As the weather gets colder it gets very busy here at Chuckles with lots of events and activities for you and your children to get involved in! So make sure you keep a look out on our new notice board and on Facebook for updates so you don’t miss out.
|New rates – You should now have all received letters regarding a change to the way we work out our current daily rates – we hope that for most of you it has made life a little easier by offering you more flexibility in your children’s daily hours. If you still have any questions regarding the changes to your monthly invoices or would like to discuss a change to your child’s hours then please feel free to contact Tara or myself. All new hours will come into effect as of the 1st of October 2017, unfortunately as we need to ensure that we still to CSSIW guidelines regarding staffing changes to these hours can only be done with at least one weeks’ notice and will only be agreed if spaces are available.|
|Lateness – Lateness over your child’s allocated collection time is charged at £7.50 per half an hour. If you are between 3 and 15 minutes late you will be charged £3.75 and if between 15 and 30 minutes you will be charged £7.50. (This fee will be given to the member of the team who has to remain behind and work in their own time.) All lateness is monitored and unfortunately if you are late for your child’s collection time on more than 3 occasions within a one-month period then we will have to review your agreed session times.|
*Please feel free to contact us anytime with any queries or concerns
|Changing/booking of days – Recently the demand for additional sessions and changes to already booked sessions has been increasing. We appreciate that from your point of view it’s just one child but from our point of view that child could take us over our staff: child ratio and therefore cause us to be breaking the terms of our licence. Also, our team are given their rotas two weeks in advance to allow them to plan their lives and changes mean we will then need to upset their plans.
So firstly, we ask that rotas are in with us one month before sessions need to be booked in and secondly any changes to rotas or additional sessions required need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance and are not confirmed until you have received a reply from us.
|Little Bunnies & little cubs (0-2 years)
We will be doing lots of Autumn crafts and our little bunnies will be making a lovely weather display, we will also be celebrating Halloween with lots of spooky activities and making some lovely things to bring home
| Smashing Smilers (2-3yrs)
For the month of October, we will be learning all about Autumn and Autumn animals such as hedgehogs and foxes. We will be taking part in lots of activities including Autumn treasure hunts where we will be searching for acorns, pine cones and coloured leaves and then using the leaves to do leaf rubbings in lots of Autumn colours. At the end of the month we will also be celebrating Halloween with lots of spooky crafts 😊
*If you are out walking and see some Autumn items please help us by picking them up and bringing them in for us to use on our interest tables – Thanks 😊
| Happy Helpers Chatty Chucklers (3-4 years olds)
This month we will be learning all about animals that come out at night such as bats, owls, hedgehogs and foxes, we will be reading the owl babies story using puppets and props as well as making our own animal homes and learning how to care for the animals in our garden through the winter. We will also be investigating the difference between light and dark, how shadows are made, and the differences between the sun and moon and of course making lots of Halloween crafts.
|Chuckles Fun Club
A Holiday Club for children from
5 – 8 years. Chuckles Fun Club, the sessions are as follows:
Full day – 8.30-4.30 – £23.00
Half day Am – 8.30 – 1pm – £13.00
Half day Pm – 1pm – 4.30 – £11.50
*Bookings now being taken for October half term
Have you seen our “Sign of the month” – take a look at the video on our Facebook page Chuckles Nursery Newport and get practicing at home , also see our notice board for our Welsh word and sign of the month! Also Why not follow us on Twitter – @ChucklesFun and see all the fun things are children have made 😊
|Parents meetings for pre-school parents – This be held on the week commencing the 23rd of October 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|
|Contact details and Winter flu and Viruses – We find that there are a higher number of cold/flu and viruses around during the winter months. Our illness charts are displayed on the notice board so that you are aware of the amount of time your child needs to remain away from nursery. The reason for these inclusion periods are to limit the risk of infection to other children so can we please ask that you ensure you follow these procedures and also inform us if you child has shown any signs of illness over night or at the weekend so that we can monitor them and decided if they should remain in nursery. Finally can you please ensure that all contact details for your child are up to date, including your emergency contact – Thank you|
Until next Time……….