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The Windmill Preschool

Bolford Street Hall, Thaxted, CM6 2PY

"Children arrive happy and quickly settle into this calm and welcoming pre-school"

OFSTED, 2018

01371 831457 (session times only)

News and events

Term dates for 2019 & 2020


Monday 3rd June 2019 to Wednesday 24th July 2019 - (8 Weeks) Summer


Monday 9th September 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019 - (7 Weeks) Autumn


Monday 4th November 2019 to Wednesday 18th December 2019 -

(6 Weeks) Christmas


Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020 - (6 Weeks) Winter


Monday 24th February 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020 - (6 Weeks) Easter


Upcoming Fund-Raising Events:

See the Committee section



We had our Ofsted Inspection

on 21st March 2018 with a Good

result. A copy of the report can be found at the Preschool.


A couple of reminders...

Don’t forget to let us know immediately if your contact details change - particularly mobile or emergency contact details.


Packed lunches - Food Safety recommendations are:

* A freezer pack is put in the lunch bag, or a drink is frozen, or something like a Frube is frozen;

* Anything that contains meat, fish, egg or cheese etc is prepared the night before and kept in the fridge all night - including sandwiches, chicken nuggets, yoghurts, Pepperami etc, so it is chilled.

*Food items like grapes or cherry tomatoes must be cut in half, long-ways, left uncut they are choking hazard.

*You can put small items in our fridge in the kitchen if you wish. These must be in a named, sealed container - but not the whole lunch bag as there is not room.

*We are "nut-free" so please avoid sending in any food items containing nuts, including any spreads e.g. Nutella or nut butters.



Footwear should be appropriate for outdoor play.

Children who stay with us until 2.00pm need wellies.

Children need coats every day.





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