October 2011 Newsletter
A big welcome to all the children, parents and carers who have joined us this Autumn. The children who have moved up to Pre School have settled really well this year. We have an open door policy at Nursery and our members of staff are happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
Congratulations to Faye and Amy P/B on the safe arrivals of baby Austin and baby Lola. Sammi is due to go on maternity leave soon. Her last day will be 28th October. Hopefully she will have a little rest before the baby arrives, unlike Amy – whose baby arrived a month early!
Amy Jordan is covering the position of Little End Team Leader whilst Amy is on Maternity leave.
Photographer visiting Nursery
Concept Photography will be visiting Tuesday 25th 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.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is the Christmas project which sends gifts and goodies to children who need them most in some of the toughest parts of the world. The deadline for the shoe box collection at Nursery is Friday 21st October. Thank you for all the completed shoe boxes, if you are planning to bring in a gift or box please do so in time for them to be sent away. We would appreciate any hats, gloves, scarves and toiletries to add to the boxes we have created with the children.
The One-Way system is working well
Thank you for your co-operation.
For all our new Parents/Carers – this only applies to Parents/Collectors who pick up children from both ends of the Nursery. Please enter the building using the Little–End door and collect younger children and belongings first and then go down to Pre-School to collect additional children. We are enforcing this flow of people traffic at the end of the day for the safety of all children at this busy time of the day.
Alicia is currently completing her Forest School Training at Bridgewater. Alicia will be sharing new ideas with all members of staff and we will be including it in our planning. This exciting course allows Tree House children to develop their connection with nature and the outdoor environment a step further.
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 at on the 1st of every month.
Little End Family Board
If you haven’t yet brought in any family photos to be displayed, and you would like to – please do. It’s great for the children to see photographs displayed of their favourite people.
Dates for your diary
- Halloween week 24th– 31st October, if your child would like to dress up that would be great to see. (Please note: Tuesday of this week will be Photographer day so please supply a change of clothing unless you were planning on Halloween themed photos!) 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 11th November. Please remember that we close at 5pm, rather than the normal 6pm, due to carnival traffic. Please make sure you make any alternative collection arrangements to ensure that your child is collected by 5pm.
- Christmas Shutdown – Last day open Friday 23rd December 2011. We Re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
Remember that the morning session ends at 12pm, and the morning and lunch session ends at 1.30pm
Pre School children do not need to wear slippers at Nursery. It helps the children during free play if they are wearing outdoor shoes so they can choose to play inside and outside.
Please label your child’s comforters and all clothing. We have lots of identical and similar items, Thank you.
Nursery Clothing available
If you are interested in our Tree House t-shirts and jumpers, please speak to a member of staff.