Little Chicks Pre-School Limited

Little Chicks Pre-School The Pre-School changed from a charity to a Limited company in August 2014.

The former manager Angela Taylor is now the managing director company No. 09105242

Operating as usual


Tempest Photography
Will be in
Pre-School tomorrow
Wednesday 8th May
between 10am and 1 pm.

If your little ones aren’t in please pop them down for their picture.

The school leaving children will also have graduation photos taken


Thursday 2nd May
Pre-School is closed
Due to the Policing Elections.


I’m sorry to ask this but due to staff sickness, if you are able to keep your child at home could you please xx


Happy New Year
We hope everyone has had a great Christmas
We back to it tomorrow 😊

Photos from Talking Early Years & Childcare Telford & Wrekin's post 31/10/2023

Information from the Health Protection Hub.

With half-term approaching you may be considering taking your child/children on a farm visit
All animals naturally carry a range of micro-organisms, some of which can be transmitted to humans, where they may cause ill health. Some of these, such as E. coli O157 or Cryptosporidium (Crypto), have the potential to cause serious illness which may be particularly severe in young children We see many cases of Crypto each year in the Health Protection Hub, particularly among children, and it’s a miserable experience for them and their parents.
Follow these practical steps to help keep your child safe and healthy:
• avoid touching faces or putting fingers in mouths while in farm environments
• don’t kiss farm animals or allow children to put their faces close to animals
• wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching animals, fences or other surfaces in animal areas
• don’t eat or drink while touching animals or walking round the farm and only eat and drink in picnic areas or cafes
• wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or drinking
• remove and clean boots or shoes that might have become soiled and clean pushchair wheels, then wash hands thoroughly with soap and water
• don’t use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water - gels and wipes don’t remove E. coli O157 or Crypto
• supervise children closely to make sure they wash their hands thoroughly
• if someone in the family has diarrhoea or vomiting after visiting a farm or animal visitor attraction, wash all dirty clothes, bedding and towels in the washing machine on the hottest wash cycle possible. Encourage good hand hygiene after using the toilet, washing hands thoroughly with soap and running water. Clean toilet seats, toilet bowls, flush handles, taps, hand basins and any other areas that might have been soiled with detergent and hot water, rinsing with household disinfectant. Visit the doctor and explain that they have had recent contact with animals. Please also contact the attraction you visited and inform them of the illness


If you’re applying for St Peter’s School make sure it is BRATTON


If your children aren’t themselves get them tested, some children have also tested positive this weekend 😢


Covid 😡

I’m sorry to say that the dreaded COVID, is doing the rounds again. Half of our staff have tested positive for it this weekend. Due to this we will only be having children in Pre-School whilst you are at work. Sorry for the inconvenience. 😢 😢 When you have read this could you please like to save me phoning you .


The sun is back with us next week
Please put Sun Cream your little ones before they come to Pre-School and bring a sun hat with them, with their name in


Pre-School is back on Monday 4th September


Reminder take your energy readings today to make sure you get the correct discount of what you use from tomorrow, if you’ve got a smart meter you don’t need to do anything


The Healthy Smile Team met the very smiley Isla, Jesse-Kray and Ebbie-Rae from todays The Big Bottle Swap campaign.

They all received a FREE Tommee Tippee free flow cup, stickers and a flyer with key messages on to take home. I think their favourite part was picking which colour sticker to have.

The team will be at 2 locations again tomorrow:

📍Market Drayton Library in Shropshire from 10:00 - 11:00

📍Staffordshire Moorlands Children’s Centre in Stoke-on-Trent from 09:00 - 12:00

Come and say hello 👋 or click the link below to see more future dates near you.

Measles 18/05/2023

There has been an increase in cases of measles nationally, so parents, school and nursery staff are encouraged to be aware of symptoms and what to do if you get a case, or cases, within your setting.
It can lead to serious complications and is highly infectious. It will spread rapidly within educational settings among those without immunity from vaccination or previous infection.
What to look for
Information, including photos, can be found here:
Symptoms include a runny nose; cough; conjunctivitis (sore, itchy, watery, red and sticky eyes); high fever and small white spots (Koplik spots) inside the cheeks. Around day 3 of the illness, a rash of flat red or brown blotches appear, beginning on the face, behind the ears and spreading over the body.
Koplik spots:

If a child presents with these symptoms exclude them from school/nursery and advise the parents/carers to follow the advice in this link:
Note that symptoms may present differently dependent on the skin tone.
What you need to do
Exclude the infected individual from setting until 4 days after the onset of the rash (where the date of the rash onset is day 0).
Encourage all children and young people over the age of one year old to have the combined MMR vaccination as per the national immunisation schedule.
You should let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling 01952 381800.
Any staff who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated with the MMR vaccination should be encouraged to seek advice from their general practitioner or practice nurse.
Advise individuals with a weak immune system, pregnant staff and children under 12 months who come into contact with measles to seek prompt medical advice. When contacting the GP or midwife they should inform them that there has been exposure to a case of measles.
Anyone who is unsure if their child is up to date with all their routine vaccinations should check their child’s Red Book (personal child health record) in the first instance. If they are still not sure, or if they need to bring their child up to date with their vaccines, they should contact their GP practice to check and book an appointment.

Health Protection Hub May 2023

Measles Find out about measles, a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.


Do you have a little one aged 0-2 years or a baby on the way? If this is you, or someone you know, we'd love to share this event with you!
22nd May 2023 from 10am – 1.30pm @ Telford Visitor Centre, Town Park, Telford.
Join us for the launch of the Best Start for Life - a one-stop booklet for anything and everything you might need to support 0-2 year olds in the borough 🥳 From groups to meet other parents and children to help and support, it really does have it all!
The launch event is bringing the booklet to life with various teams available to talk about childcare options available in our borough, parental related benefits and various support available like accessing breast-feeding groups, GP support and SEND baby groups. We'll also give you a free copy of the Best Start for Life one-stop booklet, with valuable information and advice about the first two years of your baby’s life.
Added bonus - you could win one of our giveaways 🏆 With prizes like baby sensory classes and sensory baskets, you won't want to miss out!

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust 25/04/2023

Here is some useful grant information for people going through difficult times.
The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust Have grants to help.

If you’re the parent of a child under 18 and work (or have worked) in fashion, textile or a clothing related business (for at least one year in the last nine years) and are in financial hardship, then you may be eligible for a grant.

By this they mean textiles, clothing, soft furnishings or interior textiles and applicants can be involved in the manufacture, distribution, delivery, retail, supermarkets, laundry, alterations and recycling of fashions/textiles.

What the grant will fund:
Children's Clothing
Essential Children's Clothing including School Uniform and PE Kit (ages 0-18 years)

Study Equipment; for school or college children only

Course Equipment for college student ( ages 16+)
Either a Laptop (ages 11+) or a Tablet (ages 4+)
IF there is no other device at home. Desk and Chair (ages 11+)

Children's Bedroom Furniture; if they are broken, unsuitable or your child is without

Children's Bed and Mattress and Bedding
Clothes Storage - Wardrobe (ages 11+)
Chest of Drawers (ages 10 or under)
Curtains /Poles or Blinds for a child's bedroom (if they don't have any)
Rug (if the flooring is rough or unsuitable)

Baby and Infant Essentials

Cot, Mattress and Bedding, Highchair, Car Seat
Safety Gate


Washing Machine

Home Essentials; if you are being rehoused, yours are broken or you don’t have them

Dining Table and Chairs
Cooking Utensils/Pots and Crockery/Toaster/Kettle/Microwave/Vacuum Cleaner

Sensory and Specialist Items; supported with a recommendation from a health professional

Mobility Equipment; to support your child's needs, as recommended by a health professional

Therapy; to suit your child's needs, as recommended by a health professional

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust Financial grants for the children of UK fashion and textile families.

About Emergency Alerts 18/04/2023

IMPORTANT! Emergency Alerts Test and hidden phones

Please share widely.

You’ll already be aware that there will be a national test of the UK’s Emergency Alert Service on 23rd April at 3pm.

All mobile phones and tablets will receive a loud alert. This could impact anyone that has a secret mobile phone hidden from an abusive partner.

It will, therefore, be important to place hidden phones and/or devices on airplane mode or to switch them off completely.

You can opt out of emergency alerts, but the government advises that you should keep them switched on because the alerts will only be issued if there is a life-threatening emergency close to you. There is an ‘opt out’ option in the settings of your device, but as this is the first time that the test has been run, there are no guarantees that devices won’t still receive an alert.

For more information go to:

About Emergency Alerts Your mobile phone or tablet may get an emergency alert if there’s a danger to life nearby. Alerts tell you what to do to stay safe.


We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break, Pre-School is closed today (pd day) and reopens tomorrow Tuesday xx


Unfortunately we have got the dreaded Sickness Bug going around. Children and staff have come down with it, can I please ask if your children are complaining of tummy ache or not feeling themselves that you keep them at home until they are better.
If they have been sick or had diarrhoea we have a 48 hour policy from when they were last Ill 🤢


Due to bad weather and most of the schools being closed in the area, little chick will be closed today.


Advice for parents on visits to settings involving contact with animals
Visitor attractions involving contact with animals are understandably popular with parents and children but do carry a risk from infectious diseases.
All animals naturally carry a range of micro-organisms, some of which can be transmitted to humans, where they may cause ill health. Some of these, such as E. coli O157 or Cryptosporidium (Crypto), present a serious health hazard and have the potential to cause serious illness which may be particularly severe in young children We see many cases of Crypto each year in the Health Protection Hub, particularly among children, and it’s a miserable experience for them and their parents.
Following these practical steps will help your child stay safe and healthy:
 Children should wash their hands in the following four situations: after contacting animals, before eating, before and after using play equipment, and when leaving site. It will help to explain why they must wash their hands thoroughly in these situations and to show them what proper handwashing looks like. Bear in mind that alcohol gel is not a suitable substitute for proper hand washing with soap and running water – it doesn’t work against Crypto.
 Do not suck fingers or put hands, pens, pencils or crayons etc. in mouths.
 Check that cuts, grazes etc. on children’s hands are covered with a waterproof dressing.
 Do not kiss animals.
 Eat only food that you have brought with you or food for human consumption that you have bought on the premises, and eat only in designated areas.
 Never eat food that has fallen to the ground.
 Never taste animal foods.
 Children should not eat, drink or chew anything (including sweets) outside the areas designated for eating at the visitor attraction.
 Where possible, clean or clean and change footwear before leaving. The site should have facilities to clean footwear and pushchair/pram wheels as you leave the site. Wash hands after cleaning/changing footwear.
 Do not use or pick up tools (e.g. spades and forks) or touch other work equipment unless permitted to do so by site staff.
 Do not climb on to walls, fences, gates or animal pens etc. Some animals put their feet on the fences of their pens and contaminate them with faecal matter.
 Listen carefully and follow the instructions and information given by the site staff.
 Do not wander off into unsupervised or prohibited areas e.g. manure heaps.
 Allow plenty of time for hand washing before eating or leaving the site so that the children do not have to rush.
 If a member of your group shows signs of illness (e.g. sickness or diarrhoea) after a visit, visit the doctor and explain that they have had recent contact with animals. Please also contact the attraction you visited and inform them of the illness


Water Safety Tips for Parents
The Canal & River Trust have produced some information on water safety for parents based on their SAFE message – Stay Away From the Edge, with a focus on getting children to “Hold hands and take two steps back” when by the water side. They have a video you can watch with your children featuring Maddie Moate from CBeebies:

Other tips
• Always hold your child’s hand when by the water
• Make sure the brake is on the pram or pushchair when stationary
• Make sure to look out for other people on busy towpaths before stepping back
• Head to the Explorers website to download learning activities to help you toddlers and pre-schoolers learn how to stay safe by the water.
What to do if a child falls into the water
• There may be other people around, so shout for help as loudly as you can.
• If you have other children with you, make sure they are safe.
• Dial 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Explain your location clearly - use road names, bridge numbers, what3words and describe any landmarks.
• Lie down on the ground and try to reach them in the water. Use a tree branch, stick or an item of clothing to reach out to them. Don’t get in the water yourself. If they have fallen in, it’s likely that they won’t be too far away from the edge.
• If you can, haul them out of the water. Do this by lying down on the ground and pulling them out by grabbing their clothes. Don’t pull them out from a standing position as you are more likely to fall in the water yourself.
• If you can’t get them out, lie on the ground and hold on to them until help arrives.
You can visit their website here: Water safety tips for parents | Canal & River Trust (

Photos from Little Chicks Pre-School Limited's post 10/01/2023

Ahoy! Yesterday the little chicks became little pirates, we made a boat then sailed in the sea, read some pirate stories and made a treasure map to hunt for gold coins. We had so much fun! 🏴‍☠️🌊⚓️

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Shawbirch Community Centre

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:15am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm
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