Wow, what a year! I firstly just want to thank every single parent and carer for their continued support and understanding over the past year. Most of all, thank you for continuing to trust us with your children through such an unprecedented time. Your support means the world to us.
December has been a busy month and even though there were many things that we could not do this year due to Coronavirus, there was still lots that we were able to do!
Babies, Tots and Pre-school all enjoyed Christmas parties with games, music and balloons. They devoured a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and enjoyed a party tea of sandwiches whilst wearing their party hats.
The children enjoyed participating in The Old Station Nursery Group’s Advent Challenge where we were challenged to make our own Santas. A big thank you to Kaylem, from the Baby room, for dressing up as Santa and ensuring the children still had the opportunity to receive a present from Father Christmas himself.
The local Church invited us to be part of an Advent Window Trail, to help brighten up the community over the Christmas period. We decorated the nursery windows with all things ‘Frosty the Snowman’ so that the community could find a new window throughout advent.
Thank you to all the children and staff that took part in Christmas Jumper Day; we raised £36 for Save the Children. An important charity very close to our hearts.
Many of you will have met our new members of the team this month. We welcomed Jacs in the Baby room who is a Level 6 nursery practitioner; Lori in the Tots room who is a Level 3 nursery practitioner; and Kylie in the Pre-school room who is a Level 4 nursery practitioner. Please do say hello if you haven’t done so already!
What’s coming up in January
We very much look forward to hearing about the children’s Christmas breaks at home. There’s also lots to look forward to throughout January. We will be ensuring that the children are engaged with a number of activities to keep them busy!
The week commencing 30th January, we will be celebrating ‘National Storytelling Week’. It is so important that children learn to love stories and books. We will have a book of the week in each room and be inviting the children to share their favourite stories.
We look forward to welcoming our new children in January that will be joining our Baby, Tot and Pre-school rooms. We are very excited to see some new faces around nursery and look forward to welcoming you into our nursery family.
Other important information
The nursery will be reopening on Monday 4th January for children that attend all year round and will be opening for term time only children from Tuesday 5th January.
From the team and I, we will wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Jess Clayton, Nursery Manager