Nursery: 2 Year Olds

Welcome to Term 2, we hope you have all enjoyed the half-term holiday.

Reflecting back on last term, we have plenty of opportunities to observe the changing season and discovered activities to investigate this further, including leaf collecting, leaf rubbing and leaf painting and printing to name just a few!

We have also been utilizing Fair-Share donations and exploring seasonal food, such as pumpkins, courgette and figs.

Please take a look at our photos of us enjoying these activities, as well as some of our play in the outdoor environment.

Please remember to send us in a family picture to display on our Family wall. We want to create a place where your child will feel they ‘belong’ and by having pictures of themselves and their families on the wall, not only do we build a sense of security for them in the physical environment, but their sense of self-esteem is also developed. Thank you to those who have already done this.

We also remind you to log-in to your child’s Interactive Learning Diary to share your child’s learning experiences with you. We welcome you to put on your own photographs and learning experiences too and we look forward to seeing these. If you are having any issues with accessing ILD then please see a member of staff in the Tulip room who will be more than happy to help.

Can you help?

We are really trying to create a home from home environment with cosy communication friendly spaces. We are on the lookout for real life resources such as saucepans, telephones, computers/keyboards, calculators, curtains, cushions etc. If you happen to have had a clear out the Summer or have any of these items or similar that you would be able to donate, then please bring them in to nursery. Thank you.

Lunches

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

Katherine Silverthorne – Early years practitioner

Gemma Warren  – Early Years Practitioner

Abi Griffiths- Lack – Early years practitioner (Maternity Leave)

Dates for your diary:

  • Pyjama Day for Children in Need: Weds 13th Nov – Please send your child/children into nursery wearing their pyjamas for this great cause.
  • Children in Need: Fri 15th Nov – We will be making cakes during the nursery sessions and holding a cake sale all week to raise money for Children in Need (Other donations are always welcome J)
  • Parents Evening: 20th and 27th Nov – If you have not yet already done so, then please sign up to meet with your child’s key worker. You can find the sign-up sheet on the front of Tulip Room’s door.
  • Speech and Language drop in (session reminder): 27th Nov –  Being held at Sea Mills Children’s Centre 9.00am- 11.30am

Look at what we have been doing!!

Here are a few photos of some of the lovely exploring that the Tulip children have been doing recently…

These are our pictures from the end of year celebration tea party. It was lovely to have so many of you attend and we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

2 Year Old Nursery

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.  The charge is £5.60 per hour. 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