Jun 22, 2020

Faringdon June News: Scarecrows, Fire Trucks and Father's Day

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

After a 10-week break, we were delighted to reopen our doors to so many families.

Thank you for supporting us whilst the team were inducted into the new ways of operating and giving us the time to prepare so that the site can operate as safely as possible. We are really pleased to report that it is all going really well.

June news

It has been a really good time to reflect on the basic needs of Early Years; interactions and care are so vital for healthy relationships to form and we have noticed how very excited the children have been to return to nursery, not only to see the staff team, but their friends also. We have been rewarded by meaningful connections with both parents and children, reassuring us of the great work the team here at Faringdon do.  

Our new fire truck has been a wonderful addition. Sarah magically created a frame to sit over the cart and the children have enjoyed sharing rides around the outside space.  

The nursery really enjoyed creating a scarecrow for the Faringdon Rotary’s charity event, raising money for Helen House Hospice. See if you can spot all the scarecrows on your walks; ours is the Fat Controller from Thomas The Tank engine, what a jolly chap he is! 

The children have been able to play and enjoy their newly developed space, and have enjoyed activities such as obstacle courses, bubbles and, of course, our pop-up restaurant. Long may the good weather continue!

The children have all collaborated on a wonderful Father’s Day banner, we really hope you liked the messages sent on EyLog. Don’t forget to add your stories there also, it’s a wonderful platform for sharing pictures and news and we love to read them.  

PC Paws has been doing the rounds, engaging children in conversations about safety, hand hygiene and the spread of infection. We really hope that by having conversations like these with the children, we can encourage them to evaluate their surroundings and think about how to be safe and to develop an awareness.   

We thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm for our re-opening.

What’s coming up in July

As we are unable to carry out a graduation ceremony as we normally would, we have asked all preschool leavers to send us a picture, so that we can compile a montage of faces for our 2020 leavers board. We really hope that this will go some way to celebrate the end of preschool, before the start of school. We will, of course, be in touch should we be able to celebrate in any other way over the coming months. Our transition evening will not be taking place as planned, however, should you have any questions or need any support, please do get in touch directly 

Sadly, with the restrictions in place, it looks unlikely that we will hold our annual sports day and family BBQ in July. We are so saddened by this, however, Basil Land Crew the farm is on hold, so it may be that we can re-work and accommodate an event of some type. We will of course keep you posted.  

Other important information

We are now expanding the team at site with Alice Clarke, who joined us this past week (the week of 22nd June). A very warm welcome to Alice! 

Stephanie Dorling, Nursery Manager

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