Sep 24, 2020

Oxford September News: Roald Dahl Day, Outdoor Learning and Recycling

The Old Station Nursery Group - Creating Brighter Futures Together

September news

September has passed by in a flash!

This month across the nursery, we have celebrated Roald Dahl Day, participated in Recycling Week and all round had a great time! We have welcomed lots of new families into our OSP family as well a few new members to our fantastic staff team

This month, the Babies have been developing their gross motor skills outside; through walking, running, climbing and using the scuttle bugs. The children have loved seeing their families on our family board; if you are yet to send photos in, please do send them to Charlotte or upload them to Eylog. We are very much looking forward to Halloween at the end of October where the babies will be doing lots of spooky themed arts and crafts.

During September, the Toddlers have been exploring the natural world, searching for bugs, worms, snails and spiders. The children even kept some snails as pets for a day, feeding them some leaves before releasing them back to their home. The children chose the story ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ when celebrating Roald Dahl Day, continuing their interest in the natural world. Following on from this, the children designed and created their very own unique crocodiles too!  

This month, we have also said goodbye to a few of our Toodler friends who are starting their new adventure into Pre-school! We have no doubt that they will love it.

In Pre-school this month, we have been very excited not only to welcome back our term time only children, but our new families too. Flopsy also returned from her furlough period which the children were very excited about!

The children have had lots of fun making the most of the last summer days outside in the garden. The children even found potatoes from last year that had regrown in their vegetable patch! This past week, the children have been learning about recycling, looking at materials which can be recycled and what can happen if we don’t recycle. The children used some old yoghurt pots to make bird feeders. Next month, we look forward to investigating the changes of season into Autumn and, of course, Halloween!  

What’s coming up in October

On the 14th to 20th October we will be celebrating National Chocolate week! Look out for what the children make and taste that week!  

This year, we hope to hold a pumpkin carving competition from October 26th and ask all of our families to send in an entry, with your name pinned to the bottom please. These will all be lit up along the front of nursery as you arrive in the evening and down the side entrance. 

Other important information

A mentioned, we are delighted to have welcomed some new team members!

We have welcomed Charley and Lauryn, completing our Baby room team as well as Maria, Kayleigh and Aislinn who join our Toddler team. I know current COVID-19 guidelines make it difficult for you all to meet our new staff team at the moment but please do keep an eye on Eylog where we will introduce them before you meet them at hand overs.  

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these strange and difficult times. A reminder that we ask you to wear a face coverings when approaching our drop off points. Our nursery team will also wear a face covering when coming to the gate. I know it is very difficult but, unfortunately, we do also need to keep the amount of face to face contact time to a minimum.  

I realise that there can be a bit of a delay in a staff member getting to the gate to collect your child or bringing them out to you due to the procedures which we currently have to follow. I thank you for your patience with this.   

Just a reminder for those children who attend on a term time only basis, the next holiday dates are Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October.  If you would like your child to come in for any additional sessions during this week, do let me know so that I can check our availability.  

If you have time, we would be very grateful if you could leave us a review on Daynurseries. You can do this online by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support.

Charlotte Dagg, Nursery Manager

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