What a wonderful festive season we all had at nursery! I don’t know who had a better time, the children or staff? Thank you again to those families who braved the cold and came to sing carols with us.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to apologise for the power cuts. As far as I understand (and my understanding is very limited), on Wednesday 16th January 3 sub-stations went down with a fault. On Thursday the 17th January Hardman Road had a fault. And on Friday 18th January, there were two faults that needed to be resolved. All three times, our nursery was affected. I wanted to thank you all for your understanding and patience.
For those new children who started this term, a very warm welcome. We hope your children will be happy, healthy and learning during their time here.
Unfortunately, there are a few parents who are not closing the gates inside and outside behind them. These gates are in place for your children. It is your responsibility as much as ours to keep them closed. We have some children who are very young and vulnerable attending our nursery and we need your help to protect them and keep them safe. This is extremely important to us. So Gina, myself and the staff will be asking you to close the gates if we see that you have left them open.
As always, we need recycling materials so the children can continue to create through modelling. Modelling is such an important way to create and children get to develop their imaginations, physical skills, communication skills, understanding of the world and so much more.
Please ensure your children have the right clothing for the weather. We have a wonderful garden space for the children to use. It has artificial grass so we are able to use it all year round. But we can only do this if the children are dressed appropriately and have plenty of changes of clothes in case they get wet. Wellies, gloves, hats, scarfs, etc.
Suggested parent committee:
The parent committee consists of David and Sara. We will be starting to liaise to think of ways to engage parents further to start to create a better community within our nursery. Again, if you would like to be a part of this, please let me know.
Opening and closing times for children attending funded sessions:
Morning session: 9:15 – 12:15
Afternoon session: 12:15 – 3:45
Please could I remind parents to be on time when dropping and collecting their children? We employ additional staff during these hours only. They have their lunch break at 12:15 and have to complete their observations at 12:45 so if you are late, this has an impact. Thank you for your cooperation.
Toys at nursery
We would like to remind all parents that as per our terms and conditions, that your children keep their toys at home. This prevents their toys going missing or getting broken. We do allow any comforters for the younger children. Thank you for your understanding.
Dates for your Diary
We are continuing with our Space topic until the 15th February. If you have a chance, please see the space station and rocket they have built! They are very proud.
18th February: Free week – children’s choice
25th February: Life Cycle of a Butterfly
4th March: Life Cycle of a Frog
11th March: Life Cycle of a Chicken
18th March: Life Cycle of a Bee
25th March: Life Cycles of a Plant
1st April: Life Cycle of an Insect
Training dates this year:
To give you plenty of time to prepare ahead the dates are
5th July 2019
6th December 2019
Just a reminder if your child has had an accident at home please arrive 5 minutes earlier in the morning so you can fill out a form upon arrival.
Please could you label all clothes and shoes. This includes items in bags. We want to ensure they do not get lost, misplaced or sent home in another child’s bag. Please bring in lots of spare changes of clothes.
Show and Tell:
2-3’s – every Thursday:
Bring in something special or of interest from home – try to encourage children to bring a different toy each week.
Preschool – every Wednesday:
30th January – d
6th February – e
13th February – f
20th February – g
27th February – h