News from Butterflies Preschool

Butterflies Pre-school is already looking forward to welcoming our families back in September!  Our registration is open and we would love to hear from you! 

We really enjoyed being able to come back for a short while after “Lockdown”, it was so lovely being able to enjoy our little Butterflies.  We have all loved the Bell ringing at Midday, and being part of Chapel Kids on Zoom too was fun!  

We celebrated our 7 graduates from Pre-school with a lovely little Graduation party with yummy cake made by Iva Blake, party bags, gifts, certificates, music, bubbles and photography by Studio GD Photography, it really was a wonderful afternoon. Reverend Neil Lambert and Alex Sanderson also gave a blessing and prayer to our Families, we are very fortunate to be a part of St Mary’s Church ❤.

Like so many of us in our Community, we have faced challenges with all that is going on in our world right now.  Having to close our beautiful new Pre-school just 5 months after opening, was not something we anticipated! We have had to implement and change many things, though we feel very lucky that everything has worked out well.  We welcomed back a bubble of 8 children in June before closing again in July for the Summer.  Our children adapted almost immediately to the extra processes in place, they made us feel incredibly proud. We did little activities to help keep our children safe, to check in on their knowledge and wellness around the Coronavirus. Safety at St Mary’s Church for our Community and Children remains their key priority and their support has been wonderful in ensuring our environment was safe and kept clean. When we re opened, Story time and Water play outside remained a favourite for many, along with watching the bells ring! 

During “Lockdown” Butterflies Pre-school supported our local hospital with sponsoring meals from Mia’s Restaurant in Mytchett to Frimley Park Hospital. We also worked with a very kind lady from our Community, Janet Thody.  We met Janet when her Great grandaughter attended Butterflies.  Butterflies Pre-school bought the material and Janet made scrubs and Face masks for Frimley Park Hospital and our Butterflies Pre-school team.  We feel incredibly lucky to have met and worked with some wonderful people to help just a little where we could. 

Despite so many hurdles in our first year of opening, we are also incredibly lucky to share that we have survived, we have an amazing dedicated team, we are growing and we will welcome more children in September!  Our highly qualified and experienced team are here to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to call anytime on 07881807337 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all a happy and healthy summer! 

By Natalie & the Butterflies Team