Welcome to our March newsletter!
Isn’t it lovely to have more sunlight in the day; we are leaving nursery in the light and coming into the birdsong! Do take note of our nesting birds in the carpark, up by the office window. We have bluetits nesting and they have been busy cleaning out the box as well as gathering small twigs and moss.
Our resident pigeons are also nesting at either end of the canopy to Pre-school. It was a great shame that one egg fell from the nest, causing great debate amongst the Pre-school children as it cracked on the floor.
The children have all been busy getting creative this month with so many beautiful craft projects taking place. I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day cards and gifts!
As a nursery, are delighted to announce that, this month, our Eco Committee have secured a silver certificate from Eco Schools and are one step closer towards receiving our Green Flag Award. The Eco Committee have worked so hard to instigate and look at what we do in our environment that can help the planet. The passion the Pre-school have for this is infectious. We are also so pleased to read your comments about what they are also changing at home.
This month, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day which was great fun. The children participated in lots of Irish dancing and shenanigan throughout the day. Thank you to everyone for the huge effort to wear green, the children all looked fabulous.
We are slowly taking delivery of new resources, as they all become available. We have a new and exciting mud kitchen, a role play shop for the Pre-school garden and some giant scales to go near our sandpit shed. We have been developing the outside play space and are looking at an outdoor classroom to fit along the back.
The Babies have also been busy collating family photos to make family books. If you haven’t already, please do send in photos to Alice for this project. The team have also been developing a heuristic play space for the Babies and Sarah Cooper has been leading this little project for us. Some beautiful resources are adorning the shelves, so be sure to ask about them and look at our social media pages for additional photos. Vicki is also working on a wow/leap pad style display to record important milestones. Please do continue to share with us big events and developmental milestones so that we can add them to our own chart.
What’s coming up in April
Don’t forget that next week, the week of the 29th March, is a busy one! On Monday, we will be celebrating Holi and on Tuesday, we have our Easter Bonnet parade. Please remember old clothes for Monday and your bonnets for Tuesday!
Much further ahead, we are reviewing plans for social events. Although uncertain, we are hopeful that we can book the miniature farm once more and hold a sports day in July. We are yet to get the green light but we will keep you updated. It is reassuring that we are all beginning to resume a bit of normality.
Other important information
As we get back into full swing, we are busier than ever! The carpark can become quite congested so please use all available spaces along the left-hand side as you drive in, prior to parking along the raised platform, and near the gates. Also, please drive in slowly; parents are often walking in and children are often in the carpark.
We all feel the distance that COVID has created, so we really hope that soon, we can welcome you back into the playgrounds and classrooms, have a chat that is more than 2 minutes to hand over and show off our spaces once more.
As always, we are ever grateful for all of your kind words and support.
Steph Dorling, Nursery Manager