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Cherry Hinton Festival

Thank you for all your support for our Teddy Tombola.  We raised £186.60 towards future events.


Look even the mayor visited us and won a teddy!

mayor & teddy

Teddy request for our ‘Teddy Tombola’

As part of our fundraising events we will be attending the Cherry Hinton Festival. This is a community event which is to be held on Saturday 19th September.
We are asking for donations of unwanted soft toys to run a teddy tombola stall. Any donations will be gratefully received before Tuesday 15th September 2015.


On Wednesday 15th July Little Cherries received an Ofsted inspection. As our previous inspection was in 2010 we expected this to take place at some point, however we receive no prior notification of the inspector’s arrival.

We are incredibly pleased to announce that Little Cherries has been awarded with an Outstanding level throughout all areas.  This is the highest possible achievement a setting can receive from Ofsted.

The inspector was highly impressed with the staff and how they engage and interact with the children, providing a high level of early years education for your children. All areas of the education, safeguarding, the staff’s knowledge and experience were demonstrated and highly commended.

The Committee would like to thank all staff at Little Cherries for their hard work and dedication to the group. It has been rewarded by an incredible achievement. The report is attached for you all to read.

Congratulations- Little Cherries your OUTSTANDING pre-school!

211863 – Little Cherries Ofsted Report

Are you interested in becoming a committee member?

As you are aware, Little Cherries is a committee run pre-school. This means parents, like you, help Little Cherries to run efficiently by volunteering their time, ideas and opinions at the committee meetings. We’re always looking for new members so why not come along to one of our meetings and see what goes on behind the scenes. If you would like specific information about how to get involved with our committee, please contact the chairperson, Elaine Sweeney, or manager, Anita Yates. Alternatively, you might like to talk to another parent who is already involved with the committee. We’re a friendly bunch and are always eager to hear new ideas from interested parents. Remember, this is YOUR pre-school and it has always been the high levels of parental involvement that has helped to make it so special.

Visit to Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn

 cheeky monkeys logo Little Cherries visit to Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn

On Monday 22nd June we are planning to take the children to Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn. The trip will include transport to and from the venue by coach, exclusive use of the venue and refreshments.


Please note: normal sessions (including lunch club) will not be operating on this day. A staff /child ratio of 1:2 will be maintained for this trip.

A big THANK YOU . . .

. . . to everyone who supported our Easter Raffle, which raised £300.  Monies raised will help towards the cost of our summer trip to Cheeky
Monkeys Play Barn on Monday 22nd June.

Easter Raffle 26th March


Chocolate Donations for the Easter Raffle – We would like these in please by the end of Tuesday 24th so that we can prepare the hampers.

Raffle tickets, sold or unsold – Please return all tickets by Wednesday 25th March.  If you feel that you could sell more tickets please let us know! 

The Easter raffle is to be drawn on Thursday 26th March at 12.05pm 

All monies raised will help towards the cost of our summer trip, so we would like to thank you for your continued support and generosity. 

World Book Day

wbdWorld Book Day
On Thursday 5th March, to celebrate World Book Day, we are asking children and staff to dress up as a favourite book character.  Children are also invited to bring in a favourite book from home which we can share with the whole group. Parents are most welcome to come in towards the end of the session to read their child’s favourite story to the whole group.

Open Day Wednesday March 11th

Little Cherries are holding an open day for prospective parents.

Wednesday March 11th 2015 10am-11am/1.30pm-2.30pm, by appointment.

Little Cherries is a long-running, not-for-profit pre-school for children aged from 2½ years old. Our aim is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children learn through play, exploration and experimentation.  Applications for places starting in September 2015 should be made by 27th March, 2015. Application forms are available to download from the admissions page or by emailing

Due to health & safety booking is essential.  To arrange a visit please call: 07725 951619 or email:

Fundraising: Table Top Sale

Table top sale
As part of our fundraising efforts we are planning to have a table top at the Cherry Hinton
Village Centre at the beginning of March. If you are thinking ahead for an early spring clean,
and have unwanted items of clothing, toys, gifts or general bric-a brac etc. please save them
for this event.

Table top sale 1