Nursery News !

                                                                                          Warm welcome to session 2019/2020.

All children have had a positive start and are settling into the nursery routine. We have 2 groups this session, Red and Green. Key Person for the Red Group is Lorna Cation (Depute) and Green Group Key Person is Cat Graham (Practitioner).

Staff Working Patterns
Due the reduction in our numbers this session we have had to review staff working patterns. Lorna and Cat will be working a pattern of 3 days on and 2 days off. Please see a copy of the rota in the waiting area.
Pink days = Lorna
Yellow = Cat

What Your Child Needs at Nursery
Soft shoes that are easy for your child to put on and off, Wellie boots and a spare change of clothes; including underwear and socks and all clothing must be labelled with your child’s name.

Please notify the nursery as soon as possible of your child’s absence from nursery. You can call or text 07984 554544. If we have not received confirmation of absence a member of staff will be in touch.

Group Baskets – Waiting Area
If your child wishes to bring a toy or personal belonging to nursery to show/talk with their friends or staff the item will be placed in the colour coded group basket and it can be collected at the end of the day. This reduces the possibility of items getting lost in the nursery.
Art /drawings work will also be placed in separate group baskets for collection at the end of the day.

Learning and Interests
All about me – we will be getting to know everyone and learning about our families. Can you please bring in a family photo and we will use these as a talking point in getting to know each other and develop positive relationships.
Colours, Shapes, Numbers – We will be exploring these through various opportunities including games, songs, rhymes and stories.

Outdoor Learning – We will be in the garden in all weathers investigating the outdoor space and developing new skills.
Termly planning is displayed in the waiting area to give an overview of learning. Staff also plan responsively to incorporate current interests and meet individual needs.

Care Home – Clarkston House
Intergenerational Learning
We will be continuing our visits to Clarkston House Care Home on a regular basis. All children will have the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of intergenerational relationships. This will be our 3rd year continuing these visits. Our irst visit will be Wednesday 18th September. More details to follow.

Snack/Resource Fund
Please ensure standing order is set up for payments to be made August 2019-June 2020. If you require the information again, please see Michelle. This fund helps the nursery to provide snack, resources, activities, parties and outings for the children throughout the year.

Meetings AGM and SGM
AGM 2/9/19 12.00pm We will be looking to appoint a new committee for this session and require parents to attend this brief meeting before collection time.
SGM 23/9/19 12.00pm – Meeting to approve accounts. Can parents attend this brief meeting before collecting the children at 12.10pm

Keeping up to date
You can keep up to date with nursery life through various methods, Facebook, Website and What’s App. If you don’t wish to be added to the What’s app group please speak to a member of staff.
Information and notices are also displayed in the waiting area. Newsletters are issued regularly with keys dates.
Dates for the diary
2nd Sept AGM
18th Sept Care Home Visit (information to follow)
23rd Sept SGM
26th Sept Woodland Walk in Greenbank Gardens (information to follow)
September Weekend
Friday 27th – Monday 30th

Thank you
Michelle, Lorna and Cat


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