February 2013 Newsletter

Feb

24

Nursery News

A big thank you for the Christmas cards and gifts we received, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and you had fun in the January snow.

We will be collecting Tesco & Sainsbury’s vouchers when they start handing them out again this year.

We are struggling to match items of clothing back to the correct owners – especially when we have numerous identical coats or pairs of shoes!! Please put children’s names in their clothing, in particular hats, coats, jumpers, shoes, wellies & comforters.

Fact File

NHS Integrated Therapy Service have developed a ‘Fact File’ of guidance sheets to support parents with specific areas of children’s development, e.g. “Coping with lumps in food”, “ Helping a child to develop their balance” or “Dressing skills”. If you do have any concerns or need any additional help please speak to your child’s key person.

Progress Check at 2 years old

At Tree House we have introduced a review of childrens development at 2 years old. This individual progress check will focus on the three Prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. Your child’s key person will share this with you, you are welcome to make a comment on the review. You will be given a copy for yourself, and a copy which you are encouraged to share with your Health Visitor or other Health Care professionals.


Pyjama Day

The Pyjama Day was a great fun. We raised £40 for Wish Em Well childrens charity, thank you for the donations. It is not too late to donate if you still wish to.

Tree House Summer Fete

This year we are planning to hold a Summer Fete on Saturday 6th July.  If you would like to book a table to sale craft items speak to a member of staff ( £10 per table and raffle prize donation).

Nappies

If your child has run out of nappies and we need to use a spare Nursery nappy there will now be a charge of 50p per nappy.

It is really helpful if your child’s bag is well stocked with spare clothes, socks and pants. We do have some spare clothing at Nursery for emergencies.

New Parents/Carers

Welcome to all our new children and parents/carers.  We hope your child settles well at Tree House.  Please remember our open door policy at Nursery.  Our members of staff are happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

We use a ‘previous accident/incident form’, this ensures that we are working in line with current child protection guidelines. So if your child has occurred a serious burn, bruises etc whilst under your care – Please notify a member of staff and then we will make a record of this incident. If a member of staff notices a major injury they will record it and ask for your assistance with this.

Dates for your diary

  1. We will be closed for Bank Holidays;

· Easter weekend – 29th March and 1st April

· May Bank Holidays – 6th and 27th May

· August – Shut down week 26th – 30th August

· Christmas – Closed from Wednesday 25th December

Reopen Thursday 2nd January 2014.

  1. Tree House Summer Fete – Saturday 6th July.
  2. Concept photography – 31st October.

Please:

· Provide a minimum of 5 nappies for children who attend all day sessions.

· Remember that children must be collected by 6PM.

· Fees need to be paid within the first 7 days of the month.

School Uniform

If you are interested in our Tree House t-shirts and jumpers, please speak to a member of staff.

Have a brilliant 2013!


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