February 2017 Newsletter

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After settling back into Tree House, and welcoming the new year, Please enjoy our belated “first newsletter of 2017”! A big welcome to all of our new children and their families who have recently started at Tree House, or moved to the Pre-School.

At Tree House we have a completely open door policy, where you can talk to us about anything. We are here for you, so if you have any concerns, comments or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff, or your child’s key person.

Pre-School Transition

Some of the children from Little-end will be moving up to Pre-School at Easter. If Your child will be 30 months or over around the Easter term, they will be moving up. Please check your child’s drawer for information about the pre-school, and your child’s new key person.

Tapestry

Don’t forget to regularly check your child’s tapestry account for observations and assessments. You can add your own comments and responses, allowing you to contribute to their learning journal. Please see a member of staff if you need new login details, or would like a little more information about Tapestry.

Contacts

If you have moved, have a new job or simply a new number or email address, please make sure you update your contact details with a member of staff.

Planning

We are expecting to hear in the next month or so, whether we have been granted planning permission for the new building or not. We still have time for a final push, and genuinely every comment in favour, really does help.   Please click on the link below, or copy and paste into your browser, following the on screen prompts, to add a comment of support for the construction of our brand new, purpose built Tree House. Thank You.

http://publicaccess.mendip.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OEZK5RKP02H00

Label clothing

At the little-end, you may find your child goes through quite a few changes of clothes, especially young babies or toilet training toddlers. Where possible, your child’s initials or name on clothing labels would help prevent any mix up of clothes, and ensure everything goes back to its rightful owner. At Pre-School, this would be particularly helpful with coats, shoes and jumper.

New Face

We have a new friendly face at Tree House. Emma started working at the little-end, just before Christmas. Emma has made an excellent addition to our close Team, and has settled in well.

Nursery payment

Please follow our fee policy and pay for your child’s Nursery fees within 7 days of receiving your invoice. Invoices are ready to collect on the 1st of every month, but as stated before, will soon be sent electronically. Remember we accept Chip & Pin payments.

48 hour Sickness policy

If your child has been poorly they must not return to Nursery until 48 hours have passed since their last case of either sickness or diarrhoea. This guideline is set by the department of health to prevent the spread of illness between other children and staff.

Registers

Please remember to sign your child in and out of the setting. Registers can be found in the lobby at the little end and on the desk at pre-school. This is an Ofsted requirement and must be completed. This ensures we know who has been signed in and out, for fire and safety procedures. If you are unsure how to do this please speak to a member of staff.

Driving into Tree House

Again we feel we need to raise the issue of speed when driving into Tree House. The speed is set at 10 MPH, for a reason. We feel that some parents and carers, are driving at a dangerous speed, and would ask that you seriously consider the implications of driving at high speeds, not only in a built up residential area, but right outside a setting full of children. SPEED KILLS, PLEASE SLOW DOWN.

Nappies

We are still falling short on nappies, and unfortunately, cannot provide any spares. Please ensure your child has sufficient nappies to see them through the day, whether in their bag, or by bringing in a pack to keep here. Staff will always inform you before you run out, either in person or via email.

Medicine

If your child requires medicine, whether pain killers or prescription, please note it cannot be stored in their bag or drawer. It must be given to a member of staff, be signed for, and labelled. It will then be stored securely in the kitchen. If you would like to keep a bottle of calpol etc., at the setting, we have a designated storage fridge for medicine. Please see a member of staff for details.

Sessions

Please note that School Day sessions end at 4pm and AM and lunch sessions end at 1:30pm. Please ensure you have collected your chid by these times at the latest. Also, Tree House closes at 6:00pm, meaning that everyone has to be off of the premises, with the doors locked at 6:00pm. Many Thanks.

Child Protection Policy

The child protection policy is available on our website at www.treehousedaynursery.com. Alternatively this can be viewed, along with all of our other setting policies in Tree House. Please ask a member of staff should you wish to see them at any time.

 


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