Jul 27, 2020

Heyford July News: Nursery pets, sun catchers and experiments

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

July news

Due to us closing for lockdown, we had to re-home our Ron Rabbit from our Baby Room. However, we have now managed to re-home two gorgeous rabbits from a local family! We have re-homed two lovely bunnies as the owner got a dog and the bunnies weren’t keen. The owner wanted them to go to a loving home. They came to us called Pepsi and Pickles but after a nursery vote we have renamed them to Thumper and Cinders – though this may well change!! The lovely creatures are on their 3rd home, hopefully we will be their forever home. Pre-School have also been gifted a hamsterMinky, and he will be joining the children in Pre-School very soon – the children can’t wait!

With “Bubbles” being relaxed from 20th July, we have been able to welcome back more of our little ones! It is wonderful to see how they have grown and developed during lockdown. This also means that we can now arrange transition visits for the children who are ready to move up to the next room. 

We were sad not to be able to hold a leavers party for those children moving onto school, but the occasion hasn’t gone unmarked and all of our school leavers have received a book and a good luck card. We know that all the children will flourish in school and wish them lots of love and luck! 

The Babies continue to do wake and shake every morning which they love. They have been making sun catchers, you can see these hanging in the garden. The Toddlers have been using the yoga mats and have been very vocal with their singing. Pre-School have enjoyed doing experiments this month, talking about healthy eating and living. The children also continue to the Daily Mile every day. 

A warm welcome back to Louise this month – we are so pleased to have her back. Gemma has decided to stay at home with her little one Rose, we wish her well and will miss her. 

What’s coming up in August

We are hoping for more of the same. We hope that the sun will continue to shine so that the children can spend as much time as possible outside exploring and discovering.

We will, of course, be getting to know our new nursery pets a little better throughout August. We anticipate a lot of photos being taken!

Other important information

Thank you all for your continued support during these strange times. We have received many compliments from you about how well the children have settled back into nursery life and how you feel that this is down to the staff keeping things, as much as possible, as they were before lockdown. 

As you many be aware, we are listed on a nursery review site called Daynurseries. We would be very grateful if you would spare a few minutes to leave us a review. You can do this online, by clicking here. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Please be advised that we would prefer your child not to bring in any drawstring bag. The company is researching a replacement for these. Also please do not bring in any plastic carrier bags. 

A reminder that Monday 31st August is a Bank Holiday so the nursery will be closed on this day. The Autumn term starts on Wednesday 2nd September. If your child attends Term Time only then we look forward to seeing them again then.

Jan Thorp, Nursery Manager 

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