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September 2021 Newsletter

September Newsletter 2021

Welcome to our September Newsletter, firstly we would like to welcome all of our new families that have joined us. We are excited to watch your children grow and flourish.
Secondly, we wave good bye to many of our older children who are starting school, we wish them the very best of luck and we are extremely proud of you all!

Our OFSTED inspection has now taken place and I am extremely proud to tell you our outcome was good across all of the four areas. A huge thanks to our parents and carers for your lovely comments. Without you and your children we would not be here today doing the job that we love.

If you wish for Younger Siblings of children who already attend to be signing up to Nursery in the near future please see us now to reserve your space. I am anticipating a 6 – 12 month waiting list.

This term sees some huge changes for the Early Years Curriculum, we are trying to get our head around these and are planning a very simple start to the term.

We have considered re launching lunches, we would love some parent feedback so please let us know your thoughts, a possible start for these would be October at latest end of.
We propose a much simpler lunch menu, for example, pasta bakes, jacket potatoes, homemade soup, hot dogs. Pudding would consist of Yoghurt or fruit. These would need to be booked in advance and paid for in advance.

Toys / personal belongings
Could we ask that toys and personal belongings are left at home or in bags before the children enter Nursery. We end up losing them, they often get hidden by the children in the most peculiar places and these also cause children to argue in setting over items that aren’t ours which can make life a little distressing for all involved!

Christmas Cards are in production, if you would like to order a pack please let the girls know, payment will need to be provided before we order. The cost is £6 and the final date for ordering will be 8th October I shall post the designs for you to look at shortly after this newsletter.
As usual we will be doing our tea towels printed with logo and either your child’s self portrait or hand / foot print. Priced at £6.
We will also be offering your child’s Card design on a coaster priced at £4.50 each or £12 for 4.

Last year and this current year, saw many cancellations for us including the Christmas play, sports day – to name a few! Should we have any more interruptions we will aim to Film this but all parents will need to give permission. It would be good to know in advance if you wish your child to be disguised, so we can plan our characters – for example our donkeys usually have lovely headwear!


It is with great hope that I announce the dates this year as follows:

Christmas Play – Friday 10th December
Christmas Party – Friday 17th December
Father Christmas Visit – Date TBC
Polar Express Day – Monday 6th December (All in Pyjamas)


Uniform
We are awaiting a new delivery of Uniform – These are NOT mandatory but if you wish for your child to have one please ask the girls to add you to our list, pricing 9.95 for a jumper, 5.50 for a polo. Please note our polo shirt colours have now been discontinued so will be white or Navy! Sizing is (1-2) (3-4) or (5).


New project
We get huge amounts of offers of donated goods such as clothing, shoes, pushchairs and toys.
Is anyone interested in a swap shop, our Cellar which is also known as the Dungeon (just our nickname) could potentially become a storage area for a set up, it would be great to recycle such items and would be interested to know if anyone would like to help or donate.

Buggy Park
We have been for many months trying to create a buggy park but trying to find tradesman if near impossible – if anyone knows of someone handy that would like to help, we would be grateful!

Apologies for the long newsletter, we tend not to do one over the summer but will be back now with monthly updates. As always if you have any questions, concerns or feedback please contact me directly, email is usually best. I would also like to thank you all for yet again your continued support, kind comments and recommendations. It has been an extremely challenging 18 months and you as parents and carers have been incredibly supportive. We are honoured to have your children, there is no better job in the world than watching them thrive. Our staff work extremely hard to provide the environment we have and you all make everything very worthwhile.

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