Welcome to nursery or even welcome back. We opened on the 31st August and hope to see everyone back on the 5th and our new children will be settling next week and also the week of the 12th September. Welcome to all of them.
Don’t forget this term to bring in lots of spare clothes, some outdoor and indoor shoes(slippers) and sun cream and sun hats before we start asking you for gloves and scarves.
Forest School sessions will be on Tuesdays now. Dance should restart in early October.
Gloria, who was very ill last term returns to us next week and is now job sharing with Tracey.
This term we will have our Annual General Meeting, usually in November, when you can stand for election to the management committee, who decide how the nursery is run. Think about how you could contribute to a committee and stand. There are lots of other ways of helping; you can come in for our gardening sessions during the week or at weekends, offer to cur the grass, offer to come in and read or play with the children. You can bring in a skill to share with then, art, science, music construction, etc. We would love to see you, especially perhaps dads.
We have a welcome to your nursery breakfast on Friday 16th September 9.00 until 10.00 YOu are all most welcome. It is a nice way to get to know each other. On Saturday September 25th we are holding a gardening morning ( start 10.00 a.m.) followed by lunch ( please bring s pot to share) and play time. Again, everyone is most welcome. On Thursday 29th September we will have a social afternoon 3.30-6.30p.m. for everyone to meet.
Sini, an intern from the EU will start here with us in October. Syrie and Upaia are settling in well and making good relationships with the children. Mary is now here just Mondays and Tuesdays.
Weekly updates. 1st to 11th August.
MON 1ST – Nisha on leave all week. The children from the small room will be doing lots of visits this week and next to the Big Room. Katharine cooking today.
TUES Joy and Katharine home visit all morning. Picnic lunch today with picnic foods from Waitrose. Tomaso will be back for the remainder of the term from tomorrow. Katharine has a meeting in the afternoon on site.
THURS Big Room has an outing to the Olympic Park today and will have a picnic lunch there before returning early afternoon. We will go by hi speed train to Stratford.
FRI – Katharine off in the afternoon.
CAMP OUT FOR ANY FAMILIES OVER THE WEEKEND. LET ME KNOW.
MON 8TH – NISHA ON LEAVE ALL WEEK.
TUES 9th – New children visiting 10-11.30. Gemma and Mary have LINKS meetings in the morning.
WED 10th –
THURS 11th – Last day for the children. Nina and Ben are leaving us today for Big School. Nursery closes at 5p.m. Staff are in on the 12th .
WE REOPEN NURSERY ON WED 31ST AUGUST . Staff have an inset day on Tuesday 30th. New children will settle from the 5th September.
MON 25th – Emma and Nisha on leave . Shamsia here 9.30-5. Gloria is still away sick and won’t return before we break up. In the meantime we have Tomaso an Italian chef who is very good. Katharine on visit with Upaia in afternoon.
TUES 26th – Shamsia here 9.30-5. Staff meeting 8.30-9. Katharine and Upaia on a home visit in afternoon. Hikali last day until September.
WED 27th – New children will be visiting this morning. Last dance session this term. Mary and Katharine homevisit in morning. Katharine and Joy home visit in afternoon.
THURS 28th – Emma back. Party for leavers ( second one) at 3.30 onwards. MC meeting at 7.00 p.m.
FRIDAY – Emma and Syrie are graduating today. CONGRATULATIONS. Mana’s last day today.
DON’T FORGET TO CANCEL YOUR STANDING ORDERS TO NURSERY AFTER August’s payment if your child is leaving. Other parents don’t forget to amend your payments form 1st September according to the fees table sent out earlier this term.
July 27th sept 13th and 29th all 10-11 to view the nursery.
We raised nearly £1500.00 on our fun day.
We have had a wonderful couple of days doing lots of water play, using the hose pipe to soak each other, playing the water down the slide as we slid down. We filled buckets, sat in paddling pools, played hook a duck and generally really enjoyed the hot weather. We have kept in the shade as much as we could, and eaten lollies.
There Has also been lots of science , maths and physical activity, as well as new vocabulary (saturated) and lots of fun.
We raised around £1200.00 this year, amazing thanks to everyone’s hard work. especial thanks to Phil Graham for organising this year.
JUly 28th second leavers party 3.30-5.30.
August 4th big Room trip to the Olympic Park with picnic.
July 18th – 22nd .
Upaia Teja starts working here on Monday 18th. She will be shadowing Joy, Emma and Mary in the small room ready to take on her new children as part time worker in September. Upaia is a degree level worker with over a years experience working with very young children.
We have a cook booked until the end of term replacing Gloria as she recuperates. His name is Tomaso.
MONDAY – Emma is away until the end of July. Mary is on leave today so Shamsia will be helping Joy. This is Nisha’s last day here before September as she is travelling with her family to Uganda.
TUESDAY – Shamsia is in the small room as Mary is on leave. Syrie is looking after Nisha’s children until the end of term. Eva has her last day ever here today.
WED – Upaia and Katharine visiting a new child today in the morning. Mary is in, in the morning to help out. Cleo’s last day ever.
THURS – Katharine and Syrie on a home visit in the morning. Shamsia covering. Mary is in for the morning to help out.
FRIDAY – Lucy is in for dance today. Katharine on leave today.
We have cd’s from Harriette’s sing along sessions for you to buy. This will help ensure Harriette’s sessions continue for local children. Cd is £10 (cost price). They are really fantastic for all the children. Can you also advertise harriette’s ventures by contacting your family and friends with the information on the postcard sent home with your child.