Nursery: 2 Year Olds

Welcome to term 4

This term we are pleased to introduce to you our ‘Makaton sign of the month’ This month we will be focusing on ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’

Makaton is a great way to support your child’s communication and language, please be assured it will enhance their speech and language and is NOT a replacement for spoken language, it is a fantastic addition.

Please take a look at the sign of the month which you can find outside Tulip room on the wall and do ask a member of staff if you would like to be shown how to use it.

Remember it is really important to always say the word as well as sign it.

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:

Puxton Park – THURSDAY 28th MARCH

We are excited to be able to give all the children in Tulip room this lovely learning opportunity to visit Puxton Park and look forward to this brilliant day out with you all.

A permission slip will be available shortly on the website, please note if we do not have this returned before the trip it can prevent your child from being able to attend.

We are getting the coach at 9.45am to Puxton Park and will be leaving the park at 2.15pm for a 3pmreturn to Sea Mills.

We urge all parents to provide the £4 contribution towards the costs, without this, the trip may not be able to go ahead. Donations are also welcome to support costs.

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.

2 Year Old Nursery

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