Nov 25, 2021

Uxbridge November News: Baking, Dancing and Diwali

Uxbridge, November

Happy November! Just a few short days to go until we are counting down the remainder of the year! 

It’s had a great month and the team have been busy welcoming families back in the building for Parents Evening which was a huge success! In addition to this,  31 parent surveys have been sent out to the new families who started between June and October this year, and we have been delighted with the amount of responses received back! We are busy working on action plans from some comments raised, but overall, we are thrilled with your comments; your feedback is so important to us and we really do welcome your voices!

November news

Each month, the team plan lots of different activities for the children. This month, the children really enjoyed taking part in memorable days such as Remembrance Day, Diwali, and Bonfire night, and World Kindness Day, all of which are very important to everyone here at Uxbridge. 

As we have done every year, we took part in the BBC’s Children in Need fundraiser, by wearing our pyjamas to nursery, and we raised £145, which is amazing! A big thank you to everyone that donated to such a worthy cause. 

Each room also had a fun filled month, with plenty of skill-building, and development. The babies have been focusing on movement, and the team have had fun creating obstacle courses for them in the room, and outside in our garden. We also have Shakers KIDS attend every Thursday morning to deliver a jam-packed music and dance session, which the babies love!

There’s also been a focus on baking this month. The toddlers were developing their mathematical skills, with measuring ingredients, and the preschool children have enjoyed Mini Chef classes, and developing the core understanding of safety in the kitchen, whilst learning about hot baking, and even making their own tuna pasta bakes.

What’s coming up next month

Next month, we will be in the full festive swing, and have plenty of activities, and themed days happening throughout the nursery. Please do check your Christmas Calendar for these events! 

Other important information

Selina and Eve were our Employees of the Month, so a big well done for them!

There will be a photographer attending the nursery on the 30th November 2021. If you haven’t already signed a permission form, please make sure you send this through as soon as possible.

Have you received a funding email from us? If so, the deadline is the 1st December to get all the information back to us. 

Please may we remind families that we open at 8 and close at 6pm promptly. If you need a handover at the end of the day, please ensure that you arrive in good time. 

Our collection time at lunch time is 1pm prompt. Please can we ask that you collect at your scheduled times as lateness affects staff ratios. 

Just a reminder that if you are going to be late, please give us a phone call as it directly affects when our staff can leave to go home too. 

This month, we have received a lot of new reviews on Daynurseries, Google and Facebook. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely reviews. They are hugely appreciated by our team! If you haven’t had the chance to write a review yet, you can write one on Daynurseries by clicking here, on Google or on Facebook. Thank you for your continued support!

Here’s to a fantastic and very festive month ahead!

Home activity

If you are looking for something to do at home this weekend or over the coming months, why not give our activity at home a go! Be aware that some activities or ideas may need to be adapted to suit your child’s age and development.

Create your own stained glass window

Please follow the activity idea below:

Activity:

  • Use card to make a window, draw and cut out panes for the window.
  • Use tissue paper or sweet wrappers to create your stained glass effect, stick with glue or sellotape.
  • Alternatively you could do this with newspaper and old magazines.
  • Display for all to see.

What will your child be learning?

  • Independence, creativity and choice.
  • Mark making.
  • Colours.
  • Shapes and size.
  • Developing fine motor skills.
  • New vocabulary, e.g. big, small, cut, square, circle, window, red, blue, green, etc.
  • Sense of pride, achievement and self esteem.
  • Use of tools for a purpose.
  • Give meaning to marks they make.

Please share photos of your child’s activity on the parent app. We look forward to seeing your child’s updates.

Please continue to share what your child has been doing within their home life on the parent app, their interests and their development, so their key person can see this and use towards helping them monitor their development and learning.

Jenna, Nursery Manager


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