Strawberry Tree Playgroup

Strawberry Tree Playgroup is a cross community playgroup for children aged 3-4years old.

Operating as usual

12/06/2024

We cannot believe our boys and girls are finishing their year at Strawberry Tree already. What a fantastic group we have this year.

We are finishing off our term with an amazing Summer Raffle!

Get Summer ready with this BBQ, meat voucher for Turnavall Meats and a bottle of red wine 😍

Also included in the prize is a kids hamper for the children to play with while you and the family enjoy the BBQ!

Please contact our page, committee members and the playgroup for tickets. Payment can be made via PayPal also.

Paypal.me/strawberrytree

One not to be missed!

04/06/2024

To all of our new parents,
Please check your emails for your date and time of your child’s visit to playgroup. We have paperwork to be completed before the end of term and you can look around playgroup have a play and meet the staff.

Please ring us or email [email protected] if you cannot attend or need to reschedule.

Community Fund - AIB (NI) 31/05/2024

Hi Everyone,

We would be extremely grateful for less than 5 minutes of your time to complete this form.
We would love if you could help us apply for some funding please.

If you follow the below link and put your name and email address on the form and charity as:

Strawberry Tree Playgroup with our registered charity number 106117.

Our social theme is "education and opportunities".

It asks for one sentence why we deserve the funding. Please add anything you like or you could include a sentence such as,
"The funding would help support and improve the development of 3-4 year olds,"

"The funding would help to make the setting more inclusive for children of all abilities"

https://aibni.co.uk/personal-forms/community-fund

We need as many votes as possible so please share with friends and family!

Many thanks,

The staff and committee of Strawberry Tree 🌳

Community Fund - AIB (NI) Charities that received funding in 2022 and 2023 cannot be nominated again this year. See a full list of 2022 and 2023 charities here.

09/05/2024

NEW WORKSHOP!
Parenting a Neurodiverse Child through Big life events.
in partnership with Eden Consultancy NI
Monday 13th May, 6.30-8pm on Zoom
Call 0808 8020 400 to book your place!

Photos from Strawberry Tree Playgroup's post 01/05/2024

Playroom 2024

30/04/2024
Photos from Strawberry Tree Playgroup's post 26/04/2024

We want to wish a very Happy 40th birthday to staff member Helen O'Hare! Treats all round today! 💕 We hope you have a lovely weekend xx

25/04/2024

All parents/carers should have received the outcome to their preschool and primary one places today. Please make sure to log into the portal and accept your places.

September’s Preschool parents:
I have sent an email with an online questionnaire to fill in so that we can prepare for your child coming to us in September. Please check your junk folder for this email.

Any queries please don’t hesitate to call into us or ring during opening hours.

23/04/2024

This Thursday, 25 April, parents/guardians will receive the outcome of their Pre-School (Stage 1) or Primary 1 application for September 2024.

Applicants who applied online via EA Connect will receive an email on Thursday. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk folder.

If you did not apply via EA Connect a letter will be sent to your home address.

For children yet to secure a Pre-school or P1 place, you will receive a letter or email from the Education Authority.

Please note, pre-school applicants of underage children and late deferrals will receive their outcome on 11 June 2024.

Parents who have a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs awaiting placement will be updated by their SEN link officer or school/setting when a placement has been secured. This process may take a little longer as we work to find the best placement for your child’s needs.

For further information, visit: https://ow.ly/bRvz50Rjrh0

01/04/2024

Thank you to each and every person who purchased tickets, sponsored our raffle and donated prizes. We thank you all for your ongoing and continuous support!

Our winners:

1st prize - Emma McConville

2nd Prize - Ashling Tinnelly

3rd Prize - Aisling Corrigan

We hope everyone enjoys their Easter break and we look forward to seeing all of the boys and girls soon 🐥

Pay Strawberry Tree Playgroup using PayPal.Me 26/03/2024

🐣 Easter Raffle 🐣

There is still time to grab some tickets for Strawberry Tree’s Easter Raffle! The lucky winners will be drawn this Saturday 30th March.

1st Prize - Hamper including £20 voucher for grounded, wine, Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray, Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Serum, Easter Goodies and a Wellness Gift Set

2nd Prize - £20 Grounded Voucher and Bottle of Wine

3rd Prize - Bottle of Wine

Tickets are £1 and available at the playgroup or can be purchased through PM to the playgroup - payment via PayPal

Paypal.me/strawberrytree

We would like to thank you for all of your ongoing and continuous support for our playgroup. We wish you all a lovely Easter with your family 🐥

Pay Strawberry Tree Playgroup using PayPal.Me Go to paypal.me/strawberrytree and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

24/03/2024

Bake Sale this morning at the Playgroup 11am - 1pm

20/03/2024

Our committee are hosting a bake-sale on Sunday 11am - 1pm. Hope to see you all there 🧁

Photos from Strawberry Tree Playgroup's post 10/03/2024

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Strawberry Tree mummies, nanas and aunties!
We hope you all have a lovely day 💕

13/02/2024

Happy Early Valentines Day 💝 Enjoy your long weekend everyone x

06/02/2024

A recent study has shown 1/3 of UK preschool children have their own ipad or tablet. With up to 35% of children having unsupervised access to their device. What can parents do to protect their little ones from harm online?

https://youtu.be/O3OF-NWDzGo?si=ikdsw08BtJcav7r-

31/01/2024

Online applications for a Post Primary Year 8 place for September 2024 are open via EA Connect.

Applications close at 12 noon on 22 February.

Visit EA Connect - https://ow.ly/2JRY50Qvkj5 - to apply and check out the EA website - https://ow.ly/xKoi50Qvkj3 - for more information on the admissions process, including helpful resources and guidance.

If your child is undergoing statutory assessment, you will need to apply for a place through the general admissions process.

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, further information is available at https://ow.ly/BL2Q50Qvkj1

25/01/2024

***REMINDER***

For those who have yet to apply, the portal for Preschool applications will close tomorrow at 12 noon.

Don’t miss out on your chance to apply for Strawberry Tree 🌳🤩

23/01/2024

Have a look around our preschool! 🥳

We have a fantastic preschool room with a highly qualified staff team and supportive committee. We have a sensory room, main play room, outdoor playground and secret garden.

Applications are open for admission in September 2024. Deadline for applications is 12noon this Friday 26th January.

Photos from Strawberry Tree Playgroup's post 19/01/2024

The portal for applying for preschool and primary one places closes next week Friday 26th January at 12 noon!

Follow this link to apply:
https://ow.ly/xNX550QkG0m

09/01/2024

Parents and Carers,

Online applications for a Pre-School or Primary 1 place for September 2024 will open at 12 noon today, via EA Connect.

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 26 January 2024, and it is important to note that applications are not considered on a first come, first served basis.

Visit https://connect.eani.org.uk/parent/ to apply and see EA’s website for more information on the admissions process: www.eani.org.uk/admissions

Remember to put Strawberry Tree Playgroup as your first preference. We would always recommend putting a second & third preference in the event of oversubscription.

If you require any help or further information, please contact us on 028 308 33673, or via email: [email protected]

Thank you.

20/12/2023

Admissions criteria for Pre-School and Primary One places for September 2024 are now available on the EA website.

If your child is in the relevant age group and is undergoing statutory assessment, you need to apply for a place through the general admissions process.

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, further information is available at https://send.eani.org.uk/statutory-assessment/educational-settings

06/12/2023

Thank you to everyone who sold and bought raffle tickets!

Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Strawberry Tree Playgroup Christmas raffle winners:

* £100 Bennett’s Jewellers Voucher - LISA KEARNEY

*£50 cash prize from Mourne Breakers - AISLING CORRIGAN

*£50 cash prize from Mourne Breakers - ELIZABETH DIGNEY

* x2 tickets for Ulster rugby game - BERNIE O’SULLIVAN

* £50 Turnavall On-Farm Butchers Voucher - AMY MORGAN

*Christmas candle from Clanrye lighting and Christmas decorations - RUTH BREEN

* Christmas Voucher from wards rock mount - MARK GORMAN

* Makeup voucher for Caoimhe Moore Makeup - ANNE KEENAN

* Makeup voucher for Natasha O’Hare makeup - AIMEE COLLINS

* Voucher for a blow dry from Dry by Siofra - SARAH LAVERY

* Rice’s hotel Poyntzpass meal voucher - FINN MCSHANE

* Courtney’s steakhouse meal voucher - HELENA MALLON

*Bottle of wine- CAOIMHE WARD

05/12/2023

WOW!!! 🤩

Well what can we say!! We are blown away by the support of our Santa Sunday at Strawberry Tree Playgroup.

Thank you to all the boys and girls and families who came out on the cold afternoon that it was!

We would like to thank each and every person who helped in any way to make the day a great success! Thank you to those who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets, baked buns and helped in the run up to the event, behind the scenes and on the day. We really appreciate your help.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the local community.

We raised a total of £1515 for the playgroup which we are over the moon about considering the event was organised in such a short space of time.

A special thanks to:

Micheal McAvoy for his kindness and patience all afternoon, he really made it a magical experience 🎅🎄

Clare Murtagh of Clares Equestrian at Barkston Stables for lending us our special reindeer pony Barney and thank you to his helper Alisha Gordon. He was a great hit with the children! 🦌

Anne Lennon FLIP Events for our magical candy cane lane 🍭 in their new Pixie Pod. The photos were fab!

Ronan O’Hare of O'Hares Eurospar Mayobridge and Amanda Kearns Raw Fusion for the selection boxes and health goodies to give to the children.

A special thanks to the following people for their donations of prizes:

Lisa Rocks Bennetts Jewellers
James Dornan Mourne Breakers
Kevin McCarthy Kingspan Group
Mark McNally Turnavall On-Farm Butchery & Farm Shop
Ryan Sheppard Clanrye Lighting
Anita Ward Spar Wards Rockmount Newry
Siofra McGeown Dry By Siofra
Caoimhe Moore
Natasha O’Hare Natasha OHare Make up
Gavin Rice Rices Poyntzpass
Anne McNally for sponsoring Courtney’s steakhouse voucher

We would also like to thank the Corn Dolly Foods and The Shelbourne Newry for their kind donations.

We couldn’t have done it without you all.

Merry Christmas to you all! 🎄🎅❄️✨

01/12/2023

🎅🎄ANNOUNCEMENT🎄🎅

The bookings for our Santa Sunday at Strawberry Tree are filling up fast 🤩 🎅 🎄

If you would still like to come on Sunday, there are still a small number of available slots across the afternoon.

This is also a great opportunity for people wishing to view the Playgroup before Pre-School applications open in January!

£5 per child or if more than one child £10 per family.

Please contact 07731420882 to book

Photos from Meaneys Weather's post 30/11/2023
30/11/2023

Strawberry Tree raffle

Final reminder for tickets to be purchased before the draw takes place on Sunday 3rd December 2023

FULL LIST OF RAFFLE PRIZES

* £100 Bennett’s Jewellers Voucher

*£100 cash prize from Mourne Breakers

* x2 tickets for Ulster rugby game

* £50 Turnavall On-Farm Butchers Voucher

*Christmas candle from Clanrye lighting and Christmas decorations

* Christmas hamper from wards rock mount

* Makeup voucher for Caoimhe Moore Makeup

* Makeup voucher for Natasha O’Hare makeup

* Voucher for a blow dry from Dry by Siofra

* Rice’s hotel Poyntzpass meal voucher

* Courtney’s steakhouse meal voucher

29/11/2023

Please note the dates for preschool and primary one admissions.

The criteria for each school will be published online 12th December. The application portal will then open on 9th January.

Please ensure you refer to the admissions criteria when applying.

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41A Sheeptown Road
Newry
BT342LA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
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