Newsletter Spring 2020

The Farningham Day Nursery News

Spring 2020

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.

Parent Evening

Our next parent evening will be held at the nursery on Thursday 19th 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 13th March.

World Book Day

World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March and all parents/carers will receive a £1 book token for their child which is valid from 27th February to 29th 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 2nd-6th March to allow all children to take part.

30 Hour Funding

The government are advising parents that wish to claim 30 hours funding for the summer term 2020 to apply for their eligibility code before the end of February. The web address is

 Increasing Days

We are currently in the process of finalising our numbers for September 2020.  If you wish to increase the days that your child/children attend please speak to their key person or Gill.

Next Door Advertisements

The nursery has joined the ‘Next Door’ webpage which is a way of advertising our service locally.  We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to recommend us on the ‘Next Door’ page by following the link below:

Summer Outing

We are in the process of planning our summer outing.  The proposed date for this is Thursday 16th July, the venue yet to be decided.  If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, we would love to hear them.  Please note nursery will be closed on this day.

 Information Sharing

If your child currently attends another early years setting please could you inform their Key person in order for us to share information effectively.

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 posted on KCC Website under school/nursery closures.

 Alternatively, any parents wishing to email the nursery to find out about closures will have their emails answered or look on our website