Newsletter Spring 2019

The Farningham Day Nursery News

Spring 2019


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 Monday 18th 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 8th March.


World Book Day

World Book Day is on7th March and all parents/carers will receive a £1 book token for their child which is valid from 28th February- 31st March 2019(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 4th – 8th March to allow all children to take part.


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.


Staff News

The nursery has recently had several staff changes, something that does not happen very often.

This month we have said goodbye to Summer who is backpacking around Australia and unfortunately, we will not be seeing Sue Carter (Piglet room) for a while as she has badly damaged her foot.

Natalie Cocking who some of you will recognise will be working on Wednesday and Thursday in the Piglet room and we welcome a new member of staff Hollie Leader to the team.

Ellie (Tigger room) will be taking over from Summer as the new nursery SENCO.


Environmental Health

We are pleased to announce that after our latest Environmental Health inspection on Wednesday 9th January we were again graded with the top score of 5.


Summer Outing

This year’s summer outing will take place on Monday 1st July, we are planning to go to Colchester Zoo. Further details including times and price to follow. Please note nursery will be closed on this day.