Newsletter: Autumn/Winter 2017

With just over 12 weeks until Christmas (don’t panic), we have lots to pack in, watch the blackboard for ‘Cookie Karen’s Countdown’.

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Staff Developments

We seem to have had our fair share of ‘Staff Developments’ this year and our fair share of staff pregnancies (4 in total!!). Please be assured that consistency for all the children is and always will be my highest priority. Throughout the Summer Lily, my daughter, assisted in the toddler room and will continue in there whilst studying at Leeds College of Art. Hannah Bridgwater also worked with Becki, she is now in her second year at Leeds University studying towards a degree in Primary Education and will continue to work in the toddler unit as required. Nicole will start her maternity leave in October and Jodie Jepson in December. Amy returns in January so I will be recruiting 1 new member of staff around Christmas time. Hopefully this will keep any disruption for the children to a minimum. As always I will maintain our high standards and keep you updated, thank you for your continued support.

Fun Day

Thank you all so much for your support in what was a fantastic day, we raised over £600 and we couldn’t do it without you all.

Bad Weather Arrangements

We usually maintain normal nursery openings, however please make sure contact details are up to date for any emergency situations.

Harvest Collection

This is our 3rd collection for the Salvation Army and local food banks, thank you as always for your generous donations.

Nursery Photographs 25/26 October

The photographer will be in nursery on the 25th and 26th October. If children are not normally in nursery on these days please give Marie a call to arrange an appointment.

Nativity (Pre-School only) 13.12.17

All pre-school children will take part, we will let you know about the arrangements nearer the time. There is also a party for pre-school children on 15.12.17 and ALL children from the unit are invited.

Parents’ Evening 07.12.17, 7-9 pm

Please join us for mulled wine and minced pies and a chance to meet staff and chat about your children. No appointments are given just let us know nearer the time if you able to attend.

Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 22.12.17 at 6.00 pm and re-open on Tuesday 02.01.18 at 07.30 am. Fees reflect this closure as we work standing order payments out over 51 weeks not 52.


Clothing: Please could we have named wellies and warm coats for winter.
Sickness: Please would you keep us informed of any sickness and/or diarrhoea and ensure children are at home for 48 hours following the last bout of either.
Security: Please do not let any other parents/members of the public into nursery as you are leaving the building and let us know if anyone different is collecting your children.

Dates for the Diary

25.10.17 Photographer in nursery
26.10.17 Photographer in nursery
07.12.17 Parents’ Evening 7-9 pm
13.12.17 Pre-School nativity
15.12.17 Pre-School Christmas Party 2.30-4.00 pm
15.12.17 Christmas Jumper Day
22.12.17 Nursery closes at 6.00 pm
02.01.18 Nursery re-opens at 07.30 am