Jun 24, 2020

Alvechurch June News: Settling into The Village Hall

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A very warm welcome back! We look forward to welcoming more families back as the summer weeks progress.

Welcome back to all of our families who returned in June. It is so lovely to see you all again and a pleasure to see how the children have grown and developed during lockdown!

June news

As you are aware, Alvechurch Nursery is currently being newly renovated, with lots of hard work going on behind the scenes! We are so excited to see how the nursery looks soon but in the meantime, Alvechurch children and staff have relocated to the village hall so we can create more places and welcome more children back. The children enjoyed their time at the hub nursery in Barnt Green but are loving the space here at the hall. It was lovely to see a new nursery and meet some new friends – thank you for having us Barnt Green!

The children are loving the fact that from the village hall they can walk up to the nursery and use the field to enjoy time outside. The 3-4 year olds are making use of the space in the hall to enjoy some cosmic yoga, especially as this past week has been World Wellbeing Week. The younger children are have been very creative using chalk and water to make marks outside, making the most of the beautiful weather we have had this past week.

What’s coming up in July

Hopefully the Alvechurch refurb will be completed and we can all look forward to going home! The children will be able to explore their brand new environment. We will, of course, keep you updated as and when we have more information and details about when we can move back.

Next week is national Children’s Art Week so we will be moving into July creatively, giving the children the opportunity to experience a variety of craft activities. From July 1st, it is National Picnic Month so we we hope to take advantage of the weather and the beautiful views we have from the field and enjoy some meals outside. To coincide with this, we have been looking at how we can say goodbye to our preschoolers whilst still following government guidance. We have decided to have a socially distanced teddy bears picnic for them on our spacious nursery field.

Other important information

Lucy Corfield, our Deputy Nursery Manager, and Liz Cater, our Baby Room Supervisor, are due to give birth mid August and beginning of September. They, therefore, won’t be returning to work until next year. We wish them both safe deliveries on the birth of their babies and look forward to meeting the new arrivals in the near future.

Emma Cockerill-Maher, our Third in Charge, has just completed her Management Level 3. Well done Emma!!

Can we please remind parents to provide sun hats and cream in this hot weather. 

Bev Prandle, Nursery Manager

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