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Spring 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of our newsletter.

Welcome back

It is lovely to have Rachel back in nursery following her maternity leave. She has settled back in well and is enjoying getting to know all of our new children.

What we have been up to

In nursery we enjoy taking part in lots of festivals from around the World. Recently we celebrated Chinese New Year, exploring different cultures, practising using chopsticks, exploring different foods such as Pomelo and noodles. Some of our older children learnt about Chinese writing and how it is very different to the words and letters we usually see in nursery. We also took part in Valentine's Day themed activities. We talked about people who are special to us and made them some lovely pictures and cards. Please don't forget if there are any special celebrations that your family takes part in please let us know so that we can join in too!

Children's Mental Health Week

We took part in Children's Mental Health Week, we talked about our feelings 'happy' 'sad' 'excited' 'shocked' and shared the hugasaurs book. We tried out some mindfulness yoga and shared Worryasaurs.

Dental health

We love to keep our teeth nice and healthy in nursery. We enjoy healthy snacks, meals and drinks. We talk about food that is healthy and unhealthy, we love to brush the Crocodile's teeth with our giant toothbrush. If your child isn't registered with a dentist, please look in to doing this as soon as possible. We love to role play dentists in nursery and hope this adds to making the children's dental experience a pleasant one.

Animal Yoga

We have been enjoying animal yoga and our wake up shake up sessions daily at nursery. Talking about the effects physical exercise has on our bodies. Did you know 1-4 year old's require atleast 3 hours of physical activity per day (indoor and outdoor).

Share a story

In nursery we love to share stories and look at books together, we are very lucky to have the library on site. Have you seen our 'book share basket' it's at our front door, please feel free to bring in a book from home and choose one out of the basket to take home to enjoy.

Week of 30th May, come into nursery dressed as a Prince or Princess and join in with some Royal fun to celebrate the Plantinum Jubiliee

Half Term Holiday Clubs

Are you looking for extra care or something for your kiddies to do in the School holidays? Why not book onto one of our holiday clubs for ages 3 - 7 years old, they run throughout all School holidays. Book today to avoid disappointment spaces are limited and normally go fast. Contact Irene or Leanne for further details.

Funded Nursery Places!

Have you got your 30 hour code ready for April? Apply now to avoid losing out. follow the link: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk For those parents that already access their 30 hours, please remember to reconfirm your code every three months. We also offer two-year-old funded spaces, if you would like further information please ask Irene or Leanne.

Meet n Greet

Saturday 12th March from 9.30am, if you would like to meet your child’s keyworker or discuss your child’s development. Please ask Irene or Leanne for an appointment.

Bee's Room

Some of our older children are enjoying accessing our additional room up stairs. They are enjoying the extra indoor space this room provides, the children seem to be more engaged, this also has had a positive impact on our existing room as the room is more calm.

Personal Belongings

Please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing to nursery( including hats, gloves, sun cream, coats, wellies etc). If your child is potty training please provide them with plenty of changes of clothes to see them through the nursery day. If you borrow nursery clothing please return it ASAP as we sometimes run short. Often our children come into nursery wearing similar or the same clothing, please can we ask for your support by labelling your child’s clothing to avoid them going missing or getting mixed up, thank you.

Easter Competition

To enter our Easter competition please help your child make / decorate an Easter bonnet. All entries to be in by Friday 1st April 2022. We will be closed on Good Friday 15th April and reopen on Tuesday 19th April 2022 to enjoy our Easter break.

5 year service

Celebrating Natasha's 5 year service with Little Cygnets. Natasha is a valued member of our senior team, thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years Natasha.

Non Funded Week

Week commencing Monday 4th April 2022 is our non funded week, children that attend on a government funded space term time only will not attend nursery this week. We do have some availability for children to attend this week on a paid basis, please speak to Irene or Leanne if you are interested.

Sponsored Walk

Join us and our furry friends for our Easter sponsored walk on Saturday 2nd April around Killingworth lake. Please let us know if you will be joining us and if any siblings will be attending (We need to know numbers for a special treat!). Please meet at the picnic tables next to the newer houses at 10am. We will be walking along to the far end of the lake and then finishing off with a play in the park!

World Book Day

Come into nursery on Thursday 3rd March 2022 dressed as your favourite character to celebrate World Book Day!

Term dates

Please see our parent notice board for term dates.

A few reminders

  • Please let us know if your contact details change.

  • If your child has been given medication at home, please inform your child's key person.

  • When collecting or dropping children off, could we please remind parents to kindly wait in the entrance. This minimises disruption in the main room.

  • Please refrain from using your mobile phone whilst in our setting.

  • Please could you refrain from sending nuts in to nursery. As one of our children has a nut allergy. Thank You.

  • We are closed all bank holidays.

Feedback

We value your feedback, please feel free to leave comments on our 'comments tree' in the front entrance. Thank you.

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