Jul 21, 2021

Filkins June News: Science, Races and Ice Cream

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

I cannot believe we have reached the end of term and academic year – it’s come round so quickly, and we are definitely not ready to say our final goodbyes to the children and families who will be leaving Filkins, you will be truly missed. We wish you all the best of luck for the future! We also wish our preschool leavers continued success at big school, and please do send us a photograph of your child in uniform on their first day at school.

July news

This month we have been visited by some of the children’s primary school teachers. The children have loved showing them their nursery and are all very excited about starting their new adventure at school.

On the 1st of July we had our pre-school leavers celebrations, with the Bright Sparks science workshop. This was thoroughly enjoyed and was a fantastic introduction to science. We watched a science show of dry ice and a bubble monster, and the children created bubble potions, colour changing liquid, giant bubbles, putty and slim!

Even though we couldn’t plan our annual sports day we had hoped for, the children still had a fantastic time participating in all the races with their friends. To end the term, we took a trip to the park and enjoyed a play and an ice-cream.

We are very excited to have welcomed Kate to the Filkins team as the new Deputy Manager and 2-3’s Room Supervisor. Kate has already started to get to know the children and staff, and will be introducing herself to all our families and is looking forward to getting to know you all. Donna has returned from maternity leave and will be in the 2-3’s, it’s so good to have her back! We said a ‘see you soon’ to Kelis, she has now become bank staff for us again and will be back to help us from time to time.

What’s coming up next month

We will be welcoming several new children and families over the summer, and we are really looking forward to getting to know everyone. We are still hopeful that we will be able to take the children for walks around the village to the local park and woods soon, but we will continue to enjoy our lovely outdoor nursery environment as much as possible.

Other important information

Please can I remind you to apply sun cream before your child arrives at nursery and we will re-apply throughout the day!

A little reminder that Monday 30th August is a Bank Holiday and nursery is closed to everyone. Term recommences for all those on a term time only contract on September the 2nd.

School term 2021-2022

Term dates
Term Dates
Autumn Term 2 September – 22 October
October half-term 25 October – 29 October
Autumn Term 1 November – 17 December
Christmas holiday 20 December – 3 January
Spring Term 4 January – 18 February
Spring half term 21 February – 25 February
Spring Term 28 February – 8 April
Easter Holiday 11 April – 22 April
Summer Term 25 April – 27 May
Late Spring half term 30 May – 3 June
Summer Term 6 June – 15th July

We just 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 the Nursery Manager.

Thank you for all your continued support.

Nicky Griffin, Nursery Manager


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