NEWSLETTER – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

 

 

We all hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and had some quality family time. It has been lovely talking to the children about what they have been doing. A big welcome also to our new families who have joined us this term.

 

STAFFING Manager: Zoe Marler-Hausen (SENCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer)

Deputy: Theresa Quartermaine (Health and Safety Officer and Physical Activity Lead) – Red Group

Administrator: Carmel Gardner

Practitioners:

Jade Cavill (ECaT Lead) - Yellow Group

Gill McCarthy - Blue Group

Ella Hillis & Jasmine Knight – Green Group

Clare Munden – Orange Group

Rachael Watt – Lunch Club

 

HEALTHY EATING POLICY REMINDER

Please make us aware of any dietary and/or allergies for individual children.  NO NUTS in lunch boxes. This includes nut snack boxes, peanut butter sandwiches, and Nutella sandwiches.  NO fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate bars (e.g. mars, dairy milk).  We would also like to remind you that if GRAPES are included in lunches PLEASE can you CUT them into small pieces.

 

Parent Consultations

We will be holding our parent consultations the wc 10th February. Please come in and book an appointment with your child’s keyperson to discuss their time at Ladybirds and next steps to further develop them.

 

10 Year Celebration Day!

On Thursday 16th July 2020; we will be holding a family celebration day at pre-school, to celebrate that Ladybirds Porchester has been operating for 10 years!

Pre-school will be closed for normal sessions but will be open for children/parents/family members to come together and join in the activities we have planned.

The day will be 9-3pm, with the visiting farm in the morning, a dancing session with Dinky Dancers and an afternoon session with the fabulous Mike the Storyteller. We will break for lunch at 12.00, for a picnic in the garden (please bring picnic and blankets) We will also have a celebration cake to share with you and will document the day for the Daily Echo.

 

We hope you will all be able to join us for this day; we are so proud of our achievements and could not have done 10 years without the wonderful support from all our families. Thank you.  (more details to follow)

 

Intergenerational Work

We are very excited to be involved with Dinky Dancers and Buttercup Care home intergenerational dancing sessions. We will be taking a small group of children each half term to join in sessions with the care home residents. Each Monday this term we will have sessions within pre-school. Please look out on Tapestry for required consent and any help you can offer.

 

What to bring to pre-school?

Please can you ensure your child comes with a named bag, a full change of clothes, hat/gloves and a coat. If your child wears nappies, please can you provide nappies, wipes & nappy bags to change them.

 

Payments

Invoices for lunch club or session fees are due in advance, we can accept cash or cheques or direct bank payments. Please keep up to date.

 

Tapestry

You should all now have a password to access your child’s tapestry account; please feel free to add your own photos, comment on staff observations of your child and look at the “home learning suggestions” made to help support your child. Any questions please see a member of staff.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

*Week Commencing 10th February – Parent Consultations

*18th – 22nd February Half term (pre-school closed)

*6th April – 17th April Easter Holidays (pre-school closed)

*May Bank Holiday: Please note this has changed from Mon 4th May to Fri 8th May (Pre-school closed)

* 25th May – 29th May Half term (pre-school closed)

*Thursday 16th July: Our 10-year celebration day (pre-school is closed for normal sessions, see details above)

*Friday 17th July: Last day of pre-school before summer holidays

 

More details to follow about our AGM Craft Party and end of Year Trip.

 

 

We have a Ladybirds Porchester page and a Parent Forum Facebook page for you to be involved with.

   

 

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