Autumn Newsletter 2017

Dear Parents

Welcome to our termly newsletter. There is definitely an autumnal feel in the air and our beautiful outdoor environment is looking decidedly mellow with a wonderful array of orange, red and russet tones in the leaves and trees.

We said ‘Goodbye’ to our Pre-School children who have headed off to ‘big School’ and have welcomed many new children and babies to the nursery.

Staff News

It is with great happiness that we can announce that Claire Simpson our Deputy Manager and Pre-School Room Leader is expecting her first baby at the end of February 2018. Claire is very excited at the prospect of being a ‘mummy’ and we hope she continues to blossom throughout the remainder of her pregnancy.

We welcomed Emma Townsend to the team at the end of July. Emma comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has recently completed her BA Honours in Childcare and Education. Emma’s last role was working as a Teaching Assistant at Stebbing Primary School. Emma will work Monday-Thursday alongside Lorraine Lewis and Kay Hannay.

Staff Training

We have staff currently booked onto the following training for the autumn term: Risk assessments, Role of the ENCO, Designated Safe Guarding level 3 and Promoting Positive Behaviour.

Employee of the Term

We have introduced a reward scheme for the nursery team and we are pleased to announce the employee of last term was Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly has almost completed her level 2 training (2 months ahead of schedule) is hard working, conscientious and injects fun into the activities she sets up for the children in the pre-school room-

Well done!

Room Alterations

We are very excited to inform you that we have plans in place to make alterations to some of the rooms in the nursery which will give us more scope to develop our Tweenies and Pre-School room. We will keep you updated with the progress of this project…..please watch this space!

Parents Evening

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents that managed to attend our parents evening at the end of June it was a great success.

No Shoe Policy   

Due to the change in the weather and the fact that we have smaller babies that are crawling we have decided to implement a No Shoe Policy in all rooms from October. Please see attached letter.

Halloween Party

We are planning a Halloween party for all children on Thursday 26th October 4.30-6.00. Please see attached invite.

Website/ Permission Information

We are currently updating our website with new pictures; if you have previously not given permission on your Enrolment Form for your child to be on line but have now changed your mind then please speak to a member of staff who will happily change the stored information we have on file.

Reminders

May we please remind all parents that your child does need a named hat for the colder months and if you could please supply a warm jumper and rain coat which is clearly marked with your child’s name, we no longer supply hats due to the risk of head lice, thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Could we please remind you that we do require 4 weeks’ notice if you wish to change or terminate your child’s place at nursery in writing after consultation with the Manager (Vicky) or General Manager (Molly) in line with our policy, thank you.

If you have any changes in your details e.g. address, phone numbers or emails, then please obtain a change of details form from the main entrance; it is of utmost importance that we have correct and relevant contact information.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support, it is very much appreciated, and as are any ideas or suggestions you may have e.g. a favourite meal at home, please feel free to share it with us!

Yours Sincerely

Julia, Lauren, Vicky, Molly and the Team

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