Autumn News Letter

Sep

17

Nursery News

Happy Autumn Everyone !

We have had a very busy Summer. The Summer Fete was a runaway success. What a day ! To be repeated in 2014 ! We were able to donate £250 to the Childrens Hospice South West and now we are on our way to having an all weather canopy over the playground. What a great result.
Thank you to everyone who supported us. Great stall holders, raffle prize givers, fetchers and carriers and all of you ! Thank you so much to all the staff who worked doubly hard. Also big thank you to our Face Book Elves, Kat and Mindi.
Team Tree House rocks !

The wonderful weather meant so much of the childrens days with us were spent in the playground, garden and wood. We’re sure you’ll agree that the outdoor facilities look great.

We hope you like the work that’s been carried out through out the building. New carpets, furniture, equipment, windows and doors, redecoration and of course our lovely Baby Room.

Welcome to all of the parents, carers and children that have joined us this term. Whether you are new to the setting, or have moved up to the Pre-School from Little-End, we want you to know that we have a completely open door policy, where you can come and 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 keyworker.

New Baby Room

Our Baby Room is now open.
We will be taking babies from 3 months old. This
enables us to offer you complete childcare options. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions, or would like to have a look around. Come and have a peek, it’s lovely !

Sponsored Walk
Some of the children are taking part in the walk at Worthy Farm on October the 12th to raise money for the Mending Broken Hearts appeal (British Heart Foundation). If you would like to take part and join the walk contact Jenny Payne.Tel 01749 342229.Sponsorship forms will be at both ends of the setting, should you wish to sponsor anyone. It’s an easy,safe and child friendly country walk around the Glastonbury Festival site. Great way to get fresh air and raise money for an excellent cause !

Staff News
Chloe and baby Rowan are enjoying their maternity leave and mummy and baby are both happy and healthy. Another member of staff will also be leaving us to have a baby! Mindi is due to leave in October, we wish her the best of luck with her second little one. We’ll all miss you Mindi x There must be a stork’s nest in the wood !

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new face at Tree House. Nicola Robinson is working down the Little-End, an experienced and enthusiastic nursery nurse. Glad to have you on the team, Nicky.

Faye Hoey will be returning to Tree House in September to work at the Little-End as well as Liane Howe will be returning to Pre-School. Both Faye and Liane have been with us since 2004. They both have had ‘Baby Breaks’ ( that stork again ! ) Delighted such invaluable members of the team back.

Winter Clothes
Please ensure your child comes to Tree House with plenty of weather appropriate clothing so we can enjoy all of our outdoor play, e.g. warm coats, and hats. Extra layers and a change of clothes are really helpful, as are waterproofs. Children and clothes are going to get grubby !

Eco-cards for Christmas
The Children will shortly be creating designs for their individual Christmas card. They will be sent off as soon as they are ready. You will receive a copy of the design and then if you wish to purchase any you can place an order.

Photographer
Concept Photography will be visiting Thursday 31st October. If your child does not attend on the day, you are welcome to arrange an individual appointment with us for you to bring your child in for the photo shoot, siblings welcome. Appointments will be available between 9am and 2pm. Please bring a change of clothes if your child is dressing up for Halloween, or they will be dressed as little monsters in their pictures! Please inform staff if you have a change of clothes in your child’s bag.

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. Remember we also now accept Chip & Pin payments .Pre-school invoices are located in the letter rack by the main door. We intend to email invoices in the near future and will keep you informed

Dates for your diary

⦁ Halloween week 28th October – 1st November, if your child would like to dress up that would be great to see. We will try and face paint the children on some days. If you have any objections please speak to a member of staff.
⦁ Wells Carnival – Friday 15th November. Please remember that we close at 5pm, rather than the normal 6pm, due to heavy carnival traffic. Please make sure you make any alternative collection arrangements to ensure that your child is collected by 5pm.
⦁ Christmas Shutdown – Last day is Christmas Eve,Tuesday 24th December 2013, we will close at 5pm. We re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2013.

Survey
We hope you all received a copy of the online survey we sent out. We wanted to thank you for taking the time to complete this, and appreciate your feedback. If anyone would like to complete the survey it’s simple, fast and anonymous. They help us to do our best for you. We will publish the results .

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. Help us to help you keep everyone healthy and attending nursery

Phew ! That’s all !


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