June 2015 Newsletter

School places

If your child is leaving to go to school this year, you will need to confirm the place asap. Depending on how you applied for your child’s school place, you will either need to confirm online or via the letter you were sent.

School Leavers Graduation

Our graduation for the school leavers will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 16th July from 2pm onwards. The children have chosen which songs they would like to sing for you and are busy practising them. Please could you return the reply slips at your earliest convenience. After the presentation of certificates parents are invited to stay for ‘high tea.’

School Leavers Forest Trip

We will be taking the school leavers on a trip to Delamere Forest on Wednesday 25th June. We will be travelling via train from Greenbank station to Delamere station Please could you return the reply slip at your earliest convenience.

Nursery Photographs

The photographer will be in nursery Monday 6th to Friday 10th July, please feel free to bring a change of clothes if you want to. If you would like your child’s photo taken with a sibling that doesn’t attend nursery, please speak to a member of the management team to discuss a convenient time. About two weeks after you will receive proofs of the photos he has taken to browse at your leisure with no obligation.

Staff changes

We are pleased to announce that Nikki Rogerson has been promoted to Room Leader in the Big Room.

‘It Pays to Have a Friend’

If you introduce someone to the nursery, which results in their child taking up a place, then you will receive one week of their fees off your next invoice, after they start. In the case of a full time place this could be over £190. Their child must start before November 2015 and recommended from May 2015 onwards. For more information ask the office.

New Website Launch

We are hoping to launch our new website page in the next few weeks. The new website has information about all of our settings, including parent comments, Ofsted reports etc.

Facebook account

As some parents may be aware, we have recently set up a Facebook account. With this we will add updates to nursery as well as exciting activities the children participate in. If you are not already a friend please feel free to add us! Also if you would like to leave any comments on what we do well, please do so.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers

We are hoping to send our Sainsbury’s vouchers off in the next few weeks, if you have any Sainsbury’s vouchers still at home, please could you pop them in the box in the entrance hall. Thanks.

Warmer weather

As we approach summer and the warmer weather please could you provide your child with a named sun hat and also sun cream if your child does not have nursery cream. Thank you

Babies and First Steps

We would like to say goodbye to Rufus and Della as they move up into the Toddler room. Our topic of the moth is mini beasts and we will be doing lots of activities and exploring during this topic. Could we please ask parents to bring in family photos for our display. We will also be making some special gifts for Father’s day this month.

Toddlers

This month we shall be singing ‘Our favourite nursery rhyme’. We shall be doing lots of activities based around this. Please let us know your child’s favourite song. Our shape of the month will be circle. We shall be looking for circles in the environment. Our topic of the month will be mini beasts, so we shall be doing a lot of digging in the garden trying to find some interesting insects.

Big Room

Throughout June, we will be looking at different life cycles. We have recently just done ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ story and display. The children understood how the caterpillar turned into a butterfly. We will be getting two fish for our room, where the children will be able to take turns feeding/caring for the fish. We will be looking at how we grow as well as animals. The children have all been very busy starting our Father’s Day crafts. We will be finishing those off so they are ready for their Daddy’s/Grandad’s.

Pre-School

During the month of June, we will be focusing on ‘mini beasts’. The children will be going on bug hunts, creating artwork for new displays, making our own wormery and helping to look after animal habitats in the environment. As the school leavers graduation is fast approaching, the school leavers will be practicing their favourite songs that they would like to sing for the graduation. June is the start of the Muslim Holiday Ramadan; the children will be learning all about Ramadan, the beliefs and culture of Muslims and will also have the opportunity to taste foods from their culture.

Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. The children must be aged 3 or older and must meet certain criteria in order to be eligible to receive the extra funding. This funding can be used to provide new resources and staff training etc. Parents should have either received a hard copy or an email explaining this in more detail. Please ask for more details if you think you could be in receipt of this funding. Or use the link to check online: online.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/ EarlyYearsPupilPremium/