|Welcome everyone to Innsworth Nursery’s June Newsletter. Finally, the Summer is here! We hope you’ve all managed to make the most of the weather, we certainly have at Nursery.
The babies have been following the Organix Food Campaign by exploring various fruit and vegetables in their play and activities. Some of the babies had the opportunity to add a selection of vegetables to a pizza base that they could then enjoy for tea.
The Tots love to have free flow into the garden – giving the children the opportunity to explore the outside area for most of the day. It enables them to have the opportunity to access the mud kitchen, sand, water, and various other resources in an outdoor environment. Continuous and enhanced provision ensures that children can carry out their creativity and allows them freedom to become more independent in making choices.
Thank you to Sam and Claire from the Tots room team for spending time on a Saturday to revamp the free flow area – adding to the mud kitchen, vegetable patch, den, and construction area.
The pre-school children chose “Families, Families, Families” as their book to focus on. It is important to develop children’s awareness of diverse family structures and gives them the opportunity to engage in conversations about their families, their house and who takes care of them. Reading the story led to conversations about what it means to be a family, the children’s own families, each other’s families, and different types of families.
What’s coming up next month
On Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th June, Freedom Photography will be visiting the nursery to take professional photos of the pre-school school leavers. If your pre-school child does not attend a Tuesday or a Wednesday session, then please feel free to pop between 9am-9.30am on the Tuesday or Wednesday so that your child can have their photo taken. Can you please inform your child’s Key Carer if you are popping in for a photo, if they do not attend a Tuesday or Wednesday session.
We have organised an outside morning visit, to the nursery, from a local petting farm on Wednesday 14th July. This is for the pre-school leavers. The animals that will be visiting are Miniature Ponies, a Lamb, Rabbits, Sultan chickens, Baby Chicks and a Dog.
We have chosen to have it on a Wednesday as this is our busiest day and the majority of our children attend a Wednesday morning session.
The children who already attend on the Wednesday morning session will have 1 hour with the petting farm earlier on in the morning. If your child does not attend a Wednesday morning session, then we would like to invite your child and one parent to the nursery at 11.45am for 1 hour so that they can take part. Please inform your child’s Key Carer if you will be popping in for the visit at 11.45am, if your child does not attend a Wednesday morning session.
The whole week of the 12th July will be used for pre-school leaver celebrations, before the term time only children finish on Tuesday 20th July – there will be party tea, sports day, ice creams, and so much more! All the pre-school leavers will be given a gift from the nursery.
Other important information
Lots of our staff are undergoing some amazing training programmes! Abi from our Pre-school room is currently completing “How to Explore Race with Children in The Early Years Setting” – through Bristol Early Years Teaching School Alliance. Steph from our Baby room has completed NDNA behaviour management training. Kaylem from our Baby room is in the process of completing NDNA EYFS: supporting birth-2 year olds.
The last day of term for Term Time Only children is Tuesday 20th July 2021. The children will return on September Thursday 2nd September 2021.
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England get 15 hours funded childcare a week, or 570 hours a year of funded early education. If parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours funded childcare: an extra 570 hours of funded childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. Your child may be eligible the term after their third birthday. Please visit our funding page for more information. If you think your child is entitled to 30 hours funding from September then you must apply by the 31st July 2021.
Thank you for all for your continued support.
Jess Clayton, Nursery Manager