Nursery: 2 Year Olds

Welcome to term 1!

Hi everyone, we would like to give a big warm welcome to all the new Tulip children who are beginning their settling sessions with us over the up and coming weeks, so far the settling in sessions have gone really well and we are enjoying getting to know our new friends. We would also like to give an exciting welcome back to all our returning tulips; we hope you all had a fantastic time over the Summer. Remember to share photos of your lovely adventures on your online learning journal, we would love to see what you got up to over the Summer break.

 If you need help accessing ILD then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of Tulip room staff who will be happy to help you.

For those that are just joining us, once we have the relevant information we will send you home with a code for you to login to your child’s learning diary. If you need any support with this, then please let us know.

We would like to give a warm welcome to Gemma Warren who is joining us this year whilst Abi is on maternity leave. (Some of you will remember Gemma from last year)

Abi gave birth to a baby boy the beginning of August and called him Jaxon. Both Abi and Jaxon are doing really well and I’m sure they’ll be in to visit us soon so we can have cuddles.

This term we will be focusing on settling the returning tulips back into the nursery environment and getting to know our new friends, discovering their interests and building new relationships, helping them to feel safe, secure and happy at nursery.

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:

17th September: Speech and Language drop in at Long Cross Children’s Centre 11.30-1.00

25th September: Speech and Language drop in at Avonmouth Children’s Centre 9.00 – 11.30

27th September: Speech and Language drop in at Sea Mills Children’s Centre 9.00- 11.30

27th September: McMillian Coffee Morning 10am (in school hall)

30th September: Diversity month begins

3rd October: Free course on supporting children with toilet training – Sea Mills Children’s centre 9.15 – 11.45am (free crèche available)

25th October – End of Term 1

4th November: INSET day

5th November: Term 2 starts

13th December: Christmas jumper day

18th December: Tulip room Christmas party (time still to be decided)

20th December: End of term 2

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