Crosthwaite playgroup newsletter: Sept-Dec 2015

Welcome back everyone!

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn term; our aim, as always, is to ensure that all of the children enjoy fun games and activities, as well as the opportunity to form friendships.

Thank you to all of those who turned out (in all weathers!) to enjoy the summer trips.  These included several park days at Old Hall farm, Wray castle, Happy Mount Park, Ducky’s Park & Farm and Millerbeck Light Railway. As well as picnics and fun at Brockhole, Sizergh Castle, Ford Park, Lindale park, Staveley Park and Abbot hall & grounds. Thanks go to The Luing Society for funding our trips to Old Hall farm, Wray Castle, Ducky’s park & farm and especially, Millerbeck Light Railway.

Many of us have met new arrivals this summer, and we welcome and encourage all new mums and dads, especially those with new babies, to come along for a FREE taster morning at Crosthwaite Playgroup.  If you are an existing member, please feel free to invite those you know for one of our FREE TASTER SESSIONS. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Crosthwaite Village Hall, 9.30 – 11.30am in term time.

We hope many of you are now benefiting from the LOYALTY SCHEME.  Don’t forget to join up for the  brilliant offer of just £2 per session for over 1’s or 80p for under 1’s or siblings. (10 sessions for £20 or £8). Including coffee, tea and homemade snacks.

We are looking forward to upcoming events, raising money for our playgroup and social occasions! See below for more details…..


Dates for your diary

Night Out – Saturday 17th October, The Punch Bowl, Underbarrow

Join us for a drink or a meal on our next evening out.  A chance to chat and have a night off! Please let Sarah know a.s.a.p. if you want to join us so we can notify numbers.

Nearly New Sale – Baby Bundles & more ! 14th November

This year, we ask for baby clothes to be bundled and sale prices to be reasonably low (for the under 1’s especially, with some exceptions). We hope this will encourage sales, and items will be easier to browse through. Any other ideas to improve the sale are welcome.  We will be asking for helpers soon – if you would like a role, please let Maria, Cath or Sarah know asap!  If you would like a selling code, then contact Mary Hutson (07849377017) or Emma Metcalfe at the school (015395 68471) previous sellers just use same code as last year. 

Photographs by Tiree Dawson- Tues 8th, Thurs 10th December

Tiree Dawson will be at Playgroup to take individual and family photographs on the above dates.  We will have a list to add your child’s name to in advance, so look out for this.

Christmas Party – Set for Thursday 17th December

We are looking into the idea of producing packs of Christmas cards this year.  Each pack will include your child’s very own drawing or painting. This means they can send personalised cards to loved ones this Christmas!  We are also considering individual aprons.  Watch this space, and get ready to place orders soon!


Be safe!

Please can we urge you to ensure the outside door is always closed (slamming it shut can cause it to jump back open).  Also, please use the stair gate correctly, and try to keep children out of the toy cupboard at all times; closing the door when it’s not in use will be most helpful. Many thanks.


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Many thanks for your support, Cath Elliott, Sarah Probert, and Maria Cervetti