Spring 2020 newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of our newsletter.

What we have been upto!

So far this term we have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year we made lanterns, shared books and talked about how some of our children visited Newcastle and followed the dragon in the festival. We then had our own tasting session on the Monday after. National Story telling Week was early February we done what we like to do best share stories and visit the library. On Valentines day we made cards for our special families and decorated biscuit. Then Shrove Tuesday arrived we made our own in the tuff tray! We had so much fun especially with the flour. We also had pancakes at snack time with yummy fruit.

Well Done Molly

Molly completed her Level 3 in Childcare and finished her apprenticeship, gaining a full time position at Little Cygnets.

Chloe's baby shower

Chloe's baby shower went down well, our children had fun taking part in games, role play baby clinic and much more.

Handa's Surprise

Following children's interests and after reading Handa's Surprise in nursery some of our children visited our local fruit shop to buy and choose their own fruit. So much learning took place, scanning the items we bought, then helping pack the bags and paying for our items using real money. We love being out and about in our local community.

Darcy's Dream

We recently supported this fabulous charity, close to our hearts. It was lovely to see the family behind the charity get the recognition and support they deserve by being gifted a house on Saturday Night Take Away. Darcy's Dream is a North East based charity supporting newly bereaved families and siblings.

Welcome new members to our fantastic team

Last week we welcomed Sophie back to Little Cygnets returning from maternity leave, Sophie has worked within our organisation for a number of years between Little Cygnets and our sister Little Butterflies. Over the next two weeks we will be welcoming Lauren and Chelsea to our team, please keep a look out for them and say hello! Both girls have many years experience in early years and are both looking forward to being part of our extended 'Cygnet family'.

All about me

Recently we sent out 'all about me' booklets, thank you very much to everyone who have completed them and handed them back in. If you still have one at home please complete and return as soon as possible. Thank you.

World book Day

Come to nursery dressed in your favourite costume or as your favourite character, join in the fun we are celebrating World Book Day 2020!

Mothers Day Sing Song

Come along and join us on Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 2pm - 2.30pm for our Mothers day sing songs. All mothers and grandmothers welcome (children who do not normally attend on a Tuesday must be accompanied by an adult). Don't forget to wrap up warm we will be in our garden.

Meet n Greet

Come along and meet with your child's keyworker on Saturday 21st March 2020 from 9.30am, to share ideas on how to best support your child and find out what we get up to in nursery. book your appointment today.

Sponsored Walk

Join us on Saturday 16th May 2020 for our annual sponsored walk, meet at 10.30am outside Spanish City Whitley Bay (beach side) we will be walking to the Rendezvous Cafe. Come along in your favourite fancy dress, don't forget your bucket and spade.

Summer fayre

Come along to our sister nursery Little Butterflies and join in the fun on Saturday 27th June 2020 from 10am - 12pm. All welcome 1a Wooley Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HB (we are based on Wallsend bus station - beside the Wallsend metro).

Non Funded Week

Week commencing Monday 30th March 2020 is our non funded week for those children that attend term time only on 2/3/4 year old Government funded space.


To enter our Easter competition please help your child make / decorate an Easter bonnet. All entries to be in by Friday 3rd April 2020. We will be closed on Good Friday 10th April and reopen on Tuesday 14th April 2020 to enjoy our Easter break.

Holiday Club

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.

Cygnets Birthday Party

Save the date Saturday 19th September 2020, join us for our 'Special 5th Birthday Party' from 10am - 12noon at Little Cygnets. All welcome!

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.


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