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Hi All,


The six week break seems along time ago now, we hope you all enjoyed your break!!

All the children have settled in and having fun along with the staff.

Please can I remind all parents to bring in a change of clothes in as we do get both wet and messy most days.

We are a charity run pre-school and as such rely on donations, one way you can support us is through using easyfundraising as your search engine, clicking on Taunton Opportunity Group, then we will benefit from any money raised.

TOGs AGM will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm at TOG, all parents are invited to attend and if any of you would like to join our committee please see Allison or Helen.

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Hi All,


This Wednesday 14th June TOG will be shut as we are on our annual trip to Crealy park which again has been funded by Rotary, a big heartfelt thank you to them for organising this.

Don't forget to bring sun cream and a towel as there is a soak zone which is good fun.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!!!!

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Hi All,



Thank you for all the Sainsbury vouchers, your support is appreciated. 

We hope you all have a very lovely half tem and the sun keeps shining for us all.

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Hi All,
Just wondering if any of our lovely families and their friends would like to put a team together for Taunton soroptomists, which will be swam on February 18th or 19th.  There needs to be a team of 4 with a team captain who has drinks ready and encouragement.
Please contact Helen at TOG as soon as possible if you can, as have to let them know by Thursday.

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Hi All,

All the children are now settling in well with the help of all the staff.

I hope that all our leavers have settled into their new schools well and look very smart in their uniforms.... photos please.

The staff are taking part in  moonraker on Saturday 8th October 2016, we will be doing the 7 miles (must be mad) but proceeds are going to TOG and Dorset and Somerset Air ambulance this year, any sponsorship greatly received!!!


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Hi all,

Its that time of year are you getting excited ???

Well TOG raffle tickets are on sale, you can collect some from reception if you would like to sell some or just make a donation of food for the Christmas hamper which is first prize in our raffle ( we already have lots of sweet things).

The raffle will take place on the 10th December 2015 at 10 o clock in the morning, a prize winners will be contacted directly.

Thank you all for your continued support.



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Hi All,

just a quick catch up after a busy start to our Autumn term.  All the children have settled in really well and have got to know their key person, we have had lots of fun.

A few Thank you's  to some of our very kind parents, firstly Hannah Thomas for the wonderful bingo nights that she has organised and raised lots of money for us,  also a family member who has just completed a half marathon raising more. Also to Lindsay Ireland and her friends who ran the Taunton half marathon  last year also raising lots of money for TOG.  A HUGE thank you from us all it is much appreciated.

 Also a big thank you  the staff who painted and laid the floor in TOGs staff room and to a very kind company called vintage-magazin who I found on Ebay, beautiful vintage chairs and he kindly donated them for free and sorted out the transportation for us only costing us £80.  Thank you again.

Watch out for our Christmas blog !!!


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We hope you are having a lovely summer break and enjoying this spell of dry weather......

Over the summer we have been decorating the staff room for the girls and wondering if any of you lovely people out there could make us 2 roman blinds to complete the look.  We would naturally buy the material its the skill of making them that we need.... we would be very grateful.

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Tog will not be open on Wednesday 10th June 2015 due to TOGs outing, but back to normal on Thursday.

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Hello everyone.

On Wednesday 10th June TOG are on their annual outing, this year it has been funded by The Rotary Club for which we are very grateful and would like to say a big thank you. 

The outing is to crealy park and the coach leaves Taunton green on Cheddon road at 9.30am, for parents who are meeting us at Crealy, can we please meet by the main gate where you will find TOG staff at 10.30am.

We are all really looking forward to the trip and keeping our fingers crossed for nice weather.

If you have any queries regarding the trip, please contact Helen or Julie on 01823 284550 or 07518263650.

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Hi All, a very happy and prosperous new year to you !!!!

The Grove, Kingston Road, Taunton has agreed to put on a charity quiz on behalf of TOG on Friday the 6th March at 7.30pm.

If you would like to enter a team tickets are £4 per person and can be purchased from TOG or on the door on the night from 7pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there!!!

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We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you that sold raffle tickets or donated raffle prizes, we raised a whooping £751 so once again thank you very much for your support.

Our Christmas party is on Thursday the 18th December with a visit from a very special person 'Father Christmas', all staff are really looking forward to this!!!!

On Thursday 5th February there is a Somerset Total Communication Open Day between 10-12.30 at Resources for Learning, Parkway, Bridgwater TA6 4RL. All parents, family members and carers of children and young people living with speech, language and communication needs are welcome. Tel:-01278 444949 or email:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ask in TOG for a form.

Have an absolutely fantastic Christmas and New Year

From Everyone at TOG



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Hi All,

We have now decided to draw the TOG raffle on Monday 8th December 2014, due to the late arrival of the books and our AGM on the 4th December 2014 (please come along if you can,starts at 7.30).  Please can we have any books back by this date and if you would like some books please pop in and see us.

Thank you to everyone who has already bought raffle books or donated gifts to the raffle or hamper, if you have any unwanted gifts or tins of food that are in date that you dont want then please bring them in for us, it would be gratefully received..

We are now very excited for christmas and we our putting our trimmings up on Tuesday along with the tree (once we buy it!!).

Once again thank you for all your help....

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It's that time of year again, TOG raffle tickets are here !!!!  All you lovely parents, current and ex please come in and collect some books to sell for our charity.

The draw will take place on the 4th December and first prize is a lovely Christmas hamper with lots of additional prizes including a homemade Christmas cake.

It will be lovely to see you all.....

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Specialised Hydrotherapy service for children aged 0 -19 ran be experienced paediatric physiotherapist at Musgrove Park Hospital.

This includes Rheumatology group for children with JIA or hypermobility.

For further information please contact Helen Stanley direct by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In the coming months you will hear a lot about getset Services. They are a step forward in the way families in Somerset can find support when and where they need it. The ideas behind getset are;-

  • A little bit of help at the right time makes a big difference.
  • Support where it suits you.
  • a one stop shop.
  • Deciding with you what support you need.
  • Working as one.

For more information please visit their website www.getset.somerset.org.uk or telephone 0845 345 9122.

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Hi All,

The children are settling back well and the new children are also settling in, having lots of fun!!!

We hope all of our leavers have now settled into their new schools and enjoying their new experiences, we miss them already!!

Wednesday afternoons at TOG, Mel Moore from portage is running Stay and Play sessions, this started on the 10th September 2014.  The sessions run from 1.30 - 3.00 and are for families with children with additional needs and/or chronic health issues, they are runnig in the autumn term only, please feel free to drop in.

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Hi All,

Last week as you all know was our obstacle course week, the weather stayed on our side and every child who attended TOG last week participated in the course, in fact they were all excellent. Now its time to collect sponsor money in please!!!!!!

Somerset Total Communication are running an awareness session on Thursday 27th July 2014, 10.00am - 12.00 pm, this will be held at Resources for learnin, Parkway, Bridgwater TA6 4RL.  It will cost £15 per person which includes a signing booklet.  A place needs to be booked by Friday 27th June 2014.  or more details or to book please Tel:-01278 444949 or  Email:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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We are happy to announce that we had our first ofsted inspection under new management, on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 and are delighted to say that we recieved a rating of 'Good.'  A very well done to all the team !!!!

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One of our childrens Dad, Uncle and Grandad are doing a sponsored cycle ride for TOG on the 7th June 2014. 

Any sponsorship will be warmly welcome  and much appreciated.  You can either contact Helen via facebook or on Taunton 284550 or by clicking on the link on our website for virginmoneygiving.com/SALTERCYCLERIDE.

Thank you in anticipation