Topic of the month
This month’s topic is ‘Space’ which is broken down into four weeks.
• Sun, Moon and Stars
The children will be doing a variety of different activities in their rooms throughout the month to support the children’s learning and development of this subject.
Children in Need
Friday 17th November 2017 we are fundraising for children in need, we kindly ask all parents to donate £1.00 towards this cause. We are having a pyjama day all staff and children are welcome to come into nursery in their pyjamas.
Cake with receipts
Please can you ensure that if you bring a shop bought cake into the nursery that you provide a receipt of purchase. This is to validate that it has been bought from a shop and that the ingredients are authentic and does not have ingredients in it that are not specified on the packaging.
Winter is approaching and the weather is getting colder now. We have a duty to ensure children play outdoors everyday as it is key to their health, learning and development. Therefore, we kindly ask for parents to provide children with appropriate clothing to play outdoors, such as a warm coat, hat, gloves and scarf. Furthermore, can you please ensure your child has suitable footwear with closed shoes or boots. If your child wears slippers in the room can you also provide alternative footwear for the garden.
We would like to remind parents to please label your child’s clothing. This helps to ensure that clothing does not go missing or accidently taken home by another parent etc.
We would like to also request you provide sufficient spare clothing for your child on a daily basis.
A polite reminder to all parents, can you please return your child’s report to their room by no later than Friday 17th November 2017. Please complete the comments section, sign and date. We greatly appreciate your feedback and involvement in your child’s education, care and development.
We would like to remind all parents that children should be bought into nursery no later than 10:00 am. Arriving later can cause disruption within the rooms and does not fully allow your child to follow the appropriate routines. Furthermore, they may miss out on fun activities that enhance their learning and development.
Parents are required to inform the nursery manager by email or phone when your child is going to be absent explaining the reason and predicted date of return to the nursery. Monitoring children’s absences is part of our safeguarding policy and supports us in implementing the ‘prevent duty’ law.
Diary date reminders
• Christmas Carols/ father Christmas- Wednesday 20th December
The times for the Christmas carols are as follows:
Tweenies and Babies 4:00-4:30pm
Pre-school and Toddlers 4.30-5:00pm
Please can you support us in giving it a really festive feel by dressing your child in something ‘Christmassy’
Please advise the rooms if you are attending, please be aware that it is a maximum of two adults per family.
• Christmas Jumper day – Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December 2017
• Christmas dinner -Thursday 14th December 2017, if your child does not normally attend on this date please email the office to book in for an extra day no later than Tuesday 28th November 2017. Please note we will operate on a first come first serve basis therefore, book in advance so you avoid disappointment.
We will be closed for Christmas from Friday 22nd December (early closure 12.30pm). We will re-open for the new year on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Collection of children
If your child is going to be collected by a person who is not an authorised, familiar parent/guardian, you must inform the office and your child’s room. Please ensure to provide the person who is collecting your child with your password, failure to do so will result in us not permitting your child to leave the nursery. Furthermore, that person should be able to present an ID if required.
Thank you to all parents who are following our security procedures, particularly not allowing others to access the building.
Parents are not permitted to allow any other parents access to the nursery building, as stated within our policies and procedures. Be assured we have CCTV and know when parents are awaiting entry.
A staff member will allow you entry as soon as possible. Furthermore, please ensure you close the main door securely when entering/exiting the building. When your child is being collected by someone who is unfamiliar to the nursery, we kindly ask that you explain our door policy to avoid a breach of our security protocols.
Medication administration: In order for the staff to administer any medication to your child the medication must be prescribed by the GP with your Child’s name, date of prescription/expiry and prescribed dosage on it. Furthermore, your child must have been receiving the medication for a minimum of 48 hours before returning to the nursery. Under no circumstances must medication must be left in children’s bags.