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LITTLE STARS NURSERY NEWSLETTER - NO 85

Monday 6th September to Friday 22nd October 2021

 

Welcome back to everyone and to all our new parents, hopefully all back to normal.

Hopefully, we have an exciting year ahead and have a lot of fun events planned. More details to follow. We will also be following the new Early Years Foundation Stage – new curriculum

Most staff have now had their second vaccination and all staff are carrying out Free flow testing twice a week.

If anyone has been affected by Covid, please let us know or if anyone would like any support you wish to discuss anything with me you can contact me on 07804 650095 or email me.

 

 

This term our art themes are         " Numbers "

 

Welcome back to everyone 

 

Theme

Week

Skills

Junk Modelling 
 

1

 

Number 1

 

2

Painting with cotton buds.

Xmas Card

 

3

see below.

Number 2
 

4

Sticking.

Number 3

5

Sewing
 

Number 4.

6

 

Scrunching.

Number 5.

7

Bubbling.

 

   

  

 

Bike days (Weather permitting).  These days are a chance for children to bring in their own bike, scooter or pram. This is a good activity for the children to share their own toys and show off their bikes.

 

The medium term planning is on our notice board for you to view, if you would like a copy emailed to you please let us know. The “Wow” words are on the white board.
 

New September arrangements.


After the success of children entering on their own last September we will continue with this going forwards.
We will meet your child at the door and we will help them hang up their coats. Your child’s key person will be there to take them in.


Any new children will be given a name badge in the car park (as we have not got to know the new children due to Covid). Please make certain that initially the parent dropping off the child will be picking them up. This will change once we know your family going forwards. A password is given to you for someone else you have designated to collect your child.


If new children are extremely reluctant to enter via the main door on their own, you can come into nursery for a short time to settle your child, as you have not been able to meet with us and look around our setting.

 

Welcome day Wednesday 29th September from   9:00 -11:00 a.m & 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

 

This provides parents the opportunity to meet their child’s key person and to see how they are progressing and settling in. This is due to you not being able to visit due to Covid last term. This also gives you time to meet all the staff

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Tea and coffee will be available. If is not your child’s session you are more than welcome to join us or if unavailable on this day contact us to arrange a different day.

 

Hopefully you can at least look around nursery and meet with us properly.



 

Toileting rucksacks.

Please can your child only bring in a rucksack (MUST BE NAMED) if they need changing or are in nappies / pull-ups – please ensure you put spare ones in their bags. Please could your child come into nursery in a clean nappy as although we are more than happy to change them once they are settled.

If your child is currently out of nappies, to help them go more independently can you please put them in clothing that they can easily undo themselves.

Please note we will always have spare clothes in the event of an accident.


 

Children in Need Fundraising.

Thursday 18th November (p.m.) / Friday 19th November (a.m.)

 

Each year we nominate a different charity, this year it will be “Children in Need” sessions and children are invited to and can dress up in pyjamas if they wish to. 

 

A charge of £1.00 per entry will be applied; all monies raised will go to the charity.

 

They will also be making “Pudsey” biscuits and other related activities. More details to follow nearer the time.

 

Fundraising.

 

Our fundraising for this year is “Design a Christmas Card project”. This will all be carried out in nursery week commencing Monday 20th September.

 

Your child’s card will be available for you to see the week after and at the door or at our welcome day, an order form will be given out if you should wish to purchase any of these
 

Book Club.

 

The book club have now gone back to giving out leaflets, which will be given to every child but you can still order on line. A reminder of the link, which is below.

http://shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/little-stars-da7.

 

Any commission we receive helps us towards our library costs.

Contact Numbers. / Email addresses

 

Please let us know if you change any of your contact numbers or email address. It is vital that these numbers are kept up to date in case we need to contact you while your child is in our care.  

 

In the event that we have to close nursery, or you suspect we might be (normally due to adverse weather conditions and now Covid) please refer to my emails. 

 

Lost property.

 

We always display lost property items and any property that has not been claimed at the end of the term will either be given to charity or destroyed.

 

To reduce these please ensure that your children’s clothing have labels with their name on clearly displayed.


 

GT Sport

GT Sport will come into nursery to provide fitness football fun sessions, outside only, and initially they will be providing taster sessions in September.

Further information on this will be given out in the new term.

 

Sun Cream    

 

Whilst we do provide sun cream, it would be very helpful if you could apply sun cream to your child beforehand and make sure that they have a hat with their name on it to wear for added protection.

 

If the children attend all day, we apply it again after their packed lunch.

 

Little Urchins –Tuesday / Wednesday 5th &6th October.


Children will be photographed in their own clothes and their photo will subsequently be superimposed into a Christmas theme. Plus the children will be dressing us as fairies or Huckleberry Finn. The staff will dress them in all the clothes provided.

Children who attend on these days will be photographed within the session.

Any children who do not usually attend on either of these days are welcome to pop in to have their photos taken. Siblings and families are also welcome. There is no obligation to buy.
 

 

Dogs & smoking policy - Disability

 

Can you please ensure dogs are not brought onto the nursery’s premises (we have two children that have dog allergies) and we operate a non-smoking area both in the car park and hall.

 

Please be mindful of not parking in the disabled parking bay as we do have some children with us who have special needs.

 

Whilst we appreciate the issues of parking, please do not double park in the main car park as it is disrespectful to others.

Paper and Card

 

We always need paper and card. Do you know of any suppliers who would be willing to donate some to us? 

 

Consent forms / All about me forms


Can we have these returned to help us with your child’s development.

In order for us to apply sun cream we do require our consent form that covers a wide range of topics including medical, signed and with us at the start of term.

Due to the new EYFS, children already with us will be sent out the new “All About me Forms” which we would ask you to complete and return to us. This ensures we as a nursery comply with the new regulations.

 

Website

 

We are in the process of updating our website should you wish to take a look at it. This will contain new photographs that will certainly be helpful for the new parents who were not able to meet with us.

 

Due to the increase in - Policy & Procedures we can provide you with a hardcopy should you wish to review them.  The core ones are available via PDF on our website.

 

Changes are always on – going and in line with new practices and or legislation.

 

Collecting.

We would appreciate donations of any old toys or jigsaw together with old wellington boots for our garden area.

Any garden equipment and or plants would be very much appreciated.

Should we receive duplicated items we will be passing these onto charity.

 

 

Lunchtimes

 

Attached to this email is our “Healthy eating & Snack policy”. Lunchtimes are from 11:30 to 12:15.

 

Any drop off or collection of children has to be at the beginning or end of these times as the children will be eating their lunches

 

Book Bags / Books

 

Are available to buy for £6. This makes it easier for children to carry out their work and paintings. It also ensures that letters get to you.

 

If a child has a book bag, they can access our nursery library, by bringing a book home weekly to read with their parents.

This will be changed on a set day, which we will notify you of.

 

 
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Dates For Your Diary

 

Monday 6th September.

Return to nursery.
 

Week commencing Monday
20th September.
 

Making Christmas cards for fundraising

 

Wednesday 29th September

 

Open house welcome day.

 

Tuesday 5th October & Wednesday 6th October.

 

Little Urchins see below.

 

Friday 23rd October.

 

Last day of term

Thursday 18th Nov p.m.
Friday 19th Nov a.m.

 

Children in Need

Tuesday 7th December

 


Open day

Thursday 16th December.
(to be confirmed)
 

Xmas party
Last day of term

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Days.

 

 

 

Monday

13th September

 

Tuesday

21st September

 

Wednesday

29th September

 

Thursday
7th November
 

Friday
15th November.
 



 

 
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