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May 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our May newsletter, I hope it finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine.

Some big changes have happened over the last few weeks including new flooring in the Pre- School, a new Kiddybus for the children to get out and about, a new camera identification entry system and some new sleeping pods.

We are yet to create our Pushchair bay outside the Nursery and are looking forward to having some lovely new windows in Pre-School. We hope that you like the new additions and changes.

We are placing a big emphasis on toilet training, healthy eating and independence throughout the Nursery. We have gathered and collated information on how best to support our families from various professionals including our local health team. There are flyers and information booklets in and around nursery so please feel free to ask for one. If you feel that you need support with this, we are more than happy to provide this. Last year it was planned to have an informal social evening with Debbie Richards from Bladder and Bowel NHS. However, Covid interrupted this, I would be interested to know if any families would like me to try and organise this again? I would be happy to do face to face with covid measures in place but we could also look at virtual?

We are part of the Oral Health programme, which again has been delayed due to covid and as part of infection control decided to postpone! That will be due to start again after May half term, please look out for your home kits and make sure you re-sign a new consent form!

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Every Mind Matters

A brilliant link for our parents and carers, this is worth a peek, for those who do need support - never be afraid to ask. It has been tough and as we step back into a little normality, we understand life can feel daunting!

Mental wellbeing tips for parents
Every Mind Matters has tips and practical advice to help parents look after their children's and their own mental health.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

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Sounds Right Phonics

With so many children struggling with communication and language delays and the waiting lists so long, we have decided to implement phonics classes to help during the interim time. We have organised to have the lovely Faye from Sounds Right phonics come in every week. I will need consent forms for children to take part. Faye can currently only attend once a week on a Monday but staff will be working with her to pick up any strategies we can use and share with you!

Please be rest assured that the strictest Covid measures are in place with any outside agencies visiting! I hope this helps!

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April 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to our April Newsletter, we have this week been enjoying the lovely sunshine and therefore have spent lots of time outside on walks and in the park. 
The children have loved this, as the sun is back can you please remember to pop sun cream and hat in your child’s bag! 

We have received some deprivation funding – which is allocated to something that will benefit the children. Therefore, we have purchased a Kiddybus, with 6 seats, this is a type of Pushchair which means we can get the younger ones out more often! We are really looking forward to it arriving. On this note, we are always open to suggestions of what you might like to see in terms of resources and equipment within the setting – please forward any ideas! 

Parent consultations went really well, if we did not have chance to catch up with you or it was not a convenient time please make contact at any time to discuss your child. 

Can we remind all our lovely families that we are a Nut free zone – due to a child having a severe Nut allergy we would rather not take any chances and felt this was the easiest way around it! 

Lost property
Please check in Nursery if you are missing any items, we have a box in reception! Lots of things have been misplaced, we label as best we can but if you can label your items that would be really handy as so many children have similar items! A concerted effort is being made to ensure the correct things go home – apologies to those who have had mis placed items! 

Spare clothes
Can we ask that parents provide two sets of spare clothes if possible – we do have plenty if not but the children have been enjoying lots of water/messy play lately and although we use aprons a lot of the time we can’t always promise they won’t get wet! 

Good Friday & Easter Monday we are closed for a little rest but will re-open on the Tuesday as normal. We hope that you all have a lovely long weekend together and wish you all a very Happy Easter! 

Lastly, thank you again for all your continued support, this spring term has felt long and it has been difficult for the children adjusting back to normal routine. That said, I am incredibly proud of how each individual has flourished since their return!

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February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the first newsletter of the year, I hope that it finds you safe and well.

Topics for February include Valentine’s day, Shrove Tuesday, our family and Chinese New Year!

Home learning sheets will be posted on the Front doors and Famly, it’s great to see what you get up to at home so please feel free to post your pictures and observations of your children.

Please could you check your child’s hair for headlice and treat as necessary.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year to you all, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas! A huge welcome to all our new families!

Phonics Night
Thursday 23rd January we will be holding a short session on phonics 18:30 in the pre-school, please register a space in the office. Please do come along!

Spare Clothes
Please can you make sure your child attends with spare clothes and any which have been borrowed can you please return. We are getting very short on age 2.5 plus! Thank you in advance.

It’s a want……
We are in desperate need of junk modelling items, tubes, newspapers, plastic pots.
Remote controls, telephones (house ones), mobiles and small plant pots.
Please bring them in if you have any surplus!

Toddler Room
Toddlers will be learning about their families at the end of this month and we will be holding afternoon tea for family members, I will confirm the date for this next week.

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Parent Workshops

First Aid Evening - 14th November 2019

18:30pm in the Pre-School

Parent Paediatric First Aid evening with Liz Greenway from Abbeymead First Aid.

An evening with Liz to give our parents and carers an insight on First Aid, please register your interest in the office.

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December 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our December newsletter – a little late, we have been busy!

Last week we saw the Christmas play take place and I’m sure you will agree that all the children did exceptionally well.
A huge thank you to all the staff and parent helpers for making this possible.

As the end of the year draws to a close we as a team must thank you for your continued support and recommendations, you all make Fledglings a very special place!

Congratulations
A huge congratulations to our lovely Chloe from Pre-school on her recent engagement!

Family
Please see me if you have not yet received your login for the app, this has proved to be very handy in communicating and as of January we will be adding the children’s learning and development to the system, the ‘red’ books will still be used to collate all of their photos and artwork.

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November 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter, December is fast approaching so please make sure you have our dates for the Christmas play and Parties in your diary, letters will be sent out shortly with your child part in the play (should you need to provide anything.)
Friday 13th 10:00am, Christmas play – Trinity Church, Wednesday 18th 14:00 – 15:30, Pre School – Christmas Party. Thursday 19th 14:00 – 15:30, Toddler/Babies Christmas Party.

Wanted
We are in desperate need of Newspapers if anyone has any they can spare!

Family
The app is working well, we are adding more photos and observations as we go, it’s been quite a drawn-out process trying to get to grips with it, if you still haven’t provided us with an email please see me and I can get you onto the system.

Photos
We hope that you have all received proofs of the lovely photos which Jayne took! Any problems please see me!

First Aid evening with Liz Greenway
14th November at 18:45 in the pre-School, this is fully funded by us, please register your place so we can make sure we have enough cake! The session will last about 2 hours and will cover basic paediatric First Aid – Everyone is welcome!

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October 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our October newsletter. Firstly, thank you for all your generous donations for the foodbank – we will be sending these off this week. It’s been a busy start to the autumn term with lots of new children – thank you all for your patience and understanding during our busy times of the day!

As the wet weather has arrived please could we ask that your child attends nursery with wellies and full wet suits – we aim to be out in all-weather unless it is unsafe to do so, we are also asking that your child bring slippers – please feel free to leave these items at Nursery should you wish too. (We will have some new bags on their pegs for all their belongings).

We are in need the following so if anyone has any surplus please bring them in:

Newspapers, pots & pans, utensils, telephones (corded), wooden garage and farm toys.

Lots of parents and carers are still not set up on our family app – if you haven’t received a link to set this up please give the girls your email and I will add you. We are changing the way that we record the children’s learning and development, these will be added to famly and you can also contribute – the Nursery Books will still hold all their lovely artwork and photos for you to keep!

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Welcome to our May newsletter, I hope it finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine. Some big changes have happened over the last few weeks including new flooring in the Pre- School, a new Kiddybus for the children to get out and about, a new camer...
A brilliant link for our parents and carers, this is worth a peek, for those who do need support - never be afraid to ask. It has been tough and as we step back into a little normality, we understand life can feel daunting! Mental wellbeing tips for ...
With so many children struggling with communication and language delays and the waiting lists so long, we have decided to implement phonics classes to help during the interim time. We have organised to have the lovely Faye from Sounds Right phonics c...

Latest News

Welcome to our May newsletter, I hope it finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine. Some big changes have happened over the last few weeks including new flooring in the Pre- School, a new Kiddybus for the children to get out and about, a new camer...
A brilliant link for our parents and carers, this is worth a peek, for those who do need support - never be afraid to ask. It has been tough and as we step back into a little normality, we understand life can feel daunting! Mental wellbeing tips for ...
With so many children struggling with communication and language delays and the waiting lists so long, we have decided to implement phonics classes to help during the interim time. We have organised to have the lovely Faye from Sounds Right phonics c...

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