February Newsletter

March 1, 2019

Parents Evening

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!

Valentines Workshop

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.

Startwell Character

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.

Toileting

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/

Dentist         

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.

Safeguarding

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.

February 2019

Take a look at pictures from our Valentine’s Day workshop. We had some much fun thanks to everyone who attended!

September 2018

September 6, 2018

Nursery Newsletter

Welcome back!
Firstly, we would like to welcome back our funded children. We hope you all had a wonderful Summer break and are ready for the Autumn term. For more information on term dates, please visit; https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20014/schools_and_learning/685/school_term_dates

Room changes
Some of our staff have moved rooms this term. Please see below for changes:
Baby unit- Sandeep, Samahra and Sunita
Little Bears- Colmeta (Mel), Baldish (Bally) and Rukhsar
Pre-school- Shuzina and Helen
To find out who is your child’s new key person please check the boards in Main Unit garden or ask a member of staff.

Maternity cover
During Sarah’s maternity cover Shebi and Sanita will be co-managing the Nursery and Sidrah will be taking on the role of Deputy Manager.

Workshop
We are planning a Startwell workshop for Thursday 20th September 2018 at 2.30pm. We will be setting up lots of fun activities to help us to make healthy choices. We really hope parents can make it! If your child is not registered for a Thursday afternoon they are still welcome to attend with a carer/parent.

Spare clothes
Please remember to bring a set of spare clothes in to nursery as we will probably be doing some messy activities and your child may need a change of clothes at some point. If your child is currently toilet training please bring in plenty of pants and bottoms.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
We will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support with a coffee morning on Friday 28th September 2018. Why not do some baking at home together and bring in your goodies for us to sell to raise money for this worthy cause? If you can spare 5 minutes in the morning feel free to have a read of your child’s learning journey book.

Packed lunch guidance
If you would like to bring in a packed lunch or snacks for your child to eat at nursery, please use the lunchbox guidance below;
http://startwellbirmingham.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Lunchbox-Ideas-2014.pdf

Learning at home
We have lots of different learning at home packs for children of all ages including PE packs and Bear in the bag. If you would like to take one home- please ask a member of staff.

Pre-school book bags
Each pre-schooler has their own book bag which can be used to borrow books from nursery. You can add a diary entry to your reading diary and tell us which books you have enjoyed reading together at home. When you have 3 entries in your reading diary- ask your key person for a sticker!

New to nursery?
We would love to learn more about you and your family. You are welcome to complete an All About Me book at home where you can stick in any photographs and tell us a little about yourself. We plan to laminate these books and read them with children at nursery.

30 hours funding?
If you are eligible to receive the 30 hours funding please ensure you have provided us with your 11 digit verification code by Friday 28th September 2018. If we have not received the code by this date your child will not be able to access the 30 hours funding for this term.

Safeguarding
As a childcare provider we all have a responsibility to safeguard each and every child in our care. This means if we are concerned that a child is at risk of significant harm we will report our concerns to the relevant agencies. More information can be found in our safeguarding policy. Flowcharts of the procedure we follow can be found on our parent’s board in Main Unit garden.

Farm Trip

August 30, 2018

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.

 

Newsletter March 2018

March 21, 2018

Newsletter for March 2018

Parent Workshops for 2018

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

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