Aug 25, 2021

Bampton August News: Olympics, Percussion and Police Cars

Bampton August

Welcome everyone to August’s Newsletter! Yet another month has come and gone and we will soon be welcoming back all our term-time children and our new families too, we are so excited!
August news

This month we had a visit from our local PCSO’s. The children all had a wonderful time, they let us try on some of their uniform, and we were even allowed to sit in the police car! They explained to us that they are here to help us and to keep us safe.

In the Rainbow Room we have continued enjoying our nursery rhymes, we have now started exploring musical instruments too with our new percussion set. The triangle is a strong favourite. We also love to listen to music, dancing and singing along!

The Coral Room have taken the opportunity to use the school playground allowing them the extra space to be able to hold their own nursery style Olympics, with lots of different races and games supporting their physical development.

What’s coming up next month

Throughout September in the Rainbow Room, we will be welcoming children new and old and we are very much looking forward to doing so. To help them feel settled and part of our nursery family we will be creating a family book, this will contain pictures of the children and their loved ones, family, and important people to them. The staff in the room will also be contributing to the family book.

The Coral Room will also be collecting family pictures so they can create a family tree. The children in the Coral room are looking forward to Science week where they will be taking part in a variety of different fun but scientific experiments.

Other important information

Term begins on Monday 6th September, and comes to an end on Friday 22nd October.

From the start of September Claire will be in the kitchen covering Sarah while she is on maternity leave. The time has come where we can now engage in extra-curriculum activities once again. Babies will be enjoying Boogie Beats while the Tots will be partaking in both Boogie Beats and Yoga. Lastly, Preschool will be trying their hand at Yoga and French.

Please can we remind parents when arriving at nursery for drop off or collection to press the doorbell and wait outside, a member of staff will be with you as soon as possible. Please could we also ask that you continue to wear face masks during drop-off and collection and we will do the same, thank you.

We also wanted to remind you of our refer a friend scheme. When you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 discount off your next invoice. We know that you are always recommending us, so we just wanted to say a big thank you for your referrals. There is no limit on referring your friends, so please do refer as many people as you like! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family. For more information and terms and conditions, speak to your nursery manager.

Thank you all for your recent reviews on Google, Facebook or Daynurseries.co.uk. Your kind words and feedback really do make our day and we really appreciate the time spent on leaving us a review. If you haven’t yet had the chance to write a review and would like to, we would be very grateful. You can do this on Google, Facebook or Daynurseries.co.uk

A reminder for those children who attend on a term time only basis, the new term starts back on Thursday, 2ndSeptember.

Finally, if your child is leaving us at the end of this term to move up to school, their last day will be 31st August unless you have told us otherwise.  If your child is not starting school straight away and you would like them to come to us for any additional sessions early in September, do let me know so that I can check our availability.

Activity for home

If you are looking for something to do at home this weekend or over the coming months, why not give our activity at home a go! Be aware that some activities or ideas may need to be adapted to suit your child’s age and development.

Paint with your hands and feet

  • Get a long roll of lining paper, old wall paper or material
  • Choose what colours to use to decorate with
  • Then use your hands and feet to decorate the paper
  • Display the artwork in your windows for people to see

What will your child be learning?

  • Independence, creativity and choice
  • Mark making using their body
  • Sensory experience of paint on their body
  • Colours
  • Shapes and sizes
  • Developing gross motor skills
  • New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, red, blue, green, feet, hand, etc
  • Give meaning to marks they make

Please share photos of your child’s activity on the app. We look forward to seeing your child’s creations!

As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support, it is always hugely appreciated.

Kirsty Farmer, Baby Room Supervisor


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