Newsletter December 2018

Crackerjacks Children’s trust – Pyjama & Onesie fun day

On Thursday 29th November 2018 staff and children will be wearing a pyjama for a fun day!

Cakes baking and selling

All the funds raised will go towards Crackerjacks Children’s Trust 

Thank you for your support!

December upcoming events

06.12.2018
CHRISTMAS SOCKS DAY
Wear your fun Christmas socks to nursery!

07.12.2018
LIBRARY VISIT
Children in Pre-School will go to the library to read and look at Christmas books

11.12.18

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALK
Children will be taking a walk through the Jewellery Quarter to see the Christmas lights and Christmas Tree.

12.12.2018
CHRISTMAS DINNER!
At Sans Day Nursery all the children and staff will be to having a lovely Christmas Dinner together and a Fun Disco
DRESS CODE: CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS 

PRE-SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL
Pre-School will also be doing a performance singing Christmas Carols

14.12.2018
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Staff and Children to wear their CHRISTMAS JUMPERS at Nursery

17.12.2018 -19.12.2018
CHRISTMAS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP
Parents are welcome to join in with lots of fun doing Christmas activities with their child/children at nursery

Children in needs 2018

San’s Day Nursery ltd

16-11-2018
We are happy to announce that we raised £100

Thank you so much to all Children & Parents for their support :)

07-11-2018 Diwali celebration

07-11-2018

San’s Day nursery Diwali celebration

Festival of lights

Art and crafts

Traditional food tasting

Children and staff to wear a colourful top :)

Christmas Trip 2018

Christmas Trip

Santa’s Winter Wonderland

(Snowdome Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7ND)

On Friday 30th November 2018

Departure: 8:00 am Arrival back: 4pm

PRICES:

Adults: £35.00 (coach and entry fee)

Children 2+: £30.00 (coach and entry fee)

Under 2’s: £16.00 (coach fee)

Deadline for payments: 26th October 2018

This is a trip for Parents and children

Nursery will be closed on the day

 

 

October Newsletter 2018

SAN’S DAY NURSERY LTD

October Newsletter 2018

WELCOME
We offer a special welcome to all our new children and our existing children and parents and hope your time with us will be very enjoyable.

CHARITY FUNDRAISING
We would like to thank all parents for supporting us in raising funds for the event “Jeans for Genes” on the 28-09-18.
If you didn’t donate the £2 yet, please contact Room Leaders or Managent Team.

SETTLING IN
Our returning children and new children have settled in beautifully to the Nursery Routine and have enjoyed sharing about their Summer holidays.

NURSERY CURRICULUM (EYFS)
We have continued to use the interests and ideas of the children to inform our planning process; an information booklet is accessible in the foyer area.

HOLIDAYS, SICKNESS AND OTHER ABSENCES
PLEASE make sure that you inform the nursery as soon as possible if your child won’t be attending for any reason. This is an important requirement for all parents and carers. If you have booked a holiday or a day out, please also let us know. If your child has sickness and or diarrhoea, please remember that they must stay off nursery for at least 48 hours from the last time that they were ill. If your child is unwell, keep them at home and telephone the nursery on 0121 439 1614 to report the absence.

SAFEGUARDING UPDATE:
It is everyone’s duty to Safeguard. If you are concerned about a child or staff, please see the procedures to follow on our Safeguarding Notice Board in the Nursery. We take our duty of safeguarding very seriously at San’s Day Nursery Ltd and regular update our policies and staff training. I would like to draw attention to our updated Safeguarding policy and Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Policy which can also be found on the safeguarding notice board or on the first floor where all the policies are displayed. All our staff receive regular safeguarding updates and training and have recently received training in the Prevent duty, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Children’s safety in the Online World and Child’s Sexual Exploitation. Should you have any concerns or queries, please do let us know. Alternatively, you can speak to any of our Trained Designated Senior Leads.

PASSWORD SYSTEM
Just a reminder to all parents that we are using the password system so please remember your password when you come to collect your child. If someone else is picking up your
child please remember to give them the password.

SECURITY SYSTEM.
We have had CCTV installed as a security for your child’s protection and just to also remind parents and visitors to refrain from opening or holding Nursery entrance doors for other parents and visitors. Can everyone please use the appropriate BUZZER/INTERCOM to the left of the Nursery building to gain access. Please only press the button ONCE, and allow time for the staff to answer and admit you.

SAFETY IN THE CAR PARK
Please remember to hold your child’s hand when entering and leaving the Nursery grounds – in case a vehicle should enter the car park. The staff will also explain this to the children during circle time.

NURSERY DOOR
When entering or leaving the Nursery, please ensure you close the door behind you each time.
If there is someone behind you on entering, please get them to use the appropriate buzzer. Please do not allow children to open doors.
To further ensure the security of your children, we would like to request that you hold their hands when entering/ leaving the Nursery grounds.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS & CONTACT NUMBERS
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you let us know immediately of any change of
address, telephone or mobile contact details. Forms are available in nursery for you to complete.

COMMUNICATING WITH STAFF
As a Nursery, we endeavor to operate an ‘open door’ policy for parents. It is important that we work in partnership with you to ensure the best interest of the children are met. We want you to communicate effectively with us and do understand that due to other commitments many parents cannot be there at the beginning or end of the day. The email Address of the Nursery is available on the information board or on the website where you can liaise directly with the Management team to provide us with information you wish to share or you can arrange a meeting. We also operate a Zero Tolerance for unacceptable behavior.

MEDICATION
Should your child require medication at Nursery, please ensure that the medication is prescribed, is in date, clearly labelled and delivered to a member of staff. If there are any changes to your child’s health or medication in the interim, please speak to your child’s key worker or a member of the management team. The staff will only Administer Medication that are prescribed by a doctor. Only in an emergency, non-prescribed Medication will be administered.
STAFF
We are very delighted to announce that Ashton and Natasha (Toddler room) and Sanah (Tweenie room) have joined our lovely team of staff. We are sad to inform you that Bryony will be leaving the team soon. Hannah is in maternity leave and Francine will be going in maternity leave soon.

INFORMATION SHARING
If your child has done anything exciting during the week-end or holidays or has achieved a particular milestone, we would like to know so that we can talk about such an event with them. If you wish to include photos with some of these we would love to see them and they will be added to your child’s learning journey and an Observation Box/Board to give a complete overview of your child’s learning experiences at Nursery and at home, on outings and holidays.

STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
If you are dropping your child off later than usual, please remember to call the nursery and inform the staff about it, for them to save some dinner.

PROMOTING POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR
There are Nursery Rules and a friendship boards with bright colourful images implemented in the Nursery. This will continuously encourage children to use positive words for example:
 We use kind hands.
 Sharing is caring.
 Ears for listening.
 Eyes to see
 Thinking head on
 We look after each other. Parents can also implement these rules at home.

LANGUAGE OF THE MONTH WORKSHOP
We have introduced a ‘Language of the Month’ Programme to celebrate the diverse range of languages we now have in the Nursery. There is a growing recognition that we need to encourage children for whom English is an additional language not to lose their “mother tongue” and at the same time respect their culture and language. ‘Language of the month’ simply involves choosing a language that is spoken by one or more of our children and celebrating it for a week through Nursery activities, games, videos. There is a designated area in the Foyer Area where the Nursery display words and pictures related to the chosen language. We feel that not only will this allow children to demonstrate the language skills they bring with them; it will broaden the horizons of our monolingual English speakers.

HEALTHY EATING
We promote healthy eating in Nursery and we are also a part of the Startwell Programme (Change 4 Life) by providing the children with milk and water every day and a variety of fruits for the children to try at snack time. Please tell us if your child likes a particular fruit.

WORK PLACEMENT/VOLUNTEER STUDENTS
The Nursery occasionally support Work Placement Students to gain valuable experience of working with children to develop the links between theory and practice which will enhance their professional practice. At present, we have got two Work Placement Students (UCB) and one Volunteer.

REMINDERS!

CHILDREN’S DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
If there is a change in your child’s dietary requirement can you please inform your child’s key person, a member of staff or management straight away.

NAPPIES/WIPES
Parents are reminded to bring in Nappies and Wipes for their child. If we must use Nursery Nappies and Wipes, there will be a charge.
If your child is in Toddler room (2-3 years old) please bring in pull-ups and pants as the staff is supporting children with potty training.

CHILDREN’S SPARE CLOTHING
Parents are reminded to bring in a spare set of clothes for their child and appropriate clothes as staff brings children outside to play or for a walk. Can all parents please also labelled your child’s clothes. Parents are also welcome to donate spare clothing/dressing up/role play clothing for nursery use. Can Parents also be reminded to return Nursery spare clothing.

CHILDREN’S DAYS
If parents want to make any adjustments/ amendments to their child or children contracted days, please inform management. Amendment forms are available in office. Parents are not allowed to swap days without informing management due to ratio being covered.

NURSERY OUTING/TRIP
A nursery Christmas outing/trip will be arranged for the whole nursery and Parents.
Date T.B.C.

AUTUMN WEATHER REMINDERS
Please, remember to bring in wellies and warm clothes as staff will take children in the outdoor play area or for a walk to the local park.

CHILDREN’S NAILS
Please ensure that your child’s finger nails are cut regularly as to prevent your child or other children getting scratched.

TOYS
Please discourage children from bringing these from home. ONLY ON TOY DAYS. We have lots of toys/resources already and loss and breakage are always a possibility.

PUSHCHAIRS
Parents are reminded to fold their pushchairs up in the mornings and stock them
appropriately.

SMOKING
San’s Day Nursery grounds and premises are No Smoking Areas. The boundary includes the area in front of the gates. If you must smoke whilst waiting for your children, please do so away from the Nursery and leave this recess smoke-free for parents, children & babies waiting at the gates.

MOBILE PHONE
These must not be used once inside the Nursery building.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Please be reminded that the Nursery occasionally takes photographs within the Nursery which may be used for Nursery displays and the child’s learning Journal. Parental reference is adhered to and permission will be sought via the permission form which is completed at registration.

PARENTS
If you would like to help any time in Nursery or have a talent you would like to share with us, you would be most welcome. We are pleased to invite you attending our Parents workshops. Please speak to any member of staff to arrange a time to come in. Staff would like to involve Parents bringing in children’s photograph taken during the weekend to talk with them about activities carried out with their families.

EEE GOVERNMENT FUNDINGS
Please remember that the 15 hours EEE are spreadable over 2 days only and the 30 hours EEE over 3 days. Any additional day/hour will be charged as normal.
Once you apply for the funded hours please remember to provide a proof of address such as a utility bill, tax credit letter etc.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday 3rd October: Harvester

Friday 5th October: Grandparents Day

Tuesday 9th October – Wednesday 10th October: Black History month activities

Black History Month Activities

Friday 12th October: Tesco Visit

Tuesday 16th October: Autumn Fun!!

Wednesday 17th October: Construction Time

Thursday 25nd October: Scarecrows

Wednesday 31stOctober: Halloween fun!!!

All information regarding activities on the days are available on the Upcoming Events Poster.
Looking forward to enjoying the rest of the year here at San’s Day Nursery Ltd. Working together for the best of our children.

October Upcoming events

OCTOBER UPCOMING EVENTS 2018
October is Black History Month

Wednesday 3rd October: Harvester
Children are welcome to bring in cultural tinned food and fruit to display and share with their friends

Friday 5th October: Grandparents Day
We are having a Grandparents Workshop; this is a chance for Grandparents to come in and do some fun and exciting activities with their grandchildren at San’s Day Nursery

Tuesday 9th October – Wednesday 10th October:
Black History Month Activities
Children will be doing fun activities decorating multicultural flags etc, and looking at the famous black men and women

Friday 12th October: Tesco Visit
Children will be going to the local Tesco’s to look at the different fruit and vegetables

Tuesday 16th October: Autumn Fun!!
Outdoor free play and music using fun colourful resources

Wednesday 17th October: Construction Time
Children will need to bring in natural resources from home to help build and create their own construction models.

Thursday 25nd October: Scarecrows
Children will be making their very own scarecrows. Feel free to provide your child with resources.

Half Term week Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November

Wednesday 31stOctober: Halloween fun!!!
Children will be making and doing lots fun and exciting Halloween activities including baking, carving pumpkins for display, and creating their own creepy crawlers using resources.

DON’T FORGET TO DRESS UP IN YOUR FUN SCAREY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!!!!

Notice: Christmas Closure

 

Happy 6th Anniversary San’s Day Nursery