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Covid Update - We are asking that if your child has a positive Covid test, please keep your child at home until they have 2 consecutive negative tests or 10 days, whichever is soonest. This is to protect the children, staff and families of Magpie's. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.



We would like to thank everyone for engaging with our Wishing Tree and for the generous donations we have already received.

This is the ‘tree’ at the front of Magpie’s with label’s hanging on it with items that Magpie often use (i.e apples, pears, antibacterial spray, flour, pasta etc).If you would like to help, Please take a label, of your choice, off the tree to buy and donate to us.

Due to the stormy weather our wishing tree hasn't been in place, though it will be up and running again shortly. 

Any donation of fresh fruit and vegetables would be gratefully received for the children’s snack.

Term 4 is well under way and we have already been:

*  Mark making in flour and playdough/gems

*  having water play
*  playing 'What’s the time Mr Wolf'

.. to name a few things
As always, there is always alot of outdoor play.


We have been donated a lot of loose parts e.g. old cameras, bags, hats, bead necklaces, glasses etc. which the children love exploring.


Each week we are learning to recognise a colour, letter, shape, and number. Last week was the colour red, letter ‘a’, triangle shape and the number 1. This week the children chose to learn to recognise the number 8, colour blue, circle shape and the letter Ff.

Dates for your Diary:


1st March - Pancake Day - Pancakes for snacktime

3rd March - World Book Day - Dress up in pyjama’s and dressing gown
for our theme of 'The Polar Express' .

18th March - Red Nose Day - Wear something red for a donation.

23rd March - Easter Arts morning with parents/carers.

23rd March - Easter Bunny coming to visit

27th March - Mother’s Day

28th March - Last day of Term 4

19th April - First day of Term 5


Term 4 - Monday 21st February 2021 – Monday 28th March 2022


Term 5 - Tuesday 19th April 2022 – Friday 27th May 2022

CLOSED Monday 2nd MAY 2022  - BANK HOLIDAY


Term 6 - Monday 6th June 2022 – Tuesday 26th July 2022



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Recycle Your Ink Cartridges and Help Support Magpie Pre-school

Did you know that you can help us raise funds simply by recycling your ink cartridges via our Recycle4Charity programme?

For each ink cartridge recycled via the programme we will receive up to £2 donation.

To send your cartridges or start collecting for us click here -


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We have 3,629 retailers to choose from and so far we've raised over £26 million for thousands of community groups, schools, sports clubs, small and large charities across the UK. Easy!

Intergenerational Learning

Bridging the generations at Bridge Haven:

On Wednesday 4 July 2018 Bridge Haven care home welcomed three little visitors from a local playschool. Magpies, a village community charity run playschool based in Boughton, Kent, took three of their children along to Bridge Haven care home to meet with residents and staff for the morning.

Bridge Haven care home is nestled in the rural village of Bridge, near Canterbury, and cares for and supports people living with dementia. The home is owned and operated by Avante Care & Support, and embraces the Eden Alternative philosophy of care which encourages these kinds of community links.

The visit had been arranged between Home Manager Kim Drury and Magpies’ pre-school Manager Donna Kelly, who both have an interest in integrating younger people with older people.

Kim Drury, Bridge Haven’s Home Manager said ‘There have been some fabulous articles in the media recently that are showcasing intergenerational care and proving children are helping older people thrive.. We have great community links with our local primary school who often visit residents at Bridge Haven throughout the year, but as yet we haven’t had a link with pre-schoolers. When it was proposed that we invite the children into the home both Donna and I were really excited to make this happen!’