Welcome back to Term Two!
The children have returned to nursery very happy and they are settling back in nicely. We are really looking forward to the term ahead!
Last term we had the chance to explore so many new things, some of the children were lucky enough to be able to take part in World Food Day where they had the chance to make and taste their own Spanish dish “Patatas alioli”. We also tried a variety of different foods from France, China, Britain and India, these included breadsticks, cheese, poppadum’s, prawn crackers, naan bread and sausage rolls which all went down a treat.
Continuing on from how well World Food Day went, we also brought in some new fruits to taste in nursery, some of these were lemon, lime, pineapple, mango, kiwi, grapefruit and persimmon fruit. We are also hoping that during term two we can do this once again with vegetables.
The children have really enjoyed spending lots of time outside during Term One; they were able to use the available resources as well as our new music wall to create sounds by hitting, banging tapping and pulling. They have also been showing confidence in being able to pull themselves up on nursery play equipment as well as challenging themselves to go higher each time!
Spending time outside is very important and provides so many opportunities to develop children’s physical skills, speech and language, personal, social and emotional well-being as well as allows the children to take their own risks! Because of this we would like to remind you to bring spare clothes into nursery and we ask if you have waterproofs to please bring them in.
We have recently started having breakfast in the morning with the children. This is such a lovely start to the day where we can have conversations with them about what they have been doing at home recently or what they would like to do that day in nursery. Unfortunately for this to continue we really rely on donations from parents. If you would like to help out please only provide low sugar cereals e.g. Weetabix, Bran flakes, Shreddies.
We are also trying to create a discovery/busy board display within the room. We are creating this as it provides children with the opportunity to use their senses to explore the different textures, concepts and objects that are we hope to have available on the display. If you have any of the following laying around spare we would really appreciate them for our display: padlock and key, door chains/ bolts, bike bells, spring door stopper. Please refer to the photographs on the website for more ideas!
For the families that attend a 12pm session, whilst we understand that your children will become hungry before nursery we would like to encourage you to give them a mid-morning snack so that when they arrive at nursery they are ready to sit down with their friends for lunch.
Polite reminder about packed lunches. We discourage any sugary drinks, No FIZZY (flavoured water is fine). We also provide milk and water during the session.
No chocolate please (chocolate on biscuits is ok)
Please see our healthy meal leaflet for ideas or speak to a member of staff if you would like some advice.
The adults in our room are:
Michelle Frankcom – Room Leader (Maternity Leave)
Katherine Silverthorne – Room Leader
Gemma Warren – Early Years Practitioner
Ms F Ouf Calero – Early years Practitioner
Dates for your diary:
Bristol Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Team telephone drop-in—Thursdays 9:45-12:15 during term time 03001245832 (telephone advice sessions for children aged 0-4 years)
17.12.20—Half Term (Friday 18th is an INSET day!)
Two Year Old Places
We are now offering a limited number of paid places for our Two Year Old Nursery room. You can choose a mixture of mornings and afternoons but there must be a minimum of 3 sessions per week. £20.00 per 3 hour session (9am-12pm, or 12pm-3pm), £40.00 for the whole day (9am-3pm). Please see Stuart Huggett in the Two Year Old Nursery if you are interested or wish to reserve a place for when your child turns two.
Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.
You must be getting one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
Children are also entitled to a place if:
- they’re looked after by a local council
- they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
- they get Disability Living Allowance
- they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order