January 2022 Newsletter

January Newsletter

Welcome to our January Newsletter, we have had a wonderful start to the new term, the children have settled in really well and have enjoyed being back. We have enjoyed welcoming some new families to the setting.

Parent Consultations

The following dates are available for Parent Consultations, would you please contact a member of staff if you would like to book a slot. We are also happy to do these via teams if you would prefer.

Pre-School - Thursday 10th February

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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)

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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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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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.

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

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.

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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