I hope that you all had a wonderful and safe time during the summer. We are all very excited to welcome you and your children back to a new school term in the Tulip room. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new children and their families who will be joining us throughout September. So far, our returning children have enjoyed a relaxed transition back into nursery routines and have settled better than we could have hoped for after the summer break.
This week we held parties for those children who are moving up to Sunflower room. We had lots of fun with party games, dances, enjoyed singing some of our favourite songs together and baked cookies and cakes! We would like to wish you all the best of luck in your new nursery room.
We are pleased to let you know that we have been able to lift the restrictions that were previously in place and are hoping that we can have a fantastic term. We will of course, still be keeping up to the cleaning, washing hands lots and encouraging good hygiene and doing our very best to keep your children, yourselves and our staff as safe as possible.
You are welcome to stay a short while to settle your child in, but please only stay as long as necessary as we would like to avoid overcrowding in the room. Please continue to use the hand sanitiser available before entering.
We will continue to be athletes using the outdoor classroom and trym trail at least once a week and remind you to bring in spare clothes and welly boots as appropriate, as we will be exploring the outdoor environments in all weathers.
Please don’t forget to bring a bag of spare clothes for your child. Children at this age are always get wet and dirty through water play and messy play. Your child will really appreciate having their own clothes to change into. If your child has come home in any of our spare clothes then please send these back to us as soon as possible, or if you have any donations of spare clothes, these are always greatly received.
Interactive Learning Diary
Are you signed up to see your child’s learning diary? If you need any help accessing your account, then please let us know. If you are new to us, you will receive details of how to log on to see your child’s learning diary by your child’s key person. You are also able to upload pictures and information about things you do at home, which we always love to see!
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. Please ensure that lunches are healthy, balanced and varied. Please remember that NUTS are NOT ALLOWED, and grapes need to be cut in half. No chocolate please (chocolate on biscuits is ok)
We discourage any sugary drinks, No FIZZY (flavoured water is fine). We also provide milk and water during the session.
Please see the following link for some healthier lunch box recipes and inspiration, or speak to a member of staff if you would like some advice.
The adults in our room are:
Miss Kat Silverthorne – Room Leader
Miss Gemma Warren – Early Year Practitioner
Miss Emma Hassell – Early Year Practitioner
Gemma has kindly made this Makaton video for our parents! We use Makaton in our Nursery to help with communication and understanding. Why not watch and have a try!
North Bristol Early Years Speech & Language Therapy Team Telephone drop-in:
Call 0300 124 5832 to chat to one of the Speech & Language Therapists for advice and find out about available support (Term-time only)
Look at what we have been doing!!
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