Newsletter January – April 2018
Happy New Year to you all.
The themes for the months are:
Winter, Winter animals, New beginnings & Animal environments
We will be continuing with our winter themes and are introducing winter animals. We will be discussing animal environments around the world. The changing of the seasons brings new beginnings for many animals and plants.
Role play area: Winter and baby animals
Construction: Building animal homes
Small world: Farm and baby animals
If you have any photographs of your children at a farm or zoo, or any pet photographs it would be great to show them to the other children.
Tuesday 13th February – Pancake Day. We will be tasting various pancakes during the day and having pancake racing.
Wednesday 14th February – Valentine’s Day. Children will be making valentines cards and painting pictures in red to celebrate. Please dress in Red, we will be making cards and talking about people who are special to us.
Friday 16th February – Chinese New Year. The year of the Dog. For the week from 12th February we will be having Chinese food tasting sessions to give all children the opportunity to sample different snacks. Please ensure we have a completed food tasting form on record to allow your child to participate.
Thursday 1st March – World Book Day. Please dress your child in a character from their favourite book. There will be a prize for the best dressed!
Sunday 11th March – Mothering Sunday. We will be making Mother’s day cards and talking about special people in our lives.
Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April - Good Friday and Easter Monday. Before Easter we will be creating Easter cards, and making Easter bonnets.
Late collection of children
More children are being collected later than the times they are booked in for. Staff are arranged based on the times we have been given, and they are having to stay later to ensure we meet the ratios we must maintain. You will be charged for any additional time on the next invoice. If you are helped. If we have to ring you there will be a £20 fee for the call in addition to the extra time.
Homework books – please return
We are continuing with our homework books. These will help the children to develop in preparation for school. We are learning maths and literacy on alternate weeks. Please ensure you return the book on your child’s last day of attendance each week.
We now have a Facebook page: Butterflies Day Nursery. There are pictures of your children enjoying their time at nursery and details of events taking place on our page.
In order to help with staffing we would be grateful if you could complete a holiday form to keep us informed when your child will not be in. Forms are available.
You are welcome to leave your pushchair with us when you drop off your child. Please ensure this is folded up and put away before you leave.
Clothing – Including Wellies
Winter is now with us, please make sure your child has appropriate clothing for playing outside: Coats, gloves, hats, and wellies which are named. The grass is now very wet, and if wellies are not provided your child will not be able to enjoy outside play.
Chrissie & the team