November 2018 Newsletter
Wow! November already… we hope you are all ready for some festive fun 😊
Christmas opening hours and booking of sessions – We are closed for the following days over the Christmas period – 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January, we are unable to swap/change any booked sessions over the Christmas period to alternative days.
Our opening hours for Monday 31st December (NYE) are 8am – 4pm, all other days during the Christmas period are normal opening hours (6am-6pm).
All sessions for children on variable contracts must be sent to us via firstname.lastname@example.org to be booked in before the 30th of November so that we can prepare our staff rotas in advance and allow our staff to spend as much time with their families as possible.
*Should you have any questions please contact us on the e-mail above – thank you
Tara – for enquiries regarding payments/invoices/funding email@example.com
General enquiries and booking of sessions – firstname.lastname@example.org
|Parent question of the month
How happy are you with our new winter menus?
*Don’t forget you can e-mail your responses to email@example.com or if you have any other suggestions we also love to hear them!!
Christmas Fairies 😉 – This month we will be having a visit from the Christmas Fairies who will work hard to decorate our nursery with wonderful pretties. A Big Chuckles thank you in advance to those busy bee fairies xxx
|Christmas Traffic – As you’re all aware the closer we get to Christmas the worse the traffic is going to get in the nights. We would really appreciate it if you could bear this in mind when collecting your children from nursery and leave just that little bit earlier so that the girls are not kept after six o clock, also please ensure all emergency contact details are up to date.|
|Parents meetings for pre-school parents – This be held on the week commencing the 5th November 18 and will give all parents the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress, also those parents whose children are new to our pre-school group hear all about how well they are settling in J|
Just a reminder Breakfast times for our chatty chucklers (3-4yr olds) end at 8.45, so your children need to be in before 8.30am for breakfast. This is to ensure that all of pre-school children and staff are ready to start their education sessions at 9.15.
|Children in need – We will be joining in the fun from the 12th to the 16th of November and we’ll have lots of fun activities for your children to take part in, throughout this week we’d love to see your children dressed in Pudsey themed outfits or something spotty!|
| Little Bunnies (0-2 years)
In November our little bunnies are looking at lots of different colours and materials, we will be doing lovely colour mixing paintings and making firework pictures. We’ll also be exploring colour sensory baskets.
|Little cubs and Smashing Smilers (18m-3yrs)
Our toddlers and cylch meithryn children will be learning about bonfire night and staying safe beofre moving onto to investigate animals that come out at night, we will be doing lots of messy activities as part of our themes and making some fab picutres for our displays – why not have a look when you collect your child 😊
| Happy Helpers Chatty Chucklers (3-4 years olds)
This month we will be celebrating Bonfire night and making lots of firework crafts, we’ll also be celebrating Diwali – “festival of light” and learning all about India, making diva lamps, hanuman masks, mendhi patterns, rangoli patterns, and tasting Indian food. We will then carry on with our Autumn theme and learn about hedgehogs and how can we help the animals outside now the weather is colder before doing lots of activities from two of our favourite books The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s child
|BRRRRRRRR – As the weather is now going to start getting colder please could we have a hat, scarf and gloves for your child’s care bag (please label all items so they don’t get lost) and also please ensure your child brings a warm coat as we will still be going outside daily.|
|The new Childcare Offer is now open to all eligible parents of 3-4 year olds who live in Wales – To register please contact your local authority 😊 or for more information and eligibility criteria please visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Care-Support/Children-and-families/Family-Information-Service/Childcare/Childcare-offer.aspx|
Nominate a staff member – Don’t forget if you would like to give a team member a big “wahoo” for our board simply write the team members name, your child’s name, the reason why on a piece of paper and post it into our post box 😊
|Bags – Can you please make sure that your child brings a small bag with them each day for nursery as they like to do lots of pictures for and we want to make sure they are kept safe. Also can pre-school parents please ensure there is a set of clothes in their bags in case of any little “accidents” as they no longer have nursery bags within this age group.|
Snow – Oh No it’s that time of year again!! We will always try our best to remain open when it snows; however sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control this is not always possible due to the fact that we have to adhere to certain CIW regulations regarding staffing and health and safety. If we do have heavy snowfall then we will try our best to inform everyone as soon as possible to any changes of opening times, by telephoning parents and also by posting information on our FB page.
|Your rubbish is our treasure – Don’t forget with Christmas coming up we’d love all your shiny packaging and interesting materials to create things with the children.|
Parking And The Car Park Area – Please ensure that you are parking in the designated parking bays when dropping off and colleting your children as this causes minimum disruption to other cars. Also please be aware when driving and reversing in this area that there may be children behind you.
|State nursery applications (3-4-year olds) – We are unfortunately not taking any more bookings for our funded education sessions in January or April 2019 as we are fully booked (please note that if your child already attends the nursery you are automatically allocated a place.)|
Until next Time……….