Just wanted to start of the newsletter with a massive Thank you to all the parents that attended our Parents Evening. It was a great evening celebrating all the children’s learning and development at the nursery, thank you to everyone who took time out to fill in a Parent Questionnaire which gave us an insight to all the things you feel we are doing well at and the things that need improving, it was a great help!
We are excited to announce we will be holding a Valentines Day workshop on Tuesday 12th February 2019.We will be taking part in lots of different Valentines Day Activities for you and your loved ones, everyone is invited. The workshop will be from 3.00-4.00pm, we hope to see you all there! If your child is not registered to come in on a Tuesday they are more then welcome to come and join in with the fun, accompanied by a parent or carer.
The Startwell character of the Month is Fay 5 a Day, the children will be taking part in activities to promote 5 day a day intake. Feel free to look at our Startwell books to see all the fun we have got up too, which are allocated in all the rooms!
Little Bears Construction theme
Do you have any Builders tools at home? We
would love to have some fun with them! The children in little bears are having
so much fun with their construction theme allowing them to be builders and take
part in lots of fun activities around construction. If you can bring in any Builders
tools you might have around the house that would be great, we promise to keep
them safe and return them after use!
Weather appropriate clothing
As the weather gets cooler, we would just like to remind parents to bring in coats, hats, gloves, scarves and wellies for children as we are looking forward to having some outdoor play.
Learning at home
Pre-school children have book bags which allow them to borrow books from nursery and tell us all about the stories they have enjoyed reading with an adult in their reading diary. Little Bears and Babies have a ‘bear in the bag’ where children can take home a special pack which includes a teddy, a diary, recipe cards and games to play at home. Please ask a member of staff if you would like more information on learning together at home.
We are asking all parents of children who are currently toilet training to bring in plenty of spare pants and bottoms in case of any accidents. For guidance on toilet training and the expectation for each age, please read: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/potty-training-tips/
Is your child registered with a Dentist? It is important to have regular check-ups to prevent tooth decay and to check on your child’s oral health.
If you are concerned a child is at risk of significant harm you can report your concerns to a member of staff. For more information on the procedures we follow please see the flowcharts attached which are displayed in each room of the nursery.
Policy of The Month
Our Policy of the month is the Whistle Blowing Policy, please see attached on this email.
Take a look at some of our pictures from our summer trip to Ash End Farm. We had a tour around the farm and got to see and feed lots of different animals. We had a fun tractor ride and even got to sit on a pony. It was a fantastic day with our friends & families.
Wednesday 24th January- Parents evening
Friday 16th February- Chinese New Year workshop
Friday 9th March- Mothers Day workshop
Friday 13th April- Baisakhi workshop
Wednesday 23rd May- Parents coffee morning to look at their child’s learning journey book
Friday 15th June- Fathers Day workshop
Wednesday 18th July- Parents evening
Tuesday 24th July- Preschool graduation
Week commencing 20th August- Eid workshop
Friday 28th September- Coffee morning for Macmillan and for parents to look at their child’s learning journey book
Thursday 25th October- Our Diversity party
Wednesday 7th November- Diwali workshop
Thursday 20th December- Christmas workshop