Newsletter Spring 2016

The Farningham Day Nursery Newsletter


 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.

Parent Evening

Our next parent evening will be held at the nursery on Tuesday 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 at the bottom of the page; all consultations must be pre-booked before the 22nd March.

  2 Year Checks

It would be extremely helpful if parents/carers could inform their child’s key person when they are due to have their 2 year check. This will enable practitioners to complete the appropriate paper work for you to take with you to your appointment with the health visitor.

Request for Sainsbury’s Tokens

Once again we are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids tokens which can be redeemed for equipment for the nursery e.g. sports equipment, games etc. We would therefore be very grateful if you could place any tokens you may receive in the box provided in the lobby.

 World Book Day

World Book Day is on 3rd March and all parents/carers should have received a £1 book token for their child. 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. This activity will take place for a whole week from 3rd – 9th March to allow all children to take part.

Family Photographs

Please could parents/carers of “Roo” children bring in family photographs for the board? It would also be nice if possible to have some more recent family pictures of the children in the other rooms as the existing ones are in need of updating and are a little worn with use. These boards are very important and popular with all the children as they love to talk about their family and pets; it also helps to bring the home and nursery environment together.

Bad Weather Closure

We will always do our utmost to make sure that the nursery opens for 51 weeks per year; however on rare occasions we are not always able to manage this, especially in severe winter weather conditions.

During past unexpected closures we have been fortunate and grateful to have had local staff that have walked to the nursery to notify parents of our decision to close, but this is no longer possible as staff have moved to other areas.

We therefore ask that parents/carers take note of the information below and refer to it should the need arise in the coming months.

Nursery closures will be broadcast by BBC Radio Kent (96.7FM, 104.2FM, 97.6FM &DAB) parents may also log on to their website for information.

Alternatively any parents wishing to email the nursery to find out about closures will have their emails answered.

Our telephone system will also inform any parents who call 01322 866880 as to whether the nursery is open or shut.