Welcome to term 6!
We hope you all had a lovely break. Pictures taken on our trip to Puxton Park at the end of Term 4 will be uploaded this week, sorry for the delay, there were so many fabulous pictures to choose from. Thank you so much to everyone that came along and made it such a successful trip, it was so lovely to share the day with you all and we could see how much your children enjoyed this quality learning experience. We had lots of fun and we hope you did too.
The experimental cooking workshops held in term 5 were very successful. Thank you to the parents that attended, we hope to hold some more of these workshops in the near future. Pictures of the sessions will be uploaded very soon!
The children in Tulip room are really responding to the breakfast table we have set up each morning. Lots of children are accessing this and it’s lovely to see them sharing breakfast and conversations together. We would like to encourage parents to provide contributions of the breakfast cereals that are on offer (malted wheaties, weetabix or wholemeal bread) to enable us to continue to offer breakfast each morning to the children.
We have recently moved our mud kitchen and water play area around in the garden and the children have been accessing it lots over the last week. We hope that the children continue to enjoy this space and if you have any unwanted metal resources such as pots, pans, baking trays etc we would be grateful for your donations of such items.
We are hoping to plan a trip to the local library this term and would like to ask for parent/ carer volunteers for this trip. If you are able to help with this please speak to a member of staff and let them know your availabilty.
Although the weather has become unpredicatable over the last couple of weeks, please can we remind all parents/carers to ensure that you apply suncream on your child on a sunny morning/afternoon before they attend nursery and provide suncream to enable staff to be able to reapply throughout the day. Many thanks.
Lastly, as some of you may be aware, we will be saying goodbye to some of our blossoming Tulip children at the end of this term as they move up to the Sunflower room. In preparation for this, these children will be having regular visits to the Sunflower room with a member of the Tulip room team to help them become familiar with their new environment and new faces.
The adults in our room are:
Michelle Frankcom – Room Leader
Katherine Silverthorne – Early years practitioner
Abi Griffiths- Lack – Early years practitioner
Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 26th June – Parent reviews
Wednesday 3rd July – Parent reviews
Please keep a look out for a sign up sheet on Tulip room door this week.
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.
Two Year Old Places
We are now be 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