Newsletter Summer 2016

The Farningham Day Nursery Newsletter


This is always a sad time of year for us we say goodbye to the children who are leaving us to start their next chapter in life, school.

The staff would like to wish those children and their families’ good health and happiness for the future.

Summer Outing

We hope everyone enjoyed our summer outing to “Wingham Wildlife Park” this year. The time seemed to pass really quickly with plenty of activities and experiences for all of the children.

A big thank you to everyone who took part making this day such a pleasant event, your support is much appreciated.             
Tiggers Leaving Party

We are having a leaving party at the nursery on Friday 22nd July from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for all Tigger children.

Children will be given a party tea and entertained by “Magic Martin” the magician.

Parent Evening

 Our next parent evening will be held at the nursery on Wednesday 27th July.

As most parents will know this is a good opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, exchange information and forward plan with your child’s key person.

Practitioners will be available for consultations between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and we ask that you speak to your child’s key person to book a time.

Staff News

We are delighted to welcome Summer Gilbert to the team. Summer has a level 3 qualification and some of you may recognise her from her time with us as a student. Amy May will be returning after maternity leave and will work 2 days per week.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers

Our thanks to all who kindly donated their Sainsbury’s vouchers to us. Our total amount reached just over 2500 and we will use these to purchase some out door equipment for the children.

 Environmental health

After our inspection from Environmental Health this month we are pleased to tell you that we have been given the top score rating of 5.

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.