We want to thank each and every one of you that came to our Christmas Fair in December and to everyone who played a part in helping out on the stalls or providing equipment and for all the tombola goodies and of course, we need to say a huge thank you to Jo Doughty and her team for organising the event along with all the staff and the roles they played.

A special thanks too to Father Christmas and our gorgeous Elves in the grotto!  It was a huge success and we even made the paper! 


We are very pleased to welcome Maria Milburn as our newest member to the Puddleducks staff team.  (Pic still coming soon but hopefully you have all met the lovely self by now!)

The children are all really enjoying getting to know her.

Maria has joined us from a nursery setting and has training in Forest schools, which we hope to introduce to Puddleducks in the future.

WE DID IT!!!!!

We met our parent ratios to vote in the new committee at the AGM last night. And even better, we had lots of eager parents volunteer to join!

A massive THANK YOU to every single parent, committee and staff member who attended last night, we couldn't have done it without your suppport!

And a great big welcome and thank you to our brilliant new committee members. It was a fantastic meeting and the current committee members are very heartended by the number of people who have come forward. Your committment will ensure the future of our fantastic playgroup - THANK YOU!

Your committee members for 2017/18 will be:

Chair (Officer) - Rachel Cushing
Vice chair - Jo Lattimore
Treasurer (Officer) - Sarah Haddon
Secretary (Officer) - Becca Holland
Fundraising co-ordinator - Jo Doughty
Education Co-ordinator - Elaine Kong

General members: Katherine Rowlandson, Louise Gaskin, Jessica Woods, Carla Oxbury, Rachael Kerry, Kate Farrow, Victoria Bradbury, Katie Dickerson.

Associate members:
Education sub-committee: Kirsty Walls, Abbie Laws, Adele Bull.
Fundraising sub-committee: Jade Hammond, Roberta Wilner.
Associate members:
Sarah Headland (publicity)
Steve Mark (IT & maintenance).

Hi everyone, hope all our new families are settling in well to Puddleducks and having a great time :) 
For those who don't know me, I'm Sarah, the secretary for the Puddleducks voluntary management committee. I will be standing down from the committee at our forthcoming AGM on 5th October.
One of my last duties as secretary is to get as many parents as possible to attend the AGM. It is absolutely VITAL to the future of the group - we need a certain percentage of parents to come to the meeting and show their support, and to vote in the new committee. Without your support at the AGM, Puddleducks will not legally be able to open.
All you need to do is show up on 5th October and give Puddleducks your support. It takes place in the function room of the World's End, so you could even enjoy a drink or two whilst you help secure the future of Puddleducks. 
There is no pressure or obligation to sign up for anything, but if anyone feels they could volunteer for the committee, that would be so much better! 
We have a few roles that need filling - we desperately need a treasurer as Amy Snowling is standing down, so if you or anyone you know is good with numbers, please do get in touch. 
My role as secretary is also up for grabs, and we will also need someone to keep our website and public Facebook page up to date with the latest news. 
Joanne Doughty is always looking for eager people to help her fundraising efforts too. 
If anyone is interested in coming to the AGM and/or joining the committee, and wants to know more about what's involved, please don't hesitate to contact me, our Chair Rachel Cushing or Sarah Webster Durrant.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM. 5th October, World's End, 8pm :)

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