November 2017 Newsletter

Newhall Pre School

Please read the newsletter carefully as it contains important information and keep for future reference.

DATES TO REMEMBER   

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER PRE-SCHOOL RE-OPENS
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER CLOSED PM ONLY – STAFF TRAINING
FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER PHOTOGRAPHER IN ALL DAY
FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER CHILDREN IN NEED
MONDAY 27TH NOVEMBER TO FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER XMAS CRAFTS & PARENTS CONSULTATIONS INVITES TO FOLLOW
FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN
MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER LAST SESSIONS
TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER XMAS PARTIES ONLY, INVITES TO FOLLOW
WEDNESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2018 PRE-SCHOOL RE-OPENS

Names in Clothing and Bags
We ask that all clothing likely to be removed, for example coats, jumpers etc and children’s bag are labelled clearly with the child’s name. We encourage each child to recognise their own coat/bags etc but as many styles are the same we ask that they be labelled to avoid confusion. Can you make sure all children bring suitable winter coats, footwear and umbrellas for outdoor learning during the winter weather.

Children’s bags 

For children who are toilet training can you please ensure there is at least 2 full sets of clothes in their bag eg tops, trousers/skirts, underwear, socks and a change of shoes. Also for children who are in nappies can you please ensure there is a supply of spare nappies in their bags. We ask that you please ensure your child’s bag is named clearly so staff can find them easily when changing children. We ask that if your child does come home in Pre-School spare clothes that you please return asap.

 

Donations of children’s clothes

Due to clothes not being returned, we are desperately in need of donations of boys and girls socks and girls tights and would be grateful of any donations.

 

Photographer
The photographer will be in Pre-School on Friday 10th November. If your child does not attend pre-school on that day you are welcome to bring them and siblings in if u wish to have photos taken between 9.00-10.00am. If your child does attend pre-school on that day you are welcome to bring siblings at the beginning of the session to have photos taken.

 

Payment of Fees

We ask that all fees are paid 2 weeks in advance. You can pay weekly/monthly/termly by cash or by direct bank payments. (see Tina or Sharon for bank paying in details) Please ensure that your fees are paid on entry to pre-school as receipts are to be given out. Also, please note that fees are still payable if your child is off due to holidays or illness.

 

Absences/illness

Can you please call Pre-school to inform us if your child is absent, as we have to record any absences for our compliance checks.  

 

Children in Need

On Friday the 17th November, the Children are welcome to dress up and wear anything with spots on and we will be holding a decorate Pudsey Bear competition for all children to take part in if they wish, The top 3 Pudsey bears will win a prize, these will be chosen on the Friday by a member of the committee. We will be collecting donations of £1 to raise money for the Children in Need charity.

 

Parent Consultations & Christmas Crafts
You will receive an invite to take part in a Christmas craft session with your child and afterwards a parent/carer consultation with your child’s keyworker to go through your child’s achievements and next steps.

 

Christmas Jumper day

On Friday the 15th December, we will be holding wear a Christmas Jumper day, we will be collecting donations of £1 to raise money for the Save the Children charity.

 

Bad Weather Closures
In the event of heavy snowfalls please listen to Touch FM in the morning to find out if Pre-School is open. If Newhall Infant & Nursery School or Newhall Community Junior School are closed, then Pre-School will also be closed. Touch FM can be found at 101.6 or 102.4 FM. You can also check preschools website or Facebook page for updates. We would like to apologise for short notice of closures we do our best to inform parents of closures as fast as we can after the decision to close as been made. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Children’s Records

To keep our records up to date could you please keep us informed of any changes of contact numbers, address, children’s medical & dietary needs. If you bring your child’s medication into Pre-School, please ensure it is given to a member of staff on entry for safekeeping as we keep all medicines secure in the medicine cabinet. Please ensure the medication is named and you have filled in our Medication Book. (Only prescription medication can be administered at Pre-School)

 

Collection of Children
Please ensure your child is collected promptly at the end of the session. To cover costs, we charge a late pick up fee of £2.50 for every ten mins a child is left. If you need to get in touch with Pre-School to let us know of a problem the telephone number is 01283 216389

 

Topics for the weeks commencing:

December 4th – Christmas

December 11th – Christmas

 

Learning Board

Each week of term we have a different colour, letter, number and shape and encourage your children to bring in items from home for simple recognition. Below is the weekly chart:

Week Commencing Colour Letter Shape Number
30th October Pink H Heart 8
6th November Black I Rectangle 9
13th November Grey J Circle 10
20th November White K Square 1
27th November Red L Diamond 2
4th December Silver M Triangle 3
11th December Gold N Star 4