Welcome to July’s newsletter! This month, the staff have had their work cut out trying to keep the children cool in the heat of the last few weeks, but a hose pipe, paddling pool and some ingenious ice ideas kept the children happy and cool for much of the day. Our refurbishment is pretty much complete, please keep an eye on facebook for some recent photos of inside of the nursery, it’s looking amazing!
Across the nursery, we have spent as much time outside in the shade as possible trying to keep cool!
The older preschoolers have had activities to get them ready for school including doing up and undoing zips and buttons. Whilst in the garden, the children have been perfecting their pedalling skills, looking for insects and playing ring games. They have been refining their fine motor skills in a variety of ways, mainly using a pencil but also using scissors and pincer movements to pick up small objects. The younger preschoolers have had activities that promote counting and maths.
The older toddlers have been getting ready to move up to the preschool room by having activities to promote name recognition. They also have been honing their fine motor skills for pencil control. They have been to the park and used their gross motor skills along with a little bit of risk taking to scale the dizzy heights of the climbing frame.
The staff have started baby signing in the baby room which has proved popular. They have been problem solving whilst trying to put the train track together and also building tower’s with bricks.
What’s coming up next month
We have a lot to look forward to in the coming month, the school leavers will have their graduation party, the invitations will be given out shortly. The Olympics will feature heavily throughout the nursery, we have International Cat Day and World Lion Day at the beginning of August, as well as several festivals. We will be celebrating Al-Hijra, the Islamic new year and the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan, that celebrates the love of a brother for his sister. Finally, we have National Tell a Joke Day.
Other important information
As you might have noticed in the last few weeks, I’m now in the front office, Dawn is still with us, she now has my old office at the back of the nursery, so please contact her in the usual way if you need to.
Monday 31st August Nursery will be closed for the Bank Holiday
Internet safety information
It can be difficult to know how to start talking to your child about what they’re doing online or who they might be speaking to. But talking regularly, like you would about their day at school, will help your child feel relaxed and mean that when they do have any worries, they’re more likely to come and speak to you.
The NSPCC are offering free webinars for groups of parents and carers, making it easy for you to keep your family safe online.
Webinars are delivered by experienced NSPCC staff. Topics covered include:
- understanding the risks and benefits of being online for children
- practical things you can do to help your children safe online
- knowledge of the tools and resources that can help you.
If you’d like to organise a webinar on behalf of a group, please contact email@example.com
A few reminders please;
- Can you please wash and return any nursery clothing you might have at home
- Can you put sun cream on your child before they come to nursery, we will top it up during the session/day if needed.
- If your child has their own sun cream can we have a bottle to keep here.
- Please send your child to nursery with a named sunhat.
- Please send in a change of clothes as we are playing with water in this hot weather and they do love to get wet!
We just wanted to remind you of our Refer a Friend scheme. When you refer a friend and they join the nursery, we will thank you with a £100 discount off your next invoice. We know that you are always recommending us, so we just wanted to say a big thank you for your referrals. There is no limit on referring your friends, so please do refer as many people as you like! We are always very grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming more of your friends into our nursery family. For more information and terms and conditions, speak to the Nursery Manager.
Thank you all for your continued support as always.
Jackie Berrie, Nursery Manager