Next week we will be sharing 'Bears in the Night' story. We will be making maps to help us  think of the bears adventure, the journeys we take and how we explore the cemetery. We will be chopping and exploring herbs and adding them to playdough and creating bear masks.
Next weeks letter and sound is 'R'.

Calendar events

Fri Dec 18 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Term 2 ends
Mon Jan 04
Term 3 starts
Fri Feb 12
Term 3 ends
Mon Feb 22
Term 4 starts

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Welcome To Sydenham Road Under Fives


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Mission Statement 


‘Sydenham Road Under Fives is a resource for the community, dedicated to responding to the needs of children and their families. Our primary aim is to enhance the development and education of children, under five, through play. Your child will gain confidence and learn to socialise with other children, in preparation for school and life in general.

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Pre-school Status

Preschool OPEN as usual.




What our 2019/20 parents and children say about our Preschool:


‘SRUF really is an exceptional preschool, where it is very apparent that the children’s wellbeing & development is prioritised from day 1. This isn’t just ‘childcare’. ‘Y’s’ keyworker quickly developed a close relationship with him & I believe she sees the same boy that we do at home. The communication from SRUF is great – both face – to –face at pick up but also Maria’s very useful weekly emails. The preschool appears to be well run, organised and harmonious. I really couldn’t recommend SRUF enough’!


‘We are very happy with the preschool and think it benefits our son so much. He loves it! Thank you’


‘We couldn’t be more pleased that our daughter attends SRUF, she is so happy here and so well cared for. The staff are all fantastic, they know each other and every child (and their families) so well and clearly invest so much time in them. The portfolios kept by keyworkers on each child in their group are unreal, so detailed and informative. The wider staff, Maria and the committee do a brilliant job behind the scenes- we are so lucky to have this amazing facility in our community and we’re so thankful for all of the time and effort that the staff give always’.


‘My child is very happy at SRUF and has gained so much from the breadth of activities and play-led learning, both in and outdoors. He always skips out full of stories about the day and can’t wait to go back’.


‘My child is very happy to attend and is really happy now that he is making friends’.

‘My child loves coming to SRUF and has developed good relationships with peers & staff. She has become more confident and independent during the last year. Staff have worked hard to provide a range of activities that interest her as well as encouraging her to try new things’.


 ‘By receiving a SRUF newsletter we get an insight into what our child is learning and can talk as a family to help expand their vocabulary. We have noticed that the activities that have been covered for example, “how we grow and change”, there was a distinct and positive development in our child and she had a much better understanding and felt more confident expressing herself and communicating what she has learned.’


‘I really feel that ‘Y’ has made a strong and happy connection with his keyworker, he talks about her a lot in such a positive way. He had very little confidence in big groups and in guided play/singing/performing before starting preschool, I’ve seen such a positive change in him when it comes to this part of his development. I’m just so happy to see his confidence build. He is learning so much since starting at SRUF’s. He loves number and alphabet play and most encouragingly keeps wanting to learn more.

He has made so many friends and really likes all the staff. Thanks so much everyone!’


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