children are as they enjoy playing and learning through play in their Pre-school.

With the new highly contagious variant of the virus spreading around, our infection control safety measures have been updated and implemented, safety continues to be one of our top priorities.  We understand it is a worrying time for many and are happy to share all the practices we have in place, should you be interested in learning more about our Pre-school.  We currently have just a few spaces left on a few days, if you are interested we would love to hear from you. For further information, please feel free to contact Natalie Andrews on 07881807337 or by email Butterfliespreschool19@gmail.com

We wish everyone in our community to remain safe and pray that all our lives can resume some normality in the not too distant future, after this challenging time.

Best wishes to all

Natalie Andrews – Owner of Butterflies Pre-school
Rebecca Hitchman – Senior Manager
Daniella Jaconelli- Manager
Kat Corbyn – Deputy Manager
Indi Dhami – Deputy Manager

What’s on in Ash Vale? Feb/March 2021

Weekly Events:

Sundays 10am –Join St Mary’s for our weekly Church Service. All are welcome. During lockdown we will be on Zoom only, and once the doors open again we will be both in zoom and in person. Contact us to go on the weekly email list for links and news. Parishoffice@ash-vale.org.uk Wednesday night Evensong is back too, contact the office for the latest timings.

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Useful Numbers – Help is at hand!

Here are some of the useful numbers you may need if you need support in Ash Vale. If you think we are missing a number please let us know.

Local Churches:

St Mary’s, Ash Vale – 07863 311165 (Parish Administrator’s Mobile)

The Chapel, Ash Vale –  07730 609446 (Project Manager’s Mobile)

St Peter’s, Ash – 01252 331161

Holy Angels, Ash – 01252 321422

St Paul’s, Tongham – 01252 782790

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