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Playgroup Children Photo

- Tuesday 21 May, 2019
An opportunity to have a photo with all the children on Wednesday 5th June. See attached for deta...


Potters Bar Carnival 9th June 2019

- Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Please see attached newsletter with everything you need to know about this years Carnival on 9th ...


May 2019 Newsletter

- Thursday 16 May, 2019
Attached is our summer newsletter outlining the topics of focus including important dates for you...

News, Notices & Events

Playgroup Children Photo

Posted: Tuesday 21 May, 2019
An opportunity to have a photo with all the children on Wednesday 5th June. See attached for details.

Potters Bar Carnival 9th June 2019

Posted: Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Please see attached newsletter with everything you need to know about this years Carnival on 9th June.

May 2019 Newsletter

Posted: Thursday 16 May, 2019
Attached is our summer newsletter outlining the topics of focus including important dates for your diary.

Photographer and Parent Helpers

Posted: Tuesday 07 May, 2019
A professional children´s photographer, Richard Kerber, will be with us Tuesday 14th May and we would really appreciate some parent helpers this term. Please see notice attached for full details.

Summer Term commences Wednesday 24th April

Posted: Saturday 06 April, 2019
All children return on Wednesday 24th April with new children joining us on Friday 26th.

Happy Easter Holidays!

Posted: Saturday 06 April, 2019
Wishing all the children and families a very happy Easter break and celebrations. We will be back on Wednesday 24th April, the usual times apply.

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 12 February, 2019
Please see attached our Spring 2019 newsletter

Playgroup is open today 1st February

Posted: Friday 01 February, 2019
Take care getting to us yet enjoy the snow!

We are closed now until Tuesday 8th January 2019

Posted: Thursday 20 December, 2018
Merry Christmas and a joyful new year to everyone!

November 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 27 November, 2018
November newsletter including details of our Christmas Nativity Play, Parent Consultations and lots of other useful information.


  
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Photographer Thursday 8th November

Posted: Tuesday 06 November, 2018
Once again we are having a child´s photographer coming on Thursday 8th November, please see notice attached.

Playgroup Practitioner needed for January

Posted: Monday 29 October, 2018
Please see the job advertisement for a Playgroup Practitioner to start with us in January 2019.

September 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 17 October, 2018
Please see attached our September 2018 newsletter.

Parents Comments

Posted: Wednesday 08 August, 2018
We have added lots of comments and feedback from parents at the end of the Summer 2018 term. To view, go to ´Parents Comments´ from the Home page.

Autumn Term 2018

Posted: Wednesday 08 August, 2018
Monday 3rd Sept is a tidy day, playgroup is closed. Tuesday 4th open as normal at 8.55 to returning children! New children´s first visit will be Friday 7th September. We look forward to seeing you during that week.

Privacy Notice 2018

Posted: Sunday 22 July, 2018
Please see attached.

Fundraising Run

Posted: Friday 22 June, 2018
Please see attached, information regarding a fund raising initiative by two of our team to raise funds for the playgroup to buy an interactive white board. Sponsorship claim forms are available from the playgroup

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 23 May, 2018
Please see attached the newsletter for Summer 2018 packed with lots of useful information.


  
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Potters Bar Carnival 2018

Posted: Monday 21 May, 2018
Everything you need to know about this year´s carnival event is attached - all children are invited!

Photographer visit, Parent helpers & Carnival

Posted: Wednesday 09 May, 2018
Please see attached letter regarding the photographer visit on Monday 14th May and request for parent helpers on our walks and notification of the Potters Bar Carnival

Easter Event 2018

Posted: Monday 12 March, 2018
Please see attached details of our Easter Event in the Church on Wednesday 28th March

Spring and Summer Term Events

Posted: Monday 12 March, 2018
Please see attached events and opening and holiday dates for the Spring and Summer terms.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Monday 12 March, 2018
Please see attached all our news for the Spring term including an exciting Fund Raising opportunity for the playgroup.

PLAYGROUP CLOSED FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2018

Posted: Thursday 01 March, 2018
Due to the snowy weather conditions and as all local schools are closed, the playgroup will also be closed on FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2018. We hope you have an enjoyable weekend and see you on Monday 5th March.

Measles Information Leaflet

Posted: Wednesday 14 February, 2018
As referenced in our Spring 2018 newsletter, please see the attached leaflet regarding Measles.

Spring Term dates

Posted: Wednesday 03 January, 2018
Please see attached.

Chicken Pox

Posted: Friday 22 December, 2017
We have had a case of chicken pox reported from on of our families. Hopefully it´s an isolated case but we felt we should keep you informed.

PLAYGROUP CLOSED MONDAY 11TH DEC 2017

Posted: Sunday 10 December, 2017
Due to the heavy snow that has fallen in Potters Bar on Sunday and all local primary schools are closed, the Playgroup will be closed on Monday 11th December. Please check back for details regarding Tuesday 12th December.


  
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November 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Friday 24 November, 2017
Please see attached our November newsletter with important information regarding our nativity play and children´s party.

Letter to Santa

Posted: Friday 10 November, 2017
It´s that time of the year... Please see attached letter to Santa that the children will be doing in early December.

ASM 2017 on Friday 10th November

Posted: Thursday 12 October, 2017
Our Annual Stakeholders Meeting will be held on Friday 10th November. Please see attached for full details.

Photographer October 16th

Posted: Thursday 12 October, 2017
Brett Lenman will be taking photos of the children on Monday 16th October during the session, older siblings are welcome earlier. Please see attached for full details.

Harvest Festival 5th October

Posted: Friday 29 September, 2017
ALL St John’s children and parents/carers are invited to attend our short HARVEST FESTIVAL service on Thursday 5th October starting at 11.15 in the church, full information attached.

30 hours - Childcare Choices

Posted: Monday 18 September, 2017
St John´s is offering the 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year old children who are eligible to receive the funding. Please see the attached information sheet for full details.

Playgroup Practitioner Vacancy

Posted: Monday 18 September, 2017
We are looking for a Playgroup Practitioner to join our dynamic team of early years practitioners. Please see the full advertisement attached.

September 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Monday 18 September, 2017
Please see attached our September newsletter full of useful information and important dates for your diary.

Start of Autumn Term Monday 4th September

Posted: Friday 25 August, 2017

Lunch Parties 18 & 19 July

Posted: Thursday 13 July, 2017
Attached please find information regarding the two end of term lunch parties on the 18th and 19th July.

Picnic Thursday 20th July

Posted: Thursday 13 July, 2017
Details of our annual summer picnic at the Furzefield is taking place on Thursday 20th July.


  
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Playgroup Practitioner

Posted: Thursday 25 May, 2017
We have 2 positions available for Playgroup Practitioners. Please see attached advertisement for full information.

Potters Bar Carnival 2017

Posted: Thursday 25 May, 2017
Potters Bar Carnival is on Sunday 11th June. Attached is everything you need to know so you can come and join in the fun!

Photographer 11th May

Posted: Wednesday 10 May, 2017
One of our annual photographers will be with us on Thursday 11th May from 8.20am. Please see attached for full details.

Parent help needed

Posted: Wednesday 10 May, 2017
This is our busiest term and any parent help would be hugely appreciated. Please see attached letter.

Summer Term Dates 2017

Posted: Thursday 30 March, 2017
Please see the dates of summer term activities and events

Childcare Choices

Posted: Thursday 30 March, 2017
The government is introducing new childcare payment choices. Please see attached letter for further information.

Easter Story Morning

Posted: Wednesday 29 March, 2017
All children are welcome to join our Easter Story in the church on Thursday 30th March from 11.15am, even if your child doesn´t attend on a Thursday. Full information attached.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 08 March, 2017
Please see attached our Spring newsletter

In the event of snow... 11/1/2017

Posted: Wednesday 11 January, 2017
We would like to remind you of our ‘snow policy’. If at least two of the local primary schools are closed due to snow, we will not be able to open either. Please check our website or phone the playgroup (07969 924482) where we will leave a message.

November 2016 News

Posted: Thursday 17 November, 2016
Please see attached our latest newsletter with important information about our Nativity Play, Children´s Christmas party and other news.

Annual Stakeholders Meeting ASM 11th November 2016

Posted: Thursday 10 November, 2016
Please see our invitation to all parents and carers of both Baker Street and Oakmere settings, to attend our annual Stakeholders Meeting, to be held at Baker Street starting at 12.30pm

September 2016 Newsletter

Posted: Thursday 06 October, 2016
Please see attached our September 2016 newsletter. Full of lots of interesting news, information and dates!

Autumn Term 2016 Dates

Posted: Monday 29 August, 2016
Autumn Term 2016 5 September-21 December * Monday 5th Sept - Children return * Friday 9 Sept 13.30 - New children visit * 24-28 Oct Half term - Closed * Wednesday 21st Dec last day of term

Barnardo´s Big Toddle 2016 & Farewell Picnic Sports Day

Posted: Friday 29 July, 2016
Another great Barnardo´s Big Toddle and summer farewell picnic and sports day. The parents raised a bumper £324.50 for the charity Barnardo´s. We had a terrific hunt for a bear in the woods including some eggcellent egg and spoon races! Thank you to all the parents, carers and children that attended the day and made it another great event in our calendar year!

End of July Term Newsletter 2016

Posted: Wednesday 20 July, 2016
Please see attached our final newsletter for this school year. Good luck to all the children leaving to go to ´big´ school and look forward to seeing the children returning in September.

End of Term Lunch Parties 19th & 21st July

Posted: Wednesday 06 July, 2016
This year we will hold two end of term lunch parties for the children, 19th and 21st July. Please see attached for full details.

Farewell Picnic & Barnados Big Toddle fund raising event 13th July

Posted: Wednesday 06 July, 2016
Please see full details for our farewell picnic which combines the Barnados Big Toddle fund raising event.


  
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Hatfield House Farm 23rd June 2016

Posted: Friday 17 June, 2016
The playgroup is closed on THURSDAY 23RD JUNE due to Polling Day so we are going to visit Hatfield House Farm. See attached for full information

Potters Bar Carnival 2016!

Posted: Monday 06 June, 2016
It´s that time of year again, come and join the parade .... details herein.

Parents and Carers Response to the recent Ofsted Inspection

Posted: Monday 06 June, 2016
Please see responses from current and past parents and carers regarding the recent Ofsted inspection. Full versions of the letters are available to read at the setting.

Ofsted Inspection

Posted: Monday 06 June, 2016
Please see our letter regarding the Ofsted Inspection.

Notification of Dates for the Summer 2016 Term

Posted: Saturday 30 April, 2016

Easter Holiday Closures & Summer Dates

Posted: Tuesday 22 March, 2016
Please see important dates for the remainder of this academic year up until the end of July 2016.

Easter Story & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: Thursday 17 March, 2016
You are all welcome to join us on Thursday 24th March, 11am to join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary and to see our Easter Story.... please read more.

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 10 February, 2016
Please see Spring 2016 newsletter.

Spring & Summer 2016 Term dates

Posted: Saturday 23 January, 2016
Please see attached.

Letter regarding new session times

Posted: Monday 04 January, 2016
Please see the attached letter regarding the change to our session timings.

** New Session Times **

Posted: Monday 04 January, 2016
From Tuesday 5th January 2016 Morning Session: 08.55 - 11.55 Lunch Session after morning 11.55-12.55 Afternoon session: 12.00-15.00 (starts with lunch)

Minutes of ASM Meeting 13 November 2015

Posted: Friday 11 December, 2015
Please see the minutes from our 2015 Annual Stake Holders Meeting.

November 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 24 November, 2015
Please see attached our newsletter for November 2015 with important information about the Nativity Play and Christmas Party.


  
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Children in Need

Posted: Tuesday 24 November, 2015
Thank you to everyone who dressed up and/or donated to the BBC´s Children in Need fund, we raised £46.65.

Harvest Festival Thursday 8th October

Posted: Tuesday 06 October, 2015
Please see attached details of our Harvest Festival celebration.

People in our Community Theme

Posted: Saturday 26 September, 2015
Please see attached details of upcoming activities and focuses we will be having with the children this term. Any help or contributions would be gladly appreciated!

September 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Saturday 26 September, 2015
Please see attached our September 2015 Newsletter with lots of information about upcoming events.


  
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We raised £403.20 for Barnado´s Big Toddle!

Posted: Wednesday 05 August, 2015
A big thank you to everyone who raised money for Barnado´s Big Toddle held at the Furzefield during this years Summer Picnic and Farewell party. What a fantastic day we had too with 39 children from the playgroup plus siblings attending. We had some fun races including egg and spoon and space hoppers. It was great to see so many of the children there with their families, supporting the event and having a lovely picnic in the sun.


  
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Summer Picnic and News

Posted: Tuesday 28 July, 2015
Please see attached details for our summer picnic and more useful information.

Last day of the Summer term Friday 17th July 2015

Posted: Monday 13 July, 2015
First day back in the Autumn term, Thursday 3rd September, 2015

Potters Bar Carnival 7th June 2015

Posted: Sunday 07 June, 2015
Please see attached for full details, plans and where to meet for the Potters Bar Carnival.

June 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Friday 05 June, 2015
Please see our newsletter with important dates for the rest of this term.

Photographer 14th May

Posted: Monday 11 May, 2015
We have a photographer coming in this Thursday to take photos of your children, including older and younger siblings. Please see letter attached.

Literacy Trust Early Years Survey

Posted: Tuesday 21 April, 2015
Please see attached letter and link to take part in the Early Years Survey conducted by the Literacy Trust. An interactive programme for you and your child, you will receive a £5 voucher.

March 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 24 March, 2015
Please see attached newsletter, including details of the Easter Coffee Morning and story time.


  
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Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted: Sunday 25 January, 2015
Please see attached the newsletter for Spring 2015.

November 2014 Newsletter

Posted: Monday 10 November, 2014
Please read about our news and upcoming events in the November 2014 newsletter.

ASM 14th November 2014

Posted: Wednesday 05 November, 2014
Please see an invitation to join us for the Annual Stake Holders meeting on Friday 14th November, 2014

Harvest Festival

Posted: Tuesday 07 October, 2014
Please see our letter regarding the Harvest Festival service we will be holding on Thursday 16th October. All children and parents/carers are welcome to join in.

Dates for your Diary

Posted: Tuesday 07 October, 2014
Please see attached dates for this Autumn term and opening and closing dates for the Spring Term, 2015.

September 2014 Newsletter

Posted: Monday 29 September, 2014
Please see attached our newsletter for September, 2014.

End of Term Lunch Parties

Posted: Wednesday 09 July, 2014
This year we will be holding 2 lunchtime parties - please see attached for further information and don´t forget to record your child´s name of the form on the notice board.

Summer Picnic & Barnardos Big Toddle

Posted: Wednesday 02 July, 2014
We would love to see as many of you as possible at our Summer Picnic and Barnardo´s Big Toddle on Thursday 3rd July from 9.00am at the Furzefield. See notice below for more information.


  
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Summer 2014 Mini Newsletter

Posted: Thursday 12 June, 2014
Please see our mini newsletter for Summer 2014 attached.

Summer Picnic & Barnardos Big Toddle

Posted: Thursday 12 June, 2014
Please see attached information regarding our annual picnic and Barnados Big Toddle on 3rd July.

Literary Trust Research

Posted: Tuesday 10 June, 2014
Please see letter going out this week regarding the Literary Trust Research.

Potters Bar Carnival 8th June 2014

Posted: Wednesday 21 May, 2014
Please see the attached letter with full details for this years Potters Bar Carnival walking float.

Farm Visit 22nd May (Polling Day)

Posted: Wednesday 21 May, 2014
As our theme for this term is Farm Animals we would like to take the opportunity of visiting a local farm on the day the playgroup is closed for Polling. All families are welcome to join us at the recently opened farm and playground at Hatfield House. It has been ´test run´ by one of the staff team who says it is ´wonderful´. Tractor rides, nice clean play area. There is free parking and only £5 per adult and £2 for 3+ year olds, under 3 free. Please see the attached letter for further information.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Please see attached our newsletter for Spring 2014.

ASM Meeting

Posted: Monday 20 January, 2014
St John´s Playgroup Stake Holders meeting - all parents and carers from both Baker Street and Oakmere settings are welcome to attend. See details on the letter.

Nov/Dec 2013 Mini Newsletter

Posted: Monday 06 January, 2014
Please see our November/December mini newsletter with information regarding the upcoming Nativity Play and Children´s Christmas Party.

October 2013 Newsletter

Posted: Monday 06 January, 2014
Please see our October 2013 newsletter attached, full of important and interesting information.

Autumn Term 2013 Theme

Posted: Wednesday 27 November, 2013
Please see attached a letter detailing what we will be doing with the children and hopefully with some help from you, on the run up to Christmas.

Mini Newsletter June 2013

Posted: Thursday 27 June, 2013
Please see a mini newsletter with important information.

Potters Bar Carnival

Posted: Sunday 09 June, 2013
Come and join us in the annual Potters Bar Carnival walking float.

Change of Account Name

Posted: Friday 20 January, 2012
Name change for paying by cheque and account details if paying by bank transfer.

Registered Charity Number: 1130633