A warm Welcome
We would like to warmly welcome all children and their families who have recently started at the nursery, including the siblings of existing children.
Change of Clothing/Shoes
It would be much appreciated if ALL nursery children could bring with them a bag containing a change of named clothing on the days that they attend nursery as we now have limited supplies of spares. We would also like to request that children have suitable indoor footwear (shoes, slippers or plimsolls etc.) as heavy winter boots and wellingtons are cumbersome when children are playing on the floor.
Our next parent evening will be held at the nursery on Thursday 22nd March. This is an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their Key Person and to meet other parents. Practitioners will be available for consultations between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and we ask that you complete and return the slip provided as soon as possible; all consultations must be pre-booked before the 19thMarch.
World Book Day
World Book Day is on 1st March and all parents/carers will receive a £1 book token for their child which is valid from 26th February- 25th March (inclusive). To mark this day, we would like to ask the children to bring in their favourite book from home so that we can share the story with their friends and/or to dress as a story book character. This activity will take place for a whole week from 5th – 9thMarch to allow all children to take part.
30 Hours funding
The government are advising parents that wish to claim 30 hours funding for the summer term 2018 to apply for their eligibility code before the end of February. The web address is www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Provider/Parent Forum Notice Board
The nursery is planning to put up a new notice board in the lobby informing parents/carers of forthcoming events and other useful information. We would like parents to contribute to this board by posting comments, questions, ideas and suggestions they feel would enhance the outcomes for children. As early years practitioners we are always looking for new ideas to support learning and we understand the value of working in close partnership with parents/carers. Posts can be made anonymously if preferred.
A request from Roos staff: Please could parents/carers of children in the Roos room bring in some family photographs so that practitioners are able to talk to the children about their families. This can often be comforting especially for the new children as it provides a link between home and nursery.
This year’s summer outing will take place on Thursday 5th July venue to be decided, if anyone has suggestions or recommendations we would love to hear them. Please note nursery will be closed on this day.