Welcome to our July newsletter.
Firstly, we would like to say thank you for those who participated in the events in the last couple of months (The Father’s day tea party and the Farm trip) and thank you for your amazing Feedbacks. All of them are very valuable to us in order for us to continuously improve the standards and diversity of our quality of teaching and learning.
The topic for this month is “Transport.” Across the board, our aim is to follow the interests of our children. We have noticed particularly in the last period, many of our children love to play with the different transport toys, small and big, in the nursery and in the garden. They also enjoy observing aeroplanes in the sky, buses, cars and bikes on the street during our outgoings. In accordance with our last training, we think it is worth to highlight the reason for our events, especially, which involved our parents. They all follow a pedagogical concept: let our children explore the real world would provide them with the chance to understand the world around them better, also, the presence of their parents would help the children to increase their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Baby room activity
Finally, the summer is in the air, and our children will be very happy to explore the hot weather and spend more time outside in the garden as well as in
We will introduce the summer via messy activities. Our babies will have the chance to play with water (with sea animals and boats) and sand (with bucket, shovel, rake for fill and pour activity) etc.
Along with the topic of the month our children will play with our new big caravan tent. They can develop their imagination and fantasy by exploring it inside and outside. They will play with the other vehicles and link them with the familiar rhymes, such as “the wheel on the bus”.
In the circle time this month we will introduce recognising the transport flash cards to support our children’s communication skills (listening, understanding, speaking).
Tweenies and Preschool activity
Tweenies and preschool children this month will have the opportunity to play in our home corner that will be transformed into a special train station. They could pretend to go around the world like a passenger or the train driver. We will also plan different activities to cover the seven areas of learning around our topic. For instance, literacy activity: writing or tracing the name of transports that children like. Math activity: using different shapes to make different vehicles. Creative activity: using recycles materials to make trains, cars, bus etc. Personal and social activity: expressing their choices about the different transports they prefer or use very usually and encouraging them to explain the reason.
The story of the month will be “Thomas the tank engine”.
Graduation for our Preschool children
We would like to invite all of our preschool children and their parents to come to our graduation on 17th July (Wednesday) at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate this milestone for our children.
We are planning to have our sports day this year on the 26th July (Friday). We are still waiting for the final confirmation from our coaches and a further email will be sent out once the details have been confirmed.
This month, our children will have the chance to visit the local bus station and train station, also we will organise an outgoing to Twickenham Riverside to show our children the different boats.
We are pleased to introduce a couple of new member of staff on board. Federica is an energetic and enthusiastic nursery assistant. She is based in the main room to support our Tweenies and Preschool children. We also would like to warmly welcome Lucy who is going to take the room leader’s position in our baby room. She is level 6 qualified with a great depth understanding of EYFS. You will have the chance to meet the bubbly Lucy very shortly.
- Nursery opening and closing time
We would like to remind all parents some important points in compliance with our safeguarding policies.
The nursery opens from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. We could not accommodate early drop-offs and late collections. If you are really running late for collection, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for us to arrange the care for your child. And you will be charged at £15 for every 15 minutes.
Please make sure that you leave the nursery with your children no later than 6:30 p.m. Also, we would like to remind you that we would not be able to provide you with verbal feedback if you arrive at 6:30 p.m. or later.
- Medication Administration
If your child needs any specific medicine, please make sure that it is prescribed from the doctor with your child’s name, DOB and the dose clearly stated on the medicine as we can only administrate the medicine with the precise information on it.
In the case of the child has a temperature; we can give them one dose of Calpol only and if the child’s temperature remains the same or higher after an hour, we will inform you again and you will need to collect your child as soon as possible.
- Food from home
Food from home is strictly forbidden in the nursery premises as we have some children who have several allergies. For their health and safety, we are closely monitoring the food provided by us daily. Hence please do not bring in any food from home.
- Bring toys to the nursery
We understand children love to share their toys and experience with their peers. In order to provide this opportunity, we have the “show and tell” every Thursday for our Tweenies and Preschool children. To help our children to avoid conflicts, minimise the disappointment and to simplify the work for our staff please make sure that toys from home can only be brought in on every Thursday.