Newsletter: Autumn 2014


A Fun Day, Recipe Book and Parachute Jump!

The countdown to Christmas has begun, watch Cookie Karen’s menu board!! Lots of our pre-school children have left us for ‘Big School’ leaving the building a little quieter, but not for long!!

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Staff Developments

Big pat on the back to Amy who completed her BA (hons) in Early Years this summer. Good luck to the other 6 who have started another academic year working towards their higher levels. We said goodbye to Helen over the summer and wish her well for the future. Nadia will be leaving temporarily, on maternity leave, towards the end of November, but will be back next summer. I will keep you updated when we recruit temporary cover.

Bad Weather Arrangement

‘Touch wood’ we have never had to close nursery due to bad weather, staff have always managed to make their way in. Parents would always be contacted if arrangements changed throughout the day but every effort is made to remain open.

Fun Day, Saturday 13th September


Thank you everyone for helping to raise our total of £563.25, we could not do it without continued support from both staff and parents.

Cookie Karen’s Recipe Book

Now available to buy at £7, Karen has put lots of time and effort into producing this and proceeds will be spent on resources for the children. Please see me for a copy.

Charity Parachute Jump

bdfa-logoThank you for all your donations, the total is currently at £1055 for the Battens Disease Family Association. My Just Giving page is still open and the jump has been rescheduled for 19th October, due to bad weather conditions.

Photographs 22.10.14 and 23.10.14

Our photographers will once again be visiting nursery. This will be the usual format as in previous years, more details to follow.

Parents’ Evening Thursday 04.12.14, 7 – 9 pm

This is a great opportunity to meet and have a chat, I will send out more details nearer the time.

Pre-School Nativity & Party

All children in the pre-school unit will take part in a short nativity performance which will be on Tuesday 16.12.14 at 10.30 am There is also a Christmas Party, to which all children in the unit are invite, it will be held on Thursday 18.12.14 from 2.30 – 4.00 pm. Details will be sent out nearer the time.

Christmas Closure

Nursery will close at 1 pm on Christmas Eve and will re-open on Friday 2nd January. The closure is reflected in the overall cost of fees as they are calculated over 51 weeks of the year and not 52. Any children who would normally be in attendance on the Wednesday afternoon (24th) will receive a reduction of £21 on the December invoice.

  • Warm Clothing: Please could we have named wellies and a waterproof jacket in nursery for the coming months.
  • Security: Please would you ensure the main door is firmly closed behind you and that you do not allow any other parents/adults to enter the building without confirmation from a member of staff.
  • Contact Details: Please would you inform us of any changes in address and/or telephone numbers, it is imperative that we have up to date information on our enrolment forms.
  • Absence: It is much appreciated if you can let us know if your child is unable to attend nursery, either through sickness or planned absence.
Dates for the Diary

19.10.14 Charity Parachute Jump
22.10.14 & 23.10.14 Photographer in nursery
04.12.14 Parents’ Evening 7 – 9 pm
16.12.14 Pre-School Nativity 10.30 am
18.12.14 Pre-School Christmas Party 2 pm – 3.30 pm
24.12.14 Nursery closes at 1 pm
02.01.15 Nursery re-opens at 7.30 am