Welcome to our May newsletter. It’s been a bit of a ‘soggy’ month, but we have still had plenty of fun!
We have been incredibly lucky to have lots of new equipment arrive at nursery this month! We have had lots of new technology toys such as remote-controlled cars, cameras, torches and light up white boards. We have also had lots of new furniture such a tables, highchairs, sand and water trays and storage! We also have plans for work to be carried out in July and August to improve our bathrooms, nappy areas and to create a new milk kitchen in our baby room! More details will follow about this via Tapestry.
As a nursery, we took part in Deaf Awareness Week this month by teaching the children some basic sign language. The children in Preschool learnt how to spell the word ‘Preschool’ as well and some colours. The children in Bears learnt how to sign the lyrics to ‘I can sing a rainbow’. A video of this can be found on our social media pages.
Also this month, we raised money for The Air Ambulance during our Superhero Week. We did this by getting children, parents and staff to vote for who they would like to be pied in the face! The children had great fun in choosing who they would like to vote for, and we raised an amazing £180. Thank you all for your support with this.
For Mental Health Week, we asked the Preschool children to name people they can speak to if they are feeling sad or worried. The children then put those names on the fingers of a hand to show that there is lots of people they can reach out to if they need to.
What’s coming up next month
Next month, the children will be celebrating Dinosaur Day on 1st June. We have planned lots of exciting dinosaur themed activities across the nursery for the children to engage in. The children will also be getting very creative next month, especially in preparation for Father Day on the 20th June.
The children are also very much looking forward to watching the caterpillars that were delivered to the Preschool room as they change and grow into butterflies. It will be a great experience for the children to watch all of the changes that happen and understand their lifecycle in more detail.
Other important information
We have more staff attending first aid training over the bank holiday weekend. Our aim is to have all of the staff first aid trained by the summer and we are well on our way to achieve this!
Please don’t forget to bring your child with a suitable waterproof coat each day they attend nursery. We love to splash in puddles and explore outside in all weathers and it really helps when children have suitable clothing. We have waterproof trousers children can also use and plenty of spare wellies if your child doesn’t have any already here.
A small reminder that it is bank holiday on Monday 31st May and the nursery will be closed.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Heather Clark, Nursery Manager